Coconut oil is buzzing these past few years, and theres a very good reason. Well, more good reasons to count, actually. Coconut oil has uses in beauty, fitness, nutrition, and much more. It’s light, tasty, aromatic, and complements a variety of food dishes and supplements. Here are some unique but effective uses for coconut oil that you never even imagined!
Coconut Oil is rich in vitamin E and an amazing skin hydrator and healer. A bit of coconut on scars or healing scrapes serves the multiple purposes of coating it, supplying nutrients, and even acts as an antibacterial killing off bacteria, virus, fungi, and infections. You can also use it on sunburns and other skin sores, think of it as an aloe vera substitute.
Believe it or not, simply applying coconut oil to your underarms is already better than some deodorants. It might not be what you’re used to, but it works. If you want to create a real DIY coconut oil deodorant stick, there are plenty of recipes involving coconut oil and ingredients like shea butter, baking soda, and cornstarch. Add a few drops of essential oils of your choice for extra scent and you got yourself some natural homemade deodorant!
If you’re an adult who’s ever touched, tasted, or done anything with coconut oil, you probably understand how this one works. Coconut oil can be a fun way to spice things up. We can’t get into too much graphic detail here, but use your imagination. Its moisturizing, tastes good, and is antifungal and antibacterial… there’s no reason not to try it. Just be careful using it with latex condoms as the oils may weaken the latex and result in tears.
If you’ve already started using it on your scars, armpits, and in the bedroom, your own homemade toothpaste will take your relationship with coconut oil to the next level! Some people prefer it to store bought toothpaste. Once again there are various recipes for making coconut oil toothpaste but they all involve just a handful of natural ingredients and you can adjust your recipe any way you like.
Coconut Oil French Fries
Coconut oil in the kitchen is nothing new, but how many of you have used it for deep frying? Its a healthy alternative to the toxic oils that most people and restaurants use for frying. If you’ve made french fries before, then you know how to make them with coconut oil. Add some salt and thats it! Healthy french fries.
Make Up Remover
Warmed up coconut oil is a healthy and natural way to remove make up. Simply rub it on your face and watch the make up dissolve. Rinse with warm water and you’re done. No need to use washcloths or additional cleansers. Be sure to use high quality and minimally pressed coconut oil as it is the least likely to clog pores.
Bug sprays are filled with toxic chemicals to drive away pests. If its not healthy for them, what makes us think its ok for us? Coconut oil can keep the bugs away just as well as bug spray, and you can reap all the other benefits from it as well if you were to apply some to your skin.
And were not talking in the bedroom! Things like jammed bike chains, locked up zippers, and squeaky door hinges are just a dab of coconut oil away from being fixed. Anything you could use WD-40 or lubricating oil on can be fixed with coconut oil.
Keep in mind this is just one small list of coconut oil’s myriad of uses. Coconut oil really is amazing!