6 Excellent Ways to Use Coconut Oil for Rosacea Relief Today (DIY Recipes)

6 Ways to Use Coconut Oil for Rosacea ReliefHas your over the counter topical cream made your rosacea worse?

Are you left feeling like a hot, zit-faced, teen in your middle-aged skin life crisis?

You don’t have to look past your kitchen pantry for a simple and homemade solution to managing your rosacea. It’s time to pull out the coconut oil and get a little cooky over coconuts!

With simple and straight up coconut oil recipes to more complex clay masks, we’ll lay out the most effective ways to use the coconut oil in helping you to treat your rosacea at home!

Plus, we’ll throw a bone your way about why coconut oil is so good for your skin just to prove all those naysayers wrong! While they languish in their frustration with rosacea, you’ll be on the speedy road to being less red and a little more keen for coconuts!

 

6 Coconut Oil Recipes for Rosacea Treatment

Straight Up Coconut Oil

coconut-oilTotal Time: 3 minutes

Servings: 1

Base Ingredients:

  • 1 Tbsp Coconut oil

Directions:

After thoroughly washing, rinsing, and pat drying your face, simply massage the coconut oil into the inflamed area in gentle, circular motions until absorbed. Typically, this is done as a nighttime treatment since a small amount of residue may leave a sheen on the skin. Ensure you’re using a clean pillow case each night before bed to prevent the transfer of oils, dirt, saliva, and microbes.

Special Notes:

Excessive exposure to the sun is a rosacea trigger. Coconut oil has a natural SPF of 4 which can block out 75 percent of UV radiation for 45 minutes. Use this recipe in the morning if you’re about to head outdoors for the day.

The wind is also another rosacea trigger. Coconut oil protects the skin’s water barrier and will prevent water loss and skin damage when it’s blowing like tornado outside. Use this recipe before braving windy weather.

Cool and Soothe Rosacea Recipe

aloe-veraTotal Time: 3 minutes

Servings: 4-5

Base Ingredients:

  • 2 Tbsp Coconut oil
  • 2 oz Aloe Vera gel

Directions:

When rosacea flareups are causing painful and irritating sensations, mix the ingredients together to calm and soothe the skin. Only use a small amount to prevent and apply to the area in circular motions. Using it at night will strengthen the skin’s water barrier to retain moisture and will leave your skin better prepared for makeup application in the morning. Apply once daily.

Special Notes:

You can also whip the coconut oil with an electric mixer first to truly create a luxurious whipped concoction!

Coconut Face Wash

woman washing face with acne face washTotal Time: 5 minutes

Servings 1

Base Ingredients:

  • 2 Tbsp Coconut oil

Directions:

Replace your chemical-laden and sulfate-laden face wash with a naturally germ killing one instead! Simply smear the coconut oil onto the area and massage in. Wring out a hot or tepid washcloth and dab at the coconut oil until the sheen has dissipated and your face is dry. You won’t be left with a dry, taut, or stinging feeling that you’d typically experience with conventional face washes!

Anti-Aging and Soothing Recipe

rose oilTotal Time: 3 minutes

Serving: 5

Base Ingredients:

  • 2 oz Coconut oil

Essential Oils:

  • 3 drops of Rose

Directions:

Mix the ingredients together and store in a dark, glass container. Use after your facial routine and replace your nighttime moisturizer. Rose has been long known for its anti-aging skin benefits and when mixed with the coconut, your skin will feel refreshed, calm, and less irritated and inflamed.

Soothing Rosacea Mask

honeyTotal Time: 10 minutes

Servings: 1

Base Ingredients:

  • 2 tsp Oat Flour
  • 1 tsp Raw Honey
  • 1 tsp Coconut oil

Directions:

Mix all ingredients together and apply to the face. Let it sit for 5 minutes and wash off with tepid water.

Special Notes:

You can gently massage the mixture on for a light exfoliation treatment.

