It’s no secret that coconut oil is a healthy cooking staple, but did you know it’s handiness extends way beyond the kitchen? Here are 10 clever ways to get more bang for your coconut oil buck at home
In the Bathroom
1. Make Up Remover
Out of make up wipes? Coconut oil to the rescue! Just a teaspoon lifts make up with ease, but without irritating or drying your skin.
2. Conditioning Hair Treatment
After shampooing, work a generous amount of coconut oil into your hair and let it sit for at least five minutes before rinsing to regain glossy, healthy-looking shine.
3. Nail and Cuticle Treatment
Skip hand cream and just rub a little coconut oil into hands and cuticles to instead. Goodbye ragged cuticles!
4. DIY Toothpaste
Brighten your pearly whites with a home-made natural toothpaste. Trust us, it’s not as complicated as it sounds. Simply mix equal parts coconut oil with baking soda.
5. Shaving Cream
Razor rash will be a thing of the past if you swap your normal shaving cream for coconut oil. It’s ideal if you want a super smooth shave and beautifully hydrated skin at the same time.
6. Shower Cleaner
If you’d rather avoid chemical-laden products, try coconut oil on a damp cloth instead. You’ll be amazed how well it works.
TIP: Always test a small patch of skin before going ahead with any of these treatments to be sure you’re not allergic to the oil you’re using.
In the Bedroom
7. Massage Oil
Treat your significant other to an indulgent massage using coconut oil. This little gem will leave skin feeling super soft without a greasy residue and the divine scent will linger long after the massage has finished.
In the Kitchen
Use it as a healthier substitute for butter when baking or as an alternative to olive oil when pan searing.
In the Lounge room
9. Wood Furniture Polish
Keep your wooden interiors looking their best with coconut oil, which is a natural shine enhancer.
In the Backyard
10. Soothe cuts and grazes
With its antibacterial and anti fungal properties, plus soothing benefits, coconut oil makes the ideal salve to treat minor scrapes and scratches.
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