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10 Great Uses For Coconut Oil
Coconut oil, derived from coconuts, is the latest must-have essential for any healthy household. With a range of fantastic health benefits its no wonder coconut oil has so many uses. Here’s our top 10 ways to use coconut oil:
- Ditch the vegetable oil
Next time you reach for your favourite recipe, replace the vegetable oil with coconut oil.
- No more panda eyes
Coconut oil is a great alternative to chemical ridden makeup removers.
- Massages anyone?
Coconut oil is a perfect choice for giving massages, plus it’ll leave a soft and relaxing scent.
- DIY hair treatment
Is your hair in need of some love? Rub a small amount of coconut oil through the ends of your hair before bed. Wash out the next morning for silky smooth locks.
- Protect small cuts
Coconut oil can be used as a protectant for small wounds by shielding them with a thin layer from outside contaminants.
- Exfoliate your skin
Coconut is a great ingredient for making your own body scrub. Mix it with some brown sugar or salt for a gentle exfoliating scrub.
- Zap those zits
There’s nothing worse than waking up to a pesky pimple. Coconut oil may help minimize inflammation whilst combating redness.
- Mix up your salad dressing
Whilst olive oil is a go-to for many salad dressings; mix things up by using coconut oil in your next salad.
- Supercharge your smoothie
Oil might seem like an odd choice for a smoothie ingredient, but a tablespoon of coconut oil can give you a great energy boost.
- Lube up your love making
Coconut oil really does have endless possibilities, and now it’s making its way into our love lives. Whilst there haven’t been any official studies on the safety of coconut oil as a lubricant, many users swear by it. Plus it’s natural and preservative free.
Do you have a great use for coconut oil? Tell us below.