Coconut oil uses are numerous and can extend to being a form of natural medicine, be used for natural beauty treatments and so much more. The coconut tree is considered the “tree of life” due to the various uses every part of it gives. The following are 13 amazing uses of your coconut oil;
1. Natural make up remover
Just a small dab of coconut oil will quickly liquefy eye makeup, making it easy to wipe off.
2. Lip balm
Dry chapped lips can happen during any season. Commercial lip balms are packed with unhealthy (and potentially toxic) ingredients, which is particularly concerning since we put them on our lips. The healing properties of coconut oil helps to nourish the lips, provides a touch of sun protection, and most importantly, is safe to consume.
3. Home-made toothpaste
Mix equal parts of coconut oil with baking soda then add a few drops of peppermint essential oil for homemade toothpaste.
4. Brush cleaner
Coconut oil can be used to clean your make up brushes and also hair brushes. It could also serve as a disinfectant, fighting bacteria stored in your brushes.
5. Massage oil
Coconut oil is a soothing and conditioning massage oil. Add a couple of drops of lavender oil and peppermint oil to help heal sore muscles, and stimulate mindful relaxation.
6. Shoe shiner
Save cash and time by using your coconut oil as a shoe shiner instead of the commercial made ones. Coconut oil can help cover blemishes on your shoe and is best for emergency situations.
7. It prevents and combats rust
To prevent rust, rub some oil on your silver wear, outdoor metal furniture, car parts, or anything else that is metal and prone to rusting. Coconut oil helps to combat rust when you spread a thin layer of pure oil over the rusted metal and let it sit for 1-2 hours to make your rusted metal usable again.
8. Natural hair conditioner
Using coconut oil for hair conditioning is not a new discovery as it has been in existence for a long time and was used before the invention of the commercially sold ones. Coconut oil can also serve as a moisturizer. It could also be used to strengthen and style hair.
9. Personal lubricant
Coconut oil is an effective and safe personal lubricant. Unlike commercial preparations, its anti fungal, antibacterial, and antimicrobial properties help keep the vaginal flora healthy. (One note: avoid using coconut oil or any oil with any latex contraceptives, as it can corrode the latex).
10. Skin moisturizer
Using Coconut oil for skin health works well as a moisturizer for your face. It absorbs quickly, and is non-greasy.
11. Replace unhealthy fats
You can bake with coconut oil. Use the same amount as butter or vegetable oil that is called for in the recipe. For biscuits, pie crusts, and other preparations where the fat is to be cold, freeze the coconut oil prior to using. Use coconut oil to grease baking sheets and cake pans, and your baked goods will simply slide right out.
12. It treats diaper rash
When your baby experiences painful diaper rash, rub some coconut oil around the affected area to sooth swelling, redness, itch, and burn.
13. Balance cholesterol level
Coconut oil contain healthy fats which have been proven to balance cholesterol level by increasing HDL cholesterol and reducing LDL cholesterol supporting heart health.