Usually, we all use personal hygiene products which are extremely high in chemicals, and many of them result in skin issues.
Yet, coconut oil has innumerate health benefits and after reading this, you will probably use it to replace all previously- used products for personal care.
Namely, this miraculous oil has over 150 different uses, and we are revealing 28 of them:
Coconut oil is a strong antioxidant with powerful anti-inflammatory action. It successfully enhances the absorption of nutrients and has potent antiviral, anti-fugal, antibacterial, and antimicrobial properties.
This is what it can do for you:
Coconut oil is extremely useful in massages, as it has a wonderful smell, and provides relief of painful muscles, as a result of the strong anti-inflammatory properties.
An easy, simple mix of coconut oil and baking soda creates an all-natural, easy-to-use toothpaste that is 100% fluoride-free!
Coconut oil is a great lubricant – it is all-natural and feels great. Use it in bed, but don’t use it with a condom, as it may break down the plastics.
4. Varicose Veins
Tired of varicose veins? Coconut oil is a great all-natural treatment for varicose veins. Massage coconut oil into the area 3-6 times a day, until you get the results you desire.
5. Stretch Mark Cream
Incredibly healing, coconut oil is a great way for nourishing stretched, damaged skin. Apply 3-4 times a day, every day, to help minimize the appearance of your stretch marks.
6. Tattoo Healing
Using coconut oil on tattoos will help the pigment from fading. When used on new tattoos, coconut oil will hasten healing time and reduce any chance of infection.
Apply to burn site, and continue applying until healed. This will hasten healing process and reduce chances of permanent scarring.
Coconut can effectively reduce the scalp flaking and itching due to its amazing moisturizing properties. It can control the secretion of oil from the scalp, which is the main cause of dandruff.
Just rub some coconut oil into your scalp before going to bed and let it stay overnight. Wash it off in the morning, but make sure to use a raw vegan hair care product so you can eliminate chemical irritants which can lead to dandruff again.
The deodorants are full of aluminum and they can increase the risk of cancer. So, instead of using these harmful deodorants, you can use coconut oil. It has antifungal and antibacterial properties and has the ability to destroy bacteria, yeast, and fungi. Just rub some coconut oil on your armpits.
10. Eyelash conditioner
The eyelashes are also hair, so they also need some conditioning. Rub some coconut oil between your fingers and apply to the tips of your lashes before bedtime.
11. Healing Bruises
Coconut oil can also help in speeding up healing when you apply it on bruises. It can also help in reducing redness and swelling.
12. Makeup Remover
You can also use coconut oil for removing makeup. Just take some of the oil on a cotton pad and use it to rub the makeup. Then wash your face using natural soap product.
13. Nail Strengthener
When you rub your nails with coconut oil, it will help in strengthening and protecting the laminated keratin layers. These layers protect the fingernails against outer environment.
14. Pore minimizer
Coconut oil effectively tightens the pores, and it prevents dirt to enter them and result in acne. Therefore, the use of coconut oil will make your skin soft and smooth.
Coconut oil is also very useful in giving you relief from razor burns. Here’s what you need to do – just apply coconut pol after shaving and it will nourish your hair follicles and it will heal irritated skin bits.
16. Cuticle cream
You can also use coconut oil to push back cuticles. Here’s what you need to do – just rub some coconut oil on the cuticles for softening them.
You should definitely try this super healthy oil as a skin exfoliator. All you have to do is rub some coconut oil on your skin. Then, you need to use a scrubby hand washcloth for brushing the dead skin cells. This method will also remove the dirt from your skin and hydrate your skin as well. As we mentioned before, this oil has powerful antimicrobial and antibacterial benefits. It also contains high amounts of lauric acid, which is very useful in lifting the dirt off your skin.
18. Hand Cleaner
Coconut oil makes a great hand cleaner because it is anti-bacterial. Massage the coconut oil on your hands for 30 seconds, and then wipe with a warm damp washcloth, finishing with a dry washcloth. Your hands will absorb the rest of the oil. This method works wonders for dry, cracked hands in winter!
19. Hair gel
You can use coconut oil to replace your hair gel.
20. Preventing split ends
If you have dry split ends, then you should definitely try using coconut oil. First of all, you should cut your hair and then you need to apply some coconut oil on the tips. It will help you reduce the split ends. You will be amazed by the results.
21.Hair conditioner & deep treatment
The coconut oil treatment will make your hair glossy and silky. This is due to its abundance of fatty acids which can nourish the hair follicles and scalp.
Massage 2 teaspoons of coconut oil into your hair and let it stand for 1 hour or overnight. Wash it off in the morning using a natural shampoo. Then, use an apple cider vinegar which will make your hair healthier and shiny.
22. Wrinkle prevention
As previously mentioned, this remarkable oil tightens and strengthens the skin and connective tissues. In this way, it rejuvenates and refreshes the skin. If you apply it at bedtime, coconut oil will treat and prevent wrinkles.
23. Eye cream
Dab a tiny amount of coconut oil around the eyes to before going to bed to hydrate the skin. Your eyes will both feel and look great when you wake up.
Hydrate and moisturize your lips with coconut! Coconut oil also has a natural SPF, which protects our lips from the sun and prevents peeling lips.
25. Body Scrub
Many love using coconut oil mixed with sea salt or sugar to create an all-natural body scrub for the face and body. Mixing 3 tablespoons of coconut oil with 2 tablespoons of sugar (gentler) or salt is a recipe many people often use.
As already mentioned, coconut oil has natural SPF. The oil protects the skin from getting burnt. I have been using coconut oil throughout the summer and have never received a burn since. Apply it on your skin just 20 minutes before you go outdoors so that it can get absorbed.
27. Vaseline substitute
Use coconut oil as a replacement of petroleum-based Vaseline, as a more effective and safer alternative.
28. Insect repellent
Coconut oil can be your favorite insect repellent. Furthermore, it will also successfully prolong the shelf life of your bought repellent.