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11 Genius Uses Of Coconut Oil Every Woman Should Know

Coconut oil has long been hailed as a "cure-all," and for good reason. The versatile oil has myriad health benefits and is a great beauty staple for skin- and hair-care. Plus, there are many other genius uses for coconut oil you may still be unaware of. Click and check now!

1. Clean Your Dog's Ears

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Gently rubbing some coconut oil into your dog's ears with a cotton ball can keep them healthy and clean. The super oil can also protect your pet from itch. Remember to wipe the surface dirt off first.

2. Preserve Eggs

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Applying a thin layer of coconut oil over the eggshell can prevent degradation from exposure to oxygen, which, in turn, will extend your eggs shelf-life. Studies have shown that the oil coating can help maintain eggs fresh for several months.

3. Remove Stains

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Coconut oil is capable of getting rid of stains, such as spills on carpets and clothes. Simply blend one part coconut oil and one part baking soda into a paste, and then apply it to the stain. Wipe the mix away after 5 minutes, and voila!

4. Prevent Undesirable Odors

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The sweet-smelling oil has strong antibacterial properties, making it a great natural deodorant sans chemicals. Just combine some coconut oil with baking soda and cornstarch to achieve your desired consistency, and then rub it on your body as needed.

5. Polish Your Wood Furniture

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Coconut oil works great in keeping your wood furniture shiny and polished. Unlike commercial furniture polishes, this delicate oil brings out woods' natural beauty and offers a pleasant aroma. Plus, it can also be used to polish leather and metal.

6. Keep Mosquitoes Away

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Essential oils are a natural repellent against insects such as bugs and mosquitoes, but you are not expected to apply them directly onto your skin. You had better dilute them in a carrier oil first, and coconut oil happens to be one of the ideal options.

7. Prevent Dust From Collecting

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It may seem counterintuitive, but a thin layer of coconut oil on items, such as wood, dashboard, and even leaves, does help prevent dust from building up and offer a nice lustrous look. Be sure to test on a small area first to make sure the oil doesn't hurt the surface.

8. Clean Spilled Ink

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Next time when you find irritating ink smears and smudges on your hands, don't get agitated or cry ever again. Simply rub a little bit of coconut oil over the spilled ink, let it sit for a few minutes, wipe off, and then your hands become clean again.

9. Remove Soap Scum

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Oils are usually acidic, while soap is alkaline. That's why coconut oil works well against soap scum. Just apply a small amount of coconut oil on the soap scum, let it sit for 10 to 20 minutes, and then wipe away. For better results, add some vinegar to boost acidity.

10. Unstick A Zipper

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You must have gone through such unfortunate situations where you can't get your pants zipped up or are stuck yanking on your kid's stubborn jacket zipper. To unstick a jammed zipper, simply rub a small amount of coconut oil, and then it'll glide with ease.

11. Moisturize Your Skin

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Coconut oil is a wonderful moisturizer for your arms, legs, and even your face, and it works especially well on dry skin. Plus, it also helps repair dark spots, acne, cracked heels and protects your skin from ultraviolet rays, wrinkles, and premature aging.

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