Homemade whitening toothpaste and other surprising ways to use coconut oil that will change your life

For some time now coconut oil has been the talk of the town. Praised for possessing the ability to cure almost any ailment or issue you may have, coconut oil has a range of health and beauty benefits that rival many of the most expensive treatments on the market.

Just when you thought you had coconut oil all figured out, beauty experts keep on finding more ways to use your favourite natural beauty product.

Deodorant
Sick of putting nasty chemicals on your underarms? Try mixing coconut oil with arrowroot powder, cornstarch, baking soda, and a scented oil to make an incredibly effective natural deodorant.

Dandruff treatment
When your scalp is dry dandruff soon follows. Get moisture to your scalp by massaging coconut oil into your roots every night before bed and leaving it on while you sleep.

Whitening toothpaste
Got coffee stained teeth? Mix coconut oil with baking soda and use daily to bring your teeth back to their bright and shiny former glory.

Frizz tamer
Struggling with taming frizz? Rub a small amount of coconut oil into frizz-prone areas of your hair and enjoy smooth hair all day long.

Lip balm
Dry and chapped lips be gone! Pack a small lip balm jar with coconut oil and use it throughout the day to heal damaged lips and keep your lips smooth.

Makeup brush cleaner
Dirty makeup brushes are a recipe for bad skin days. Wash your full set at least once a month with two parts antibacterial soap and one part coconut oil.

Lice killer
While lice are more commonly caught by kids, there are times when we land ourselves in the unfortunate situation of catching lice. For a natural lice remedy, try rinsing your hair with apple cider vinegar before applying coconut oil to the entire head. Let it sit for at least 12 hours before shampooing it all out.

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