Do you love coconut oil as much as a do? If you do, here are some of your favorite household uses for coconut oil that you may enjoy as well.
I absolutely love coconut oil, I use it for cooking as well as for many health-related items, especially for the children. It is a natural miracle oil and it works super well to heal skin all over the body. But it’s not just useful in the kitchen and in the medicine cabinet, I love to use it all around the home too.
In your house, there’s always at least one container of coconut oil floating around. So, I wanted to share with you some really clever coconut oil hacks, so you can use coconut oil outside of just frying up your favorite foods!
When you are looking for coconut oil for your home well see that there are a few versions, mainly virgin and refined. Virgin coconut oil is hard when cool or at room temperature and refined is in liquid form at all times. I prefer to use the Virgin coconut oil as it has a fragrant coconut smell and flavor (for cooking!) and it doesn’t bother you or your children.
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Using Green Products Around the House
If you’re becoming more conscious about the products you use to clean your home? There are so many advantages of using natural cleaners including saving money and creating a healthier, non-toxic home.
Natural cleaners are effective and do a proper job in cleaning just as some of the more toxic chemical cleaners do, although sometimes I do use a shower cleaner for tile if things are looking scary. Isn’t it amazing to know that you can make salad dressings and clean your home with some of the same ingredients? I think that’s awesome.
Many store-bought cleaners are made with water, chemicals, and fragrance. Some fragrances can irritate allergies, and create skin sensitivities.
They can even be poisonous to pets and small children. Some of these store-bought cleaners have instructions to be in a ventilated room when using or to wear a mask. To me, this is very concerning.
Organic and natural cleaners are an option if you do not want to aggravate your allergies and you can rest easy knowing exactly what’s in your cleaning agent.
What You Can Clean With Coconut Oil
Now I’m not sure these coconut oil hacks are going to be very “cleaning” related, but they do hover around the topic of keeping things clean so I’ll include all the things I know about here for you.
If you’re out of goo gone, or have tried sticker removal hacks and failed, you can mix baking soda and coconut oil together to make a paste. Rub it onto the sticker and let it sit for 10 minutes. The oils will loosen the sticker off. After the oil has been sitting for 10 minutes, wipe it off with a cloth and then wash the item with warm soapy water.
Remove Gum And Sticky Substances
Gum or slime can get stuck in hair, especially if you have children and it’s so difficult to remove unless you have coconut oil on hand. Grab your coconut oil and dump it onto the clump of gum and rub it in. Slowly pull the gum, slime or other sticky stuff out of your hair safely and smoothly. You just saved yourself a haircut, you’re soak!
Cutting Board Conditioner
I use your wooden cutting board daily in the kitchen and it’s one of your favorite kitchen tools. It does need regular cleaning, but did you know it needs to be moisturized as well? Coconut oil is your friend when it comes to conditioning your cutting board. Simply take a tablespoon of coconut oil and rub it onto the cutting board with a microfiber cloth or a paper towel. Let it dry well and go ahead and use it for making your dinner. You should condition your cutting board once a month.
Remove Make Up
Coconut oil is gentle on the skin and makes a wonderful natural makeup remover. Place some coconut oil onto your fingers and apply it to your skin to remove the makeup. Massage the oil into the skin and use a cotton ball to take off excess makeup/. When you have finished with the coconut oil, simply wash your face with your favorite facial cleaner and pat your face dry with your face towel.
Season a Cast-iron Skillet
Cast iron skillets are amazing for making all sorts of food and coconut oil can help you season it. Treat your cast iron skillet with a coconut oil rub to make it non-stick for many years to come.
See also: How To Clean Cast Iron Grill Pan
Buff and Restore Leather Items
If you have leather boots, bags, and belts that have lost some of their sheens and are a little bit scuffed up, bring them back to tip-top shape with coconut oil. The oil will act as a leather conditioner. How to use coconut oil on leather is to use a damp microfiber cloth dipped in coconut oil and then apply that oil to the leather item. Rub the leather in a circular motion and wipe off excess oil with a damp clean cloth.
See also: How To Remove Ink from Leather
Remove Grease Stains
Did you know coconut oil can remove common grease stains from fabrics? Coconut oil can help lift up the stains when combined with baking soda. To use coconut oil as a grease stain remover simply combine baking soda and coconut oil into a paste and let it sit on the stain for 10 minutes. Wash the fabric is normal and the stain should go away.
Get Rid Of Soap Scum
Coconut oil can help you in the bathroom too. Make your tub sparkle by mixing a paste of baking soda and coconut oil to make a paste and then use the paste to wipe away any soap scum. For tough soap scum stains leave the solution on the tub for 15 minutes.
Fix Squeaky Hinges
If you’ve got a squeaky hinge that’s driving you crazy, dab some coconut oil onto the hinge to make the squeak go away.
Remove Crayon From Walls
If you have crayon marks that need to be taken off the wall, rub some coconut oil onto the mark with a cloth and use circular motions to rub it away.
Clean Ink Off Plastic
Coconut oil can help you clean your plastic items that are stained with ink. Rub coconut oil on a microfiber cloth and rub the ink away from your plastic surface.
Shine Stainless Steel
When you have finished cleaning your stainless steel appliances, make them shine by needing a microfiber cloth and coconut oil. Rub the coconut oil onto the stainless steel needing circular motions. Remove any extra oil with a dry cloth.
See also: How To Clean Stainless Steel
Prevent Stains On Tupperware
Plastic containers stain pretty easily. To prevent stains on your plastic container, give them a coconut oil rub before placing curry, or spaghetti sauce into it.
See also: How to Clean Plastic Containers
Clean Makeup Brush
You should be cleaning your makeup brushes once a month. To clean your brushes with coconut oil, dip your brush into dish soap and coconut oil concoction. Make sure to really work the moisture into the brush until no makeup remains. Avoid getting water or soap into the metal tube that holds the bristles together which could damage the glue. You should dry your brushes overnight on a paper towel.
Remove Scuff Marks From Floors
If you have some scuff marks on your floor you can use coconut oil to remove them! Dab your cloth into the coconut oil and buff the scuff marks away.
Make Laundry Detergent
Homemade laundry detergent is easy to make if you’ve got coconut oil. Combine lye, water and essential oils to make an eco-friendly laundry detergent. Natural laundry detergent is great if you have sensitive skin or allergies in your home.
If you have an area of the home that has a lot of dirt buildup on a regular basis rub coconut oil onto that surface. This can help you reduce the time you spend dirting, especially if you use coconut oil on your ceiling fans.
You can make your very own coconut oil soap, needing this recipe!
The Best Coconut Oils To Use For Cleaning
Uses For Coconut Oil Around The House Bottom Line
While these are not all the ways you can use coconut oil in your life, these are all the ways that I know about when it comes to keeping your home clean. I absolutely love needing natural ingredients such as coconut oil, baking soda, vinegar, salt and lemons to clean your home.
Take coconut oil from the kitchen to the bathroom and use it in all sorts of ways around the home. What a great way to keep things natural and clean at the same time. I love zero waste products, and therefore your personal favorite coconut oil is the 365 by Whole Foods Market because it comes in a glass jar, which I collect and reuse for all sorts of things around the house.
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