Considered as a superfood, Coconut yields some great benefits in its various forms. Coconut oil, for instance, can be used to improve one’s health and body. One of the major reasons why coconut oil is so healthy and so advantageous is that it’s a highly saturated oil meaning it’s more stable as a compound than any other oil. Read on to know about awesome and quirky life hacks with coconut oil.
Hair mask and conditioner
Use coconut oil as a natural hair mask and conditioner by applying it to your locked strands after shampooing. Rinse it 5 minutes after application. Your hair will look more shiny and moisturized after it.
Coconut oil even contains antibacterial and antifungal properties which make it a great wound healer. You can use it to speed up healing of open wounds, burns and rashes.
Use for sautéing and frying
Coconut oil has a high smoke point , meaning it doesn’t get oxidized easily. This makes it an amazing option to sauté and fry foods in as even on high temperatures, the healthy saturated fats of coconut oil remain stable.
Add to smoothies and coffees
Adding 1-2 tablespoons of coconut oil to smoothies not only improves its texture but also makes it healthier. Coconut oil can also act as an energizer and creamer when added to coffee.
Make Homemade Mayonnaise
You can make mayonnaise at home by blending 4 eggs, 1 tablespoon apple cider vinegar, ½ teaspoon dried mustard, and then very slowly adding 1 cup coconut oil and ½ cup olive oil to it. The trick here is to add the oils slowly otherwise the mayo will break.
Use as makeup remover
Dab a few drops of coconut oil on cotton and use it to remove your eye makeup. Biggest advantage of using this as remover is that it is a natural product and doesn’t cause any irritation to eyes.
Cure cracked heels
If you have dry, cracked heels, cure it by applying coconut oil on them on a regular basis.
Use as makeup highlighter
Coconut oil can also be used as makeup highlighter for your cheekbone and eyelid regions. It gives you a natural, youthful look without any added chemicals.
Getting gum stuck on your hair or furniture is nothing less than a terrible nightmare. But worry not, coconut oil will rescue you. Just apply it to the affected region and you’ll see how easily the gum gets out.