Everyone is talking about the health benefits of coconut oil.
However, did you know that it can be used around the house too?
Here are 13 clever coconut oils uses that you might not know about:
In your kitchen
Coffee creamer – Ditch sugar and milk but keep your coffee creamy and tasty by adding a spoon of coconut oil to your coffee, then blend it well in a Nutribullet. You can add a spoon of honey to sweeten.
Baking – Coconut oil is loved for its stability so it can be substituted for butter while whipping up batches of your favourite baked treats. The end result might not have the same texture but it will be a little healthier. It’s also a great healthy alternative to butter sandwiches with too.
In your shower
Remove makeup – Remove your makeup with ease, even those waterproof products, while ditching those makeup wipes.
Shaving cream and after-shave – If you’re in a rush and need to do a quick shave, a layer of coconut oil will act as an emollient for the razor while moisturising your legs. It can be used to soothe irritated skin after shaving too.
In your medicine cabinet
Sore throats and colds or flu – Mixed into a hot cup of tea the miracle oil is a perfect fighter to help you recover quicker in winter.
Reduce inflammation and itchiness – A tiny amount of coconut oil rubbed onto mosquito bites, eczema, psoriasis and chicken pox can help soothe the irritation.
In your lunch box
Smoothie – Make your morning smoothies more balanced with a spoon of coconut oil to check off those healthy fats that should be in your diet.
Coconut water – If you don’t have time to make a snack in the morning, you can always pop a bottle of Vita Coco in your bag. Coconut water will help keep your skin healthy and hydrated during the winter.
In the kids’ rooms
Lice treatment – Coconut oil mixed with apple cider vinegar makes a natural treatment that means business when it comes to removing head lice.
Cradle cap treatment – Gently rub coconut oil directly onto your baby’s head, let the oil sit for a few minutes to do its magic. To rinse, use a lukewarm cloth.
For your pets
Dog treats – Coconut oil poured over dry dog food can help your furry best friends with tummy problems. Or, you can bake some homemade dog treats.
Sensitive skin treatment – Whether your dog suffers from skin allergies or just a sensitive coat; a coconut oil massage would do wonders.
In your garden
Insect repellent – Mix coconut oil with equal parts catnip, rosemary or mint essential oils as a natural way to make your home and garden uninviting for pesky bugs
Digital Editor at woman&home magazine, F1 Fan, Chocoholic.