Coconut oil may seem like a fad, but don’t dismiss it – some people see this humble oil as liquid gold, and rightly so – it has multiple benefits. Here are some of the best ways to use coconut oil every day.
1. Lighten age spots
Coconut oil comes packed with various antioxidants which help in fighting against age spots. Lighten age spots by rubbing coconut oil directly onto the skin daily.
2. Body scrub, hand scrub or foot scrub
Mix 2 parts coconut oil to one part Epsom salts as a DIY scrub, and rub onto areas of dry skin. It’s so relaxing and smells great. Be careful if you use this in the shower! The coconut oil may leave your tub a little slippery.
3. Remove makeup
Rub coconut oil into your skin and wipe off with a warm cloth to remove all traces of makeup.
4. Restore stuck zippers
Rub small amounts of coconut oil over them to ease them open.
5. Relieve a sore throat
Swallow a small dollop of coconut oil or add some to a herbal tea to stop the itching and soreness.
6. Wound salve
Coconut oil has been used for thousands of years to speed healing of rashes, burns, and open wounds. The antibacterial and antifungal properties of coconut oil help to keep the area free of infection, and the lauric acid in coconut oil helps to speed healing.
7. Nail cuticle oil
Apply coconut oil to your finger beds to reduce the risk of developing fungal infections and to make it easier to push back cuticles so your nails can naturally grow more quickly.