Sunday, March 3, 2013

You use THAT for WHAT!?

This product is sure to be a repeat offender on our "You use THAT for WHAT!?" posts. It is quickly becoming a household staple for its versatility in the kitchen, beauty department and its health benefits. 

Know what magic product we're talking about yet? You probably guessed it - or you looked at the picture on this post ;) - coconut oil! 

Below, our Manager of Social Media shares her favorite use of this miracle oil.


The Internet provides endless uses for this magical oil. For example, my mother tried swishing it in her mouth for minutes in order to "pull" bacteria and toxins. Oil pulling, as I believe it's called, seems to be an effective use - however I don't think I'm willing to go that far with it, yet. 

But there is one use that I have tried and I'm confident I'll continue to use. Coconut oil is great for removing makeup. I used to depend on cold cream to get off mascara, eyelash glue and all that gunk. While that worked, it would sting if it got in my eyes and, although it's not as bad as other products, there are still ingredients in it that I can't even pronounce. 

Enter coconut oil - the stuff works wonders at breaking down eye-makeup, doesn't sting and it leaves the eye area hydrated. I feel much better about using an all-natural product, as that is something very near and dear to the Prtty Peaushun team and company. 

I'm still skeptical regarding the toll coconut oil will take on pores. There are many resources that say it's great to use topically as a moisturizer for blemishes and impurities because of its antioxidant, antimicrobial, antibacterial and antifungal properties. Others say it can lead to breakouts. (Currently experimenting with this, so we'll get back to you.) Regardless, simply washing your face after makeup removal will steer you clear of any possible unwanted results.

Lastly, to get coconut oil's best benefits, it's suggested to use organic extra-virgin coconut oil.

-Rebecca, Prtty Peaushun Manager of Social Media 


Have you tried this? Let us know how you like to use coconut oil and who knows, it could appear on an upcoming "You use THAT for WHAT!?" post! 


  1. Yes, I have used Coconut Oil as a moisturizer for a couple of years now and I love it! It's so great for the skin!

    1. That's great! I used it my last vacation after laying out, on my body and sometimes on my face - but I wonder if it will clog pores. Do you use it on your face as well?

      - Rebecca, Prtty Peaushun Manager of Social Media