Healthy Hacks

Benefits of Organic Coconut Oil for Hair and Skin

Chances are you’ve purchased IdealRaw Organic Coconut Oil and LOVE cooking with it in the kitchen, I know I do!

Coconut oil is super healthy for your insides. Organic coconut oil is loaded with wholesome, quick digesting, and energy boosting MCTs for guilt-free cooking and baking. But did you know it can help you just as much on the outside?

Coconut oil is what beauty dreams are made of. Organic coconut oil is extremely beneficial for your hair and skin!

You can skip buying all the fancy lotions and deep conditioners. Tons of beauty and holistic health experts are using coconut oil in place of traditional beauty products because It’s so effective!

I’m going to go over all of the handy ways you can use coconut oil for a natural remedy for beautiful hair and skin.

Coconut Oil For Hair


Want healthy, shiny, strong hair? (Don’t we all?!) Coconut oil can help!

That’s right! Coconut oil is full of healthy fats and minerals that are essential for beautiful hair. It helps moisturize dry hair and helps you grow long, thick hair that even Rapunzel would be jealous of.

How do I use natural coconut oil on my hair?

There are 3 big benefits of using coconut oil on your hair.

1. Coconut oil for hair treatment

There’s a reason why so many hair conditioning products boast they contain coconut oil, but the problem is there often times isn’t enough coconut oil in those products. Plus, all of the chemicals they do contain can do more damage to your hair than good.

If you really want to condition your hair, take a small amount of coconut oil in your palm and run it through dry hair, especially getting your ends. It won’t make your hair look greasy if you just use a small amount, and you’ll tame any frizz you may have!

Coconut oil is an amazing moisturizer for hair. You can saturate your entire head with coconut oil and leave it in for a few hours or overnight then wash it out. This will give your hair a deep condition and revitalize your hair.

2. Coconut oil for hair growth

Can coconut oil help with hair growth? Yes!

Coconut oil can help repair weak and damaged hair, as well as nourish the scalp. This helps you grow long, strong, and beautiful hair!

3. Coconut oil to Reduce Dandruff

You can also use coconut oil to reduce dandruff.

Coconut oil moisturizes dry itchy skin, and since coconut oil has antiviral and antimicrobial properties, it’s good for fighting any bacteria or fungus that may be hanging out on your scalp.

Coconut Oil For Skin

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Get ready for AMAZING skin because coconut oil does it all when it comes to skincare!


Have you ever noticed you have more dry, itchy skin after a shower or day at the pool or beach? That’s because too much water on your skin can dry it out.

Since most lotions and creams include water as their base, it’s probably best to skip them and use something natural that works much better!

Coconut oil is the perfect skin moisturizer. It penetrates several layers into the skin, keeping skin hydrated, healthy, and glowing.

You’ll be nourishing the skin with healthy fats while preventing wrinkles and reducing stretch marks. Awesome, right?

2. Sun Soother

Ever have a fun day out in the sun and end up looking like a lobster because you forgot your sunscreen? I think we all have!

Coconut oil is a great soothing option for sunburns. It helps soothe the red, inflamed skin while hydrating your skin. It also has a natural SPF of about 5 so it can help protect you from the sun’s harmful rays too.

3. Cleanser

Coconut oil can be mixed with natural soap for a soothing body wash or with coconut sugar or salt for a face wash or body scrub!

You could pay up to $60 on scrubs at a spa, or you could make some yourself with coconut oil for the same result (soft, healthy skin) or better. Plus, It’s way cheaper!

Coconut oil makes a good makeup remover too and won’t’ dry out the skin. If you have oily or acne prone skin, using coconut oil can actually help encourage normal oil production in the pores, reducing oiliness.

Other Coconut Oil Beauty Hacks

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You’ve probably guessed that there’s almost no limit to what you can do with coconut oil. Here are a few other fun uses for it!

1.Whiter teeth

If you haven’t heard of oil pulling yet, here’s the rundown.

Oil pulling is where you use melted coconut oil like a mouthwash. You swish a small amount around in your mouth for up to 20 minutes then spit it out.

Sounds gross and strange, right? It’s actually not bad at all and the benefits are totally worth it!

Oil pulling helps remove plaque from the teeth, prevents plaque build up, and soothes the gums. The result is brighter, whiter teeth and healthy gums. It even helps with tooth sensitivity!

If you’d rather not spend tons of money on expensive teeth whitening treatments that leave your teeth so sensitive you can’t even whistle, then you might want to give coconut oil a try!

2. Healthy nails

Do you suffer from dry brittle nails or cracked cuticles? Once again, coconut oil to the rescue!

Coconut oil softens cuticles which can help prevents snags and breakage. It can keep bacteria and nail fungus away since it has antibacterial and viral properties, too.

3. Clean underarms

Did you know underneath your arms (your armpits) is a super sensitive area?

Our lymph nodes rest just underneath the surface of our skin under our arms. Our lymph nodes are responsible for filtering lymph and supporting the immune system.

When you understand this, it makes sense why you might not want to be slathering or spraying a bunch of antiperspirant chemicals there each day. Although there are no studies to prove conventional deodorant is dangerous, the benefits of coconut oil are definitely worth considering!

Luckily, coconut oil can be used as an effective, natural deodorant! You can also use coconut oil as a shaving cream too and it will leave your skin softer with less razor burn.


Coconut oil isn’t just for cooking. It’s a great household beauty product that has tons of uses.

If you’re ready for healthy, soft, and radiant hair, skin, and nails then try IdealRaw Organic Coconut oil!

And don’t you worry, IdealRaw Organic Coconut Oil is refined from only natural processes, which means you won’t get any nasty chemicals or harmful ingredients floating around — just a simple, single ingredient, coconut oil, the way it should be.

Our customers are LOVING our organic coconut oil so far! Here are what some of them had to say:

“I love it so much I use on my hair sometimes, remove makeup, and i use as my everyday lotion it makes my skin feel and look so health and soft and soaks I’m so much better then other coconut oils I have tried! And it’s all natural which I love the less chemicals the better!!!”

“Great texture goes on easy on skin and hair. No chunks, I use this for all my cooking. it’s also a great price.”

“I use this on my hair and I love it!!”

“I love the coconut oil! I cook with it, add it to my coffee and use it on my skin”

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Lisa Danielson

Lisa Danielson

Vegan Nutritionist

Major advocate for all things green and vegetarian. With the nickname “Veggie Lisa”, I am here to help you love veggies as much as I do! With my tips and tricks for preparing delicious veggies, you’ll never think plants are boring again.

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