The uses for coconut oil extend beyond the kitchen. While coconut oil has become quite popular for cooking, there are many more uses for this product. Today I’m going to share some of the various uses for coconut oil. From beauty to household needs, coconut oil is a great solution for anyone who wants to find a creative way to use this oil.
Coconut oil may be a good sunscreen for your outdoor time in the summer season. Studies have shown that coconut oil can prevent sun exposure by about 20%, so it may not be your go to, but if it’s all you have on hand, then it’s worth using minimally as sunscreen.
Use coconut oil to reduce the impact of eczema or other skin irritations. Simply rub coconut oil on your skin and let it sit. This is better than using a lotion that has other unnecessary ingredients added to it and will keep your skin less itchy as well as smooth when used on a regular basis.
Swishing with coconut oil for 10 minutes, which has become referred to as oil pulling, reduces the bacteria that cause gum disease, tooth decay, and dental plaque. This is a good natural practice to keep your dental health up to par without using bad chemicals found in other dental products.
Make your Own Mayonnaise
Using Egg yolks, Mustard, Lemon juice or apple cider vinegar, Salt and pepper, Olive oil, and Coconut oil you can make your own mayonnaise. This makes for a healthier option for using mayo in your salads or on sandwiches when enjoying a meal.
Insect Bite Cure
Summer season is full of those pesky insects that bite you and leave you scratching like crazy. Coconut oil is known for its anti-inflammatory properties that reduce the pain and itchiness that comes from bug bites. Gently rub a little coconut oil on the insect bite and cover with a bandage.
Apply coconut oil to your hair before or after shampooing to help keep your hair healthy looking. Coconut oil will minimize the appearance of split ends and other wear and tear that occurs during the summer season in our hair.
Use Coconut Oil To Clean Your Car!
While there has not been much said about using coconut oil for cleaning your car, there are many uses for it there. After you wash the outside, polish it with coconut oil. Clean the dashboard with a soft cloth and a little coconut oil for a clean look without harsh chemicals you would then have to breathe in. Make plastic bumpers and tires shiny with coconut oil as well. You will be surprised at how far a little coconut oil with go.
There you have it: various uses for coconut oil in your life. I hope that this list helps you use coconut oil in more ways than one from now on. It’s amazing what you can use coconut oil for, isn’t it?