Coconut oil is an ingredient that can be used anywhere, from your kitchen, to your beauty items. Here are 19 ways to use coconut oil:
- Cooking Oil
Coconut oil is excellent for cooking because it has higher smoke point.
You can add coconut oil in any smoothie. It will give you more energy, and your body will quickly absorb it. It will also prevent any digestive issues, it will regulate the cholesterol levels, and treat heart problems.
- Cast Iron Maintenance
If you rub coconut oil on your iron cookware, it will prevent sticking because it has a higher burn rate.
- Weight Loss
A tablespoon of coconut oil will give you energy, speed up your metabolism, and prevent any food cravings.
- Shaving Cream
If you are running out of shaving cream, rub some coconut oil on your skin, and shave the hairs. Your skin will be smooth, and you won’t have any cuts.
- Insect Repellent
Mix some coconut oil with any essential oil, and it will act as an insect repellent.
- Treat Itches
If you have some areas on the skin or the scalp that are itchy, or you have eczema, you should rub some coconut oil on those areas, and it will soothe them.
- Treat Acne
If you are struggling with acne, then you should definitely use this oil because it has anti-inflammatory and anti-bacterial properties that will heal the acne and soothe the redness.
- Athlete’s Foot
Since coconut oil has anti-bacterial and antifungal properties, it will treat any issues on the feet.
- Natural Deodorant
There are many recipes for natural deodorant, and everyone has coconut oil as an ingredient. Avoid all those chemicals from the store bought ones, and make your own!
- Head Lice
If you or your children have lice, then you should rub some coconut oil on the scalp, massage it, and leave it throughout the night. You should comb the hair the following morning, and wash it afterwards.
- Diaper Rash
Coconut oil will prevent diaper rashes and heal existing ones by forming a natural barrier to the skin.
- Polish the Furniture
You can polish your furniture with coconut oil and prevent any cracks on it. It is a natural solution for all those store bought polishes that contain many toxins and chemicals.
- Fire Starter
If you put a cotton ball or a piece of toilet paper in a jar of coconut oil, you will easily make a fire starter.
If your door makes those squeaky sounds, you should rub some coconut oil, and it will lubricate it.
- Remove Makeup
Rubbing your face with coconut oil will remove all your make-up and soothe your skin.
- Natural Toothpaste
Blend baking soda and coconut oil, plus some peppermint oil (for the freshness), and you will have your own 100% natural toothpaste.
- Bulletproof Coffee
Just a teaspoon of coconut oil in your coffee will add more flavour to it, give you more energy, and speed up your metabolism.
- Remove Sticky Stuff
Put a mixture of coconut oil and baking soda on the sticky areas, and you will get rid of them.