4 Off-the-Wall Yet Genius Ways to Use Coconut Oil
In case you were wondering what can’t coconut oil do, the answer (we’re 99.99% positive) is nothing. It works as a shaving cream replacement, a deep-conditioning hair mask, and it even will balance your hormones. Coconut oil ($9) really is the Rolls-Royce of multitasking oils. We challenged ourselves to find new and different ways to use the under-$10 kitchen (and bathroom and life) staple.
Scroll through for five coconut oil uses you didn’t know existed!
Oil pulling may not be for you, but you can still reap the teeth-whitening benefits of the practice by brushing with a coconut oil and baking soda toothpaste. The antibacterial properties of coconut oil combined with the stain-removing power of baking soda make this all-natural option just as effective as the store-bought varieties. Add peppermint essential oil or an all-natural sweetener like Stevia ($5) if you need a little something extra.
The only thing surprising about this one is that we didn’t think of it sooner. We use coconut oil to remove our makeup; it only follows that it’d do a bang-up job of getting our brushes spick and span. All you do is dip your brush in liquefied oil, brush them back and forth on a paper towel to clean the bristles, and repeat until clean. Then give it a quick rinse and you’ll have soft, clean brushes in the morning.
What’s your all-time favorite way to use coconut oil? Comment below!