A few days ago I posted a picture of Trader Joe’s Organic Coconut Oil Spray on my Facebook page telling everyone how I started using it as a quick body and hair spray (for fly aways, dry ends and deep conditioning masks). I got quite a few comments, ranging from excited to try it to concerned about the ingredients to telling me I’m lazy (really dude?) to someone who thought it was creepy. How coconut oil is creepy is beyond me.

To those concerned about the ingredients, it contains organic coconut oil, soy lecithin, natural flavors and propellant (no chlorofluorocarbons). While I generally recommend only applying to your body what is safe to eat, and I don’t eat soy, this contains a minuscule amount of non-GMO soy lecithin (I asked about the non-GMO part). I’m really unconcerned with a tiny amount of GMO-free soy being applied to my skin.

Would I eat this? No. Would I apply it to my hair and skin to save time? Hell yes!

This is now my favorite way to apply coconut oil. You simply spray it up and down your body, give it a quick rub in and you’re done. It’s much quicker and dries much faster than scooping coconut oil out of the jar and applying it by hand. I don’t plan on or recommend doing this all the time, but it’s a great alliterative when you’re in a rush.

My other favorite way to use this is to apply it as a hair mask. I do coconut oil hair masks once a week because they’re do hydrating. I apply from the mid-length of my hair to the ends and I sleep in it. When I wash my hair in the morning, it’s much softer.

I also use this when my ends get a bit dry or when I have fly aways. It tames frizz and provides some much needed moisture to the ends of my hair. It’s also an AMAZING eye makeup remover. Got raccoon eyes post shower? Just spray some of this in your hands, apply to eye area and wipe away with toilet paper. Works like a charm.

The reality is that I am not a perfectionist. I don’t always have time to apply coconut oil out of a jar. I’m not concerned with the fact that the ingredients aren’t 100% perfect – because they’re still pretty damn good. Especially when compared to lotions, hair masks and body products most people use (hello, carcinogenic parabens!).

Using the spray is an quick and easy way to apply coconut oil. And it’s a much better option than choosing 99.9% of lotions and hair masks on the market.



  1. If we had it in South Africa I would use it too. And I also don’t/cannot eat any Soy products but in the case where it is such a minute amount I agree with you. As for the comments about it being creepy and weird…really!?! I think the comments should just go right back to the people who wrote them. BTW I love your website 🙂

  2. I agree with you completely. I’ve been buying the jar one to ingest and cook with, and now will buy the spray to apply to my skin instead of the messy jar. Thanks!

  3. I love it i use it for my eczema i normally use the jar but they were all out so i got the spray and i use it as a daily moisturizer i havent had a eczema break out in months and my skin is much more smoother and very clearer i love this its the best thing ever

  4. I didn’t but the Trader Joe’s but I did buy a coconut oil cooking spray today to try it. I also use the jar of coconut oil as a hair mask. But holy smokes it’s such a pain and a lot messy. I bought this as a finishing spray to make sure my naturally curly/wavy bleached hair doesn’t look awful in the almost daily humidity here on the Gulf Coast.

    I sprayed it on my hands, rubbed it on the outside and ends of my hair and what was left over on my hands, I rubbed into my arms. Win-win!

    I found your article by searching to see if anyone else had done this…and here you are. How is your hair now after several months? Are you or have you noticed any disadvantage to using the cooking spray as opposed to the jar of coconut oil?

    • dani Reply

      I haven’t, but I use both. Just depends. My hair is honestly SO much healthier. I put the coconut oil in every night before I wash my hair the next morning. Finally my hair isn’t breaking off at the ends anymore!

  5. I use coconut oil in the shower and let it absorb I to my skin and then towel dry. The spray would be so much easier. I have to let the hot water run over the jar until it’s soft enough to use.

  6. I found your article by searching to see if anyone else had done this…and here you are.

    Me too like Christine.. txs. i did it this morning and my feet don’t look dry.. nice and moist in my summer sandals.. and guess what it is ” Trader Joe’s ” too.. I bought it for cooking and it sitting on my dresser in my room now.. and came to work and Voila! in searching.. TXS for sharing and for all else that shared too.. OH! most DEF!… love.. my skin feels smooth .. I just spray on my body and rubbed in with my hands after my bath this am..feel so good.. happy friday..

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