While coconut oil might not be the answer to all of life’s problems, it can certainly help with quite a few of them. Below are four ways that you can use coconut oil that just might surprise you.
You may know that coconut oil is a great remedy for dry skin and hair, but did you know that you can use it to cleanse your face as well?
The oil helps to break up and dissolve stubborn makeup residue, and you can wipe it off like cold cream. Those with dry skin get the added bonus of moisturization, but it can be followed up with your normal cleanser if you want to take the rest of the oil off.
If you like to DIY your hair colour, you’re probably familiar with the stains it can leave on your skin and clothing. Fortunately, you can prevent this with coconut oil.
To keep stains off of your skin, apply a little bit of coconut oil around your hairline and ears to act as a barrier to the dye. When you’re done, simply wipe away the oil with a damp washcloth.
Whether you prefer to apply it topically, ingest a spoonful as a supplement or use it while cooking, coconut oil has been shown to boost your metabolism, give you better skin, improve your cholesterol levels and speed up wound healing.
Vets also recommend it for dogs and cats too as it can help ease hairballs and itchy skin in some animals. Be sure to consult your veterinarian before starting your pet on anything new.
Instead of fussing with smelly wood and metal polishes, simply buff a little bit of coconut oil into your wood and metal furnishings to restore a glossy finish.
It works best to rub on a small amount with a soft cloth and then wait a few minutes before buffing it into the surface completely. Be sure that the surface you’re polishing is clean and dry beforehand.
The Versatility of Coconut Oil
The tips we listed above barely scratch the surface of everything you can do with this awesome oil. At Famous Foods, we carry a selection of different coconut oils, including organic, virgin, and refined. Grab a jar, and see how coconut oil can make your life better!