10 unusual and awesome uses for coconut oil you seriously need to know

26 Uses For Coconut Oil That You Need to Know
Ah, coconut oil -- otherwise known as an edible oil extract from the meat of a coconut! Whether it's strengthening our nails or detangling our hair, you've more than likely used a product with coconut oil before. If this is the case, then you know the miracle work it provides to just about anything it touches!

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Yes, it's true -- we're practically obsessed with the stuff, and for good reason. Not only can you use it in delicious meals and drinks, but in beauty products as well. In fact, DIY and coconut oil go hand in hand when it comes to homemade necessities.

Take a look below at 10 awesome and unusual uses for coconut oil you seriously need to try ASAP.

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1) Clean your makeup brushes

2) With baking soda as a naturally whitening toothpaste

3) Shave your legs

4) Keep the bugs away with a great repellent

5) Decongest by creating a homemade vapor rub

6) Get rid of lice

7) Mixed with salt to remove dry skin

8) As a cloth diaper safe diaper cream

9) As a naturally SPF 4 sunscreen

10) Help
resolve acne

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10 unusual and awesome uses for coconut oil you seriously need to know

The pseudo DIY-coconut possibilities are endless.

In addition to rubbing it all over my body when my skin is super dry, I will use it to remove eye makeup and to strengthen my lashes (yes this works!). I add it to cucumbers before placing them on my eyes to get rid of puffiness and redness. I will also get creative when it comes to my bath experience, adding coconut oil to my detoxy concoction of aromatherapy, bathing powder and hydrogen peroxide. 

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Why coffee?

Glad you asked. Caffeine is considered the best ingredient to fight cellulite by stimulating blood flow, toning and tightening the skin. Coffee is also rich in antioxidants, which aids in releasing toxins. 

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If you really want to reduce your cellulite, you have to be extremely diligent.

While there is no cure for cellulite, scrubs and creams with effective ingredients will help to diminish its appearance. But in order to see results, you have to commit to 6 weeks of 2-3 treatments a week. Combine your treatments with exercise, better diet and h2o, and you will see a difference.

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