Personally, I LOVE to cook with coconut oil. It’s tastes so much better than butter or makes a great substitute for Crisco when greasing pans. Since I tend to purchase coconut oil in large quantities when I find a great price, it became essential to find other uses for coconut oil. I mean, there is only so much cooking one person can do! If you want to learn new tricks to put an healthy product to work, keep reading….
Other Uses for Coconut Oil:
1 – Oil For Wood Bowls and Boards: If you don’t maintain woodware properly, the consequences can be rather irritating. Some pretty serious stains can settle in, and smells can linger. Coconut oil can serve as a great way to get these tough stains and smells out of your favorite wood bowl and off your cutting board. Just use it as you would any other wood treating oil; a fine, thorough rub into the wood and your woodware is fresh again.
2- Lubricant: Forget the WD-40, coconut oil serves an extremely effective lubricant.
3 –Neosporin: Accidents happen a lot around my house with 2 kids and an accident prone hubby. Thankfully, coconut oil can keep those minor scrapes from developing into worse things, like infections. Just dab a little of it over any cut, scrape, or scratch and put a Band-Aid on top of that injury. An added bonus is that it smells a lot better than anything you could pick up at the drugstore on the corner.
4 – Shaving Cream: Coconut oil can serve as a pretty fine substitute for shaving cream when you’re getting ready to go to work in the morning. Also, if you rubbed the electric razor a little too hard on your skin, coconut oil can also serve as an after shave lotion.