The Many Uses of Coconut Oil

Disclosure: I was given a sample of Viva Labs Organic Extra Virgin Coconut Oil to review. The opinion expressed is my own.

Coconut oil is an amazing product I use daily. I was thrilled to review Viva Labs #1 Organic Extra Virgin Coconut Oil. Here’s a couple of quick facts about their coconut oil:

  • USDA certified organic and non-GMO
  • Unrefined, extra-virgin, cold-pressed
  • Free of pesticides, bleach, hexane and trans fats
  • Medium-chain triglycerides (MCTs) for weight management and increased energy
  • Delicious tropical aroma and taste

I LOVE that Viva Labs coconut oil is organic and non-GMO! I try to purchase as many non-gmo project products as possible. Viva Labs Organic Extra Virgin Coconut Oil participates and is verified as participating in the program.

I use coconut oil as a cooking and baking ingredient, but my favorite uses for it is as a beauty and health product for my family.

My baby suffers from excessive dry skin on her armpits, behind her ears and in between her toes. Because these are naturally places where sweat produces, her body overreacts trying to dry her sweat. When I notice the red, chaffed skin, I rub a dab of the coconut oil to relieve the irritation several times a day. Within a day or two her skin is no longer irritated and I do not have to use a chemical filled baby lotion!

I use the coconut oil as an end of day make-up remover and face wash. It does an absolutely amazing job of removing mascara! I no longer have to rub my eyes raw to remove my mascara at the end of the day. As an added bonus, coconut oil is a gentle facial cleanser that helps keep my skin clean, clear and beautiful.

My husband likes using the coconut oil in his hair as a conditioner. After shampooing his hair, he applies a dab of coconut oil in his hair, massages into his scalp and rinses it out. He swears it has made his hair appear thicker and healthier. If my husband is commenting on how his hair looks and feels, the coconut oil must be doing something amazing!

I also use the coconut oil on my son and daughter’s palms. Both of their palms are callused and dry from baseball and gymnastics. I’ve found that the coconut oil helps soften the calluses. I’m hoping with time it will help eliminate the appearance of calluses on their hands.

Overall, I am very pleased and impressed with Viva Labs Organic Extra Virgin Coconut Oil. If you are looking for a quality product that is non-gmo, organic and cold-pressed coconut oil, I highly recommend Viva Labs Organic Extra Virgin Coconut Oil.

Do you use coconut oil? How do you use it?



  • I’m new to using coconut oil. Thanks for sharing this information, I never thought to use it on my skin.

    I stopped by from Wineddown Wednesday and following on G+ and will stop by on FB.

    Joanne/WineLady Cooks

    • Joanne, Coconut Oil is really amazing! It is a multiple use product for sure! Thank you for sharing on Wine’d Down Wednesday. I hope to see you next week!

  • Sharon says:

    I’ve heard about the many uses of coconut oil. I even pinned one about uses but I have yet to purchase and actually try it. This sounds really good and I might have to really consider trying.

    • Sharon, the natural power of coconut is amazing. I’m sure once you try it you will enjoy using it. I like it more as a health and beauty product. Sometimes when I bake with it, it gives my baked goods a funny texture and taste.

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