Since time immemorial coconut oil has been used for moisturizing and nourishing the skin. Packed with fatty acids, antimicrobial and antioxidant compounds, coconut oil is the perfect remedy for skin problems. It is widely used in homemade skin care recipes such as in moisturizer, body and hand scrub and lip balm. It can also be used for making homemade mascara, shaving cream, eye liners and deodorants. Women with dry or sensitive skin will especially benefit from these homemade coconut oil based skin care recipes. In addition to using the coconut oil skin recipes for nourishing your skin and as cosmetics, they can make useful DIY gifts for your female friends.