No doubt that you’ve heard coconut oil has dozens upon dozens of uses to help with health, beauty, and everyday norms. This is precisely why we’ve rounded up our three favorite uses for coconut oil that you can incorporate into your life as soon as possible. Just take a look for yourself and you’ll see exactly what we mean.
Cold Sore Treatment:
The next time a pesky cold sore presents itself, grab some coconut oil and dab just a bit on the cold sore multiple times a day to help the sore heal and ease any pain. Coconut oil has lauric acid which enters the virus living within cold sores and it helps to kill their ability to reproduce. Essentially this means you’ll feel instant relief and there is a much smaller possibility of any scars or discoloration popping up in the affected area.
Soothing Foot Rub for Cracked Heels:
It goes without saying, no one wants to suffer with dry, cracked heels. Not only can it become painful, it’s also an unpleasant sight. Simply rub two tablespoons of oil on both heels, leave for 15 minutes or you can apply the oil when you go to bed but slip on some socks as you sleep to really let the oil sink in. Don’t hesitate to add essential oils like lavender oil, to further reduce any dryness and bacteria, while simultaneously transforming your feet to heaven.
Stretch Mark Reducer:
A cheap solution that actually reduces stretch marks? Yes, please! During your pregnancy, or after, just rub coconut oil all over your stomach to help reduce those unwanted stretch marks. The oil helps to fade out dark marks, discoloration, and redness while it hydrates the skin in order to heal quickly.