There are countless everyday uses for coconut oil. I use coconut oil in my cooking and in my homemade body care products. Here are 9 of my favorite uses for coconut oil in my bathroom (#1 is my favorite)!
I write a lot about using coconut oil in recipes but many don’t know of the benefits of using coconut oil outside of the kitchen. We keep a jar of coconut oil in our bathroom always! Coconut oil is a wonderful skin moisturizer as well as a leave in hair treatment. Below is a list of 9 ways our family uses coconut oil in the bathroom.
1. Oil Pulling
Have you swished with coconut oil? Oil pulling is a traditional way to cleanse the mouth of bacteria. Start your day with oil pulling by swishing a teaspoon of coconut oil in your mouth. Try to swish for at least 10 minutes. If you can, swish up to 20 minutes.
2. Carrier Oil
When I’m stressed or need to relax I mix a spoonful of coconut with a few drops of my favorite essential oils.
3. Shave Your Legs
That’s right! Coconut oil is a girls best friend when it comes to shaving. If you want baby soft legs, rub a small amount of coconut oil on your legs before shaving.
4. Coconut Oil Hair Treatment
Have you tried coconut oil for hair? It’s amazing! Coconut oil helps reduce protein loss when used as a pre or post treatment. I swing towards pre-treating my hair by adding a 1/2 tablespoon of coconut oil to the roots and work the oil down to the ends. I then leave the coconut oil on for an hour before rinsing.
5. Skin moisturizer
I use whipped coconut oil body butter almost daily! Coconut oil is known to help reduce scaring, stretch marks and prevent sagging skin. It’s a natural “miracle” cream! Try my whipped coconut oil body butter here.
6. Rash and Burn Cream
Coconut oil helps to sooth rashes and burns. I’ve witnessed this when my children have had diaper rashes. A small dab of coconut oil has always helped to reduce and even eliminate diaper rash.
7. Eye Makeup Remover
Another wonderful reason to have coconut oil on hand in the bathroom is for removing makeup! Wash your face and then use coconut oil to remove the remaining eye makeup.
8. Cuticle Treatment
Coconut oil does wonders for your nails! Massage your finger nails and toe nails with it as often as you like to help keep rugged cuticles tame. The anti-fungal properties of coconut oil are also helpful for keeping toes clear of fungal infections.
9. Frizz Tamer
Coconut oil is my go-to when I need to tame my daughters beautifully wild hair. Only use a small amount though. Too much coconut oil will leave your hair with an oily look.
- Coconut Cures
- Effect of mineral oil, sunflower oil, and coconut oil on prevention of hair damage
- Coconut Research Center