9 Unexpected Uses for Coconut Oil

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Coconut oil is known for its many uses in the kitchen, but did you know it’s a handy ingredient you have to stock at home? From your head to toe to the most inaccessible corner of your house, there are just hundreds of coconut oil applications. However, in this list, we won’t be discussing all of them. We’ll share 9 of the most unexpected uses.

1. An Organic Bug Spray

To keep irritating bugs at bay, create an all-natural bug spray from coconut oil. Add 10 drops of tea tree oil in half a cup of coco oil. And then, put the solution into a spray bottle. When needed, spray directly onto the skin.

2. Soothe Skin Irritations

For those suffering from Eczema, apply this oil on a daily basis to soothe the pain. Then again, before using it, make sure to consult your doctor. Some may exhibit allergic reactions upon using this.

3. Eyelash Enhancer

Achieve fuller eyelashes with coconut oil, lavender oil, and lemon juice. First, find an empty mascara tube with brush and put the mixture of the three ingredients in it. Apply it to your lashes at least three times a day for better results.

4. Ease Sore Throat

Sore throat can cause extreme discomfort. So once you feel signs of it, go and gargle a tablespoon of warm water and coconut oil, as well as a teaspoon of apple cider vinegar. It should help soothe the scratchy feeling in your throat.

5. Cheekbone Highlighter

If you wish to look fresh and awake, contour your face by highlighting your cheekbones with coconut oil. Even a small dab could give your cheeks a beautiful and glowing appeal.

6. All-Natural Greaser

Did you just run out of cooking spray? Don’t panic because you still have coconut oil. You can use it as a substitute to conventional cooking spray. Not only will it prevent food from sticking; it’ll also add flavor to what you’re cooking.

7. Lotion Bars

Yes, you can create lotion bars with this oil. Along with essential oils and beeswax, heat coconut oil over medium heat. As soon as they melt completely, pour the mixture into a mold. Once it is firm, you can use it like lotion onto your body. Better yet, just make your own bath melts.

8. Lice Remedy

When it’s hot, lice becomes a widespread problem. But don’t let it bother you. Again, coconut oil can help. Before anything else, rinse head with apple cider vinegar and then use a fine-toothed comb to brush the hair. As soon as the hair dries, massage coconut oil into the scalp and let it sit whole day. After that, comb through again and wash with your favorite shampoo.

9. Face Primer

It’s known that coconut oil is great at removing makeup, but it also does a good job as a makeup primer. Before you apply makeup, rub a small amount onto your face. By doing that, your foundation will stay all day.

Were you surprised to know these uses? I was, too. That is why I highly recommend to keep a jar of coconut oil at home. You never know when the need arises.