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

October 13th, 2015

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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Dana PobleteDana's love for all creatures under the sun (bugs, too) drives her in her advocacy for ethical eating, environmental sustainability, and cruelty-free living. A natural born islander, she surfs when she can, and writes, always.

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