15 Fascinating Uses for Coconut Oil
Coconut oil can be found in almost every large store today. However, people are not fully aware of the true potential that this oil has. We have prepared a list of 15 fascinating uses for coconut oil for our readers.
Coconut oil is one of the best natural products for body care and when all is summed up you will realize that it is much cheaper than the usual cosmetic products that we use. On top of that, most of them contain harmful chemicals. Here’s how you can use coconut oil and feel all the benefits of this oil.
Apply a small amount of coconut oil directly onto the skin right after showering. Use it instead of the standard oil.
Use a small quantity of coconut oil on your hair, mostly at the ends. Comb your hair thoroughly and wrap in a towel of use a shower cap. Leave it overnight and rinse it in the morning. Your hair will become stronger and shinier.
Eye makeup removal
Apply a small amount of coconut oil on the eyelids and eyelashes and then gently remove the residue with cotton wool. Coconut oil will remove even waterproof mascara without problems.
Replace vegetable oil
Coconut oil can replace vegetable oil in all recipes.
Prevent severe sunburns
In case you’ve stayed exposed under the sun for a long period of time, apply coconut oil on the affected area in order to prevent severe sunburns.
Treatment for cracked heels
Mix some coconut oil with sea salt and use this mixture to scrub cracked heels. This mixture is good for dry feet too.
Prevent stretch marks
Apply coconut oil a few times during the day on the breasts, abdomen and thighs to prevent stretch marks during pregnancy.
Add one tablespoon of coconut oil in your morning smoothie in order to boost your energy levels during the day.
Mix coconut oil and sugar and use it as a natural scrub for the whole body during showering.
Coconut oil has a very high steam point and it is great for cooking at high temperatures, unlike olive oil for instance.
Instead of using commercial shaving creams, use coconut oil.
Dressing for popcorn
This is a much healthier option compared to butter. Melted coconut oil tastes great.
Add a small amount of coconut oil in your relaxing bath to soften the skin on every part of the body.
Use it just like any other balm – apply it on your lips. You will get hydrated and attractive lips.
Hydrating night cream
Forget about the expensive hydrating creams and use coconut oil around the eyes and on your neck before bedtime. Your skin will be thankful.