1. Coconut Oil for Homemade Candles:
Instead of buying expensive candles that contain artificial scents and chemicals, burn clean oil in your home using coconut oil and essential oils in an oil diffuser. These can be purchased online or at major home stores and give you endless ways to fill your home with healthy, inviting scents.
2. Help Unzip a Caught Zipper or Stuck Bike Chain:
Apply coconut oil to chains or zippers that are jammed. The oil acts as a natural lubricant, allowing you to effectively break up a tough situation. Restore an old bike or a favorite pair of jeans by finally getting the chain or zipper to give!
3. Remove Gum From Hair or Furniture:
If you’ve ever had gum stuck in your hair or on your coach, you know how frustrating this can be. Apply coconut oil to help the gum let up and easily get removed, without leaving any colors or stains.
4. Dust Preventer:
Trying using a small amount of coconut oil on surfaces like wood, plastic, or cement that tend to gather dust. Rub a small amount of oil over the area and then allow it to dry, no need to wash it off or worry about it staining and attracting any bacteria.
5. Shoe Shiner:
Instead of buying a leather repair kit or bringing used shoes to a repair shop, try subbing some coconut oil on your leather boots or patent heels to give them shine, disguise blemishes, and make them look fresh and new again.
6. Laundry Detergent
Combine coconut oil with lye, water, and essential oils of your choice to create a non-toxic soapy liquid that is perfect for cleaning clothes. The formula will not irritate your skin or have a negative affect on fabric, like many store-bought detergents can. This is a great solution for sensitive skin and those prone to allergies.
7. Furniture Polish:
Use coconut oil on wood, granite counter tops, and metal surfaces to give your furniture and updates and clean, shiny look. At the same time this will help reduce dusk, cover up scratches, and clean your furniture and home surfaces too.
8. Rust Reducer:
Rub some oil on your silver wear, outdoor metal furniture, car parts, or anything else that is metal and prone to rusting. Coconut oil helps to combat rust when you spread a thin layer of pure oil over the metal and let it sit for 1-2 hours. You can either wipe the oil off or wash it afterwards and should notice a difference right away.
9. Homemade Hand Soap:
Use coconut oil to make homemade hand soap, and enjoy the flexibility to add any fragrance you want using essential oil. Try combining coconut oil with the substance Lye, or lard, which you can purchase online. The lye gives the soap natural texture and holds it together.
Other daily uses for coconut
1. Easy Homemade Toothpaste:
Mix equal parts of coconut oil with baking soda then add a few drops of peppermint essential oil to help whiten teeth and freshen your breath.
2. Oil Pulling:
Oil pulling is used to detoxify the mouth, killing bad breath, fighting bacteria, cures tooth decay and helps to boost immune system. Swish coconut oil in your mouth, similar to the way you use a mouthwash for 5 – 20 minutes, just don't let the oil touch your throat and do not swallow it.
3. Natural Deodorant:
Coconut oil its own is an excellent deodorant to reduce body odor. You can also combine it into a paste with baking soda and essential oils.
4. Personal Lubricant:
Coconut oil is an effective and safe personal lubricant. Unlike commercial preparations, its antifungal, antibacterial, and antimicrobial properties help keep the vaginal flora healthy.
Cooking and Baking
Coconut oil is ideally suited for cooking and frying at temperatures below 177 ° C and can be used as a substitute for seed oils (a.k.a. hydrogenated vegetable oils), butter or margarine. Its sweet and delicious fragrance, characteristic of fresh coconuts, will enrich the flavor of your dishes, desserts and pastries.
Stay tuned...our page of coconut recipes is coming soon!