WATCH: DIY Mascara Plus 4 More Surprising Ways to Use Coconut Oil

October 13, 2015
by Dana Poblete for Thrive Market

We've got a crush that just won't quit, and it's no secret. Here's lookin' at you, coconut oil.

We could go on forever about how we use coconut oil every day, in every way. In our latest video, wellness coach Jennifer Partridge highlights some of our favorite tricks.

Mix up a DIY coconut-brown sugar facial and body scrub that will make skin look and feel super soft and luxurious.

And who would have ever guessed coconut oil would make a lovely clear mascara? Genius! Give lashes a nutrient boost, while pumping up the gloss on this most flirty facial feature. If regular mascara is your thing, coconut oil also makes a flawless makeup remover without any harsh chemicals. Seriously, what can't it do?

Check out the video to see exactly how to incorporate coconut oil into a beauty routine, as well as its antimicrobial effect on treating bug bites, and its unlikely use for silencing squeaky door hinges.

And if you want even more tips, we've got loads more. But we can't get enough, so share your own tips in the comments below!

Correction: October 17, 2015
This video and an earlier version of this article misstated that coconut oil has an abundance of protein. While the coconut meat from which coconut oil is derived does contain proteins, heat distillation used in the coconut oil extraction process typically removes these proteins.

Video credits
Produced & Directed by: Liza Glucoft
Director of Photography: Naeem Munaf
Editor: Megan Stone

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  • Nikki69

    LUV THIS...ALREADY USING COCONUT OIL FOR A COUPLE OF THESE!!

  • Jana Shaw

    I give it to my dogs! You can google coconut oil for dogs to find out how much to give your dog each day - start at 1/2 of the dose for a week to get their tummies used to it. It helps their coat and their digestion, and helps a great deal with the shedding (this coming from a pug mom)! I put theirs in a bowl and they ate it right up, then I got the rest off the spoon and rub in my cuticles!

  • Krista Loy

    Lady are you high? There's no protein in coconut oil.

  • Hannah Wilson

    Umm yeah definitely no protein in coconut oil...lol next time fact check and hire a real health coach that actually knows what she is talking about (like me! IIN grad right here..) lol