Brit + Co…conut? 10 Ways to Use Coconut Oil
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Brit + Co…conut? 10 Ways to Use Coconut Oil

When it comes to coconut oil, the possibilities are endless! With antioxidant, anti-fungal and anti-inflammatory benefits, the ingredient is simple and the results are significant. We’ve shared with you how to make lip balm and no-bake peanut butter coconut bars with coconut oil, and now we bring you 10 DIYs and products that we’re totally coco-nuts about.

1. Coconut Oil Eye Makeup Remover: The oil is light and gentle, making it perfect for using around the eyes. Bonus: Your skin is moisturized from any leftover oil. (via Making Today Beautiful)

2. Organix Coconut Oil Weightless Hydrating Oil Mist ($6): This affordable product keeps your hair smooth and you guessed it… hydrated.

3. Homemade Coconut Oil Honey and Hair Mask: Healthy hair is just a hop, skip, honey and coconut mix away. There’s a reason we’ve talked about this hair mask before. It’s that good. (via The Every Girl)

4. DIY Sugar Lip Scrub: All-natural awesomeness. The sugar provides exfoliation while the coconut oil keeps your lips moisturized and smooth. (via Honestly WTF)

5. Vegan Chocolate Cupcake Recipe: Baking cupcakes and tasty treats just got healthier! This recipe is coconut-happy as it calls for coconut oil, coconut palm sugar and coconut milk. Yum. (via Glow Kitchen)

6. Peanut Butter Coconut Oil Dog Treats: Speaking of treats, your dog will love these DIY delights! The oil helps your dog’s digestive system, prevents and treats infections and gives him/her a soft coat. For another coconut-based dog treat, check out #6 in our 12 Recipes for Homemade Dog Treats. (via Today’s Creative Blog)

7. Oil Pulling: This is an ancient technique where you swish around coconut oil in your mouth and spit it out after 15-20 minutes. The lauric acid in the oil kills bacteria, fungi and viruses. (via Free People)

8. Heal a Dry Nose: Say goodbye to an uncomfortable dry nose, especially during the cold winter! Apply a dab inside your nostrils before nighttime, when traveling or anytime. (via Everyday Roots)

9. Lentil Cashew Cakes: These vegan protein-packed patties are cooked in coconut oil. The flavor is so light and mild… there’s really no bad time to cook and bake with this multi-tasking oil. (via Luncboxbunch)

10. Refinish Wood Furniture: Rehydrate and rejuvenate wood furniture! Grab a cloth and coconut oil and you’re ready to get buffing! (via 2 Little Superheroes)

How do you use coconut oil? Do you have any favorite products or recipes? Share in the comments below!