My friend just posted a link to what you can use Coconut Oil for. After reading it, wow. You can pretty much use it for anything. I didn’t realize how many people use coconut oil! Are you one??? What do you use it for??? Leave a comment cause I have never tried it!
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You might become a fan after reading some of these awesome ideas:
• Cradle Cap – having issues with dry skin on your baby’s scalp? Coconut oil will not only nourish your baby’s skin, it also helps eliminate cradle cap. Just rub a teaspoon onto scalp daily.
• Dandruff – coconut oil soaks into the scalp moisturizing dry skin and relieves symptoms of dandruff. It also helps to control oil secretion from the scalp, another leading cause of dandruff.
• Deodorant – coconut oil alone can be used as a deodorant, but even more effective in combination with cornstarch/arrowroot powder and baking soda!
• Diaper Salve – very comforting on a rashy bum with no harsh chemicals. Also safe for cloth diapers.
• Exfoliator – coconut oil mixed with sugar or sea salt is a very nourishing and effective exfoliator and safe to use all over the body.
• Eye cream – apply under the eyes to reduce puffiness, bags and wrinkles. Use on the lids in the evening.
• Face Wash/ Soap – mix equal parts coconut oil with either olive oil or castor oil and use in place of soap when washing your face. Wet face, rub oil in and leave on for two minutes, rinse and pat dry. One teaspoon should be adequate.
• Hair conditioner/ Deep Treatment – use as a leave-in hair conditioner by applying a teaspoon of coconut oil to your ends and then running your fingers through your hair to distribute the rest! For a deeper treatment, rub in a tablespoon of coconut oil onto your dry scalp and gently work through to the ends. Put a shower cap on to prevent transfer onto bed linens and leave on overnight.
•Hair Gel/ Defrizzer – rub a little between your palms and either scrunch into hair (for curly hair) or finger comb in through from scalp to ends (for wavy/straight hair).
• Healing – when applied on scrapes and cuts, coconut oil forms a thin, chemical layer which protects the wound from outside dust, bacteria and virus. Coconut oil speeds up the healing process of bruises by repairing damaged tissues. Plus, it smells a heck-of-a-lot better than anything from the pharmacy.
• Lubricant – it is an all-natural, perfectly safe personal lubricant. Not compatible with latex!
• Makeup Remover – use a cotton swab and a dab of coconut oil and you would be amazed at how well it works!
• Massage Oil – pretty simple; grab some and rub!
• Moisturizer – simply scoop some out of the jar and apply all over your body, including neck and face.
• Mole Remover – when applied after an apple cider vinegar compress for several weeks, moles have been known to “slide off” or just disappear.
• Nipple Cream – works great to nourish cracked, sore or dry nipples. Apply to a cotton ball and leave on your nipples between feedings.
• Oily Skin Fix – prone to oily skin or an oily T-zone? Use a pea sized amount underneath makeup or alone to reduce the appearance of oil.
• Pre Shampoo Treatment for Hair – rub a little into scalp and hair before shampooing. This is especially useful for those with course or frizzy hair.
• Pre-Shave – coconut oil will prep skin for the pending damage caused by shaving.
• Skin Problems – coconut oil relieves skin problems such as psoriasis, dermatitis, and eczema.
• Stretch Mark Cream – coconut oil is great at nourishing damaged skin. It may not be the magic stretch mark cure but it will help.
• Sun Burn Relief – rub liberal amounts of coconut oil into the affected area.
• Sunscreen (All Natural) – see post on natural sunscreen for more detailed information.
• Swimmers Ear – mix garlic oil and coconut oil and put a few drops in affected ear for about 10 minutes. Do this 2-3 times a day and it usually works within one or two days.
• Tattoo Healing and Moisturizer – continued use of coconut oil on tattoos will help keep the pigment from fading. Used on new tattoos, coconut will hasten the healing process and decrease the chance of infection.
• Toothpaste – there are numerous recipes out there but I just mix coconut oil and baking soda and dab a little of the mix on my toothbrush.
• Wrinkle Prevention and Wrinkle Reducer – rubbing coconut oil on winkles and sagging skin helps strengthen the connective tissues to bring back that youthful look
To see the full list of what you can do with coconut oil, check it out HERE!!!