Coconut oil is a very diverse beneficial oil to stock in your bathroom and pantry. Whether you are new to coconut oil or have been using this superfood for a while, here are twenty interesting ways to start incorporating coconut oil in your everyday lifestyle:
1. Eye Make-up Remover. Use a cotton pad and gently wipe eye make-up off. The coconut oil will moisturize the eye area and lashes.
2. Cuticle Softener. Rub into cuticles before bed to soften cuticles and prevent hang nails.
3. After Shave Cream. Massage oil into skin after shaving to moisturize and prevent razor burn.
4. Lip Balm. Massage onto lips to prevent dryness and cracking through out the day and especially before bed to wake up with super soft lips.
5. Tooth Whitener. Add to baking soda to make an all natural whiting toothpaste (Tip: be sure to spit coconut oil out into the trash NOT into the sink. Oils can clog up drains). To give it a refreshing kick, add a drop of your favorite peppermint oil.
6. Tame Frizzy Hair. Rub a very small amount of oil into hands and lightly brush fingers through hair to prevent frizzing.
7. Diaper Ointment. Coconut oil is free from petroleum, additives and fragrances. Its anti-fungal properties makes it a great all natural alternative to traditional diaper creams.
8. Pregnancy Stretch Mark Preventative. Generously rub on belly during pregnancy and after to keep skin nourished and greatly reduce stretch marks.
9. Cooking Oil Replacement. Coconut oil is a "good fat" type of oil and it brings out a whole new unique flavor to your favorite dishes. Use it also as an equal replacement for butter.
10. Itchy Skin Relief. Coconut oil is an amazing oil for relieving itchy skin problems due to eczema, psoriasis, chicken pox, poison ivy, etc.
11. Luxurious Massage Oil. Coconut oil heated up between the hands and rubbed onto the skin creates a lovely spa worthy tropical smelling massage oil.
12. Dry Feet Repair. Mix coconut oil with salt to create an exfoliating foot scrub to remove dead skin and moisturize feet.
13. Pleasure Oil. Over-the-counter lubricants are often full of harmful chemicals, can interfere with fertility and are prone to cause infections. Coconut oil in its extra-virgin or virgin state is a natural fungicide and completely free of chemicals and additives. With coconut oil you get an added bonus: while many brands are free of any scent, the extra-virgin variety with its pleasing coconut fragrance can bring a whole new level of pleasure to your sex life.
14. Leather Conditioner. Coconut oil is not just for cooking or for the skin, it also makes a great conditioner for leather boots, purses, belts and furniture.
15. Food Topping. Drizzle melted coconut oil on your favorite foods and snacks like yogurt, popcorn, granola, fruit, oatmeal for an added zing of flavor.
16. Pet Health. Use coconut oil to prevent or relieve cracked paw pads, skin irritation from dermatitis, bug bites etc.
17. Cradle Cap. Coconut oil is a great all natural topical treatment for cradle-cap in infants and getting rid of those pesky, yellow scalp scales without all the chemicals.
18. Sore Nipple Relief From Breastfeeding. Because of coconut oil's natural antimicrobial, anti-fungal and anti-inflammatory properties it can be used to relieve sore cracked nipples during breastfeeding.
19. Coconut Coffee. Blend a cup of your favorite brewed coffee, a spoonful of coconut oil (teaspoon, tablespoon or more depending on desired taste). You can also add cinnamon, vanilla or natural creamer for added flavor.
20. Night Skin/Eye Cream. Heavy creams can clog pores. Coconut oil provides a thin layer of hydrating and nourishing moisture. The eye area is especially sensitive. Dab coconut oil lightly under and around the eyes to prevent wrinkles.
Its important to choose a high quality coconut oil. Ingredients and processing matters. Choose a coconut oil that is virgin or extra virgin, organic, unrefined and unbleached. Our coconut oil is 100% raw and comes from hand harvested coconuts from a small plantation on the gulf shores of Thailand.
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