Ever considered coconut oil to help moisturize and remove any irritation from shaving?

If not, you should!

While coconut oil has been growing in popularity as both a moisturizer and a shaving cream, it was only after I started using coconut oil for shaving that I realized just how good it is to use coconut oil for after shaving. It’s easy to apply and leaves my legs silky smooth. It’s a great move whether or not you want to use coconut oil for shaving.

Below, I answer the question is coconut oil good for after shaving as well as how to go about using coconut oil after shaving.

How To Use Coconut Oil For Shaving

Why Coconut Oil After Shaving?

Coconut oil is a great moisturizer. It’s full of vitamin E and fatty acids and has many amazing effects. It moisturizes the skin while also creating a barrier to protect it.

In fact, the International Journal of Molecular Sciences published this report which confirms many of the great properties of coconut oil and why you should want to use it on your skin.

According to this report, it is good on your skin as a:

  • Skin barrier repair
  • Antibacterial
  • Anti-inflammatory
  • Antioxidant
  • For wound healing
  • For skin aging

It’s a great product especially if you buy virgin coconut oil such as this.

Another big bonus is that it’s cheap and easy to use.

So now we know it’s a good moisturizer, is coconut oil good for after shave?

After shaving, skin is damaged and all the properties of coconut oil above make this the perfect time to apply it. I use coconut oil after shaving regularly and I can report it feels great to apply and feels great afterwards. My skin feels beautiful and it stops any feeling of irritation from shaving.

Woman applying coconut oil onto skin

If you are wondering can coconut oil help shaving rash, my experience is yes. In fact, just this morning I had some shaving rash and I applied some coconut oil.

While it’s no miracle cure and I still have the rash, it did fade it a little. It also stopped it feeling irritated and helped my legs feel smooth again.

Exactly How To Use Coconut Oil For After Shaving

I recommend you keep some coconut oil in your bathroom so you are all set to go.

Step 1: Take A Small Amount Of Coconut Oil In Your Hand

Coconut oil amount needed for shaving
How much coconut oil I need for one leg – not much

You only need a small amount to cover a bigger area than you might think. In the above photo, this is enough for me to apply to the whole bottom half of my leg.

Step 2: Rub On To Your Skin

The coconut oil is likely to be hard when you get it out of the jar. However, it will melt quickly as soon as you start rubbing it in. You can also rub it between your hands first to melt it.

Simply rub it all over the area you shaved.

Step 3: Enjoy Silky Smooth Skin

That’s it. You’re done!

Note, I do the same process whether I want to use coconut oil after shaving face or coconut oil after shaving pubic hair.


Coconut oil post shave is highly recommended with one exception – it does not work so well on very oily skin. Otherwise, rub on that coconut oil and moisturize and relieve any irritation. You’ll be glad you did!

You can also read my guide to using coconut oil to shave here and all my articles about using this great product here.


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