Coconut oil has become a phenomenon, partly because of its versatility. Itt can be used for frying, baking, moisturizing and even brushing your teeth. Here are 8 amazing ways for you to add a splash of coconut oil into your daily life!
1. You Can Use It To Make Toothpaste
You can use this oil as a toothpaste, fighting cavities and tooth decay. Coconut oil is a natural antibacterial and antibiotic, which is great for minimizing tooth decay and improving oral health.
2. Feed It To Your Four-Legged Friends
Whilst we all know that chocolate is not a treat for your dog, coconut oil is! Coconut oil is bit of a wonder product for cats and dogs, helping to clear up skin conditions, keeping coats glossy, deodorizing smells and eliminating bad doggy breath.
3. It’s An Energy Booster
You can add a teaspoon of coconut oil to your smoothies, not only for added flavor and filling but as a great energy boost. Coconut oil is made of medium-chain fats that break down easily, giving a quick boost of energy.
4. Use It As A Hair And Scalp Treatment
Coconut oil is fantastic for your hair. Apply it to dry hair and you’ll transform your locks, treating split ends and deeply nourishing hair, and let’s not forget the delicious, yummy smell!
5. It Can Be Used As A Moisturizer
Coconut oil isn’t just good for your insides, it’s great for your skin too. You can use coconut oil to help soothe chapped skin and lips and moisturize dry patches, such as feet, hands and elbows. You can even use it post-shave for silky, smooth skin.
6. Use It As An Eye Makeup Remover
Coconut oil makes an excellent makeup remover for the eyes. Whilst removing your eye makeup, you’ll be nourishing the delicate skin around the eyes. It can also be used on sensitive eyes and it also removes waterproof makeup!
7. It Acts As An Insect Repellent
For a natural and homemade insect repellent, mix together 10 parts coconut oil to one-part lemongrass or peppermint oil for a skin-friendly, anti-bug spray.
8. Homemade Deodorant
For a simple, homemade deodorant recipe combine ¼ cup of melted coconut oil with 1/8 cup of cornstarch, 1/8 cup of arrowroot powder and one teaspoon of baking soda. Pop it into an empty deodorant container or a small mason jar and refrigerate for about 15 minutes. Keep the deodorant at room temperature as then the coconut oil will be soft enough to apply on your armpits.