Beauty DIY: Coconut Lavender Ingrown Hair TreatmentLet’s be honest: There is no way to make pesky ingrown hairs glamorous. They just are what they are. Ingrown hairs form when hair follicles curl around and grown back into your skin instead of rising through it (I told you, not glamorous). One of the best ways to avoid these little bumps is to exfoliate regularly. I exfoliate my face with a gentle facial scrub every night before bed, and I use my Clarisonic a few times a week. I use a body scrub on the rest of my skin, or a loofah with shower gel. But no matter how meticulous you are with your skincare routine, ingrown hairs are almost inevitable, especially on the areas where you shave, wax, sugar or use any other hair removal method.

Luckily, at our last photoshoot Team LC researched an all-natural ingrown hair treatment that is easy to make and gentle on the skin. And it smells divine, too.

Without further ado, here is a DIY concoction to prevent ingrown hairs…

You will need:

  • 3 tablespoons coconut oil
  • 7 drops lavender oil
  • 12 drops tea tree oil


  1. Mix all ingredients in a small jar or bottle (preferably one that can be sealed off so you can use your mixture later).
  2. Apply a small amount to affected area after shaving, waxing, or any hair removal and rub in until it begins to absorb.
  3. Watch your ingrown hairs disappear!

This treatment works because the coconut oil is anti-fungal and anti-bacterial, yet moisturizing at the same time. The tea tree oil has major healing properties that can be used to fight infections, clear up acne, and reduce redness or irritation. The lavender oil has a soothing, calming effect on the skin. And the mixture of all three smells wonderful.

I hope you enjoy this ingrown hair treatment. Tell me if it works for you in the comments below!

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  • shabana baksh

    I have a lot of ingrown in my thigh area and I don’t know what to do about it?

  • Robyn Kosa Werner

    Do you melt the coconut oil first? I know coconut oil will harden up when it cools. Is it mixed enough in the initial stage to use straight out of the jar with the hardened oil? Or should you soften it?

    • Tracy

      Hi Robyn, fractionated coconut oil (FCO) remains a liquid all the time so is easy to blend oils with (and it doesn’t leave greasy stains on clothing or sheets). Regular hard coconut oil is fine, too, but your mixture may harden with the oil. Sometimes I scrape a little hard oil, hold it in the palm of my hand, drop EOs there, and melt/mix by rubbing my hands together. Just sort of depends on how much you want to mess around. Good luck!

  • Jessa Lytle

    I started using this treatment with a homemade tea tree sugar scrub, and I have been ingrown hair free ever since! I used to have terrible reactions along my bikini line and upper thighs, but now they are silkier than ever. Amazing!