To keep wild locks under control, warm up a small bit of coconut oil between your hands and run your fingers through your hair. The oil will help smooth strands out without looking greasy. For a deep conditioning treatment without the chemicals, leave the oil in your hair all day.
Coconut oil contains lauric acid, which kills odor-causing bacteria. Dab a little oil under your armpits to stay fresh (and smell good) all day. You can also try making your own homemade coconut oil deodorant.
Use coconut oil as an eye cream to minimize the appearance of wrinkles and keep skin looking smooth. Coconut oil also encourages the production of collagen, which some find key to a youthful appearance.
Beauty experts swear by coconut oil's moisturizing power; it absorbs into the skin faster than many lotions, and a tiny bit goes a long way. You can try it out of the jar, or trying making your own homemade lotion with coconut oil and other natural ingredients.
If you have a lice problem, coconutoil.com suggests dousing the affected area with apple cider vinegar. After it dries (don't wash it out!), rub coconut oil into the hair and scalp. Leave the oil in overnight to give it time to smother and kill the lice.
Coconut oil contains medium chain triglycerides, and these unique fats provide energy instead of being stored by the body. Add a tablespoon to your morning smoothie, or spread some on toast for a quick boost.
If your baby develops thrush, a common yeast infection of the mouth, naturalnews.com recommends coconut oil as a natural antifungal that will prevent the infection from spreading if dabbed on the nipple and baby's mouth. Check with your doctor first to see if it's right for you.
It's not going to provide SPF protection, but if you use tanning oil, try coconut oil instead. Fans claim it will help your skin tan faster while keeping it moisturized, which might mean less burning or peeling.