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16 Coconut Oil Beauty Recipes

These DIY beauty products moisturize and nourish your skin and hair, thanks to coconut oil!

By: Carly Nicholas, Editor, DIYIdeaCenter
Updated June 20, 2019
16 Coconut Oil Beauty Recipes

Often hailed as a "miracle product," coconut oil has seen a surge in popularity amongst health and beauty gurus alike, and for good reason. Coconut oil is a powerhouse ingredient in most DIY beauty recipes because it contains essential amino acids, vitamin E, and lauric acid, all of which help to form a natural moisture barrier on your skin.

Coconut oil recipes for skin are known to be a great antibacterial and anti-fungal agent, and certain recipes have been said to soothe rashes, fight dryness, and speed up healing. But this fatty oil's benefits don't stop there. When used in hair product recipes, coconut oil can tame frizz, add shine, minimize dandruff, and assist in promoting hair growth.

There are so many ways to implement it into your daily beauty regemin, but we've collected our favorite homemade coconut oil beauty recipes, ranging from skincare to haircare and general bath and beauty products, so you can test them out and find what works best for you. 

NOTE: It is always important to remember that skincare treatments are not universal, and if you have an adverse reaction to any of these recipes you should stop using them immediately. 

Coconut Oil Recipes for Skin

Oftentimes, skincare products sold by retailers are full of ingredients we can't even pronounce, let alone understand what they actually are! Below are some all-natural coconut oil recipes for your skin that promise to leave you feeling moisturized and glowing.

DIY Makeup Remover Pads

There are few things worse for your skin than falling asleep with a face full of makeup, but properly washing it all off can be a cumbersome task if you don't have the right products. Make your nighttime routine so much easier with these DIY Makeup Remover Pads. This product is perfect for removing eye makeup and foundation, and it will leave your skin feeling soft and hydrated. 

Coconut Grapefruit Sugar Scrub

This homemade coconut oil beauty recipe teams up with the cleansing powers of grapefruit essential oil to exfoliate the dead skin cells from your body. Sugar scrubs are gentle enough to exfoliate without causing any damage to your skin, and coconut oil's soothing properties help to replenish any moisture stripped from the cleansing process. Plus, it smells fresh and citrus-y! Your skin will feel absolutely renewed after using this recipe. 

Coconut DIY Body Oil with SPF

Let's face it, most of us don't take sun damage seriously enough. We'd rather risk getting sunburnt than having to lather on thick, artificially scented sunscreen every morning. This coconut oil recipe is a natural sun protectant that you will have no issue implementing into your morning routine. Because it's an oil and not a lotion, this recipe absorbs into the skin quickly, so you won't feel like you're covered in a vague film for the rest of the day.

Anti-Aging Homemade Eye Cream

Our eyes are the first place that really starts to show our age. The best way to prevent and combat this aging attack on our youthful skin is to keep the delicate skin under the eyes moisturized. This coconut oil recipe promotes skin regeneration with the help of coco butter and rosehip seed oil, making this product chock full of antioxidants and vitamin A and E. 

Easy Coconut and Avocado Face Mask

Face masks are one of life's simple pleasures. This homemade coconut oil face mask is a budget-friendly beauty treat that will leave your skin feeling softer than a baby's bottom! Both the avocado and the coconut oil are jam-packed with vitamin E, which is exactly what you need to rejuvenate tired skin

Acne DIY Rose Face Mask

Alright, who else is dealing with adult acne? Unfortunately, it doesn't always go away after puberty, and it can feel frustrating and embarrassing to deal with breakouts. This DIY acne treatment will fight your breakouts without drying out your skin, all thanks to -you guessed it- coconut oil! This mask is anti-inflammatory, anti-bacterial, and anti-drying, making it a triple threat in fighting off your skin ailments. 

