Coconut oil is a versatile kitchen staple that can also be used for a variety of household tasks. In honor of National Coconut Day on July 26, we’re sharing nine ways you can use coconut oil around the house.
1. Condition and restore wood
Coconut oil can help to condition and restore wood furniture, making it look shiny and new. Simply rub a small amount of coconut oil into the wood with a soft cloth. You can also use coconut oil to remove scuff marks from floors.
2. Prevent water stains
If you have hard water stains on your shower doors or windows, coconut oil can help to remove them. Mix equal parts coconut oil and lemon juice, then apply the mixture to the stained area with a cloth. Let the mixture sit for a few minutes, then wipe it away with a clean cloth.
3. Halt rust and fix squeaky hinges
Coconut oil can be used to lubricate squeaky hinges and prevent them from rusting. Simply rub a small amount of coconut oil onto the hinge with a cloth. Coconut oil can also be used to unstick zippers.
4. Keep appliances running strong
Coconut oil can be used to keep the motors of your appliances running smoothly. Simply rub a small amount of coconut oil onto the motor with a cloth. Coconut oil can also be used to polish stainless steel and bronze appliances.
5. Remove sticky labels
If you have a sticky label that won’t come off, try using coconut oil. Rub a small amount of coconut oil onto the label with a cloth, then let it sit for a few minutes. The label should come off easily after that.
6. Remove crayon marks from walls
Coconut oil can also be used to remove crayon marks from walls. Rub a small amount of coconut oil onto the mark with a cloth, then wipe it away.
7. Clean and moisturize leather
Coconut oil can be used to clean and moisturize leather, making it look new again. Simply mix equal parts coconut oil and lemon juice, then apply the mixture to the leather with a cloth. Wipe away any excess oil.
8. Clean showers
Coconut oil can be used to clean showers and remove dirt and grime. Simply mix coconut oil with baking soda to form a paste, then apply the paste to the shower with a sponge. Let the paste sit for a few minutes, then scrub and rinse.
9. Repel mosquitoes
Coconut oil can also be used to repel mosquitoes. Simply rub a small amount of coconut oil onto your skin, or add a few drops of coconut oil to your favorite bug spray.
So there you have it! Nine ways to use coconut oil around the house. Next time you’re looking for a natural and effective way to clean or maintain your home, reach for coconut oil.
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