One of the biggest oils that is very 'in' right now and very talked about is coconut oil – but do you know all of the uses for coconut oil out there? I love coconut oil for my hair, my face and for all of my skin, but there are other uses for coconut oil that you might not know about! Take a look at my top 8 uses for coconut oil that you won't believe at all! Where do you get coconut oil? The grocery store, super easy to find down the baking aisle!
1. Lighten Age Spots
One of the biggest uses for coconut oil that a lot of people don't know about is that it can actually lighten up any age spots that you have on your body! Just a little dab on the spot, rub it in and let it sit! You can also use it overnight if you really want to see results! It takes about a week or two to see any results, so give it time!
2. Prevents Stretch Marks
I actually had no idea that you can prevent and smooth out stretch marks that you have on your body simply by rubbing in a bit of coconut oil on them! Just a dab, rubbed onto your stretch marks, can go a really long way. Give this treatment a few weeks to work, but you will see results!
3. De-Frizzes Split Ends
Do you have a lot of split ends that you have no idea how to get rid of? Just use a little coconut oil! How do you use it? Well, you put a bit of oil on your hands, rub it together to melt the oil and comb through your hair. Make sure that you are concentrating on the ends, but still use a little bit near the roots of your hair to keep your scalp healthy. Let the coconut oil stay on for at least an hour (the longer the better – you can sleep in this!) then shower and shampoo all of the oil out! You usually have to shampoo twice to get all of the oil out.
4. Stimulates Hair Growth
Remember how I talked about keeping your scalp healthy? Well, using a bit of coconut oil along your scalp can actually help make your hair grow! So if you've been dying to have long, long tresses but don't want to wait for them to grow in, try the steps above (same as getting rid of split ends!) and you'll see awesome hair growth!
5. Helps Nails Grow
I've always wanted really awesome, long nails but mine break all of the time! If you have the same problem as me, it's time for a little dose of coconut oil! Just rubbing coconut oil along your cuticles can make all of the difference in the world!
6. Anti-Aging Facial Moisturizer
You might be scared the very first time that you think about using coconut oil as a facial moisturizer, but don't be! Coconut oil is antimicrobial, anti-fungal and antibacterial, so not only will it help you clear up your acne but it'll keep your face looking amazing! Just a dab all over your face will make your skin glow!
7. Treat Yeast Infection
Weird, right? You wouldn't think an oil would be able to help treat anything, but it does! All you do is soak a tampon in the oil and insert it, and after a few hours you'll feel a huge improvement in your yeast infection! Give it a try, girls!
8. Natural Bug Repellent
Finally, if you mix a bit of the coconut oil with some mint, rosemary or catnip essential oils, you'll see a huge decrease in the amount of bugs that are around you! This natural bug repellent doesn't have any of the harsh chemicals that other bug repellents have in them, which is awesome.
So, now that you know all of the different uses for coconut oil, what do you use this fantastic oil for? Have you considered any of these uses? Give 'em a try!