Confession: I will try just about anything if it has multiple uses. Bang for my buck is always a plus. So when coconut oil was 60% off on Amazon's Prime Day, I went for it. Celebrities swear by the stuff, and if I didn't end up liking it for beauty purposes, I could always use it for baking and cooking.
I'm happy to report that the enormous jar I purchased will be put to extremely good use. I spent a week using it in recipes (look out for those!), as a moisturizer, as a deep conditioning hair treatment, and for just about everything else, too. Here are all the wonderful uses I've found.
hair mask/deep conditioner
overnight face treatment
in place of other oils in cooking/baking
makeup brush cleaner
sugar scrub (mix w/ granulated sugar)
teeth whitening/gum health (oil pulling)
Has anyone tried other unexpected uses for coconut oil? I'm curious about oil pulling and may give it a valiant attempt later this week.