Since ancient times, coconut oil has been used in different countries in the kitchen and for personal care. The properties of this oil are many and varied. Surely you have heard about some of its benefits but you will be surprised to discover other uses of this polyphaceous oil. Today we will try to summarize some curiosities about coconut oil.
The health benefits of coconut oil have been widely publicized. Among these, we can mention: it collaborates in cardiac health, helps regulate the function of the thyroid, promotes brain health, is a great source of energy, strengthens the immune system and helps strengthen the skin. Of course, to obtain these benefits should be included frequently in our diet. But what can we say about other uses?
Curiosities about coconut oil: uses in personal care
You could save a lot of money if you used coconut oil to replace beauty products. Let’s highlight some curiosities about coconut oil and its uses in this field:
-As a makeup remover: you can use coconut oil to cleanse your complexion before going to bed. Put some of this oil on a cotton ball and apply on your face, then remove with a clean cotton ball.
-As an exfoliator: if you want to remove dead skin cells, mix coconut oil and sugar in equal parts. Apply in the area to be treated before bathing.
-For shaving: place a thin layer of oil on the face and shave normally. It also has an antiseptic effect, so it fulfills its role as a lotion and tonic.
-As an anti-wrinkle cream: you can apply some coconut oil on the eyes before going to bed to soften the wrinkles in the area.
-As a lip balm: protect your lips from the action of the environment by moistening them daily with coconut oil.
-As an insect repellent: you can mix coconut oil with certain plants to keep insects away.
-As a hair conditioner: apply to your hair and scalp and massage gently. Leave the oil in your hair for an hour or more and then remove with water and your current shampoo.
Can replace many cleaning products in your home. Let’s see some curious ways to use it:
-Clean the wood.
-Polish the metals.
-Guitar string lubricant.
-Scale cleaner. Use a drop of a damp cloth over the bathtub or area to be cleaned. Then clean with vinegar and dry with a cloth.
-Interior cleaning of the car (it will also leave a pleasant aroma).
-Cleaning and care of the leaves of your plants.
-Remove chewing gum from any surface.
Curiosities about coconut oil in health care
Although we have already mentioned some known benefits for health, there are other applications almost unknown. Some interesting uses are:
In-ear infections, skin irritation, insect bites, fungal infections, cold sores, nosebleeds, mouth ulcers, hemorrhoids and vaginal dryness.