When it comes to the usage of hygiene products we usually turn to store-bought products that are chock-full of chemicals, thus resulting in skin issues.
However, there is a natural ingredient which has a lot of health benefits and once you try it you will get rid of all the products you have used this far.
Apparently, this miraculous oil has over 150 different uses and today, we will reveal 28 of them.
If you still do not know which oil we are talking about, it is coconut oil. Coconut oil is a strong antioxidant and it has very powerful anti-inflammatory properties. It successfully enhances the absorption of nutrients and it has potent antiviral, anti-fungal, antibacterial and antimicrobial properties.
Now we will present you the 28 uses of the coconut oil.
1. Insect repellent
Coconut oil can act as an insect repellent. It will also prolong the shelf life of your bought repellent.
2. Vaseline substitute
It can replace petroleum-based Vaseline as a more effective and safer alternative.
3. Body Scrub
If you want a natural body scrub just mix 2 tablespoons of sugar or tea and 3 tablespoons of coconut oil. The scrub can be used for the body and the face.
The oil has SPF naturally, thus, it can prevent damage due to the sun radiation. Also, it will be great for treating chapped lips.
Due to the natural SPF, it can also prevent skin burning. Just put some oil on the skin for less than half an hour before you go out, so it will have some time to be absorbed.
6. Eye Cream
Just apply some coconut oil around the eyes in order to hydrate and it will rejuvenate your skin and it will reduce the dark circles.
7. Wrinkle Prevention
This oil tightens and strengthens the skin and the connective tissues. Also, it rejuvenates and refreshes the skin. If you apply it before you go to sleep, it will prevent and treat wrinkles, too.
8. Hair Conditioner/ Deep Treatment
Coconut oil is very rich in fatty acids which are beneficial for the scalp and hair follicles. Thus, it will deeply condition your hair and it will leave it smooth and shiny. Just take 2 teaspoons of coconut oil and massage it on your hair. Leave it during the night, or at least an hour. Afterwards, rinse it with shampoo and at the end apply some apple cider vinegar. Your hair will be perfect!
9. Preventing Split Ends
Just apply the oil on your ends and it will efficiently treat the dry split ones.
10. Hand Cleaner
Because the oil has antibacterial properties, it is great as a hand cleaner, too. Just massage the palms for half a minute with it and wipe them using a warm and damp washcloth at first and them a dry one. This will prevent cracking due to weather conditions, too.
11. Hair Gel
You can also replace the usual hair gel you use with coconut oil.
12. Cuticle Cream
You can also soften your cuticles and push them if you need by simply applying some coconut oil on them.
Just rub some coconut oil on the skin if you want to exfoliate it effectively. Afterwards, remove the dead skin cells by using a scrubby hand mitten. This way, you will get rid of the dirt that is the cause for skin issue and as a plus you will moisturize your skin. This oil is actually high in lauric acid which can be useful for enhancing the skin. It also has powerful antimicrobial and antibacterial properties.
The oil can also help relieve razor-burned skin. Just apply some on the problematic area and it will help the irritated skin.
15. Pore Minimizer
The oil also tightens the pores and it prevents dirt from entering them and also prevents acne. Thus, your skin will become soft and smooth.
16. Makeup Remover
This oil can also help you with removing your makeup. Just apply some on a cotton pad, remove it and wash the face with a natural moisturizing soap.
17. Nail Straightener
Just rub some oil on your nails so you can strengthen them. This way you will protect the keratin layers, who act as protection of the fingernails form all the external influence.
18. Eyelash Conditioner
Your eyelashes need some conditioning too form time to time, not just your hair. Just rub some coconut oil between the fingers and put in on your lashes before you go to bed.
19. Healing Bruises
This oil is also great for treating bruises. It actually accelerates the whole process of healing and it can also heal the redness and swelling.
This oil is also great for reducing the itching and flaking of the scalp because it has moisturizing properties. Also, it controls the secretion of oil from your scalp, which is the main reason for dandruff. All you have to do is rub some oil into the scalp before you go to bed. In the morning, rinse it with a raw vegan hair care product.
As it has powerful anti-fungal properties, the oil will also inhibit bacteria, yeast and fungi. The common deodorants have aluminum, thus using coconut oil would be better. This way, you will avoid the risk of cancer. Just rub it on your armpits and you are good to go.
Coconut oil can actually accelerate the healing process of the burns. Just apply it frequently until you are all healed. It will also prevent permanent scars.2
23. Tattoo Healing
If you want to prevent fading of colors of tattoos, just apply some coconut oil. This will accelerate the healing process and it will inhibit all infections.
24. Anti-Stretch Mark Cream
Because it has nourishing properties the oil is also very beneficial in the case of damaged and stretched skin.
25. Varicose Veins
Coconut oil is one of the best natural methods to treat varicose veins. Just massage the areas with the oil 3-6 times a day.
The oil is a safe, great and natural lubricant.
If you combine some coconut oil with baking soda you will have your own homemade fluoride-free toothpaste.
28. Massage Oil
Last, but not least, the oil is also useful in massages. Due to its wonderful smell and strong anti-inflammatory properties it will provide relief of painful muscles and it will smell great, too.
Now that you know 28 different uses of the coconut oil for hygiene reasons do not hesitate to start using them. You will benefit immensely.