Coconut oil has exploded in popularity in recent months, and we’re anything but surprised. It’s got to be one of the most versatile products that we’ve got in the cupboard, with literally thousands of ways to use it.
But, we figure you probably don’t have time to read thousands of bullet points, so let’s take that down to 5.
1 – Baking
If you ask a vegan how much they love coconut oil, it’s more than likely that they’re going to let out a mini-squeal. This is because coconut oil has given the plant based bakers of this world a delicious substitute for butter that makes vegan or super-healthy bakes totally possible.
It can be melted and used instead of butter for cookie dough, or even used at room temperature to rub into flour for vegan pastries.
You don’t have to be a vegan to enjoy coconut oil bakes though, there are plenty of recipes out there for every diet you can think of – why not check out our post on our favourite coconut oil recipes?
2 – Moisturising
It might sound a little silly to hear that something you put into your cakes should be put on your face, but almost everybody on the Internet – from beauty gurus to supermodels – swears by it.
You can smother it all over your mush and leave it a while for a nourishing face mask, rub a little into your skin as a daily moisturiser, remove your make up with it and even rehydrate dry lips – honest, just try it!
3 – Frying
If you do one thing with your CocoMojo coconut oil, make sure you use it to fry some cherry tomatoes, they’re just glorious on toast with a little goats cheese and plenty of freshly cracked black pepper – thank us later.
4 – Haircare
Adding essential oils like lavender or rosemary to coconut oil creates the most luxurious hair mask. Just rub a few tablespoons of coconut oil together with the oils and massage into your hair, easy as that! Leave it in for anywhere between thirty minutes and an hour for best results and then wash out.
5 – Hayfever cure
OK, maybe not a cure, we all know there isn’t really a cure for hayfever. But, if you rub a little coconut oil into your nostrils when the pollen count is high, you will notice a reduction in those watery eyes and impulsive sneezes!