9 Genius Ways Coconut Oil Will Change Your Life Forever
This wonder oil is actually one of the natural trends out there worth investing in. The smell, texture, history, results, and affordability will convince you the first time you try it.
If you haven’t added coconut oil to your daily cooking and beauty routine yet, I’d advise you do it right now. This multi-purpose substance is good for pretty much everything. It works great as a makeup remover, skin moisturizer, even a shaving cream. Yes, you heard me right, you can use it both for shaving, and as an after-shower moisturizer. What’s more, your pets can benefit from it as well. Turns out that coconut oil can help your pet’s digestion, prevent infection, improve their coats and more. While there are more than a hundred uses for coconut oil out there, today I’ve decided to focus on some of the most useful ones that the internet has to offer.
A great replacement for cooking oil
Most vegetable and seed oils cannot resist heat. We eat fried foods all the time, but it doesn’t mean they are good and healthy. When heated, vegetable oil changes its chemical
compounds and loses all the healthy nutrients as when in a raw state. Unlike other oils, coconut oil is heat-resistant which makes it perfectly safe for cooking.
Coconut oil makes the best skin moisturizer ever. Unlike other oils that work only on the skin surface, coconut oil goes deeper into your skin without making your body feel greasy. And it makes your skin smells good too.
Just take a dab of coconut oil, rub it in your hands to melt it a bit, and then brush it through your hair. And don’t you worry about greasiness. Molecules of your hair will completely absorb the oil leaving your hair feeling smooth and silky.
Ultimate shaving cream and aftershave moisturizer
This one definitely took me by surprise. I would never think that oil can be used this way, but turns out it can. Quick note: apparently it doesn’t work on wet body, so you are going to need to use a damp washcloth to remove most of the water from your legs (and other body parts) before shaving. And don’t forget to rinse your razor regularly because the coconut oil can clog the blades.
Here’s another crazy way to use coconut oil. DIY toothpaste! Mix it with baking soda, and you have yourself an all-natural and healthy toothpaste replacement. To make it taste better, you can add a few drops of peppermint oil to it.
Forget about those chemical-loaded makeup removers. Coconut oil is all you need. Just warm a dab of coconut oil between your fingers, rub it on your face, then wipe it away with a
cotton puff. Done!
Dry/cracked feet fix
Scoop out about a tablespoon of coconut oil, rub it all over your feet, paying extra attention to cracked areas, put on a pair of clean socks and go to sleep. You’ll have a lot smoother feet in the morning. Mix coconut oil with salt, and you’ll get an awesome foot scrub to remove calluses from your feet.
Anti-cellulite and stretch marks solution
Apply it daily on your thighs and bum, and over time you’ll notice that the “orange peel” is just fading away. The same applies to stretch marks as well. If you’ve just started your weight loss journey, coconut oil is the best way to keep your skin from sagging.
Tanning oil alternative
Most sunscreens contain harmful skin chemicals but coconut oil does not. And it acts as a 4 SPF as well. Moreover, its moisturizing abilities prevent your skin from getting dry and flaky under the sun. Perfect combo, don’t you think?