30 Unexpected Uses of Coconut Oil

30 Unexpected Uses of Coconut Oil


Coconut oil is an edible oil extracted from the meat coconuts that are mature. The are harvested from the coconut palm. It has numerous applications in food, medicine, and industry. Because of its high saturated fat content it is slow to oxidize and, thus, resistant to rancidification, lasting up to two years without spoiling. So, here are 30 unexpected uses of coconut oil only for you! 

The consumption of high amounts of coconut oil is not advised due to its high levels of saturated fat. But coconut oil has an enormous amount of health benefits and it can be used for hair care, skin care, immune system boost, stress relief, cholesterol level maintenance, regulated metabolism, weight loss and proper digestion.

uses of coconut oil

Here are some of its uses in our everyday life:

1.    On the skin as a basic lotion

2.    To prevent stretch marks during pregnancy

3.    In homemade deodorant or deodorant bars

4.    As an eye-makeup remover

5.    As a safe diaper cream

6.    In making your own remineralizing toothpaste

7.    To lighten age spots when rubbed directly on the skin

8.    In homemade lotion bars for soft, smooth skin

9.    Mix it with apple cider vinegar as a natural treatment for lice that actually works

10.  As a wonderful smelling tropical massage oil

11.  For homemade lotion recipes

12.  To get rid of cradle cap on baby. Simply, massage on to the head, leave it sit there for a few minutes and gently rinse with a warm wash cloth

13.  To kill yeast or yeast infections

14.  As a naturally SPF 4 sunscreen

15.  Rub a tiny dab on your hands and then pass through your hair. This will help you to get rid of the friz

uses of coconut oil

16.  As an intensive nighttime facial moisturizer

17.  Mix it with equal parts sugar for a smoothing body scrub

18.  Rubbed on lips as a natural chap stick

19.  Can help skin heal faster after an injury or an infection

20.  Apply directly on the perineum to help heal after birth

21.  As an incredibly intensive natural conditioner. Rub it into dry hair, put a shower cap on and leave it sit for several hours

22.  On feet to fight athlete’s foot or fungus

23.  Can help sooth psoriasis or eczema

24.  To help increase sun tolerance and avoid burning

25.  In natural homemade sunscreen

26.  In homemade natural bug-off lotion bars

27.  Can help reduce appearance of varicose veins

28.  After the initial heat is gone, it can help you to speed the healing of sunburn

29.  As a naturally antibacterial skin cream

30.  Just by itself as a great tanning oil