10+ Genius Ways You’ve Probably Never Used Coconut Oil Before
Coconut oil is one of the most versatile and beneficial natural products you can use, and here are 19 ways to use it, in and out of the kitchen:
- Cooking Oil
The World’s Healthiest Foods claims that coconut oil has a higher smoke point, so excellent for cooking.
Coconut oil effectively regulates cholesterol levels, treats heart issues, prevents digestive problems and does not clog the arteries. It is quickly absorbed by the body and used for energy. Therefore, add it to your smoothies and enjoy its flavor and taste.
- Cast Iron Maintenance
Rub some coconut oil on the iron cookware to season it. It has a higher burn rate and prevents sticking.
- Weight Loss
This amazing oil will accelerate metabolism, curb your food cravings, and provide more energy to exercise.
- Shaving Cream
Apply some coconut oil and go in for a close shave. This will prevent cuts and will leave the skin smooth and soft.
- Insect Repellent
Mix it with your favorite essential oil and use it as a natural insect repellent.
- Treat Itches
Apply some coconut oil on the itchy areas to soothe them. You can also use it in the case of eczema and itchy scalp.
- Treat Acne
Its natural antibacterial properties quickly heal acne, and the anti-inflammatory qualities will soothe the puffiness and redness.
- Athlete’s Foot
Spread some coconut oil on the foot a few times daily to treat athlete’s foot, and its powerful antifungal properties will treat all issues on the feet.
Store-bought deodorants are full of dangerous chemicals, so you should find an easy recipe and prepare your own, natural coconut oil deodorant.
- Head Lice
Coconut oil is an effective way to fight head lice. Just massage it into the hair and scalp and leave it to act during the night. In the morning, comb the hair well. And wash as usual.
- Diaper Rash
Coconut oil forms a natural barrier which will heal diaper rashes and prevent new ones.
- Furniture Polish
Commercial furniture polishes are often loaded with cancer-causing agents, like phenol and nitrobenzene. Therefore, start using coconut oil to polish the furniture and prevent cracks on it.
- Fire Starter
Soak a cotton ball or a bit of toilet paper in coconut oil and you will get a simple and easy fire starter.
Rub a bit of this oil on the door of your office chair to stop the squeaky sounds.
- Makeup Remover
Rub it on the face to remove makeup and hydrate the skin.
Mix coconut oil with a bit of baking soda and a drop of peppermint oil, and prepare your all-natural, teeth-whitening toothpaste.
- Bulletproof Coffee
Add it to your coffee for a batter flavor and more nutrients. It will strengthen your immune system, accelerate metabolism, and boost your energy levels.
- Remove Sticky Stuff
Mix it with some baking soda and rub them on the sticky area. Then, rub off in order to remove it.