Sustainable Skincare: Coconut Oil

I got two words for you today: Coconut Oil.

At some point in your life, you may have used this gem in your cooking, baking, or even as a teeth-whitener.

Today, I would like to share with you on how you can implicate sustainability in your skincare.

At the end of the day, how do you choose to remove your makeup?

A simple face wash? Micellar water with cotton pads? One-use makeup wipes?

I used to remove my makeup with a cleansing oil and disposable cotton pads. However, before I chose to live a more sustainable lifestyle, I was unaware of how much waste I was producing per week just by removing my makeup.

Makeup wipes and cotton pads are highly convenient, fast and can be affordable. However, the number of wipes or cotton pads used every day accumulates really quickly.

There are many alternatives when it comes to sustainable skincare.

And the one I highly advocate for is the use of coconut oil to remove makeup.


Coconut oil is well-known for the countless ways it can be used.

It is affordable, hydrating, anti-bacterial, anti-yeast, safe to use on the skin,

AND it removes waterproof makeup very well.

And we all know, that’s always a plus.

Dermatologists highly recommend using coconut oil that is purified, cold-pressed, and organic.

However, like any skincare product, it is important to note that coconut oil may or may not be the right product for your skin type

For the last five years, I have used coconut oil to remove my makeup every single day.

I would describe my skin type as a combination, acne-prone, and sensitive.

With that said, my skin didn’t have any adverse reaction to coconut oil such as breakouts.


I have been using RootAlive’s Virgin Coconut Oil for the past 5 months and I am still not finished! (Cost $9.99)

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It only takes about a dollop of oil the size of a toonie


and it melts instantly from the warmth of your hands

I massage it into my dry skin for about 2-3 minutes: first focusing on my face makeup, then lips, eyebrows, and lastly my eyes.

You may rinse the oil off with warm water,

but I choose to use a wet cleansing sponge.

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The great part about a cleansing sponge is that it is reusable !!!

<The sponge can be easily washed with any bar soap and airdried>
< Another sustainable alternative to a cleansing sponge are reusable organic cotton rounds !! >

And then simply finish off your routine with a face wash of your choice (I personally use a foaming clay face wash but you didn’t need to know that).

No Waste

No Mess

Sustainable Skincare


Julie Bang


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One thought on “Sustainable Skincare: Coconut Oil

  1. Nice, I also organic coconut oil to remove makeup. I heard its great for split-ends as well. Thank you for providing the coconut oil you use!


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