The mixture of the ingredients will soothe the stinging, irritating, and painful feelings of sub-type 2 and 3 of rosacea.

Clay and Coconut Oil Nighttime Treatment

clayTotal Time: 10 minutes

Serving: 1

Base Ingredients:

  • 1 tsp Bentonite Clay
  • 1 tsp Apple Cider Vinegar
  • 1 tsp Raw Honey
  • 1 tsp Water
  • 1 tsp Coconut oil

Essential Oils:

  • 2 drops of Lavender (optional)

Directions:

Mix all the ingredients (except the coconut oil) together and apply to the rosacea area. Allow to sit for 10-15 minutes or until hard. Wash off with tepid water and apply the coconut oil. Massage in gently by thoroughly, but don’t wash it off.

Special Notes:

You can substitute the lavender oil for whatever oil you prefer. Tea Tree is an excellent oil for rosacea. For more on other oils, check out our Essential Oils for Rosacea article here – that’ll be sure to get your skin healing sooner than later!

For a simpler recipe, just use the clay and apple cider vinegar as the mask, and ensure you follow up with the coconut oil.

Side Effects of Using Coconut Oil on Rosacea

Coconut oil is unlike harsh chemicals, synthetic treatments, and prescription medications full of adverse side effects. Instead, coconut oil is not only a low cost and affordable treatment option for rosacea, it’s also a natural antibacterial skin moisturizer that’s been used to treat skin conditions for thousands of years!

If you’re worried about exacerbating your rosacea symptoms with a seemingly greasy product like coconut oil, you don’t have to worry. It’s typically non-irritating, and instead it reduces systemic inflammation in the skin, gut, and other organs of the body, regulates hormone production, kills microbes, and aids in stress management.

A study was done versus the effects of using mineral oil and coconut oil in treating Xerosis, a condition that shares similarities with rosacea. It’s been proven that coconut oil is just as effective and sometimes even more so than mineral oil. So here you have it, you’ve got the green light to get creative with coconut oil!

Coconut Oil and Demodex Mites

There are some naysayers that tout the myth of coconut oil feeding demodex mites that contribute to rosacea flareups. However, coconut oil is a natural antimicrobial due to its high levels of lauric, capric, and ferulic acids.

Demodex mites have been known to live in prolific numbers on the skin of rosacea sufferers. They especially like the hair follicle areas of the face like the eyebrows and eyelashes but they can also be found on the nose, cheeks, and forehead.

Due to the antioxidant and antiseptic properties of coconut oil, a daily treatment with it can effectively kill the mites while soothing, treating, and healing the skin at the same time. It can also calm down inflamed areas helping to reduce the heat, pain, and redness that comes along with rosacea.

You can safely try rubbing a little coconut oil onto your eyebrows and eyelash area very carefully to keep mites and their eggs at bay.

Cooking with Coconut Oil

coconut, coconut water, coconut oilCoconut oil is a fantastic edible oil that’s full of powerful antioxidants and nutrients that’s vital for the diet. Apart from getting a metabolic and heart healthy boost, you’ll also be doing a favor for your rosacea.

The medium chain fatty acids and medium chain triglycerides create an uninhabitable pH environment for microbes. They also breakdown and expunge toxins, dirt, and bacteria for elimination from the body to keep all functioning systems intact and at its best.

While the cause for rosacea is unknown, consuming coconut oil for its internal benefits can help to keep rosacea symptoms at bay from the inside out! Feel free to scramble your eggs, load your smoothies, and sear up your meats and fish with this versatile oil to manage your rosacea!

Go Nuts for Coconuts!

Coconuts and other wild plants rich in natural oils have been used to effectively treat skin conditions for longer than any of you reading have been alive!

While rosacea is yet to be fully understood, you can start your own DIY and homemade rosacea treatments to get it under control. It’s okay if you feel a little cooky, because you have the green light to go nuts for coconuts! We’re right there with you!