This morning while at coffee with some friends we were discussing all of the different ways we use coconut oil. I’ve used it for a few different things – moisturiser, cooking, a healthy alternative to butter and have even used it as a cuticle cream but some of my friends had countless ways to use it that are really helpful!
So I got my iPad out and started typing… Here are some of the amazing ways you can use coconut oil! For just $8.00 a jar it’s definitely worth having some on hand all the time!
Coffee creamer – blend into hot coffee instead of milk.
- Moisturiser – rub into skin.
- Lip balm – rub over lips, add essential oils if desired.
- Eye makeup remover – gently wipe away eye makeup by dabbing a tissue in coconut oil and wiping.
- Natural SPF 4 sunscreen.
- Homemade mayonaise by mixing it with four egg yolks, lemon juice, dijon mustard, salt and pepper and olive oil.
- To lighten age spots (just rub directly onto skin) .
- To prevent and reduce the visibility of stretch marks.
- To treat dandruff – just massage it into the scalp and rinse well.
- Topically to kill yeast infections.
- Mix with coffee grounds or brown sugar for a great body scrub (you can also give this as a gift in a cute mason jar too!).
- Intensive hair conditioning mask – rub into your hair, wrap in a towel and leave for a few hours before rinsing out.
- To soothe skin irritation.
- Rub coconut oil on the inside of your nose to help alleviate allergy symptoms.
- Give yourself an energy boost by mixing a tablespoon of coconut oil and a table spoon of chia seeds and eating.
- Mix a tablespoon with a tablespoon of chia seeds for an all-day energy boost (do NOT take this at night!)
- Blend a tablespoon into hot tea to help speed recovery from cold or flu and to alleviate a sore throat mix with hot water and drink.
- As a natural shave cream and after shave lotion.
- Season your cast iron skillets using coconut oil.
- Rub into areas with arthritis to relieve pain and inflammation.
- Reduce the itch of mosquito bites by rubbing on to the affected area.
- A small amount can be rubbed into real leather to soften and condition (shiny leather only… test a small area first)
- Remove dry skin on your feet by mixing it with coarse sea salt and rubbing.
- Rub into cuticles as a cuticle cream.