50 Everyday Uses Оf Coconut Oil

  1. Food Poisoning Relief

2-3 tablespoons of coconut oil a day mixed with your freshly squeezed orange juice will give you an instant relief.

  1. Prevent Split Ends

To get shiny hair, use coconut oil as a hair mask or after shampooing just a little bit of it on the split ends, to avoid further breakage.

  1. Use for sun protection

Sun protection crèmes have been connected with skin cancer in many cases. Studies have shown that even though they protect from the harmful UV rays, they do more harm on the skin because of the toxic chemicals in their content. In this case coconut oil comes as a natural sun protection crème which will do you no harm, but instead will give you an extra glowing suntan.

  1. Improve Circulation

Coconut Oil balances the cholesterol levels, increasing the blood flow, giving you an extra energy boost.

  1. Tattoo Moisturizer/Healer

Most of the tattoo artists will recommend a crème or even Vaseline as moisturizer and healer of the damaged skin after tattooing. However, why not try coconut oil as the most natural alternative?

  1. Prevent Lice

Lice cannot stand the smell of coconut oil and they stay away from it. Isn’t that great?

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  1. Fight Ringworm

Ringworm is in the same category with other skin infections, such as athlete’s foot and it is caused by several types of mold like fungi that feed on the dead tissue in nails, skin and hair. It truly looks like a ring and it is very itchy and unpleasant. Rubbing a small amount of coconut oil over it, three times a day will help you fight it.

  1. Eyelash Enhancement

Apply a thin layer of coconut oil to your eyelashes every night before going to sleep. The proteins that coconut oil contains will moisturize your eyelashes, preventing breakage and brittleness, at the same time encouraging their growth.

  1. Reduce Dandruff

Coconut oil works well both for a dry scalp and dandruff. Dandruff is in fact caused by fungus, and since coconut oil has anti-fungal properties, it makes dandruff disappear. You should massage your scalp with coconut oil 2-3 times a week and see improvement.

  1. Fight Acne

Apply coconut oil over the acne daily and you will soon see the results.

  1. Dust Repellant

Even though some of you might question this use of coconut oil, thinking that rubbing coconut oil over surfaces will attach more dust to them, it is in fact the other way round. Rubbing coconut oil on surfaces will keep them from collecting dust. Before applying coconut oil to a certain surface, you should always try a little bit over a smaller area, just to see if the material doesn’t damage itself from the coconut oil. If not rub it all over.

  1. Clean Makeup Brushes

Your makeup brushes can be a hidden place for lot of bacteria. Therefore weekly or monthly cleaning is necessary. Just by coating them with coconut oil and rinsing with water afterwards, they will be bacteria- free, smelling fresh and clean.

  1. Grease a Bicycle Chain

Just by rubbing a thin layer of coconut oil over your bicycle chain, you will keep it running smoothly.

  1. Grease Baking Pans

Grease your baking pans with a layer of coconut oil before baking, to avoid the daunting process of cleaning and rinsing afterwards.

  1. Unstuck a Zipper

It is one of the most inconvenient situations when a zipper gets stuck and you are in a rush, right? Well, for those of you who didn’t know, coconut oil will save you yet again. Rub just a little and off you go!

  1. Give Plants a Shine

Your plants will be replenished with all the nutrients that coconut oil contains once you rub a little bit of coconut oil.

  1. Remove Rust

You will encounter rust on most of the metal material throughout your life. However, since you cannot escape it, you can easily remove it, by pouring coconut oil over the rusty objects, wait for 2 hours, rinse it in hot water and wipe it with a cloth. You will get to see them shining, being as good as new.

  1. Detail Your Car

Buff a little bit of coconut oil to the dashboard and leather seats in your car to give it a lustrous sheen.

  1. Ink Cleaner

If you spill ink do not panic. Get your coconut oil as soon as possible, pour some over it and wipe it with a dry cloth.

  1. Metal Polish

Rub a little bit of coconut oil to the metal and then buff it with circular movement to shine.

  1. Remove Chewing Gum

By pouring coconut oil over the chewing gum and waiting for about 5 minutes, you will see how it is easy to get is out from anywhere it has been detangled.

  1. Leather Polish

Just use a dry cloth and a little bit of coconut oil to brush the excess of dust and give the leather a healthy shine.

  1. Itchy Dogs

If your dog has dermatitis, it can cause quite some trouble like itching, until it gets all raw and bloody. So by giving it 1-2 tablespoons of coconut oil a day will relieve the symptoms and soothe the pain.

  1. Give your Dog a Healthy Shine

Feed your dog 1 or 2 teaspoons of coconut oil a day, according to their weight. It will work well for their overall health and also it will provide their coats a shine.

  1. Stop Sticky, Squeaky, Hinges

For those of you who have a squeaky annoying door, applying a little bit of coconut oil on the hinges will save your nerves.

  1. Clean Sap

Rubbing your hands with coconut oil and rinsing afterwards with water will do wonders!

Sources:

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