Why You Should Make Coconut Oil Your Go-To Moisturizer

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Numerous scientific studies continue to uphold what many have known for generations – that coconut oil is amazing for your skin and body. For centuries, coconut oil has been used for an array of purposes. In addition to cooking, one of the most prominent uses of coconut oil is beauty and moisturizing. Coconut oil is one of the best moisturizers for sensitive skin, and certainly the best method for hydration. It is not just full of natural goodness; it is both widely available and affordable. This coconut oil is naturally antibacterial and anti-fungal. Essentially, you do not have to spend a fortune buying skin care products that are enhanced with synthetic components.

Advantages of using coconut oil as a moisturizer

  • Coconut oil is all-natural and you do not have to worry about harmful additives.
  • It is suitable for all skin types and hair. In fact, children can also use the oil to treat dry skin and to promote moisture.
  • It is widely available all around the world.
  • It is affordable and can be used by anyone looking for excellent results without breaking the bank.
  • It has proven medicinal benefits that are able to treat common skin problems like eczema and breakouts.

With the above general advantages of coconut oil, let us look at the applications for skin and hair care; and the benefits.

Hair and skin benefits of coconut oil


Coconut oil is excellent for deep conditioning of the hair. In fact, compared to other types of oils, scientific studies have found that it is able to penetrate better. Therefore, you can use it for deep conditioning. By applying a small amount of coconut oil to your hair overnight, you can condition your hair very effectively. In the morning, shampoo the hair as usual with a gentle cleanser and you will have better conditioned and moisturized hair.

Coconut oil can also be used to add shine to dull hair. A tiny amount of oil will go a long way. If you have dark hair, just rub it on your ends and see the difference. Just a little dab is fine to avoid hair becoming too greasy.

If you struggle to tame your frizzy hair, coconut oil may be the solution for you. Applying some oil to frizzy hair will give a more polished appearance. In addition, you can use it to prevent damage caused by styling tools.

If you cannot seem to get rid of dandruff, try out coconut oil. It effectively moisturizes your scalp preventing dryness which causes dandruff formation. Massage the oil into your scalp, then, leave it for around 30 minutes before using a gentle shampoo to wash your hair.


Coconut oil makes a great cleanser for cleaning your face. Not only does it offer antibacterial and anti-fungal properties, it will can clean your face without drying it out. Many people wonder how they can use coconut oil to clean the face, but it is really simple. Apply a few drops to your palm and massage your face and neck in a circular motion. Then, use a mild cleanser and rinse your face with warm water. When done at night this routine can make for an excellent skin care regiment. Ultimately, over time you will have much softer and healthier looking skin.

If you are looking for a safe way to remove eye makeup, coconut oil is ideal. Using a cotton ball soaked in the oil, you can softly remove mascara, eyeliner and eye shadow. The oil is able to break down waxy waterproof makeup fast and leave your sensitive skin well moisturized. Once you are done with eye makeup removal, wash your face.

Coconut oil is also ideal for exfoliating and moisturizing your lips. Indeed, you should never neglect your lips because they can become chapped and flaky. This is caused by dryness or not getting enough moisture.

You can make an effective, all-natural lip scrub using some coconut oil, brown sugar and honey. Mix the ingredients and use a soft toothbrush to exfoliate your lips. Once you are done, use a soft damp cloth to remove the blend, and add some coconut oil onto your lips to provide a smooth silky shine.


For the rest of your body, coconut oil is still the go-to moisturizer. It penetrates deeper to lock in moisture, so you can say goodbye to dry skin on any part of your body. This is a great solution for everything from dry hands to the soles of your feet. If you have cuticles that need some care, this oil will do well. According to a recent study on coconut oil and its effect on skin, it can provide natural healing to wounds and discourage infections. A coconut bath can also be used to soothe cracked and itchy skin. This means that people who are suffering from psoriasis can manage the condition as well. Using raw and organic coconut oil is the best way to enjoy good results.

Natural products that incorporate coconut oil

You can also look for natural products that contain coconut oil to provide you with wholesome goodness. If you do not know where to begin, consider Utama Spice body care products. We use 100% natural ingredients to provide traditionally-proven benefits to your skin. This allows you to tap into the power of nature for both healing and beauty. Utama Spice offers a range of coconut oil-based products including body butters, lotions and hair and body oils.

