Benefits of Coconut Oil in Natural Skin Care and Hair Treatments

Benefits of Coconut Oil in Natural Skin Care and Hair Treatments

Coconut Oil is a natural mix of oils and fatty acids just like our skin and hair. The complex make-up of coconut oil gives it many natural benefits that the synthetic oils found in non-100% pure beauty products just cannot offer.

Here are some of the best reasons why coconut oil is an important ingredient in natural skin care and hair treatment products and why it is a favorite here at Utama Spice.

Natural hair treatment

The unique fat composition of coconut oil helps nourish your hair and scalp which means thick, shiny hair. It also helps to condition hair by locking in moisture and reducing protein loss which can make hair look unhealthy.

If your hair is already dry or damaged, or you suffer from dandruff or other dry skin issues, coconut oil is an excellent natural hair treatment. Unlike synthetic oils found in other products, coconut oil is almost certain to be non-allergenic, so it won’t irritate your scalp while it helps to restore the delicate protein balance of your hair and moisturize your skin and roots.

Coconut oil can also help prevent lice, making it an excellent, safe product for your children’s hair.

These many great benefits of coconut oil are why it has been used for generations in homemade hair remedies by women in Indonesia and other tropical regions of the world.

Natural skin care

Coconut oil is an effective moisturizer on all types of skin. Unlike synthetic oils, it won’t react with your skin making it safe to use by almost anyone, at any age.

The oil works to restore and maintain the fatty acid balance of your skin while actively re-hydrating it, helping your skin look younger and more healthy, with less sagging and wrinkles.

It also provides natural anti-oxidant benefits which over time may help prevent various signs of premature aging. It also has mild antimicrobial properties making it a great option when trying to deal with skin problems such as dermatitis and eczema that can be prone to infection and irritation, or as a topical healing balm for use on cuts and bruises where its complex make-up of nutrients can help to speed up the healing process.

It is also a natural sunscreen, and although we strongly advise you to take proper precautions when going out in strong UV light for extended periods, on a day-to-day basis using coconut oil in your facial cleanser, body lotion or Lip Balm gives exposed skin an extra layer protection against sun damage.

Other coconut oil benefits

But perhaps the most overlooked and undeniable benefit of coconut oil is that it simply smells great and feels luxurious and silky-smooth on your skin. The experience of being smothered in Body Butter or massaged with Body Oil is soothing and relaxing, and if we can reduce stress in our lives and improve our mental health, we end up looking and feeling younger and healthier, all completely naturally!

For more great tips on using coconut oil check out this list, and if you have any tips for your own please share them with us on our Facebook page or post them in the comments below.

Benefits of Coconut Oil


76 thoughts on “Benefits of Coconut Oil in Natural Skin Care and Hair Treatments”

  • Jennifermai
    by Jennifermai

    I love coconut, it's so good for the hair ... Admittedly I also rather love it in chocolate!!!

  • Elizabeth Gonzalez
    by Elizabeth Gonzalez

    Coconut oil the cure for head to toe.

  • Jeanne Coulombe
    by Jeanne Coulombe

    I love coconut products it really good for hair and skin and love the smell.

  • Tracey L
    by Tracey L

    I love how coconut oil can be used in so many ways! It really is natures cure all!

  • Nena Sinclair
    by Nena Sinclair

    Coconut oil is wonderful for so many things and it leaves my skin and hair feeling so great!

  • Annmarie W.
    by Annmarie W.

    I knew it made a great moisturizer, but never thought of it much as a hair conditioner. Will have to try that!


    I have used many products, throughout the years, with coconut oil in them. I especially like the way they leave my hair so soft & manageable.

  • Toni Sprouse
    by Toni Sprouse

    I use coconut oil for EVERYTHING <3


    i love using coconut oil so good for many things plus i love its all natural so anyone can use it

  • Rebekah Thompson
    by Rebekah Thompson

    My sister talks about how you should use coconut oil for almost everything. At one point she bought me some but I moved and my roommate got it. I need to actually try it.

  • Angelica Dimeo
    by Angelica Dimeo

    I love coconut oil it's amazing

  • jessica matheson
    by jessica matheson

    Coconut oil oil smells so nice !

  • Nicole M
    by Nicole M

    I have a giant tub of coconut oil. Good for so many things!

  • Whitney Lindeman
    by Whitney Lindeman

    Awwyeah, coconut oil fixes everything! And it doesn't hurt that it smells heavenly.

  • Alex
    by Alex

    I use coconut oil for my skin

  • Stella
    by Stella

    I used to have dandruff and nothing would work until I started using virgin coconut oil. Now I rarely get dandruff!

  • Marci
    by Marci

    These are great tips

  • Debbie Petch
    by Debbie Petch

    I use coconut oil to make all my cosmetics!

  • Sharla
    by Sharla

    These look so amazing.

  • Tiffany Tisdale
    by Tiffany Tisdale


  • Diane E Wolf
    by Diane E Wolf

    I love using coconut

  • Sally
    by Sally

    This is a really great post, a lot of good info!

  • Noura A
    by Noura A

    Luv it, i always use it to remove my makeup.

  • heather Kaufman
    by heather Kaufman

    I love coconut oil, it is great for so many things.

  • Briana Sturgis
    by Briana Sturgis

    I use coconut oil in oil infusions for my health and joints.

