Surprising Uses for Coconut Oil You Haven’t Tried Yet
Surely by now, you know a couple of uses for coconut oil. I bet you even know more than you let on. With hundreds of publications and websites talking about the different uses for coconuts, there is no doubt that every use of it has already been discussed.
However, we think that you will be surprised to know that there are still a couple uses left undiscussed. Here are several uses for coconut oil you did not know about.
There is nothing more frustrating than a gum that turns rock solid once it sticks on hair, clothes, and shoes. Good thing coconut oil is here to the rescue! Coconut oil is a natural lubricant that you can use to remove the gum.
All you need is to rub a small amount of coconut oil between your fingers to soften it. Apply the melted coconut oil to the area where the gum is stuck. Gently rub it out. You do not need to worry about inflicting damage on the material since coconut oil is extremely delicate. Chew on that!
If you love a creamy coffee but cannot use dairy then coconut oil is the perfect alternative to use. All you need is to combine ½ cup of melted coconut oil, ⅓ cup of honey, ½ teaspoon of cinnamon, and ¼ teaspoon vanilla in a bowl. Whisk the ingredients together until well-blended. Store the mixture in a jar and close the lid tight to keep it fresh. You can add a spoonful of the mixture for a creamy cup of coffee in the morning.
When you use makeup regularly, it is vital to regularly clean your brushes to keep it free of bacteria. Coconut oil, with its antibacterial and antifungal properties, is a natural alternative to keep your brushes ship shape. You do not need to worry about chemical residue since it is completely natural!
To clean makeup brushes, rub the oil in the fibers and let it sit for an hour. Make sure every strand is coated. Rinse with warm water afterward. If you are worried about some coconut oil left on the brush, you do not have to. Since coconut oil is a natural moisturizer, there is no harm.
Commercial insect repellent can help you keep itch and bite free. However, it is not the safest thing to apply on your skin. Good thing coconut oil can be used as an active ingredient in creating an organic homemade insect repellent.
All you need is to combine 1 tablespoon of essential oil with one cup of coconut oil. Stir to combine the ingredients together. Spoon out a generous amount of the mixture you need to apply full coverage to your skin. Apply it as you would a lotion.
Have you tried any of these uses for coconut oil? We bet you have not! Make sure to try out these incredible uses to maximize the benefits brought by a jar of coconut oil.