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6 Uses of Coconut Oil

Coconut Oil is a useful thing to have around the house as it has many application in beauty and skin care. Here are few uses of Coconut Oil:

1. Oil Pulling

Swishing it in your mouth is supposed to cleanse it of any bacteria and a side effect is a natural teeth whitener. In the morning, start your oil pulling by swishing it around your mouth with a teaspoon of coconut oil. A minimum of 10 minutes but even better is up to 20 minutes of swishing.

2. Soften Cuticles

Sick of those pricey cuticle oils. Try massaging your fingernails and toe nails with coconut oil and it does wonders for your cracked and dry cuticles. The anti-fungal properties of coconut oil are also helpful for keeping toes clear of fungal infections.

3. Hair Conditioning

Coconut oil helps reduce protein loss. You can use this treatment when your hair is dry or wet. The best way is to add 1/2 tablespoon of coconut oil to your roots, and work down to the end.

4. Shave Your Legs

If you’re looking for a fabulous shaving cream that leaves your legs baby soft, rub a small amount of coconut oil on your legs before shaving.

5. Eye Makeup Remover

Wash your face and then use bit of coconut oil to remove the remaining eye makeup.

6. Rash and Burn Cream

Coconut oil helps to sooth rashes and burns. This also works with diaper rashes. Rub a small dab of coconut oil to help to reduce and even eliminate diaper rash.

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