These days, coconut oil isn't just for cooking. The versatile oil, which is high in healthy saturated fats, can be used for everything from household chores to personal care! Here are a few of our favorite uses for coconut oil.
- Skin moisturizer. Just add a little bit of the oil directly to your skin; a little goes a long way! It can also be used as a makeup remover or to help prevent and treat stretch marks during pregnancy.
- Deep conditioner. Run the oil all throughout your dry tresses, concentrating on the ends. Don a shower cap and allow the oil to penetrate your strands for an hour two. Then rinse to reveal revitalized hair and decreased dandruff!
- Toothpaste. Combine equal parts coconut oil and baking soda to create an all-natural toothpaste. Add a drop or two of peppermint essential oil for minty-fresh breath. Or try oil pulling to support healthy teeth and gums.
- Shoe shine. Massage a dab of coconut oil into leather shoes to help bring out their natural luster. You can also use it as a polish for wood furniture and metal finishes!