Coconut oil has been known for a while as a cooking oil, a delicious alternative that goes perfectly when cooking curries, stir fries and other Asian dishes, but recently these tubs of coconut goodness have been gracing the beauty aisles, and for good reason. Researchers, companies, bloggers and beauty fanatics have found that coconut oil can be used in several aspects of you beauty routine and has numerous health benefits.

1. Hair

Coconut oil is a great moisturiser and conditioner and consequently is great for hydrating your hair. Leave an ample amount of the oil in your hair, from the roots down at room temperature to restore and revive damaged hair. The oil is also perfect as an anti-frizz product, comb through a light layer of the oil from your ears down, any higher may leave your hair looking greasy. Similarly to argon oil, coconut oil is a great natural product which stores fatty acids that can help heal your hair and banish dandruff.

2. Skin

Coconut oil also has many benefits to enhance and restore you skins natural oils. You can use is as an everyday skin moisturiser, a soothing balm for any burns, spots or irritations, and anti-aging cream, as it’s natural anti-oxidants help you skin stay hydrated, a cuticle oil , as it strengthens your nails and nail beds. You can also use it as an overnight eye cream as it hydrates, softens and reduces wrinkles, and a lip moisturiser.

3. Makeup

Some people even use it in their daily makeup routine as it can be used as a natural highlighter. Simply apply to the tops of your cheek bones to give them a beautiful shimmer that will last all day long.

We’ve round-up our favourite coconut oils and beauty products that will be a perfect addition to your bathroom cupboard.

Sister & Co, Coconut Oil, Space.NK.

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Laura Mercier, Almond Coconut Milk Scrub from Space.NK.

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Rodial, Stem Cell Super-food Cleanser from Space.NK.

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Aesop, Resurrection Aromatique Hand Balm from Space.NK.

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Laura Mercier, Almond Coconut Creme Body Wash from Space.NK.

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Dr Jackson’s, 04 Coconut Melt from Space.NK.

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Sister & Co, Oil Pulling Rinse With Spearmint from Space.NK.

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MAULI, Grow Strong Hair Oil from Space.NK.

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Laura Mercier, Almond Coconut Milk Hand Creme from Space.NK.

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Bumble & Bumble, Creme de Coco Shampoo from Space.NK.

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Sister & Co, Raw Coconut Drink for Hair from Space.NK.

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Yes to, Coconut Ultra Moisture Shampoo from Boots 

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Vita Coco, Coconut Oil from Boots 

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Kokoso Baby, Coconut Oil from Boots 

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Super Beauty, Tropical Coconut Body Scrub from Boots

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ORS Hair & Scalp Wellness Oils, Coconut Oil from Boots 

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Nature’s Ways, Coconut Oil  from Boots 

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Boots, Ingredients Coconut Oil from Boots 

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