Has anyone ever told you that coconut oil is magical? Seriously it is a super source. You can use Coconut Oil for just about anything and everything! Yep! From cooking to personal care to even household hacks – this is stuff is truly magical!
I recommend purchasing it in large bulk and then separating it to be used for multiple uses. For instance, make a container specifically for cooking, one for lip ointment, another for diaper rash cream and so on. This way it never gets contaminated.
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We’ve found more than 25 uses for coconut oil around your home!
Ear Wax Removal
Warm a small amount in the microwave. Fill a dropper with up to a tablespoon. Turn your head to one side and place a few drops into your ear. Allow it to sit for 10 minutes and then rinse with warm water. Repeat on the other ear.
When taken daily, coconut oil can help with weight loss. Eat around 3 1/2 tablespoon daily — spread throughout the day.
Apply to your body after your bath or shower as a natural moisturizer.
Make homemade deodorant or deodorant bars with coconut oil.
Eye Makeup Remover
Dab a little onto a cotton ball and use to remove your eye makeup quickly and easily.
Diaper Rash Treatment
Make your own diaper rash ointment for those sore bottoms.
Cradle Cap Treatment
Massage a small amount of coconut oil onto the top of your baby’s head. Leave it on for a few minutes and gently rinse with a warm washcloth.
Apply to sunburned skin to sooth and cool.
Apply a small amount of coconut oil directly to the affected area. If the infection is in your mouth, melt 1-2 tablespoons and then apply.
Natural Bug Repellent
Mix with various essential oils to create your own natural homemade insect repellent.
Apply small amounts to breakouts to dry and heal acne.
Unstick a Zipper
Apply a small amount to the zipper’s teeth. Slowly zip back and forth and it will become unstuck.
Season Cast Iron Cookware
When you get new cast iron cookware, it needs to be seasons. Use coconut oil rather than vegetable oil.
When you have oil or grease on your hands, use coconut oil to break it down. Then, wash it away.
Sooth Bug Bites
When you get bit, apply a small dab of coconut oil onto the bite to stop the itch.
It’s important to season a cast-iron pan with a protective coating to keep it in good working order. Swap out vegetable oil or shortening and use coconut oil instead.
Add a teaspoon to your coffee as a natural coffee creamer.
Soothe ear infections
Melt a small amount of coconut oil (1 tbs or so) and put onto a cotton ball. Place the cotton ball in your ear.
Increase breastmilk supply
Nursing moms can consume 3-4 tablespoons a daily to help increase milk supply.
If you have dry hair, coconut oil can be used as a deep conditioner. Just add some oil to your wet hair and allow it to absorb for few minutes. Rinse, dry and style as usual.
Mix a little coconut oil with lemon juice for a natural furniture polish.
Remove labels or adhesive
Put a small amount of coconut oil over the label or adhesive residue and let it sit for a couple of minutes. Wipe away the label. You can use a little coconut oil on a towel to scrub any remaining residue.
We’ve all heard of using peanut butter, but coconut oil can be just as effective. Put a small amount onto the gum. Allow it to sit for a bit and then slowly remove the gum.
Natural Hair Detangler/Frizz Treatment
Rub a little oil onto your hands and then apply to the tangled sections of your hair. Allow to sit for a moment and then brush away the knots.
Natural lip balm
Mix 2 Tbs of coconut oil with 2 Tbs of beeswax and 1 Tbs of shea butter in a pan. Pour into a container and allow it to harden. You’ve got natural lip balm.
If you have silverware or other items that have rust on them, apply a small amount of coconut oil and allow it to sit for a while. Wipe clean and the rust should be removed.
Cooking and baking
Use in place of butter for healthy cooking. The substitution rate is 1:1. That means, if the recipe calls for 1 Tbs of butter, you can use 1 Tbs of coconut oil.
Prevent stretch marks during pregnancy
Apply small amounts of oil to your stomach and hips to reduce stretch marks. (Please consult with your doctor before doing so, to ensure it is safe for your situation).