From fighting viruses to improving digestion, the list of what virgin coconut oil can do seem endless. No wonder why it is hailed a miracle oil. However, more than what the whole world knows, VCO has many other applications, particularly in the household. Here are 7 household uses of virgin coconut oil.
1. Stain Remover
To remove stains in your carpets and upholstery, mix one part of baking soda and one part coconut oil in one bowl. And then, apply to stained areas and let it sit for several minutes. Wipe away with a dry cloth.
2. Furniture Polish
Make your wood furniture shinier by combining 2 teaspoons lemon juice, 4 tbsps. distilled white vinegar, and ¼ cup melted virgin coconut oil. Put the solution in a spray bottle and spray on wood furniture. Use a clean cloth to wipe clean.
3. Gum Remover
Like peanut butter, coconut oil works effectively in getting rid of chewing gum from hair. Simply apply oil to the gum and leave it there for at least 10 minutes. You should easily remove the gum after that.
4. Shower Scum Cleaner
Say goodbye to commercial cleaners filled with chemicals and say hello to coconut oil to clean those shower scums. Grab a damp rag and add coconut oil. Wipe the corners of the shower. For an added boost, add baking soda and vinegar.
5. BBQ Grill Cleaner
Want to enjoy your barbecue party? Make sure your barbecue grills are clean. Wet an old rag with a dollop of coconut oil. Use it to clean the grills.
6. Chopping Board Sanitizer
It can be difficult to clean chopping boards, especially the wooden ones. Scoop an ample amount of coco oil and wipe on chopping board to sanitize and moisturize it. It’s another reason to use coconut oil everyday!
7. Lubricant for Squeaky Hinges
A squeaky door can be so annoying. Get it back in shape by putting coconut oil as a lubricant.
By now, you probably want to stock at least a jar of virgin coconut oil. Well, it’s really up to you. But after knowing all this, you might want to stock more!
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