2. Erin Heatherton found out about the benefits of coconut oil by accident! She says she was blowdrying her hair in the kitchen and she was running really late. Then, she grabbed some coconut oil from the counter and thought- whatever! Famous model and actress just rubbed it on her face and hair. After that, she found out that it is antibacterial and decided to use it when she’s not in a hurry, too!