59 Everyday Uses for Coconut Oil that Will Make Your Life Easier

When it comes to do-it-all ingredients, most people think of baking soda and apple cider vinegar at the first few seconds. In that way, coconut oil is underrated.

Coconut oil

There are countless of uses for coconut oil not just in the kitchen, but also for beauty treatments, health treatments and much more.

Most people think of uses for coconut oil only in the kitchen, but this do-it-all ingredient is much more than just that.

Here are some simple and easy uses for coconut oil.

Kitchen

Let’s start off with the kitchen, where most people use coconut oil as a healthy alternative.

– For cooking at high heat, coconut oil is one of the best because of the high smoke point

– Butter replacement for your toasts. You get a slight coconut flavor to your toasts, and a lovely taste and aroma

– You can add coconut oil to foods and drinks for more energy

– Your chocolate fondue will be healthier and richer if you add coconut oil to the dark chocolate

– One of the many uses for coconut oil in the kitchen is as a creamer for the coffee

– Do You want a healthy homemade Mayo? Go for coconut oil to replace other vegetable oils needed for homemade mayo

– Baked potatoes are even healthier and tastier with a touch of coconut oil in place of butter. Sprinkle some cinnamon to top it off

– If you want French fries, use coconut oil with rosemary and sea salt for the perfect taste

Beauty

Continuing with the beauty section, where almost everything can be achieved with a little help from coconut oil.

– Basic lotion for your skin

– You can make homemade deodorants and homemade deodorant bars keep you fresh

– Remove your eye makeup

– You can make a hair mask by running melting the coconut oil under warm water. Let it stay for five minutes, and then rinse

– You can also use coconut oil as a conditioner. Just rub it into your dry hair, and then close with a shower cap. Leave the coconut oil to stay there for several hours

– Hair uses for coconut oil do not stop at conditioner and shampoo. The oil can help you battle dandruff thanks to its antifungal properties. Make sure to use it two times per week on your scalp

– During the cold, winter days, coconut oil lip balm will keep your lips hydrated and chapped-free

– Coconut oil can be used to soften your cuticles and make your nails look more beautiful than ever

– Coconut oil is effective in treating under the eye skin, one of the most delicate skin areas in our body. The delicate skin is prone to dark circles, fine lines and puffiness, and coconut oil can solve all of those

– You can always scrub your body with coconut oil if you want hydrated and moisturized skin

– Coconut oil can be used to make your own toothpaste and keep your teeth and gum healthy and white

– For better whitening toothpaste, mix coconut oil with baking soda

– Stretch marks are women’s biggest enemy during pregnancy, and coconut oil can be used to prevent them

– Another one of the many uses for coconut oil is to get rid of cellulite. With that being said, coconut oil removes two of women’s biggest enemies: stretch marks and cellulite

– Rub directly on the skin to lighten age spots

– Men can also use coconut oil as an after shave lotion or shave cream

– With so many lice around, coconut oil can be used in combination with apple cider vinegar as a natural treatment

– Avoid dry skin on the hands after doing the dishes with a little help of coconut oil

– After you are done with your shower, apply some coconut oil on your body to keep you moisturized and hydrated

– For a gentle face wash, mix coconut oil with tea tree oil, raw honey and lavender oil to cleanse and moisturize your face in the morning

– Coconut oil itself is great tanning oil because of the sunscreen properties

– You can mix coconut oil with salt to take care of the dry skin on your feet

Health

– Avoid burning and increase your tolerance to sun rays with coconut oil in the summer

– After giving birth, you can apply coconut oil directly to the perineum to heal faster

– Speaking of babies and birth, massage the head of your baby to get rid of cradle cap

– Going further into mothers section, coconut oil can be a great alternative for lanolin cream for nursing nipples

– Coconut oil supports healthy thyroid function

– It can also be used for yeast infections

– Coconut oil boosts metabolism thanks to richness with lauric acid

– There is evidence that coconut oil boosts brain function, and can actually prevent and help with Alzheimer’s disease

– Add some coconut oil to your fruit smoothies to fight cholesterol

– Coconut oil can be an alternative to sports drinks as it gives you energy and keeps you hydrated. Mix coconut oil with chia seeds, water, and some fresh fruit for the best sugary processed drink alternative

– If you want a healthy and personal lubricant, coconut oil can be more effective than commercial products due to its antifungal, antimicrobial and antibacterial properties. It keeps your vagina flora healthy, but avoid using with any latex contraceptives

– Melt a tablespoon of coconut oil into your warm tea to soothe your sore throat

– Coconut oil improves sleep if taken daily

– Speeds up weight loss when taken daily

– Coconut oil improves the absorption of magnesium and calcium

– Prevents depression and anxiety due to the richness of beneficial (good) fats

– To alleviate allergy symptoms, you can rub coconut oil on the inside of your nose

– Improves insulin levels when taken on a regular basis

– Reduces appearances of varicose veins

– Helps with lessening arthritis symptoms and pain due to anti-inflammatory properties

– Can help soothe eczema and psoriasis symptoms

Home

Aside from the kitchen for cooking, coconut oil can also be used for some home tricks.

– Help your pets struggling with skin issues by using externally

– Create a natural bug repellent by mixing coconut oil with mint, rosemary and catnip essential oils

– You can use it as a salve for cracked heels

– For “green grease” of your bicycle chain, you can use a little coconut oil

– You can also lubricate kitchen appliances by rubbing a thin layer over the blades

– To make your plants look even sexier and more beautiful, rub a tiny bit of oil into them to keep the leaves dust-free and looking healthy

– When you cannot unstick your zipper, you have a problem. Little bit of coconut oil on the jammed zipper will do the trick

– You can prepare a homemade soap for your laundry work

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