Use More Coconut Oil: 21 Non-Toxic Coconut Oil Skin Care Recipes

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A few weeks ago I published a post to help you eat more coconut oil that featured 115 real food coconut oil recipes. It made me realize that we also needed a post that featured non-food recipes. While eating coconut oil is the best way to take advantage of its health benefits, it can also be used for a variety of other things, including skin care. I get a lot of questions about how to use coconut oil for skin care, so this post is for you!

Don’t forget to check out this super popular post that gives you 122 Uses for Coconut Oil. If you’re curious why I love coconut oil so much, you can read about the health benefits of coconut oil here. And, if that’s not enough, check out my entire section of my site devoted to the wonderful world of coconut oil.

Recipe Ingredients

I get a lot of questions on the ingredients for my DIY posts, so here are my notes on that:

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Tropical Traditions: My go-to source for all things coconut. They also carry a wide range of organic food and skin care products, as well as non-toxic household products. If you order through this link and are a new customer, you will receive a free copy of their Virgin Coconut Oil book (a $25 value) and I will receive a discount coupon for referring you!

I buy all of my cosmetic butters, waxes, and cosmetic clays from Mountain Rose Herbs (an affiliate partner). Their quality is outstanding and while I may try other brands every once in awhile, I keep coming back to them.

If you’re looking for essential oil recommendations, check out the high-quality brand that I use in my own home here.

Now, let’s get this coconut oil party started! Here are 21 great non-food recipes to get you using more coconut oil!

Use More Coconut Oil: 21 Non-Toxic Coconut Oil Skin Care Recipes

Soothing Coconut Oil Arnica Salve

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Coconut Oil Cayenne Salve 

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Coconut Oil Muscle Rub 

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Homemade Deodorant Recipe with Rosemary, Lemongrass, and Coconut Oil 

DIY Deodorant with coconut oil, rosemary, and lemongrass Follow Me on Pinterest

Homemade Coconut Oil Deodorant with Vitamin E and Tea Tree 

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Basic Homemade Coconut Oil Deodorant

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Homemade Coconut Oil Toothpaste with Bentonite Clay, Myrrh, and Minerals

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Homemade Coconut Oil Toothpaste with Orange and Peppermint

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Homemade Peppermint Coconut Oil Toothpaste

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Nourishing Coconut Oil Hand and Body Cream

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Coconut Oil Tallow Bars

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Homemade 2-Ingredient Coconut Oil Lip Balms

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Homemade Coconut Oil Lip Balms

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Non-Toxic Bug Repellent with Coconut Oil

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Simple Coconut Oil Sugar Body Scrub

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Coconut Oil Body Scrubs (Honey/Chamomile, Coffee, and Citrus Blast)

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DIY Coconut Oil Body Wash

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Coconut Oil Hair Treatment with Egg Yolks and Honey

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Cranberry Body Lotion

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Homemade Whipped Coconut Oil

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What is your favorite way to use coconut oil? Leave a comment below!

If you’re interested in making your own skin care products, I highly recommend this eBook from my affiliate partner: “Coconut Oil For Your Skin – Nourishing Your Body From The Outside In“. This is a great book that shows you how to nourish your body from the outside in, using coconut oil!

Coconut Oil For Your Skin

For lots of health-related information on coconut oil, I have found this book from the founders of Tropical Traditions to be very informative. If you’re a new customer, you can receive a copy for free on your first purchase, and I get a discount coupon for referring you! Click this link to place your order and receive your free book!

Virgin Coconut Oil Book from Tropical Traditions
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About Jessica Espinoza

Jessica is a real food wellness educator and the founder of the Delicious Obsessions website. She has had a life-long passion for food and being in the kitchen is where she is the happiest. She began helping her mother cook and bake around the age of three and she's been in the kitchen ever since, including working in a restaurant in her hometown for almost a decade, where she worked every position before finally becoming the lead chef. Jessica started Delicious Obsessions in 2010 as a way to help share her love for food and cooking. Since then, it has grown into a trusted online resource with a vibrant community of people learning to live healthy, happy lives through real food and natural living.

Discussion

16 comments

  1. Do you think it is ok to use Baking Soda as a body scrub?

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    Edie
    Posted 06/12/13

    • Hi Edie – Yes, I think it is fine! I have used it as a facial scrub many times before. I haven’t used it on my body, but I’m going to give that a try. It’s a very gentle exfoliator, which is nice! 🙂

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      Jessica
      Posted 06/13/13

  2. Which one of these is great for really dry skin? The only place I have EVER had dry skin is on my elbows and I have tried several things for it. It is so dry that it snags on my clothes and jackets and hurts! The ONLY item I have ever found to work is the Gold Bond Lotion and I really don’t like using it because of the chemicals. So if I can find a recipe and make it myself, I would be a VERY happy camper!!! Thanks!

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    Kimberly M
    Posted 12/15/13

  3. Thanks for these recipes. I thought I knew as many ways as possible to use it, but you’ve shown me a few more.

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    Clara
    Posted 03/24/14

  4. As a Pacific Islander we use alot of coconut oil everyday & have just found new recipe’s & great idea’s on Delicious Obsessions!
    Thanks heaps for sharing your knowledge 🙂

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    Fetalaiga
    Posted 07/13/14

  5. I gave my massage therapist a gallon jar of coconut oil. She uses it on me and some of her other clients. It stays glidable during the massage, but when she’s done, it’s sunk into the skin very well and there is no tacky sticky feeling that all the various other oils I’ve had her or others use. It’s easy to add therapeutic essential oils to a small batch if needed. It is my go to facial moisturizer. I use it doing neuropathy massage on my husband’s legs and feet, and he loves it for the same reasons I do. It’s so much easier to get our compression hose on with this oil on our skin. I also use this to pop popcorn on my stovetop with one of those old-fashioned crank poppers. This oil is the “butter” used to pop and coat popcorn in theaters. I wish I’d known about this oil years ago not just the last two.

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    Christel Sparks
    Posted 12/03/14

    • That is great Christel! It will take some time, but I think the tide is turning. I LOVE popcorn popped in coconut oil! YUM! Thanks for stopping by! 🙂

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      Jessica Espinoza
      Posted 12/03/14

  6. How can one use baking soda as a body scrub? Will I apply it directly on my skin or mix it with other things before use.

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    dolapo
    Posted 12/14/14

  7. The recipes you posted on coconut o look great! Thanks!

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    Laura Presley
    Posted 05/28/15

  8. I am excited about the many benefits of Coconut Oil. I’ve had it on the shelf for a couple years, but have just really started using it the past 3 months. I started with a tablespoon in my coffee a couple times a day. The usual splits I get around my fingernails once the furnace comes on have been almost non-existed. They seem to go away pretty fast compared to the past where they hurt for days no matter what I do. Since it’s been such a problem for many years, I am really sold on the inside benefits of Coconut Oil. I have printed off a couple of your recipes and am anxious to try them. Thanks for your site and recipes.

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    Beverly Price
    Posted 12/29/15

    • Awesome Beverly! So glad to hear about your improvements! That is great! So glad the info is helpful as well. That makes me happy! 🙂

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      Jessica Espinoza
      Posted 12/30/15

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