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Tips For Using Coconut Oil To Improve Your Daily Life

CBD coconut oil has been a popular ingredient used in baking and a multitude of recipes for decades, but it's only recently that it's stepped into the spotlight for a number of other uses. In fact, coconut oil is so versatile, many people claim to have several gallons of it in their home at any time. If you're curious about how coconut oil can change your life, look into the following great tips.

Oil Pulling for Cleaner Teeth

Everyone desires a bright and fresh smile, making extensive cleanings and whitening services appealing. While these dental services can make a tremendous difference, they can often be expensive when done regularly. A cheaper alternative that still works well is swishing a tablespoon of coconut oil in your mouth for upwards of 10-15 minutes.

This practice, referred to as oil pulling, can help whiten your teeth and strengthen your gums at the same time.  

Gentle Way to Remove Makeup

Removing makeup at the end of every day is important when you want to keep your skin looking clear. Instead of buying wipes or expensive cleaners, try using coconut oil to help wipe away makeup.

Wards Off Insects

Bugs can be annoying and lead to itchy, painful bites if they get too close. Surprisingly, coconut oil can be slathered onto your skin and work as an insect repellent.

Enhances Shine as a Leave-In Conditioner

If you've noticed your hair looking dull and want to bring back an attractive shine, try using coconut oil. After a shower, apply coconut oil to your entire head and wrap your hair in a bag for a few hours before rinsing out. After rinsing the oil out and giving your hair a good wash, you should notice a drastic difference in shine.

Healthy Oil for Cooking

Vegetables, baked goods, and meat can all be cooked in coconut oil instead of canola or olive oil. This can be a healthier alternative that is better for your body and can taste great when used in moderation. Some recipes, such as baked goods, can be enhanced drastically by the inclusion of coconut oil.

Coconut oil can be tremendously useful in your home and for a number of different purposes. Instead of writing it off as a one-use type of product, look into all the above tips for using coconut oil creatively. From brightening your teeth and adding shine to your hair, to cooking healthier, you're likely to find that this oil becomes one of your favorite products to use at home.