Coconut oil has become so popular and many thought it might just end up as a fad, however, it is sticking around because it has so many uses. It can be used in cooking, beauty, home, and healthcare.
So we have collected 13 of the most unexpected uses for Coconut oil just right for you:
1. Use it for crazy hair
You can use Coconut oil as a natural way to tame flyaway hair. Put a little oil in your palms and massage it into your hair. Leave it in your hair for a few hours and wash it out. The Coconut oil moisturizes your hair as when the hair is dehydrated it will become fly away.
2. Use it as a moisturizer
The oil of the coconut is a fantastic, all-natural way to keep your skin moisturized and looking its best, no matter what your skin type may be.
3. Use it for wounds
Did you know that applying coconut oil to cuts can help them heal faster? This is because this oil is packed with antibacterial properties that work wonders on the skin. So next time you have a cut, try using the oil of the coconut as a natural and effective way to promote healing.
4. Use it as a facial scrub
You can mix Coconut oil with Himalayan Crystal Salt and use it daily on your face. It’s gentle enough to use daily but strong enough to remove the dead skin you have accumulated in the day.
5. Use it for babies
Babies suffering from a nappy rash will benefit from a little coconut oil regularly to the bottom. Happy babies all around.
6. Use it for cats
The oil of the coconut can improve your cat’s coat and reduce hairballs by rubbing a little on your cat’s paw.
7. Use it as polish
Using Coconut oil on your wood can make it look healthy and last longer by absorbing into the wood instead of sitting on top of the wood as most polishes do.
8. Use it for bug bites
The oil of the coconut can be applied to the skin to soothe any bites acquired from summer bugs. It’s also suitable to use on animals if they also suffer from bug bites.
9. Use it for colds
You can mix coconut and peppermint oils and use them as a vapor rub when you are suffering from a cold/cough or flu.
10. Use coconut oil for dogs
If you want to keep your furry friend’s ears clean and healthy, try using the oil on a cotton ball. It’s a natural and effective way to get rid of any excess dirt or wax buildup. Your pup will thank you for the extra love and care! It’s antiseptic and soothing, and once the ear is clean, you can use a little more and rub it into the skin for an itch-free ear.
11. Use it for knots
Long-haired ladies will know the pain of knotty hair, but this can be eased without the help of a hair conditioner. Massage some coconut oil into your hair and let it sit for 2-3 minutes.
12. Use it for a flaky scalp
The oil of the coconut is very moisturizing and nourishing if you suffer from a dry scalp causing white flakes. Try wetting the hair, massage the oil into the scalp, and leave for 15 minutes. Then rinse out with a gentle shampoo and repeat 3 times per week or less as it improves.
13. Use it for rust
Coconut oil is great for rusty tools in your home. Spread some oil thinly over the rusted item and leave for 1-2 hours, run some warm water over the area and wipe with a cloth.