I adore coconuts! It’s my favorite flavor of frozen yogurt, coconut water is delish, and the smell is outrageous! Well, here are some more things to love about coconuts. Pacific Islanders believe coconuts to be the cure for all illnesses. Here are 5 uses for coconut oil that will be sure to please!
5 Uses for Coconut Oil:
Run out of your favorite shaving cream? Or do you just hate to spend the money when you have soap already in the shower? Did you know that coconut oil can serve as a pretty fine substitute for shaving cream when you’re getting ready to go to work in the morning? Also, if you rubbed the electric razor a little too hard on your skin, coconut oil can also serve as a fine after shave lotion.
Leather Cleaner & Protector:
Have a leather couch that needs cleaning? Spilled something on your new leather purse or jacket? Coconut oil serves as a fine leather treating substance. Dab a little on a dry rag and rub it onto your leather. The coconut oil moisturizes the leather and protects it from further damage.
Oil for Wooden Cutting Boards & Bowls:
If one doesn’t maintain their woodware properly, the consequences can be rather irritating. Some pretty serious stains can settle in, and smells can linger a lot (I’m not joking; you can be eating a nice salad and you have a chance of catching a whiff of that fish from last week). Coconut oil can serve as a great way to get these tough stains and smells out of your favorite wood bowl and off your usual cutting board. Just use it as you would any other wood treating oil; a fine, thorough rub into the wood and your woodware is fresh once again.
(First off, get your mind out of the gutter…) Do you have squeaky doors? Maybe those hinges aren’t moving as smoothly as they should. Well, forget the WD-40, as coconut oil serves as an extremely effective lubricant, which is just what you need to keep things quiet.
Accidents happen a lot around this house with boys. Little Ricky can scrape his knee playing basketball in the front yard, The Nag falls off his bike & scooter constantly, etc. Thankfully, coconut oil can keep those minor scrapes from developing into worse things, like infections. Just dab a little of it over any cut, scrape, or scratch and put a Band-Aid on top of that injury. An added bonus is that it smells a lot better than anything you could pick up at the drugstore.
So see, coconuts aren’t just for eating or enjoying a fun cocktail on the beach! Keep coconut oil on hand in your house for MANY uses!
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