Coconut Oil Recipes for Hair

If you bought a huge jar of coconut oil to make homemade coconut oil beauty recipes and are hoping to get a lot of bang for your buck, you should absolutely whip up some of these DIY hair products. Hair is constantly fighting for it's right to be moisturized, and the nourishing properties of coconut oil are just what it needs. Here are a few ways to add coconut oil to your haircare routine. 

Lemon Coconut Shampoo Recipe

Most shampoos sold by retailers have ingredients lists full of sulfates and parabens, all of which strip your hair of its natural moisture and leave you frizzy and brittle. This all-natural coconut oil shampoo recipe uses coconut oil's nourishing powers to give your hair the moisture it needs to grow healthy and strong. This recipe uses lemon essential oil, which has astringent properties that will clean your hair of dirt and sweat without drying it out. 

Natural Homemade Conditioner Spray

Lots of people fear that conditioner will make their hair greasy and heavy, but they're doing themselves a huge disservice! Hair conditioner is so important when it comes to haircare, it should be rarely (if ever) skipped in your routine. If you still worry about weighing down your hair, this Natural Homemade Conditioner Spray is your answer. This recipe uses coconut oil and aloe vera gel to lock in moisture on wet or dry hair without being heavy or greasy. 

Homemade Coconut Oil Deep Conditioner

If you have thick, coarse, curly hair, you probably know that your mane requires some extra conditioning attention. This homemade coconut oil hair conditioner is just what your hair needs to be brought back to life. This hair treatment will penetrate your hair and scalp and leave you feeling shiny and replenished thanks to the use of Shea butter, argan oil, and coconut oil. 

Natural Hair Mask Recipe for Hair Growth, Strength & Shine

If you're trying to grow out your hair, you've probably heard that to do it, you need to have hair that is healthy and strong. This coconut oil hair mask recipe promises to help you turn your hair into tip-top shape so that it can grow long and strong. This coconut oil recipe also uses essential oils that have been known to prevent itchy scalp and dandruff- an added bonus!

Other Coconut Oil Beauty Products

You would be hard pressed to find a DIY beauty recipe that doesn't include coconut oil in its ingredients list, and that's for good reason! Here are a few other beauty recipes that use our favorite oil, ranging from makeup to toothpaste (yes, toothpaste!). 

Homemade Coconut Oil Shaving Cream

This homemade shaving cream recipe uses ingredients like coconut oil, Shea butter, almond oil, and lavender essential oil to create a shaving cream that will not only protect your skin from nicks and cuts, but it will also leave it feeling moisturized and fresh.

Homemade Cinnamon Lip Balm

If your lips are perpetually chapped, we've got you covered with this homemade coconut oil lip balm recipe. Your lips are going to thank you for this moisturizing boost provided by petroleum jelly and coconut oil. 

Natural Lavender DIY Cuticle Cream

If you're like most people, you neglect your nails and your cuticles. This homemade coconut oil-based cuticle cream will save you from torn cuticles and hangnails and leave your fingertips looking buffed and polished. 

Pomegranate DIY Cheek Stain

This homemade makeup product looks great, but is also great for your skin, thanks to the pomegranate powder and coconut oil in the ingredients list! As an added bonus, this recipe can also be used as a tinted lip balm. This recipe is a cosmetic double threat! 

Simple DIY Natural Mascara

Save yourself a trip to the drug store and whip up this DIY Natural Mascara. Store-bought mascaras are stuffed with artificial ingredients, which can be pretty scary to think about considering how close you're putting the stuff to your eyes! With an all-star ingredients list that includes coconut oil and activated charcoal, this is a beauty product you can feel good about using!

Two-Ingredient Natural Toothpaste

This may sound strange, but hear us out. This homemade coconut oil toothpaste is an all-natural way to effectively clean your teeth. Coconut oil's antibacterial properties paired with the cleaning power of baking soda make for a top-notch cleansing paste. Don't knock it until you try it!

Which recipe was your favorite? Let us know in the comments!

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