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.

Prevent Dust

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

Bye-Bye sugar.

Condition wood

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.

Bye-Bye Rust

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.)

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