8 Surprising Uses Coconut Oil

8 Surprising Uses for Coconut Oil

8 Surprising Uses for Coconut Oil

(that don't involve cooking!)

Coconut oil seems to be everywhere these days! While it can provide some amazing health benefits when used in preparing your meals, it also has some more unconventional uses that can also benefit your life. So take the coconut oil out of the pantry for our top 8 surprising uses for coconut oil!

Sun Protection

Sun Protection

Coconut oil is tropical for a reason – it can take the heat! One study found that coconut oil blocks about 20% of the sun’s ultraviolet rays. These rays are responsible for wrinkling and brown spots and can even increase your risk of skin cancer. While coconut oil is not as effective as traditional sunscreen, it does provide you some additional protection!

Skin Treatment

Skin Treatment

This wonderful oil is your skin’s new best friend. It can improve skin disorders like eczema and dermatitis, relieve skin irritation, and soothe chapped lips as a natural lip balm. Coconut oil can also help with insect bites due to its anti-inflammatory properties. Rub a small amount on a bite to take care of any itching or pain, reduce swelling, and lower your risk of infection.

Gentle Moisturizer

Gentle Moisturizer

If coconut oil hasn’t done enough for your skin already, it also works as a fantastic moisturizer. It can be used on your arms, legs, and elbows to keep skin soft and repair cracked skin. You can also apply it to your face (as long as your face is not too oily!) Maybe it’s time to rethink all those lotions…

Insect Repellent

Insect Repellent

Coconut oil doesn’t just help with bug bites – it stops bugs from biting you in the first place! Combining coconut oil with a carrier oil can offer you some protection from those pesky insects such as mosquitoes. As a bonus, this is natural and nontoxic!

Stain Remover

Stain Remover

Coconut oil is clearly good for your body, but what about your home? This versatile oil has been known to rid your house of stains on carpet and furniture. Mix coconut oil with baking soda to form a paste. Apply the paste, wait about 5 minutes, and wipe it away to see the results!

Furniture Polish

Furniture Polish

Your wood furniture has never looked better! Coconut oil can keep your furniture looking shiny and brand new. It not only brings out the wood’s natural beauty, it also repels dust. Plus, it has a much gentler scent than many stringent commercial polishes.

Makeup Remover

Makeup Remover

Coconut oil is gentle around your eyes, so you can actually use it to remove your stubborn eye makeup! Simply wipe using a cotton pad and watch the makeup melt away while also moisturizing your face.

Hair Repair

Hair Repair

It seems like this oil can help almost every part of your body, including your hair! Coconut oil keeps your hair healthy by protecting it from damage. It works by preventing your hair from losing too much protein after shampooing due to its fatty acids structure that can really penetrate deep into the follicle. Some people find that it can even improve dry hair and dandruff!

Our Favorite Use for Coconut Oil?

Blephadex Eyelid Wipes

Coconut Oil

Clearly we can see from the above list that coconut oil is amazing for your skin, from removing makeup to relieving irritation to moisturizing to even protecting you from UV light.  So, it seems like the perfect ingredient in combination with tea tree oil to help relieve your dry eye symptoms, like irritation and redness!  Plus, the addition of coconut oil makes these eyelid wipes work also as a wonderful facial wipe to use in your everyday routine.

This essential oil can really do it all. Which is why we are so proud to say it is one of the key ingredients in our Blephadex Eyelid Wipes. Let’s bring a little more coconut oil into your life! Visit www.blephadex.com/products/ to see which of our Blephadex products is
right for you and start getting all those remarkable benefits!