50 Unsuspected Uses for Coconut Oil
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50 Unsuspected Uses for Coconut Oil

This ridiculous product can be used for just about anything.

In case you’re new to this phenomenon, coconut oil is anti-fungal, anti-inflammatory, anti-bacterial, anti-carcinogenic, anti-viral, infection-fighting, an antioxidant and more. The list goes on and on. So let’s be clear about one thing: coconut oil is magic. It’s a liquid when heated up and turns solid at room temp. It has strange magical powers that will make your life better in almost every way. Check out the following list of 50 ways it can be used, and try telling us this doesn’t sound a little supernatural.

  1. Make your own ice cream(Blend together 3 frozen bananas, a handful of nuts, 1 teaspoon of coconut oil and an ice cube or two)
  2. Dab it on pimples to make them disappear. Sounds wrong, but it’s so right.
  3. Use coconut oil instead of shaving cream, and you won’t have to moisturize afterwards.
  4. Perfect for stir-fries and sautéing vegetables because of its high smoke point.
  5. Use it as an eye makeup remover.
  6. Lather onto your skin for a long-lasting moisturizer.
  7. Rub a tiny bit on your hands and then into your hair to eliminate frizz and flyaways.
  8. For a deep condition, massage into dry hair and let sit for 30 minutes before showering.
  9. In the dead of winter, dab on your lips for a natural lip balm.
  10. Lather on face for an intensive nighttime moisturizer.
  11. Grease pans with coconut oil instead of butter or cooking spray.
  12. Put some on the bottoms of your feet to fight fungus or athletes foot.
  13. Drop a tablespoon into hot tea to alleviate cold and flu symptoms.
  14. Hey, it can even be used as a sexual lubricant.
  15. Spread on toast instead of butter.
  16. Lather on your body to use as a great natural tanning oil.
  17. Chocolate truffles.
  18. Add a spoonful to your coffee for an even stronger energy boost.
  19. Rub into scalp to stimulate hair growth and to eliminate dandruff.
  20. Dab on skin to to soothe chicken pox, poison ivy and eczema.
  21. Rub in armpits for a natural deodorant.
  22. Treat ear infections by placing a drop or two of liquified coconut oil into your ear.
  23. Add to baking soda for a naturally whitening toothpaste.
  24. Consume regularly to boost healthy thryoid function.
  25. Deep-frying something tasty? Choose coconut oil.
  26. Apply to tattoos to keep the pigment from fading.
  27. Mix with baking soda or oatmeal to make a facial scrub.
  28. Dab on cuticles to help nails grow.
  29. Rub on elbows to avoid sharp, alligator elbows.
  30. Apply onto cheekbones over makeup to highlight dem beautiful cheekbones.
  31. Use as a slippery, natural massage oil.
  32. Apply to skin regularly to fade age spots.
  33. Substitute for butter and bake it into cookies and banana bread.
  34. Mix it into a homemade salad dressing.
  35. Use topically to kill bacteria and eliminate yeast infections.
  36. Consume two tablespoons at day to boost your metabolism.
  37. Check out oil pulling. It’s weird.
  38. Rub on leather goods to soften and moisturize the surface.
  39. Mix into a smoothie for a pop of flavor, energy and nutrients.
  40. Dab under your eyes to reduce annoying bags and puffiness.
  41. Replace butter with coconut oil using a 1 to 1 ratio.
  42. Apply to cuts, scrapes and burns to prevent infections and speed up the healing process.
  43. To get gum out of hair, rub coconut oil into the gooey mess, let sit for 30 minutes and roll the gum between your fingertips and out of your hair.
  44. Take supplementally for a daily energy boost.
  45. Mix coconut oil with peppermint oil extract and rub on your arms and legs for a natural bug repellant.
  46. Feed it to your dog. It’s good for them and eliminates their bad breath.
  47. Apply regularly to warts and see them disappear before your eyes.
  48. Clean, condition and sanitize wooden cutting boards with coconut oil.
  49. Rub on the inside of your nose to protect from nose bleeds.
  50. Massage regularly onto skin to reduce appearance of cellulite and varicose veins.

Do you use it in another way? Post below.

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