15 Coconut Oil Uses for Skin and Hair

With its rich concentration of fatty acids and natural antibacterial properties, coconut oil becomes a transformative ally in your skincare routine. From taming frizz and nourishing skin to effectively removing makeup, the versatility of coconut oil knows no bounds. Delve into the countless ways you can seamlessly incorporate organic coconut oil into your daily beauty rituals for radiant and refreshed results.

1. Go-to moisturizer

Coconut oil is a widely recognized hydrating agent, whether used in its pure form or as an ingredient within moisturizers. When your skin is exceptionally dry, coconut oil emerges as a top-tier solution for replenishment.

Post-shower or bath, generously apply virgin coconut oil all over your body. Delicately massage it into your skin to seal in moisture, resulting in a soft, nourished feel. Concentrate on areas like elbows and knees, which often experience heightened dryness.

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2. Luscious body scrub

For a simple, easy DIY body scrub experience, start by gently melting ½ cup of coconut oil over low heat. Once melted, mix it thoroughly with 1 cup of brown sugar until well combined. Enhance the aroma by adding five drops of your preferred essential oils, such as soothing eucalyptus or calming lavender, or opt for a dash of pure vanilla extract.

If you prefer a hassle-free solution, Pure Fiji offers a rejuvenating body scrub that works wonders on dull, dry, and dehydrated skin. This natural exfoliant is free from harsh chemicals, ensuring a gentle yet effective treatment. Crafted with fresh sugar cane crystals infused with alpha hydroxy acids, it delicately buffs away dead skin cells and unclogs pores, revealing a radiant complexion. Enriched with cold-pressed virgin coconut oil and exotic nut extracts, it deeply nourishes and seals in moisture, leaving your skin softer, smoother, and beautifully glowing. Suitable for all skin types, this generous 16 oz. jar provides 15-18 indulgent treatments, transporting you to the pristine islands of Fiji with each use.

3. Cold Sore Treatment

If you're prone to cold sores, consider applying virgin coconut oil to speed up healing, ease discomfort, and minimize the risk of scarring or discoloration. Its natural disinfectant and antimicrobial properties can work wonders for your skin.

4. Cuticle Oil

Enhance your at-home manicure by incorporating Pure Fiji’s award-winning spa product, a multi-tasking all-natural organic oil gives you deeply hydrated, glowing, and subtly luminous skin. Use as a massage oil, daily moisturizing treatment, hot oil hair treatment, makeup remover, and more!

Massaging the Nourishing Exotic Coconut Oil into your cuticles not only wards off germs but also softens them, facilitating easier pushing or trimming.

5. Detox Bath

Known for its ability to reduce stress on the liver and combat oxidative stress, coconut oil is a powerhouse ingredient for holistic skincare. Researchers have also discovered its potential to support detoxification pathways within the body, particularly in collaboration with the liver. That's why Pure Fiji's Blooming Bath Oil harnesses the potent benefits of cold-pressed coconut oil, alongside nourishing extracts of Dilo, Macadamia, Sikeci, and Moringa seed oils. This waterless formula, composed of 99% natural ingredients, offers a luxurious experience, leaving your skin deeply moisturized and irresistibly soft.

6. Dry, Itchy Hands

Coconut oil can work wonders on dry, itchy skin. Keep a jar of organic extra virgin coconut oil by the kitchen sink and put a little on after washing your  hands to keep them soft and moist. This won’t work on the go, so make sure you keep one of Pure Fiji’s Hand Creme for dry skin in your bag, too. 

7. Shave your legs

Upgrade your shaving routine with the simplicity and effectiveness of coconut oil. Unlike conventional shaving creams, which are often costly chemical concoctions, coconut oil offers a natural alternative that not only delivers a smooth shave but also boasts antimicrobial properties and a delightful aroma. Its inherent skin-soothing qualities ensure your legs remain hydrated without any greasy residue, leaving them looking and feeling revitalized after every shave.

8. Treat Your Feet

Athlete’s foot, a prevalent fungal infection often caused by sweaty feet, can be effectively managed with the use of coconut oil. The natural properties of coconut oil can aid in soothing the infection and alleviating flaking skin. For optimal results, following the application of an athlete’s foot treatment, apply a layer of organic coconut oil and then cover the affected area with cotton socks. This regimen not only combats athlete’s foot but also works wonders for addressing cracked heels.

