As I work in Superdrug, over the years I have seen many hundreds of people buy coconut oil, in fact it is quite a well selling product in the store and my Superdrug customers bought it and knew about the secrets and benefits before it became the fashionable thing to use. Nowadays you see coconut everywhere. You can buy coconut milk, coconut oil for cooking, coconut shampoo for hair, coconut body lotion and the one and only Superdrug Coconut oil in a tub. So what else can you do with coconut oil other than put it on your hair? Here are 40 things you can do with it. Some of them I hadn't thought of doing, but now I am open to anything with the oil.
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After Shave To avoid rashes after shaving, use coconut oil to soothe sensitive skin.
Toothpaste if you mix 1 part coconut oil with 1 part baking soda, then add two drops of peppermint oil to the mixture. this makes a natural toothpaste that has some great whitening abilities.
Chicken Pox Dab some oil on to the chicken pox for some ease of itchiness and to encourage the scabs to heal.
Mosquito and Insect bites apply the same way as with chicken pox for relief of itching.
Flaky Dry Elbows Apply to dry and flaky elbows for a moisturising effect
Body Balm Add it to some shea butter to create a body balm for dry skin
Yeast Infections Coconut oil fights fungal infections like thrush internally and externally.
Makeup Remover Coconut oil gives you glowing skin and it removes oil based cosmetics and eye make up too
Cradle Cap Finding something gentle enough for cradle cap is difficult but coconut oil is gentle and safe for little ones and it will help with flakiness and itchiness
Nappy Rash Using coconut oil on your little ones will help with mild nappy rash
Bruises Applying coconut oil into bruised skin will help them heal and disappear in no time at all
Age Spots Coconut oil will help to fade age spots with its powerful anti oxidants.
Blemishes Using coconut oil will help with blemishes too
Massage Oil Coconut oil is good for massaging aching muscles and will soothe pains. Adding some essential oils like lavander will give added benefits and will give a fantastic aroma
Athletes Foot Once again, the coconut oil is great for fighting fungal infections. Adding a couple of drops of peppermint or tea tree oil for more anti fungal power to fight the infection.
Acne Coconut oil gently fights the bacteria that causes acne. Dab it directly on the irritating spots and they will soon disappear
Cleanser Coconut oil makes an effective and gentle cleanser to remove the dirt on your face at the end of the day
Head lice Coconut oil kills lice and helps to remove them from your hair.
Stretch Marks You can prevent and soften your stretch marks from being pregnant with coconut oil for soft and stretch mark free skin
Warts and Moles Rubbing oil into area and covering it with a plaster will help moles and warts, change the plaster and apply more oil every day.
Moisturiser – If you have dry and flaky skin, then use coconut oil to moisturise your skin.
Face Scrub Mix coconut oil with some baking soda, sugar and porridge oats for the perfect face scrub and exfoliator.
Dandruff Massage some coconut oil into your scalp to help stop itching and flaking caused by dandruff
Cuticles Applying the coconut oil to your cuticles will encourage growth.
Lip Balm Add Beeswax, Shea Butter and Peppermint Oil to make a lip balm to soften your lips
Sore Throat Adding some coconut oil to a warm cup of tea can soothe a sore throat
Hand Cream Applying it to your hands, especially after washing up or cleaning with chemicals will help soften them.
Hair It is a fantastic conditioner for your hair, add it after washing and rinse. Coconut is found in many shampoo and conditioners
Flyaway Hair Adding it to the ends of the hair will calm down any static you have and will give the appearance of less frizzy hair. Don't use too much otherwise it looks greasy.
Guitar strings Use coconut oil as a lubricant on the strings.
Eye Lashes Apply to your eyelashes for an eyelash strengthener
Tattoo's Use coconut oil on new tattoos to help with the healing process
Cooking Use instead of shortening for pie crusts and biscuits.
Kitchenware Use it to lubricateyour kitchen scissors when cutting sticky foods ready for cooking
Dryness Use to help with menopausal dryness
Making Plants Shine Use on your plant’s leaves to give them the perfect shine. Just dab a small amount on a soft cloth and wipe your plant’s leaves with it.
Ulcers Coconut oil can help with ulcers by fighting against bacteria.
Frying Food Use coconut oil instead oil for frying.
Soups Add coconut oil to your soups for added goodness and taste.
Edible coconut oil can be bought here