Coconut Oil Remedies

Coconut oil is rich in vitamins and minerals and that is why it is a miracle oil. It’s been used since ages for beauty and health benefits. It acts as a perfect skin moisturizer and ideal for dry hair.

1. Chapped Lips:

Use pure coconut oil every night on your lips. It will nourish your lips and will make your lips smooth and soft. With daily usage you will also see reduction in lip pigmentation.

2. Eczema:

If you are experiencing dry, cracked, itchy or flaky skin then use coconut oil remedy as it’s moisturizing and anti-inflammatory properties. Just apply extra virgin coconut oil on the affected area and spread it. Let it absorb into your skin like body lotion and leave it over night.

3. Treat Pink Eye:

Coconut oil kills unwanted bacteria, and thus it helps in treating pink eye. Take one cotton pad and soak it into extra virgin coconut oil. Now gently apply this cotton pad against your close eyelids. Rest for 20-30 minutes and repeat this 2-3 times a day.

4. Treat Dandruff:

Coconut oil also helps in treating dandruff when used religiously. Massage your scalp with warm coconut oil and let it stay overnight. In the morning use natural shampoo to wash off the oil. Repeat this every alternate days to see effective results within a month.

5. Avoid SunBurn:

Coconut oil also acts as a natural sunscreen for all skin types and it protects your skin against harmful radiations and sunburn. Just apply organic coconut oil before stepping out and let it absorb into your skin for 5 minutes.

6. Get rid of Toothache:

Using coconut oil can reduce tooth sensitivity and can alleviate toothache to a great extent. Just dip your finger in organic coconut oil and massage the affected tooth area for 5 minutes. You can mix few drops of coconut oil along with clove oil to your toothbrush and then brush your teeth as usual. Try the oil pulling method to strengthen your gums, tooth and will prevent toothaches.

7. Healing Ointment:

You can also use organic coconut oil to heal cuts and minor injuries as it is very effective. Just rub coconut oil on affected area and let it stay untouched.

8. Nail fungus:

Apply coconut oil to your fingernails to reduce the risk fungal infections and to make it easier to push back cuticles so your nails can naturally grow more quickly.

9. Insect bite:

Mix a tablespoon of pure coconut oil with a couple of drops of peppermint and tea tree oil to repel flies, mosquitos, gnats, and bees. This is a safe, natural alternative and can be applied safely on all areas of the body.

10. Treats Diaper Rash:

To prevent diaper rash, apply a layer of organic coconut oil on your baby’s bottom. This coconut oil will act as a shield and will prevent your child’s skin from diaper rashes.