Coconut Oil: The Versatile Item in Your Kitchen Pantry

We all know that coconut oil is one of the very best of its kind to use in the kitchen. The smoke point of this oil is fantastic, making it an excellent choice for stir-fry’s and baking.

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It serves as an excellent butter or margarine replacement and is actually much healthier than vegetable oil and many others typically used for cooking.

Coconut oil has undoubtedly already made an impression on you, but the fact of the matter is that there are tons and tons of uses for the product all around your home. I’d suggest keeping a five-gallon bucket of this stuff around at all times!

Coconut oil works great on the skin. You can use it as a face wash by rubbing a small amount on the skin using a circular motion for about 30 seconds, then removing with lukewarm water.

Using coconut oil during pregnancy can help alleviate stretch marks as well as prevent them from occurring in the first place.

You can use coconut oil to remove makeup and as a lip balm. It is very moisturizing for the lips. There is even some evidence that suggests that coconut oil can ease eczema and psoriasis.

If you want soft, lush hair, coconut oil is your friend indeed. It is an amazing conditioner for the hair. To use, simply apply coconut oil to dry hair, and place a shower cap over your head.

Leave it on for 3 to 4 hours, then rinse. Many people make all-natural soaps using coconut oil and this is certainly an awesome use for it. The end result, the great soap, is so invigorating to the skin.

Have a baby with a red, irritated bottom? Rather than rushing to the baby store and forking out $8 for diaper rash cream, why not use coconut oil?

It has anti-inflammatory properties that soothe the irritation and help put an end to diaper rash. Moms who are breastfeeding can also use coconut oil to help increase their milk supply.

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When combined with peppermint oil, coconut oil can be used as an insect repellent. Just lather over the skin and the mosquitoes and other biting insects will stay far, far away.

If you have bronze that needs polishing, a dry cloth and a little coconut oil will quickly revive it and make your item look brand new. When combined with lemon juice it also works wonders as a furniture polish.

These are only a handful of the many uses for coconut oil. Make sure that you have a jar handy at all times!

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