I'm definitely not one to fall into the hype of a product without lots of investigation. Fair enough, it isn't incredibly expensive and you get a lot for your money but I didn't want a huge tub of oil that I couldn't find any use for! There are a lot of claims that people make regarding coconut oil, including that it promotes eyelash growth to being a great component for a homemade toothpaste. It's apparently a wonder product for pretty much anything you can imagine, so is it everything it lives up to?
To see for myself I bought a 500ml tub with my Birchbox points for £9.99 made by Vita Coco. As you can see by the reviews it has lots of fans! When it arrived, I realised just how huge this tub was. As I wanted to leave it in the bathroom, it was a bit of a pain to use as I was afraid of dropping it so I definitely suggest transferring some into a smaller tub and storing the rest. Dependant on the temperature, the oil would either be incredibly solid, a mushy texture or a completely clear liquid.
In my opinion, the thickest texture was the best as I could scoop as
much out as I wanted and it would slowly melt - so I could use it
easily. Admittedly, I haven't yet used it for everything possible but
I've had mixed results with what I have.
wash my hands quite a lot so they always tend to be dry, especially in
the winter and summer months with the change in weather! Therefore, I use a
range of creams to try and achieve a quick fix which has varying success
rates. While using coconut oil I tried to be a bit more consistent with
my usage. I mixed the coconut oil with my ultimate cream - Eumocream and
it created the dual dream moisturisation product which I've continued
As a make-up remover
felt quite awful. Oily skin is a no-no for me and I do everything to
avoid it so applying this to my face - albeit for a short time wasn't my
favourite experience. However, it definitely removed my make-up well.
In fact, it removed my eye make-up especially much better than I
expected as I find Benefit Roller lash can be quite difficult to take
As a hair mask
Just like my face, I hate having oily hair! I kept telling myself that the results would
be worth it and they most definitely were. I used it overnight and put a
towel over my pillowcase which is an absolute must to prevent oil transfer on to your bedding. After washing it off, my hair felt smoother and looked silkier.
was fine to begin with but after a while our shower plug was
overflowing quickly but I didn't take much notice and just presumed it
was hair clogging it. It was only when my family mentioned the sink was
getting dirty quickly I realised the issue. The coconut oil was solidifying and blocking inside the pipes as well as sticking to the sink for good measure.
Therefore, if you are going to try it don't make the same mistake as me
and only wipe it off and put it straight in the bin.
realised how much I hate feeling greasy so this product probably wasn't my best choice! I'm
definitely going to continue using it as a moisturiser for my hands and
possibly explore other uses but I wouldn't say it's a go to product for
everything as I presumed but this is purely down to personal preference.
Do you have any views on coconut oil as a beauty product?