I don’t know about you, but I just spent way too much money on Christmas presents. So January is all about saving money. Instead of buying a bunch of different household products, pull out your jar of coconut oil. Here are our top 10 ways to use coconut oil around the house (not including cooking and baking):
- Moisturizing and cleaning leather products – Rub a small amount of coconut oil on a cloth and polish your favorite leather shoes. Surprise your dad or husband!
- Clean rusty scissors or knives – Put a small amount of coconut oil on scissors or knife and let it sit on there for about 1 hour. Then rinse with warm water for rust-free scissors.
- Furniture Polish – Add a small amount of lemon juice to your coconut oil and use on wood furniture. Test on a small area first.
- Remove scuffs from your hard wood floor – Rub a small amount of coconut oil directly on the scuff mark and rub until gone. Make sure to clean up the oil afterwards, you don’t want to slip.
- Remove stickers from new products – With all of those brand new presents sitting around the house you are bound to have a few where the price tag just won’t come off. Remove the stickiness with a little bit of coconut oil.
- Remove gum from hair – Apply coconut oil directly on to the gum. Let sit for half an hour then slowly pull the gum out. Added bonus: It will leave your hair feeling silky smooth, it is a great pre-shampoo conditioner.
- Season your brand new cast-iron skillet – Coat your pan with coconut oil and season as you normally would.
- Itchy bug bites – Rub coconut oil on bug bites to stop the itch and aid in the healing process.
Old Wives Tales around the office:
9. Apply before cutting an onion – If you don’t want you hands to smell like onion all night, apply coconut oil to your fingers before touching the onion.
10. No more creaky doors – Apply coconut oil to any creaky door hinges. Voila! No more creaks!