28 Surprising Uses of Coconut Oil for Personal Hygiene

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We all know that the products for personal hygiene are extremely high in chemicals, and many of them even result in skin issues.

The coconut oil has been used for many purposes linked with personal hygiene, as it has uncounted health benefits. In this article you’ll find all the most uses of it, so, you will probably use it to replace all previously- used products which can cause some side effects.

Because of its health benefits, it is used as a strong antioxidant and has potent anti-fungal, antiviral, antimicrobial, and antibacterial properties.

According to the science, this miraculous oil has over 150 different uses, and we are going to present you 28 of them:

  1. Massage oil

Because of its wonderful smell, and ability to the relief of painful muscles, as a result of the strong anti-inflammatory properties, coconut oil is extremely useful in messages.

  1. Toothpaste

You can prepare your own homemade fluoride-free toothpaste, based on coconut oil and baking soda, which has a nice smell and is healthier than regular toothpaste.

  1. Lubricant

This amazing oil is a great, natural and safe personal lubricant that women usually use.

  1. Varicose veins

It has been shown as one of the best natural methods to treat varicose veins. The gentle massage of the affected areas with coconut oil 3-6 times daily is a real cure for your varicose veins.

  1. Anti-stretch mark cream

Coconut oil has remarkable nourishing properties, why it is extremely beneficial in the case of damaged and stretched skin.

How to use: Rub it in on the problematic areas 3-4 times daily.

  1. Tattoo healing

For all of you that you want to prevent disappearing off the colors on your tattoos, apply some coconut oil. This will inhibit infections and accelerate the healing process.

  1. Burns

In a case of burns, you can use coconut oil as it accelerates the healing process. It should be applied as frequently as you get the desired effects, but in addition, it prevents permanent scars.

  1. Deodorant

Due to its powerful antibacterial and antifungal properties, it successfully inhibits bacteria, fungi and yeast. For this reason, it is used in many common deodorants, to replace those that contain aluminium, which increases the risk of cancer.

How to use: You can rub it on your armpits.

  1. Anti-dandruff

Coconut oil is great in reducing the itching and flaking of the scalp because it has remarkable moisturizing properties. In addition, it controls the secretion of oil from your scalp and thus, prevents the occurrence of dandruff.

How to use: Rub some coconut oil into the scalp before you go to sleep, and rinse it with a raw vegan hair care product in the morning,

  1. Healing bruises

As it has the ability to accelerate the healing process and also heals the swelling and redness, this oil is the perfect one for treating bruises.

  1. Eyelash conditioner

As you take care of your hair, your eyelashes, also need some conditioning occasionally.

How to use: Rub some coconut oil between the fingers and put it on your lashes before going to bed.

  1. Nail strengthener

The coconut oil protects the keratin layers, which saves the fingernails from different external influences.

How to use: Rub some coconut oil on your nails in order to strengthen them

  1. Makeup remover

Many women use it for removing makeup.

How to use: Remove it with some coconut oil on a cotton pad and then wash with a natural moisturizing soap.

  1. Pore minimizer

It has the ability to tighten the pores, preventing dirt from entering them and resulting in acne. In addition, the use of coconut oil will make your skin soft and smooth.

  1. Aftershave

Coconut oil is used for relieving razor-burned skin.

How to use: Apply some coconut oil on the problematic area, and irritated skin will be alleviated.

  1. Exfoliator

It successfully moisturizes your skin and eliminates dirt that causes skin issues. Due to the fact that this amazing oil is high in lauric acid, which is really useful for enhancing the skin.

How to use: Rub some coconut oil on the skin, then remove dead skin cells using a scrubby hand mitten.

  1. Cuticle cream

If you apply some coconut oil, you can soften the cuticles and push them when needed.

  1. Hair gel

If you have a problem with your hair gel, you can replace it with the coconut oil.

  1. Hand cleaner

As coconut oil has antibacterial properties, it is great as a hand cleaner. This will also prevent cracking due to severe weather conditions.

How to use: Massage the palms for half a minute, then wipe them first using a warm and damp washcloth, and dry one.

  1. Preventing split ends

If you want to effectively treat the dry split hair ends, you can put some coconut oil on your hair ends.

  1. Hair conditioner/ deep treatment

Because it is rich in fatty acids that are beneficial for your scalp and hair follicle and deeply condition your hair, which results in making your hair shiny and smooth.

How to use: With 2 teaspoons of coconut oil massage your hair and leave it entire night, or, at least, an hour. After that, rinse it with shampoo.

  1. Wrinkle prevention

The ability of coconut oil to tighten and strengthen the skin and connective tissues rejuvenates and refreshes the skin.

How to use: applying it at bedtime, you can treat and prevent wrinkles.

  1. Eye cream

As it has property to hydrate and rejuvenate your skin, thus, it can reduce dark circles.

How to use: Apply some coconut oil around the eyes.

  1. Chapstick

Coconut oil naturally has Sun Protection Factor (SPF), so it can prevent damage and help if you have chapped lips.

  1. Sunscreen

It can be used as a sunscreen, and prevent skin burning.

How to use: Put some coconut oil on the skin for less than half an hour before you go outside.

  1. Body scrub

This scrub can be used both for the face and body.

How to use: mix 2 tablespoons of sugar or tea and 3 tablespoons of coconut oil.

  1. Vaseline substitute

It can be used as a replacement of petroleum-based Vaseline, which is even a more effective and safer alternative.

  1. Insect repellent

It can be used as an insect repellent, and successfully prolongs the shelf life of your bought repellent.