11/14/2014 02:08 EST | Updated 11/14/2014 02:59 EST

6 Uses For Coconut Oil

You may already be using coconut oil as an alternative cooking oil (or at least have thought about it), but there are good reasons to consider it for your daily beauty routine as well.

In the video above by Prevention, we learn about six easy beauty uses for coconut oil, from giving your hair some extra shine to helping out in the shaving department.

Typically, coconut oil jars cost about $10, and if you are buying one, aim for an option that has "virgin" on the label. Hydrogenated coconut oil or oils with trans fat can raise our "lethal" cholesterol and lowers our "healthy" cholesterol.

And yes, if you so choose, you can eat it right out of the jar.

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