I love coconut oil-I’m seriously never without it in the house. When we moved from England back to the US this summer it was one of the must have items I bought on my first grocery trip to stock up our new house. I’ve shared so many different ways I use coconut oil here on the blog but since I’ve never listed them all I wanted to share that with you today!
- DIY Hair Mask
- Frizz Fighter-rub a small amount between your hands and use to smooth frizz
- Use to get gum out of hair-just rub on the gum and work out of the hair!
- Chapped Skin Balm
- Coat raw red stuffy noses on to protect skin
- Bug Bite Balm
- Skin moisturizer- rub a light layer on after the shower
- Skin Smoothing Salt Scrub
- Homemade Eye Makeup Remover-mix 1 cup water, 1 1/2 tablespoons tear free baby shampoo and 1 tablespoon coconut oil-mix and wipe with a soft cloth
- Homemade Chapstick
- Lip Scrub
- Add a few drops of tea tree oil to a tablespoon of coconut oil and massage into scalp to help dandruff or cradle cap
- Homemade Body Butter
- Citrus Sugar Skin Scrub
- Cuticle Moisturizer- rub on to cuticles daily to keep soft
- Mix with a few drops of skin-friendly essential oil for a homemade massage oil
- Substitute for butter on toast
- Add a tablespoon to smoothies for a flavor kick
- Mix half and half with butter for popcorn
- Add a teaspoon along with your favorite sweetener to coffee as a non-dairy alternative
- Replace vegetable oils in any recipe
- Homemade Goo Gone
- Mix one part beeswax with 3 parts coconut oil for a “wood butter” to rub into wooden spoons, bowls, and cutting boards to prevent drying
- Season cast iron cookware
- Swallow 1/2 teaspoon to soothe a sore throat (or dissolve in hot tea)
- Mix equal parts baking soda and coconut oil and add a drop of peppermint oil to make homemade toothpaste
- Clean makeup brushes by rubbing with coconut oil to saturate then washing as usual
- Diaper rash soother-rub a small amount on irritated skin to soothe it
- Healthy fat supplement: over 50% of the fat in coconut oil is lauric acid. In fact, coconut oil is the richest source of lauric acid after breastmilk.
- Use to dilute essential oils for topical use
- Replace lanolin with coconut oil for nursing mothers with soreness or chapping
- Massage into skin to help soothe itching from rashes or bug bites
What do you use coconut oil for? Let me know in the comments and I’ll add it to the list!
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