Coconut Oil has to be the ultimate multi-purpose product around and for the last 2 years I've been obsessed with the stuff! I use it in everyday cooking (my stir-fry wouldn't be the same without it and I always cook fried eggs in it now). I also use it as a cleanser and a hair mask multiple times a week and I even feed it to my dog - she loves it!
So as Coconut Oil is having a bit of a moment right now (rightly so) and because I love it so much, I thought I would list as many ways I could in which Coconut Oil can be used! I swear by Coconut Oil and think you will to!
30 Uses for Coconut Oil
- Makeup Remover
- Homemade body scrub when mixed with sugar
- In baking and cooking - in place of butter and oil
- Massaged into the scalp to stimulate hair growth
- To aid weight loss when taken internally
- As a cuticle softener
- Lip balm (can me mixed with peppermint oil)
- Apply around nostrils to help with allergies such as Hayfever
- Nappy rash balm
- To combat Psoriasis on the scalp - melt and apply and leave over night
- Oil pulling for oral health
- Semi-melted as a shaving cream
- Mixed with a face mask for a moisturising boost to dry skin
- As a natural deodorant
- Melted and applied to the ends of the hair to help condition
- As an all over hair mask when mixed with honey
- As coconut oil dog treat - dogs love it + so many health benefits
- Mix with essential oils to make your own massage oil
- Apply to sunburn to help it heal
- To de-frizz ends of the hair - use sparingly
- Add a teaspoon into lemon tea to ease a sore throat
- Mix with baking soda and massage in to brighten skin. Then wash off.
- Add to a warm bath for all over nourished skin - great for skin conditions
- Mix with washing-up liquid to wash makeup brushes and keep them extra soft
- Combine a small amount with lavender oil and massage over temples to aid sleep
- Rub down shins and arms for a slight glow
- Rubbed into skin daily to prevent stretch marks when pregnant
- Mix with salt to create a foot scrub
- Use on a spooly through eyebrows to tame them
- Apply around cuticles and fingers when creating messy nail art
As for what type of Coconut Oil to buy, I would always recommend going for extra virgin 100% raw, as well... it's 100% raw! No other ingredients and that's certainly what you want if you will be eating it! As for where to get it, I find Amazon to be fairly good on price, my favourite is from Lucy Bee (£6.39/300ml - Amazon here), but Tesco/Sainsbury do now stock it in their 'cooking oil' section.
If you also use Coconut Oil I'd love to know if you have any other ways of using it.
Hope this little post has been interesting!