9. Anti-Aging Face Wash

Because oil dissolves oil, coconut oil can be a very effective as a cleansing oil. Ever heard of double cleansing? Wash your face first with a cleansing balm to break it all down, then follow it up with a facial cleanser like Pure Fiji’s Coconut Cleanser with Papaya & Moringa to wash everything away. Moreover, its ability to boost collagen production contributes to firmer skin, diminishing the visibility of fine lines and wrinkles, resulting in a more youthful appearance.

10. Relieves Psoriasis

Coconut oil offers a gentle and natural solution for those grappling with psoriasis, an autoimmune condition characterized by the accumulation of skin cells, resulting in rough, red, and scaly patches. By effectively locking in moisture, coconut oil combats the dryness associated with psoriasis. Simply apply a small amount to affected areas, treating them like you would with any moisturizer. Additionally, massaging coconut oil into the scalp can aid in loosening psoriasis scales, providing relief from discomfort.

11. Soothes Eczema

Coconut oil presents itself as a natural remedy for individuals coping with eczema, a group of skin conditions characterized by redness, itching, and swollen patches. A study demonstrated promising results for eczema patients, particularly those with atopic dermatitis, who applied virgin coconut oil to their skin twice daily. These participants reported a decrease in staph bacteria, as well as improvements in skin dryness, abrasions, redness, and thickening caused by scratching.

12. Versatile Carrier Oil

Harness the power of virgin coconut oil, a versatile carrier oil known for its numerous benefits when blended with essential oils. For a refreshing pre-workout or morning boost, mix ½ teaspoon of coconut oil with 2 drops of invigorating peppermint oil. Gently apply this revitalizing combination to your temples and the back of your neck. Experience a natural energy lift to kickstart your day or invigorate your workout routine

13. Minimizes Dandruff

Coconut oil possesses anti-fungal properties that can effectively reduce the levels of yeast on the skin, which are known to trigger inflammation, flaking, and itching commonly associated with dandruff.

To use coconut oil for dandruff:

  • Melt 2-3 tablespoons of coconut oil by placing it in a bowl and immersing the bowl in hot water.
  • Apply the melted oil to your scalp and massage it in gently.
  • If there's leftover oil, apply it to the rest of your hair.
  • Leave the oil on for 30 minutes. Optionally, use a shower cap to prevent dripping.
  • Wash it out with a sulphate-free Pure Fiji’s Coconut Milk Shampoo.
  • Apply a generous amount evenly to damp hair concentrating on mid-strand to ends. Leave for 2-3 minutes, or more as desired, then rinse.

14. Wear It As a Swim Cap

The downside of indulging in a refreshing swim? Undoubtedly, it's the detrimental effects saltwater and chlorine can have on your hair. But fear not! Before you dive into the pool or ocean, shield your locks with a layer of pure virgin coconut oil. This natural remedy serves as a protective barrier, safeguarding your strands from the damaging effects of water exposure, to some extent. Consider it your chic alternative to a traditional swim cap, ensuring your hair stays healthy and vibrant without the dreaded "dork" factor.

15. Tames frizzy hair

When water infiltrates the hair shaft, it prompts swelling, resulting in that dreaded frizzy appearance. Enter coconut oil, the hero of humidity. Its barrier properties hinder water absorption, effectively thwarting frizz formation.

But wait, there's more! Coconut oil doesn't just combat humidity; it's also a savior for damaged locks. By penetrating the hair shaft, it works to restore smoothness and evenness to those unruly strands. For best results, apply a few drops of virgin coconut oil to dry hair, particularly prior to braving humid or rainy conditions. Consider it your secret weapon against the elements, leaving your hair sleek and frizz-free.


Elevated by its medium-chain fatty acids and powerful hydrating, antibacterial attributes, virgin coconut oil has emerged as an essential cornerstone for both skincare and hair care routines. Its versatility transcends traditional products, rendering it a multifaceted treasure in your beauty regimen. Whether it's serving as a gentle facial cleanser, a sumptuous massage oil, a rapid wound healer, or even a reliable insect repellent, virgin coconut oil delivers a plethora of advantages for your holistic wellness journey.

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