Before applying it to your skin, please note that absorption may vary depending on a number of factors, including skin texture and thickness. When you apply it, be sure not to apply too much in any single area. This may permit it to sit on the surface of your skin, where it may be more easily rubbed off onto something that it could ultimately stain.
As a rule, apply only as much as your body will easily absorb and remember that a little bit goes a looong way. So, if your skin is too oily after applying coconut oil, use less next time and save a little money.
For decades, people have been using it for a long list of beauty related purposes, including (in alphabetical order):
Aging skin (it naturally contains anti-oxidants, including Vitamin E)
Body scrub (diy recipe included below)
Lip balm (diy recipe included below)
Shaving cream replacement
Skin hydration and moisturizer (elbows, hands, feet, eyes, face, neck)
In a body scrub, coconut oil can play the leading role or it may be used as part of the supporting cast.
To make one of the easiest Do-It-Yourself (DIY) body scrubs you will ever find, just combine equal parts coconut and sugar. Then mix these two ingredients together with a spoon, until well blended.