Since coconut oil came onto the scene it’s taken the world by storm. It’s often perceived as a healthier alternative to other oils, but it has way more benefits than cooking alone.

Today we’re showing you some different uses for coconut oil, that will not just benefit you, but other weird and wonderful objects too!

Start making the most of your pot of coconut oil today…

1. Improve your dog’s digestion

I bet you never thought coconut oil could benefit your fluffy friends too? Its many benefits include improving digestion, aiding arthritis and helping to prevent infection and disease.

Despite having so many benefits, it’s important not to go overboard. Start your dog on no more than 1/4 tsp a day initially and increase the dosage over time.

2. Headlice aid

Although coconut oil won’t be able to get rid of annoying headlice for you, it will make the process much easier.

Work it through hair before combing and the brush will slide straight on through without getting caught on any knots.

3. Treat sunburn

Products that are high in fat have been shown to speed up the healing time of burns and also reduce dryness – this is why some people suggest coating burns with butter.

Alternatively, try coconut oil – it’s an ideal sunburn treatment in vegan households!

3. Massage oil

Who doesn’t love a massage?

Super smooth movements may be tricky without some lubricant, and coconut oil is the perfect choice.

It absorbs quickly into skin, not only improving the massage experience but nourishing skin cells too. Not only that, but its antibacterial, anti-fungal and antiviral properties also make it an excellent choice to boost immunity.

4. Metabolism boosting, creamy coffee

coconut oil coffee

Have you ever tried putting coconut oil in your coffee? It may sound strange, but it will supposedly boost your metabolism, making weight loss easier.

All you need is a blender, coffee and coconut oil. Not only is this beneficial to your health and a great way to start the day, but it looks and tastes pretty amazing too!

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