  • Janice Wright
    by Janice Wright

    It's amazing that coconut oil is so versatile. It can be used so many ways.

  • Tarah
    by Tarah

    I love coconut oil as a moisturizer!

  • Germaine Harrison
    by Germaine Harrison

    It is my favorite oil and I use it for everything.

  • Samantha Tedesco
    by Samantha Tedesco

    I want to try the Coconut oil! Thanks for your tips

  • Anita Kennett
    by Anita Kennett

    This was so wonderful to find,Thanks

  • Joanne Quarz
    by Joanne Quarz

    I love these tips. I use coconut oil now but will be using it more TY.

  • Katie Amanda
    by Katie Amanda

    I'm a little nervous that it would make my hair oily. I would give it a try, though.

  • Dana
    by Dana

    I love coconut oil but never use it for my skin and hair. I need to start.

  • aaron reck
    by aaron reck

    Coconut oil products are great and I love to try them. Thanks for the great info.

  • Aye Nyein Thu
    by Aye Nyein Thu

    Thank you for your information.

  • Regina
    by Regina

    Thank you for listing the benefits of coconut oil. I love it.

  • Ann K
    by Ann K

    Haha, my favorite thing to do with coconut oil is to pop popcorn in it! It’s the best snack!

  • Phillip Cunningham
    by Phillip Cunningham

    Looks great

  • Nikita Carroll
    by Nikita Carroll

    anything to keep industrial chemicals out of the home

  • Nicole Hennard
    by Nicole Hennard

    Wow! I learned a lot reading this article. Thank you!

  • Minnie
    by Minnie

    The page "Benefits of Coconut Oil" is very interesting and informative. I learned a lot from this page. It was a very educational experience for me. I had no clue that coconut oil was good on hair. It fights several hair problems. Keep Up the amazing good work. Thank you. :)

  • soffani
    by soffani

    Coconut oil is so multi-functional!

  • Jennifer
    by Jennifer

    Coconut oil is a miracle! Thank you for the article x

  • Ivan B
    by Ivan B

    Just learned about utama today and am excited to try some products.

  • Valerie Seal
    by Valerie Seal

    Coconut oil is so versatile

  • Gord
    by Gord

    So many benefits from coconut oil.

  • susan byrne
    by susan byrne

    I love coconut oil, but I've never but it in my hair. Might have to try this.

  • wen budro
    by wen budro

    I love learning about natural skin and health products. Coconut oil looks like it's wonderful for the skin.

  • Robyn Bellefleur
    by Robyn Bellefleur

    Is there anything coconut oil can't do?!? I love it.

  • Ellen Watkins
    by Ellen Watkins

    I never knew that coconut oil had so many benefits! I will start using this from now on.

  • Maggie C
    by Maggie C

    This was super useful! I love coconut oil but now even more with this extra info!

  • charmaigne
    by charmaigne

    i used to apply coconut oil in my hair. when i was a child, my grandmother would buy me one

    • Utama Spice
      by Utama Spice

      Sweet story, thanks for sharing.

  • Steph
    by Steph

    I love coconut everything

  • Flordeliza R. Taneza
    by Flordeliza R. Taneza

    hello! i want to try the products, hoping i got it soon!

  • Shaun Heathcote
    by Shaun Heathcote

    this was quite informative, thank you

  • Christina McQueen
    by Christina McQueen

    I love using coconut oil. Great tips

  • Kubo
    by Kubo

    I'm in love with the coco.

  • Joana Oliveira Silva
    by Joana Oliveira Silva

    coconut oil is something that i really love and im glad you did an article like this it really help nothing more of the benefits of the oil! thank you keep the good work.kiss

  • Janet OBrien
    by Janet OBrien

    Love coconut oil products!

  • Alice F
    by Alice F

    I enjoy the luscious scent of coconut and that Coconut can be used for so many different uses.

  • Julie A.
    by Julie A.

    Coconut oil is good for everything!

  • John Agwazim
    by John Agwazim

    Coconut oil rich and very good for the whole body.

  • Laurie Nykaza
    by Laurie Nykaza

    We love using coconut oil it smells so good and keeps our skin so soft

  • Tina
    by Tina

    I love coconut oil products. I am using it for my hair and skin

  • joseph gersch
    by joseph gersch

    i did not know it is a natural sunscreen

  • Jessica Powell
    by Jessica Powell

    I love coconut oil - it has so many uses, and smells great too!

  • Amy D
    by Amy D

    Great article! I love coconut oil, and I love your products! :-)

  • denise low
    by denise low

    I love that coconut oil is used for many things.

  • Gina Ferrell
    by Gina Ferrell

    I love the smell of Coconut and Coconut oil is so great for many things. It's really great for your hair as I found out by a good friend of mine.

  • Kim
    by Kim

    Coconut oil is a major blessing

  • Sally Gearhart
    by Sally Gearhart

    Great article and i always have some coconut oil on hand. I absolutely use it from head to toe, i always take my makeup off with it!

  • Crystal
    by Crystal

    Thats awesome to learn.

  • Heather Swarthout
    by Heather Swarthout

    I use coconut oil all the time, even for my dog due to dry skin in the winter time. It works wonders and it smells and tastes great!

  • carol clark
    by carol clark

    coconut oil is great learned alot from reading this

  • Sarah Holder
    by Sarah Holder

    Very interesting article! Thank you

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