Five Amazing Uses For Coconut Oil

By Anthony K

What makes you like coconut oil? Some will say they prefer coconut oil for its unique smell or richness in minerals, vitamins, and antibacterial properties. Coconut oil also has several uses in and outside the kitchen. Here are five amazing uses for coconut oil.

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1. Baking

Coconut oil is an essential ingredient when you’re doing vegan baking or need to enrich cakes and muffins with a unique taste. You can substitute half a stick of butter for half a cup of a tablespoon of coconut oil and an egg or just half a cup of coconut oil.

2. Improving Your Smile

Coconut oil has antibacterial and anti-inflammatory properties, making it an ideal natural treatment for oral ailments like bad breath, bacteria, tooth decay, and bleeding gums. 15 minutes with a tablespoon of coconut oil is all you need. Just spit and rinse afterward.

3. Preventing and Treating Dandruff

The moisturizing properties of coconut oil make it great for dry scalp and dandruff if you need a natural replacement for regular shampoo and conditioner. Comb coconut oil into your hair. Use plenty of it and rinse well afterward.

4. Hydrating Hair

Who do you call when you need to tame frizzy hair? Coconut oil’s richness in saturated fat, iron, vitamin K, and Vitamin E makes it best for dehydrated hair.

Mix two teaspoons of melted coconut oil with a cup of warm water and let it cool for about thirty minutes to form a healthy conditioner. Rinse your hair thoroughly to make your hair less greasy.

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5. Moisturizing Your Skin

Coconut oil is a worthy substitute for pricy lotions. Rub small amounts of coconut oil directly onto the skin while skipping oily zones. The antibacterial properties of coconut oil allow it to protect your skin from nasty stuff threatening its integrity.