Friday, 2 August 2013

Budget Beauty: Superdrug Coconut Oil


I picked up this 125ml tub of coconut oil from Superdrug a few months ago, when on a shopping trip with fellow blogger Poppy. To be honest I'm not sure why I hadn't picked up a pot of this sooner, as it really is a multi-tasking beauty bargain!

Just a note that this isn't virgin coconut oil, which I didn't really realise until coming to write this post. This is hydrogenated coconut oil, which means it has been processed in order to increase its melting point. It also contains parfum, which means it has a very sweet coconut scent. 

Superdrug Coconut Oil is solid at room temperature, but easily softens and melts on contact with your skin. I've been using this for a range of applications; 
  • To make my own lip scrub - you can read how I made this here.
  • A body moisturiser on extra dry patches, which at the moment seems to be around my nails and on my feet, the latter thanks to excessive flip flop wearing! However I wouldn't use this on my face, as coconut oil is meant to be quite high on the comedogenic (pore clogging) scale.
  • A leave in conditioner - I rub a small amount through the bottom half of my hair after towel drying.
  • If I haven't got a lip balm within quick reach, then this is a moisturising alternative.
  • A conditioner for my eyelashes - the eyelashes on my left eye seem to be very weak, so I run a little of this over the roots and length of my lashes to nourish and strengthen.
This can also be used as a hair mask and left overnight, however I haven't tried this yet. It's worth noting here that a little goes a long way!

However I definitely would like to try virgin coconut oil after this has run out; being virgin the benefits of using it would certainly be increased. I've seen you can get a 260ml pot of organic virgin coconut oil from Tesco for £7.00 and it can also be used in cooking too. 

Superdrug Coconut Oil is £2.29 for 125ml, but is often on offer - click here to take a look.

Do you use coconut oil for beauty purposes?

Beauty Bird xx



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  1. I started using virgin coconut oil this week for my hair, and I felt a great difference after first wash! Still have it on right now and this is my second time! I like to leave it in for a couple of hours before wash! :) xx

    Jasmine Catches Butterflies ʚϊɞ

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    1. I really need to try it as a mask like that!xx

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  2. So many uses! Especially like the sound of using it as a leave in treatment :)

    Sarah
    morethanadored.blogspot.com

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    1. It's a great multi-tasker, I really need to use it as a leave in treatment xx

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  3. I use Coconut Oil but I buy it from health stores so I can use it for cooking too. I like to use it under my eyes when they are feeling really dry, as an overnight hair mask and as a body moisturizer too. Good stuff!

    Annie | www.raspberphobia.com

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    1. I would like to try virgin coconut oil for beauty purposes, but would definitely give it a go in cooking too!xx

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  4. I tried their cheaper version of this and loved it! It smells so good. :)

    Tara xo

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    1. Wow didn't know you get some even cheaper!xx

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  5. I have this but I barely use it. definitely something I shall be picking up more often!

    Pipp xx
    http://pippjones281190.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. I really recommend putting it to use hun, I think you'll like it xx

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  6. I've never used this before but I've heard everyone talking about it and I'm really intrigued. This sounds really great, especially as a leave in conditioner. I love smelling like coconut.

    Hayley
    Water Painted Dreams
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    1. It's a very sweet, artifical scent, but it is nice. It's very cheap so at least if you got some and didn't like it, it wouldn't be too much of a waste :-) xx

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  7. Might have to pick this up! I just did a 'budget haul' where I got 6 items for a total of just over £10.24 :)

    Emgeorigas.blogspot.com

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  8. I love this stuff, I have it on my hair right now as a pre- wash treatment :) I want to try virgin coconut oil too, but am definitely happy with how this is working and it's so cheap can use loads of it! x

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    1. Sounds lovely as a pre-wash treatment, can't believe I haven't tried it yet xx

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  9. Wow this is a seriously multi functioning product by the sound of it! So cheap as well! Might have to look into it :)
    xx

    www.sarah-nunn.blogspot.co.uk

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  10. Total bargain for such a multi-use product, I'm gonna be getting myself a tub of this stuff!!

    Molly x
    Lyon Notes

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    1. Let me know what you think of it!xx

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  11. I have this and love it, will definitely take a look at the virgin coconut oil when I run out x


    Amy / srslylou.com

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    1. I'd really be interested in comparing this with a virgin one xx

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  12. I am on my 4th tub of this and I love it! I think it is such a great price and it works for me so well :D xo

    Beaumaquillagex | Beauty & LIfestyle Blog

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  13. What a bargain and a multi-tasker Sasha! Think my feet could do with this at the moment xx

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    1. My feet have been so dry recently, horrible!xx

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  14. I actually nearly bought this on my last shopping trip because I am obsessed with the smell of coconut! think I will have to actually buy this next time :)

    http://whatkimmididnext.blogspot.co.uk/

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    1. Definitely recommend it, it will be a great coconut item to add to your collection!xx

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  15. I bought Superdrug's coconut oil recently and have been absolutely loving it! I made my own body scrub with it, which you can read about here if you fancy it:

    http://nicolastewartgalton.blogspot.co.uk

    I'll definitely check out how you made your lip scrub, as I'm really in need of one myself.
    Nicola xx

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    1. Great thanks for the link! Been meaning to make my own body scrub!xx

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