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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:

Vitacost.com: They have great prices on natural and organic products and I have found that their prices are typically $2.00+ cheaper than locally. Plus, I usually have a big enough order to get free shipping, so I save even more. If you are interested, you can sign up through this link to get a $10 off coupon to use on your next Vitacost purchase (I get one too, so thanks!).

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

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

Toothpaste

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

Bug-Repellent

Simple Coconut Oil Sugar Body Scrub

BodyScrub

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

Easy Coconut Oil Sugar Scrubs | deliciousobsessions.com

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 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.

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