Countless Uses for Coconut Oil – The Simple, the Strange, and the Downright Odd

 
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STORY AT-A-GLANCE

  • Coconut oil is a powerful inhibitor of a large variety of pathogenic organisms, from viruses to bacteria to protozoa, largely due to its naturally high lauric acid content

  • Besides internal health benefits, coconut oil has countless other uses, from topical beauty applications, to oral health and first aid treatments, to general household cleaning and sanitizing

  • Learn how coconut oil can replace 14 of your most commonly used beauty products and beautify even hard-to-control hair

  • Ten simple first aid and medicinal uses for coconut oil are reviewed, from treating ear infections and nosebleeds to soothing hemorrhoids and cold sores, to combating head lice without toxic potions

  • Also included are 14 surprising uses for coconut oil around the house, such as sanitizing and conditioning wooden cutting boards, moisturizing leather goods and lubricating everything from squeaky hinges to guitar strings

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Sara Wissinger