Shaving With Coconut Oil & Other Alternative Uses

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Coconut oil is the ultimate natural product with numerous health benefits for different cosmetic purposes. If you’re looking for new ways to use coconut oil, consider introducing it to your routine by shaving with coconut oil. You can also take it a step further by preparing your skin with coconut oil exfoliants and finishing off with a coconut oil-based moisturizer.

If you want to learn how to do that and leave your skin silky smooth, then keep reading. In today’s blog, we will show you how to add coconut oil to your shaving routine and introduce you to some other alternative uses of this all-natural product.

The Ultimate Shaving Routine With Coconut Oil

1. Pre-shave: Exfoliate

Thoroughly cleansing and exfoliating your skin before shaving is a must to get a good result and avoid ingrown hairs. You can do this with a commercial body scrub or make your own exfoliant with clean and natural ingredients. 

An effective homemade body scrub can soothe dry and cracked skin by removing the dead layers and leaving your skin soft to the touch. One of our go-to ways to use coconut oil is as a homemade body scrub. Here are two recipes you can use to create your own exfoliant before shaving with coconut oil. 

Moisturizing Vanilla Whipped Body Scrub

This recipe combines the moisturizing effects of shea butter and Wildly Organic’s Expeller-Pressed Coconut Oil with the exfoliating powers of Coconut Sugar. It also adds a sweet hint of vanilla to the mix. All you have to do is combine the ingredients and scrub the area before shaving. 

Read the full recipe of our Moisturizing Vanilla Whipped Body Scrub for detailed instructions. 

Himalayan Pink Salt Scrub

If you’re after a spa-like experience at home, you can try this exfoliating Himalayan pink salt scrub. The trace minerals in Wildly Organic’s Himalayan Pink Salt will detoxify your skin. Plus, the Cold Pressed Organic Coconut Oil will leave your skin smooth for a clean shave. 

Read the full recipe of our Himalayan Pink Salt Scrub for detailed instructions. 

2. Shaving

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Shaving with coconut oil is the ultimate self-care indulgence. Gentle exfoliation and freshly shaved legs are an unbeatable combination. Using coconut oil as a shaving base will help remove short, easy-to-miss hair. The oil will be quickly absorbed by your skin, deeply penetrating it to leave a moisturized surface for the smoothest shave ever. 

To use coconut oil this way and get a cut-free shave, follow these steps:

  1. Spread a thin layer of Wildly Organic’s Cold Pressed Organic Coconut  Oil on your skin after rubbing it between your hands to warm it up. Use a  sizable amount for shaving areas such as legs and smaller amounts for  shaving your armpits or face.
  2. Before shaving with coconut oil, let it sit on the skin for a few minutes until it sinks in and softens the area.
  3. Choose a new sharp razor and start shaving. It’s best to shave in the  direction your hair grows to avoid cuts and ingrown hair. 
  4. Rinse the razor every few strokes to keep the oil or hair from clogging it.  You can keep a cup filled with water close by to dip the razor in and remove  the loose hair.
  5. When you’re done shaving with coconut oil, rinse your skin with warm  water and gently pat dry it with a soft towel. Do not rub your skin vigorously  because this will leave it irritated. 

3. Post-shave: Moisturize

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When you’re done shaving, you should moisturize your skin to complete the process with a soft finish. This is another way to use coconut oil. You can rub some pure coconut oil over the area or use an Unscented Whipped Body Butter. To make this experience more special, you can create your own custom-made lotions with only a few simple ingredients. Here are two of our favorite recipes you can use.

Soothing Chamomile Hard Lotion Bars

For a relaxing effect after shaving with coconut oil, you can whip up a batch of chamomile hard lotion bars. These soothing bars are made with Wildly Organic’s Craft Coconut Oil and dried chamomile flowers. 

Chamomile is popular in teas and aromatherapy for its scent. It exudes relaxing vibes, while coconut oil delivers a powerful moisturizing effect for dry skin, hydrating while reducing inflammation and redness. After you’re done shaving, lathering up with chamomile and an oil-infused lotion bar is the perfect relaxing finishing touch.

Read the full recipe of our Soothing Chamomile Hard Lotion Bars for detailed instructions. 

Luxurious Whipped Body Butter 

Another homemade moisturizer to keep your skin soft after shaving with coconut oil is our Luxurious Whipped Body Butter. This body butter is made with Wildly Organic’s Raw Cacao Butter. It is a pampering moisturizer that will leave your body with the sweet scent of rich chocolate. Cacao’s anti-inflammatory properties, mixed with our soothing Centrifuge Extracted Coconut Oil, can help avoid redness and keep your skin radiant after the shave. 

Read the full recipe of our Luxurious Whipped Body Butter (with cacao butter!) for detailed instructions. 

Other Ways to Use Coconut Oil

Coconut oil is a versatile product, useful for a wide range of organic beauty hacks. Its antimicrobial, antibacterial, and anti-inflammatory properties can give your skin a healthy glow and make your hair silky smooth. 

Besides using coconut oil as a shaving base, you can use this product as the following:

  • Makeup Remover 

Coconut oil breaks down the impurities in makeup, gently wiping away the remnants of the day’s look.

  • Makeup Brush Cleaner

The same rules apply to brushes as for your skin.

  • Conditioner 

Coconut oil is perfect as a leave-in or deep-conditioning treatment.

  • Healing Ointment 

The lauric acid contained in coconut oil can act as a healing treatment, speeding up the cellular regeneration process.

Live Your Best Life With Coconut Oil

The uses and benefits extend far beyond shaving with coconut oil. This incredible product has so many practical applications. So stock up on a jar for all your beauty uses and cooking needs! We carry some of the highest quality Coconut Oils here at Wildly Organic. Shop today and get 15% off your first two orders.

These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. These products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.

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