Aphrodisia Body Oil

This is one of the best-selling products by Utama Spice. It blends essential oils like cinnamon with coconut oil to provide an ultimate deep moisturizing solution. Great for massages and for after sun skin care, you cannot go wrong with this oil. Other body oil options are Lavender Body Oil and Lemongrass Ginger Body Oil. All these are carefully blended with coconut oil to give you the best skin care results.

Fresh Soul Body Balm

If you are looking for deep moisturizing for dry or damaged skin, Utama Spice Body Balm is ideal for you. Blended with an array of aromatherapy essential oils and coconut oil, it helps protect and moisturize skin allowing it to heal naturally.

Body Butter

Body butters, offer an alternative to lotions that are especially beneficial to skin that is dry and prone to roughness and irritation. Body Butters penetrate into the skin and create a barrier that prevents moisture from being lost leaving it smoother and silkier. Utama Spice offer a number of coconut oil body butter blends like Cocoa Love, Lavender, Lemongrass Ginger, Rose Allure and Tropical Flower.


48 thoughts on “Why You Should Make Coconut Oil Your Go-To Moisturizer

  1. Calvin says:

    Great, I heard of this years back, it’s good especially for really chapped skin like elbows.. or heels. I think the face is hit or miss

  2. Sandy Klocinski says:

    I truly love coconut oil! It’s very light, but holds a ton of moisture in it. It is perfect for my face and hands

  3. Susan says:

    I love coconut oil. I can’t get enough. It is the best overnight hair mask, moisturizer and massage oil.

  4. Jennifer D Raska says:

    I use Coconut Oil every night for my moisturizer, it works better then alot of the expensive moisturizers on the shelves.

  5. Jaque Richards says:

    I use coconut oil in my body butter, but never thought about using it as a cleanser. I will try that. Thank you for the tip. 🙂

  6. Ri says:

    I have grown up using coconut oil in my hair for dryness, but have never used it as a moisturiser. I must try it!

  7. Alice says:

    Coconut Oil is great alternative if you are trying to stay away from added nasties like synthetic fragrances and parabens. My skin specialist told me Moisturiser is essentially a type of grease. No matter what you choose it creates a film, a protective barrier on your skin. Choose wisely, as you don’t need to spend much to achieve the purpose.

  8. rebecca foster says:

    I have curly frizzy hair and was using a bit of coconut oil on it ages ago, it really helped and then I forgot all about it. Thanks for reminding me 🙂 I have sensitive skin so using it on my face is a great idea.

  9. Maggie Karner says:

    Fantastic overview. Thank you. I make my own hand cleanser using coconut oil with essentials oils but I never thought to use the coconut oil as the base for a moisturiser.

  10. Kara says:

    I like coconut oil! It’s too greasy for my hair and face, but I use it for my lips and body. It’s also great for cooking!

  11. Rosanne says:

    Not only is it good for all the areas you speak of, but it has always been my favorite fragrances.

  12. Sarah Pearce says:

    Love love love coconut oil! Makeup remover, a tiny bit in a hot bath, on big bites on me and the dogs – for everything!

  13. Susan Biddle says:

    Coconut oil is absolutely the best eye makeup remover! I don’t like to use it plain as a moisturizer usually as my skin is prone to oiliness and it feels to heavy. Whipped with some aloe, I love it though.

  14. Kristen H. says:

    Thanks for writing this article and making readers of it aware of what some of the benefits of using coconut oil as a moisturizer are. I found the article to be extremely informative and will definitely give more consideration to using coconut oil as a moisturizer heading forward. I especially would like to try it in an attempt to control the frizzy hair I occasional have to deal with.

  15. Ashley Williams says:

    So informative! I’ve been wanting to try coconut oil for a variety of things and this gives me the shove I need to buy a jar!

  16. Shana Stiles says:

    This blog article has made me want to go to the store right now and buy coconut oil. I have nothing to lose and a lot to gain! So many healthy benefits! Thanks for posting 🙂

  17. donna porter says:

    I do love coconut oil and use it for many purposes. This article showed me new ways of using it especially as a cleanser!

  18. Stacey Asvestas says:

    I have psoriasis and LOVE coconut oil! It works! I also do a lot of cooking with it. Wonderful Blog thank you!

  19. gloria patterson says:

    I am not a big fan of coconut oil as a body oil makes me feel so oily. Now my mother will kill if you took her oil away.

  20. Tracy Suzanne DeLoach says:

    I’ve been hearing how great coconut oil is for the inside and the outside of your body. After reading all your helpful information, I think it’s time for me to try it.

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