Coconut oil is incredibly popular for good reasons. It's cheap, 100% natural, and loaded with goodness. But more importantly, coconut oil is versatile. It goes with almost anything you eat or drink. You can safely apply it to your hair and skin without worry about negative effects. It is not only one of the healthiest foods on the planet but also provides loads of amazing benefits for your body and mind.
You can follow the 31 uses of coconut oil listed here. But don’t limit yourself with these ideas, feel free to experiment with this all-natural and healthy oil!
1. Oil Substitute for Cooking
Coconut oil has a very high saturated fat content, making it one of the best oil for high-heat cooking, including frying.
2. Baking Butter Substitute
Just remove the butter and replace with room-temperature coconut oil at a 1:1 ratio. Enjoy a light tropical flavor to your cookies, rolls, and bread.
3. Make Your Own Mayonnaise
Stop buying unhealthy commercial mayonnaise, and start making healthier alternatives to coconut oil. Many recipes are available online.
4. Delicious Toast Spread
Add some coconut oil with your favorite butter or jam, and enjoy a hint of tropical sweetness.
5. Energetic Smoothies
Add just a teaspoon of coconut oil to your smoothie and enjoy a super-energizing smoothie.
6. Flavor for Coffee
Blend fresh coffee with a tablespoon of coconut oil for a latte-like beverage without any of the dairies or added sugar.
7. Daily Mouthwash
Swishing with coconut oil for 10 minutes can reduce the bacteria that cause dental plaque, tooth decay, and gum disease as effectively as your antiseptic mouthwash.
8. Treat a Sore Throat
Mix a teaspoon of coconut oil with a cup of hot tea and sip to soothe a scratchy sore throat.
9. Get Rid of Lice
Rinse hair with apple cider vinegar, then comb out the nits. Coat the whole head with coconut oil, leave it on for 8 to 12 hours to smother any remaining lice, and finally, rinse out.
10. Heal Diaper Rash
Coconut oil is a perfect solution for treating rashes because of its antibacterial properties. Just apply a small amount to the surface regularly.
11. Remove Makeup
Coconut oil can also gently remove makeup and cleanse the skin. Rub a bit of coconut oil all over your face, and wipe clean with a washcloth or cotton pad. Rinse off any excess oil.
12. Lip balm
Apply a small amount of coconut oil to your lips and they will never become dry again.
13. DIY Body Scrubs
Mix coconut oil with other natural exfoliants, like grounded coffee to get your skin glowing naturally.
14. DIY Hair Masks
Coconut oil’s moisturizing power doesn’t just help skin—it can also work wonders for your hair. When your tresses are in need of a serious spa treatment, try an avocado hair mask.
15. DIY Massage Oil
Combining coconut oil with several drops of your favorite essential oil will ease sore muscles while tickling the senses and encouraging a mindful meditation.
16. DIY Night Cream
Apply some coconut oil gently on your face before going to bed, and it will hydrating and repairing your facial tissues while you are sleeping.
17. DIY Deodorant
Make your own DIY deodorant mix and enjoy tropical comforts in the summer.
18. DIY Candles
Make your own candles at home with just beeswax, coconut oil, and the essential oils of your choosing.
19. Hair Conditioner
Because it’s so hydrating, coconut oil works well as a leave-in conditioner. Work a tablespoon through damp hair, concentrating on dry, brittle ends.
20. Add to Your Bath
Add a tablespoon to the tub and enjoying a tropical aromatic sensation.
21. Skin Moisturizer
Rub a small amount of coconut oil anywhere on your skin when you need a little moisture.
22. Anti-itch Cream
Because of its antibacterial and anti-inflammatory properties, apply just a few drops to bug bits to reduce itchiness and soothing the skins.
23. Shaving Gel
Get a close, smooth shave by using coconut oil instead of shaving creams or gels. Coconut oil for skin will help prevent ingrown hairs and razor burn plus add moisture.
24. Remove Stretch Marks
Use coconut oil can reduce stretch marks and keep your skin moisturized at the same time.
25. Treat Ingrown Hairs When Shaving
Exfoliate the shaved area with coconut oil mixed with brown sugar, massage all over the area and wash off.
26. Sunburn Relief
Coconut oil can help soothe inflamed skin, reduce redness and hydrate skin.
27. Improve Brain Function
The MCTs in coconut oil are broken down by the liver and turned into ketones, which can act as an alternative energy source for the brain.
Dabbing a drop of coconut oil on your wrists, and let the immense tropical aroma calm you down and focus your mind.
29. Unstick a Zipper
If the zipper on your favorite pair of jeans keeps catching, apply a small amount (not enough to stain) of coconut oil along the teeth to get it moving smoothly again.
30. Silence Squeaky Hinges
Dip some coconut oil on the hinges and move it until it stops squeaking.
31. Leather Polish
Rub a small amount of coconut oil (no more than a teaspoon) all over boots, bags, belts, and other leather goods with a soft cloth to get them looking like new.
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