Coconut oil and saving money? Oh yes! Nearly every household would have some coconut oil around the house. Whether it be in the kitchen or in the bathroom, they’re SOMEWHERE! Wonder why they’re everywhere? It’s because you can use them on basically ANYTHING!
From a wide range of cosmetic use to a variety of recipe needs, coconut oil is here whenever and wherever. They can be an alternative for basically anything, you can save money by just getting coconut oil!
Number 1: Hair
Are your hair looking a bit dull or have you been dyeing them a little bit too often? Coconut oil can be used to treat those dry and damaged hair! Not only that, they can also be used to prevent and treat dandruff, since they are caused by dry scalp!
Number 2: Dental Health
I know some people have tried making their own toothpaste using coconut oil, but if you don’t want to go that far in order to protect your teeth, then definitely try oil pulling with coconut oil.
I know oil pulling might sound fancy, I thought you literally pull oil in your mouth! It’s actually just swishing oil in your mouth! So grab yourself a bit of coconut oil and swish it for 10 minutes to reduce bacteria!
Number 3: Eczema
I don’t have eczema, but I have friends who do and they all said coconut oil helps them relieve it! It also helps with other things like dry skin or skin irritation, so give it a shot! No harm in trying!
Number 4: Make-up Remover
THIS is a hallelujah moment for many makeup users! I don’t use a lot of makeup, but my best friend is an expert in makeups and all I hear about is how expensive make-up removers can be! They can be a huge waste of money if they don’t work, where you have to apply it multiple times to work.
But for coconut oil, it does the same trick too! You can add coconut oil on your makeup and get them off easy peasy. I saw somewhere that it also works on waterproof make up too! My best friend now only uses coconut oil.
Number 5: Lose weight
I know oil and losing weight don’t usually go hand in hand, but apparently, coconut oil can help you burn fat and MAY help you lose some weight too! They are healthier than many other oils out there, so start adding them into your breakfast or drinks!
Here’s a great article on how coconut oil can help you lose some weight!
Number 6: Wound
Coconut oil can actually help with the process in wound healing. They can help you speed it up, so if you’ve ever got an injury, then definitely apply some on the wound for a quick recovery.
Number 7: Stain remover
I swear I’m written way too many stain remover posts, stain removing companies must be ripping us off! Did you know coconut oil can help with cleaning up stain? All you need to do is
- Combine one part coconut oil with one part baking soda
- Mix into a paste.
- Apply to the stain
- Wait five minutes
- Wipe away
That’s it! Easy right? You can also use it on carpet!
Number 8: Wood Polisher
Dull and fading wood? Don’t worry, add some coconut oil and white vinegar on the surface and polish it to bring those colour and shine back! It’ll look as good as new! Just remember to wipe it properly to avoid slipperiness (I think that’s a word).
Number 9: Body Moisturiser
Just like how coconut oil and help with your dry and damaged hair, you can also use it as a body moisturiser! So jump out of the shower and apply a thin layer of coconut oil on your body to keep those moistures in!
Number 10: Chapped Lips
Lips looking dry? Don’t worry, you can use coconut oil to soothe those dry and chapped lips for winter! You can of course simply apply it on your lips, but if you want to know how to make your DIY lip balm with coconut oil, then check out this post right now!
Number 11: Natural Deodorant
Smelly air pits? Looks like you need some coconut oil right now! Of course, you can directly apply on your arms and you’ll smell just like coconuts!
Number 12: Shaving Lotion
Coconut oils are sooo good at moisturising your skin, you can even use it as a shaving lotion if you don’t have one at hand! Grab yourself some coconut oil and spread them onto the surface before shaving to lock those moisture in!
You’ll end up with soft and smooth legs afterwards!
Number 13: Natural Insect Repellent
I’m a huge environmentalist and I will always always opt for anything that is harmful and natural. If you’re like me, then ditch those toxic chemical-filled insect repellent and go for a more natural one, with coconut oil!
To make your natural insect repellent, you can grab some coconut oil and then add in some essential oils like peppermint or citronella to keep those bugs away!
Number 14: Remove Sticker Marks
If you’ve got little kids around the house like me, then this is a must have! My siblings are obsessed with stickers and they stick them EVERY WHERE! On the chair, the cupboard, the wardrobe, the walls, the windows. You get the idea.
But it’s not that easy to remove once you find it 1000 years later! If that’s the case for you, then grab some coconut oil and spread a thin layer on the sticker! It’ll be easy to remove after that!
Number 15: Cooking oil!
I’m sure you’ll realise that coconut OIL can actually be used as regular cooking oil! If you don’t have any oil on you or if you want a healthier alternative, then go for coconut oil! Not only are they healthier, they can withstand high temperatures too. You can even have a healthy fried dish! (maybe…).
I hope this post was helpful for you if you’ve got some coconut oil lying around, waiting to be used up! If you have any other ways to use coconut oil, let me know in the comments below! Well then, bye for now!
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