If you haven’t heard this already, coconut oil has many health benefits, and it can be used in many different useful ways. Basically, I use coconut oil for EVERYTHING — yeah, I love this stuff! Coconut oil has many benefits to your health when taking it regularly — just 2 tablespoons of this oil daily has been proven to reduce belly fat and benefit to many health points. If you want to learn more about the many Brilliant Uses For Coconut Oil, just keep scrolling.
Even water-proof makeup doesn’t stand a chance when it is met with coconut oil. Rub coconut oil directly on the face and watch makeup melt away. Use on a cotton ball to wipe away mascara.
Natural Teeth Whitener
Put 1 teaspoonful of coconut oil in your mouth and swish it around for 10 minutes. Spit it out and be careful not to swallow it.
When applied to your skin, coconut oil can protect your skin from the sun’s ultraviolet (UV) rays. Studies found that using coconut oil blocked out 20% of the sun’s UV rays. It doesn’t block out near as much as the 90% provided by store-bought sunscreens. So, you should always wear sunscreen too, but the added protection is always a bonus.
In a study on children with eczema, 47% of those treated with coconut oil noticed major improvements.
Coconut oil is a great natural moisturizer and can be used all over the body to soften. It can also be used on your face to give off a dewy look.
Under Eye Cream
Ditch the expensive eye creams and instead reach for a jar of coconut oil. Yep, say goodbye to eye bags and lines by dabbing some oil around your eyes.
Coconut oil is a great moisturizing oil for giving (or getting) a massage. Warm some in the microwave and add a few drops of your favorite essential oil.
Once I swapped out my shaving cream for coconut oil, I never went back, Coconut oil is great at providing a smooth finish — and I noticed much less skin irritation on my sensitive skin.
Coconut oil is great for a deep conditioning treatment for your hair. Warm up a couple tablespoons of coconut oil to massage into your hair. Leave in overnight, then shampoo and condition as normal.
The antifungal and antibacterial properties found in coconut oil makes it great for applying to cuts and scrapes.
Homemade Chest Rub
2 tablespoons of coconut oil mixed with 2 drops each of eucalyptus and peppermint oils make for the best, all-natural, homemade chest rub.