Tuesday, October 14, 2014

3 Unexpected Uses for Coconut Oil

I'm a big fan of coconut oil - and really, who isn't these days? From cooking to skincare, it's the best all-around item to keep in every room in the house. Here are a few of my favorite non-conventional uses for uber versatile coconut oil:

1. Leather Conditioner
It's great for skincare, so why not leather? After all, leather was skin at one point, too. A pea-sized dab of coconut oil can give a quick condition & shine to those winter boots and leather shoes. I just buff it in with a cloth or tissue, and voila! 

And speaking of shine...

2. Furniture Polish
Nothing beats that freshly-shined look of wood furniture in your home, but sometimes I worry about all of the chemicals in an aerosol can of furniture polish. I mean, it looks nice,  but at what cost?
Mixing a few drops of your orange or lemon essential oil into coconut oil can make for a great furniture polish - and a little bit goes a long way here. Plus, you get that fresh citrus-y clean smell without any of the harmful additives. It's a win-win!

3. Sticker Remover
Nothing is worse than those little price stickers that leave behind a gummy residue when peeled off. There are some expensive goo removal products in stores, but again, why use all of those chemicals? Rubbing a little coconut oil onto the sticky part, and then rubbing with a cloth or paper towel, should remove whatever a sticker may have left behind. It might take a little extra elbow grease, but you also don't have to worry about an abrasive solution damaging whatever it is you're removing the sticker from.

Have more ideas for coconut oil uses? Let me know in the comments!


  1. Oh my gosh I will have to try these! I especially love the idea for furniture polish, I too am weirded out by all them chemicals I may be breathing in from the aerosol stuff..

    1. Yay! Hope you like it! I think it's even better than furniture polish sometimes - it really deeply conditions the wood and takes care of any little scratches.


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