6,532 Uses for Coconut Oil
OK the title might be a slight exaggeration, but who wants to read, “Coconut Oil is good for lots of stuff.” I LOVE the Spectrum Organic Coconut Oil in the glass jar. I can buy it at my regular grocery store. No special trips needed!
Coconut Oil is sort of a misnomer. It’s called oil, but really it comes in solid form. It isn’t very easy to slather it on when you can’t get it out of the jar. So when you want to use it you need to warm it up! So here’s whatcha do. You go to your local thrift store and you buy one of these candle warmer uppers. Yes that is what they are called. Make sure you only pay a few dollars for it because they are only about $6.00 retail. Why thrift it? Because they are always there and why not extend the life of something and keep it out of the landfill! Plug it in and make sure it works.
Place your GLASS jar on the candle warmer and remove the lid. Start it before you start to get ready and give it about 20 minutes. Don’t leave it too long, and make sure you keep your eye on it! It will be warm enough to pour into your hand. Perfect!! It doesn’t get too hot to handle. ****If you have children or pets Please be careful! It isn’t hot enough to burn you, but better safe than sorry!!
Now you could pour it into the bath.
Use it as lotion for dry skin.
Use warmed up coconut oil right after a bath, make sure to use liberally and then put on cotton socks for really soft and pretty feet.
Put it on your lips to shine them up.
Use it as a leave in conditioner, pour a tiny bit into your hand and use it on the bottom half of your hair. Comb it through. Dry as usual.
Overnight conditioner. Use a palm-ful on your dry hair overnight. Wash and rinse in the morning as usual.
Use 2 tablespoons of warmed up oil as a conditioner. Leave it on your hair for about 20 minutes wrapped in a towel. Better yet, put some saran wrap over your hair and then a towel over that. Great conditioner. Make sure to rinse with warm water.
Combine liquid coconut oil and a tsp of baking soda to use as a mild scrub on your face and body.
Use coconut oil and baking soda scrub on the bumps on the backs of your arms. Rinse and finish with more warmed up oil. Try this every night after your shower to see the little bumps disappear!
I use it to remove my eye makeup. I apply a tiny bit to a cotton ball and rest it on my lashes for a few seconds and then rinse with warm water.
Apply to a clean eyelash brush to condition your lashes overnight.
Use a tiny bit to tame eyebrows. (If you have crazy ones like I do.)
My favorite use for Spectrum Coconut Oil is to smooth out the static in this dry climate! Use a teeny tiny bit to smooth and shine up your hair. I use it everyday to shine up my dull hair during the winter months.
Warning: If you use too much it will make your hair look greasy. Not cute.
I owe you six thousand and something more tips. I will come up with some new ones.
Oh my dad’s fishing buddies eat a tablespoon everyday. So there’s that.