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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.

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

Soothing Coconut Oil Arnica Salve

Pain Relieving Coconut Oil Arnica Salve Recipe

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

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


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


Simple Coconut Oil Sugar Body Scrub


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

Coconut Oil Hair Treatment with Egg Yolks and Honey

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 friend Jennifer: “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. One of the best books about virgin coconut oil out there, written by people who actually lived in a coconut producing region where coconut oil has been used for generations.

Virgin Coconut Oil Book from Tropical Traditions

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