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5 Unexpected Uses for Coconut Oil

5 Unexpected Uses for Coconut Oil from Treating Bug Bites to Shaving your Legs.

 

On your skin – always use unrefined, virgin coconut oil. If using coconut oil for cooking, then buy refined coconut oil. For everyday uses (not including cooking) “virgin” is the key word … always buy virgin coconut oil.


1. Treat Bug Bites, Bruises and Skin Infections:

For bug bites, bruises and infections, coconut oil contains an element called Monolaurin, which appears to be effective for treating bug bites. Coconut oil contains anti-fungal properties and will aid in speeding up healing from scratches and skin infections, plus help to makes bruises go away quicker.

2. Restore Leather, Metal and Wood:
Renew and restore wood, leather and metal with coconut oil. Use a small amount on a cotton cloth and gently rub into the surface. Buff with a clean cotton cloth to reveal the transformation of shine and suppleness.

3. Pet First Aid:
Coconut oil can be used to treat dry skin, cracked paws, dry or rough nose, or as a general coat conditioner. Coconut oil is non-toxic, so it’s safe if your cats or dogs lick it off. Hopefully, they’ll leave it on for a while, but coconut oil can be applied up to three times per day with no worries.

4. Skin Moisturizer:
Coconut oil absorbs into skin quickly without leaving a residue. In the jar, Coconut oil is a solid, but when rubbed between your fingertips, or between your palms, it instantly becomes a liquid. Massage Coconut oil on your arms, legs, elbows, knees, feet. When repeated every few days, your skin will become soft and have a healthy glow.

5. Underarm or Leg Shaving Cream:
Coconut Oil used as a shaving cream not only nourishes the skin, but protects it as well. Water rolls off the oil, and protects your skin as you shave.

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