15 Surprising Things You Can Do With Coconut Oil
We are all aware how awesome coconut oil is for your beauty routine, but did you know that it can do so much more? Coconut oil is also great to use around the house. It can work wonders on fighting rust to keeping eggs fresh for an entire year.
Don’t believe us? Here is how you should be using coconut oil around your house.
Get gum out of hair (or carpet)
Bye Bye Peanut Butter. Next time your little one decided to save her bubble gum in her hair for later, try applying a generous amount of coconut oil to the area.
Rubbing a thin layer of coconut oil onto dust-collecting spots like ceiling fan blades, tops of cabinets and picture frames will actually discourage dust to settle in those hard to reach spots.
Clean makeup brushes
Dip dirty makeup brushes in melted coconut oil, follow by dabbing thoroughly on a clean paper towel, then rinse with warm water. Tada, clean and conditioned brushes.
Make houseplants look healthier
Give those sad houseplants a little boost by rubbing some coconut oil on their leaves.
Prevent plastic discoloration
Before filling your plastic containers with last nights pasta sauce, coat with an ultra-thin layer of coconut oil to avoid stubborn after stains.
Buff your car
Dip a soft cloth in coconut oil and give your car a good rub down to reduce the appearance of dings.
Sweeten your coffee
Coconut oil actually sinks into the wood unlike most wood polishes like pledge, thus creating a more permanent luster and shine.
Treat stubborn stains
One part coconut oil and one part baking soda equals one good stain removing combo.
Silence a squeaky hinge
Toss the WD-40. Applying a small amount of coconut oil will quiet noisy doors and cabinets.
Rusty steel knives are no bueno. Coat your knives with coconut oil at the first sign of rust, then let it sit for an hour before rinsing with warm water.
Keep your eggs fresh
With the prices of eggs rising, coat eggs in a thin layer of coconut oil and they’ll remain edible for 9 to 12 months. Saving you money! The oil creates an all-natural seal that keeps oxygen out, and your eggs fresh.
Tackle shower scum
Use coconut oil instead of bleach for a squeaky clean tub without the yucky chemicals.
Remove label residue
See-ya-later sticker residue, applying coconut oil and letting it sit for several minutes can easily remove stickers from bottles.
Polish and treat leather
Rub a dab into the leather to strengthen the material and add a pretty sheen. (Do this sparingly to avoid ruining the leather.)