So you know all the health benefits of coconut oil, taking it internally and applying it topically. We’ve shared all the awesome ways it can help with personal hygiene, general health and wellness and how you can use it in cooking. So to round off our coconut oil articles, here are some random uses for this cheap, natural product that even we never saw coming!
Your dogs and cats can benefit from the amazing properties of coconut oil too – just add a teaspoon to their water every day!
Sticky Goo Remover
Just like orange oil, coconut oil can remove that awful goo left behind from old stickers and the like. Just mix equal parts baking soda and oil to make a paste, apply to the area and leave for a few minutes. Gently scrub with a toothbrush or the scourer side of a sponge.
Fancy a sweet smelling insect repellent? Mix coconut oil with peppermint oil extract and rub all over yourself to keep the bugs away.
Chewing Gum Remover
Everybody will experience the pain of chewing gum in your childs, or your own hair, at some point. Just rub some coconut oil over the stuck gum, leave it in for 1/2 an hour, then gently roll the gum between your fingers to remove it without cutting any hair!
Coconut oil mixed with a little lemon juice makes a fantastic wooden furniture polish. Just test it on a small, unseen area girst to make sure it achieves your desired result.
Some people swear by it, rubbing your frypans etc with oil to make them last longer. Some people even leave their frypans pretty dirty with oil and grease from the last time they cooked. I’m not into it but rub a little coconut oil on your cookware to see how it adds to the flavour of your cooking.
Moisturising and Cleaning Leather
Just rub a little oil onto a tea towel or cotton rag and wipe down your leather. It cleans the surface and moisturises the actual leather, making it a bit more durable. A lot more safer than chemical cleaning products. (especially if you have kids climbing all over it!)
Always use organic or natural coconut oil as cheaper, processed alternatives tend not to be as effective.