Coconut oil is one of the biggest crazes in recent years. Health nuts and DIY gurus have come up with infinite ways to use this versatile oil in our daily lives. Here are some of the most innovative uses for coconut oil you can’t miss!
Use it to make toothpaste
Let’s be honest, you probably don’t know what kind of chemicals are in the toothpaste you’re using. Mix coconut oil and baking soda into a paste to create your organic toothpaste.
Use it as shaving cream
Does your skin get too irritated when you shave? We have the perfect solution for you.
Use coconut oil instead of soap or shaving cream to remove the beard, hair from the legs and even the armpits. The coconut oil will leave your skin shiny and moisturized; also, it will prevent hairs from ingrown. There are studies that demonstrate that coconut oil is also antibacterial, so if you were to cut yourself with a rake, it would prevent your wound and skin from getting infected. You can get a jar of coconut oil and heat it under hot water in the shower. Apply it very well on your skin and you will notice how the rake glides smoothly. You can also choose to shave outside of the shower with coconut oil. You will feel that the rake slips less. The best of all? Your skin will be super moisturizing after a shave.
Do-it-yourself natural bug repellant
I think we can agree that mosquitos are the worst. But, if you don’t particularly love spreading chemicals all over your body either using commercial bug sprays. The good news is, you can make your own mosquito repellent that smells amazing, moisturizes and nourishes your skin at the same time. Just combine coconut oil with essential oils and bug repellent properties, like peppermint, citronella or lavender.
Apply it as deodorant
You can’t believe that coconut oil can also be used as a deodorant. If regular deodorants dry out and irritate your skin, it’s time to make your own deodorant. It is the ideal way to apply natural ingredients to your body. You will notice the results immediately. Just combine coconut oil with baking soda and 40-60 drops of essential oils to reduce your odor after your sweat.
The coconut oil will condition, hydrate, protect and prevent frizz in your hair.
Add a little coconut oil to your hands and rub it over your hair for stronger, shinier, healthier, and more conditioned hair. When it’s all full of coconut oil, comb it through and make yourself a bun. You can sleep with the coconut oil to take effect overnight; remember to put a towel on your pillow to avoid getting dirty. The next morning, rinse your hair and wash it as usual.