A few months ago, I did a post for you guys about the coconut oil I use in my beauty routine and how I use it. It has actually been one of my most viewed posts, so I figured I would help encourage more of you to give it a shot. This morning while browsing around online, I uncovered an article about celebrities who swear by the oil (and yes, Gwyneth Paltrow is one of them). So, If you want to see how I use the magical oil, click here. But, if your interested to see how celebrities use the affordable oil, keep reading. Some uses may seem a little out there (again, Gwyneth) but lets just go with it!
Gwyneth Paltrow – “I use coconut oil a lot — I do on my face, on my skin and in my cooking. And I just started oil pulling, which is when you swish coconut oil around [in your mouth] for 20 minutes, and it’s supposed to be great for oral health and making your teeth white. It’s supposed to clear up your skin, as well. It’s really interesting; it’s an ancient, ancient technique. I read about it on the Internet.” – E! Online.
Blake Lively – “Something my mom does that is kind of cool: She puts coconut oil on the ends of her hair. When you shampoo your hair, you’re trying to get the oil out of your roots, but you really want the rest of your hair to maintain its moisture. When you put coconut oil on the ends, the shampoo gets oil out of the roots, but also protects the ends.” – the Cut.
Emma Stone – “I’m allergic to everything so I just use extra virgin olive oil on my skin because I know it won’t cause a reaction. At night, I take off my makeup with coconut oil.” – Vogue.
Shailene Woodley – “You can do something called ‘oil pulling’ where you swish coconut or sesame oil in your mouth when you wake up and spit it out. It’s amazing!” – Into the Gloss.
Kourtney Kardashian – “I eat coconuts all the time and I use coconut oil every day. Not only do I love the smell and the taste of coconut, this magical fruit has so many health benefits! It boosts your metabolism, aids in weight loss, supports immunity, stops sugar cravings, and best of all — hydrates and makes skin stronger, preventing wrinkles and sagging! I love to make coconut pudding for a little sweet treat, I also use the oil as a hair mask and I use coconut oil as body lotion every day! It makes my skin and hair so smooth and soft.” – her own blog.
Mandy Moore – “To take care of my body, I’m an organic coconut oil girl. I put it on right after the shower. It’s good, it’s healthy, and it’s only occasionally confusing: when I cook with it and have it on my hands I’ll go to wash to wash them off but then I’m like, ‘Wait a second, I should just rub it on myself.'” – Into the Gloss.
Miranda Kerr – “I will not go a day without coconut oil. I personally take four (teaspoons) per day, either on my salads, in my cooking or in my cups of green tea.” – Australian Cosmopolitan as reported by the Huffington Post.
Kelly Osborne – “Ladies, here’s an amazing trick. Use the oil to highlight your cheekbones over your makeup. Less is more. A little of it goes a long way! At the end of your day, use the oil to also remove the excess makeup. This is an all-in-one GIFT FROM THE GODS! Have you been looking to burn more fat? This curbs your appetite to give you more energy! It doesn’t stop there. Cook with the damn thing at a high temperature as a healthy alternative to using vegetable or canola oil. Try it. Love it. THANK ME LATERRR!! xoxo.” – her own blog.
Zoë Kravitz – I’ll use coconut oil. I’ll use any brand as long as it’s 100 percent, and it’s something that I’ll pick up at the health-food store. I don’t like to put too much on if I don’t know what it is. The product is going in your pores every day. Like with coconut oil, you can literally eat it.” – the New York Times.
Poppy Delevigne – “If my skin is dry, I’ll sleep covered in organic coconut oil. I also use La Mer’s Reparative Body Lotion.” – Harper’s Bazaar.
Clearly if supermodels and celebrities alike are using this cheep and simple ingredient, its doing something right. You may not do oil pulling like Shailene, but by adding it to food like Kourtney or using it as a moisturizer like Mandy, you will see great improvements. Like Blake Lively, I too apply it to my hair as a mask and I’m going to take Emma’s lead and try it as a makeup remover! For a product that generally costs less than $10 and can be picked up at your local grocery store, why not give it a shot?