01/5Did you know you could use coconut oil in these unusual ways?

Did you know you could use coconut oil in these unusual ways?

Coconut oil is like this magical elixir that can come to the rescue of all your problems. Ever since we were children, our mums slathered some coconut oil into our hair regularly to keep it nourished and conditioned but that's all we thought coconut oil had to offer. But what if we told you that there's so much more coconut oil can do not just for your hair but your skin too? Yes, you read that right. There are so many benefits coconut oil has to offer and what's best is that it also happens to be extremely safe which is why it works wonders on super sensitive skin too. Here are some unusual ways in which you can use coconut oil.


02/5Tame flyaways

Tame flyaways

You've probably already been using coconut oil on your hair to moisturise it. However, you could also use it if you want to tame those pesky flyaways. Since coconut oil is quite heavy just remember to use only a little. Sprinkle some onto a toothbrush and rub it on those flyaways.


03/5Nourish your cuticles

Nourish your cuticles

Just like your hair, coconut oil can be used to nourish your cuticles also. Apply some coconut oil to your nails and massage the area around your nails for a few minutes. Let the oil sit for about 15-20 minutes so that it gets soaked into your cuticles and then wash off the oil with soap and water.


04/5Post-treatment care

Post-treatment care

“Coconut oil is a go-to ingredient to help heal skin after procedures, such as chemical peels and laser treatments,” says an expert. Since coconut oil happens to be antimicrobial in nature, it can work wonders to keep infections at bay. Plus, it has amazing moisturising properties so that's an added advantage.


05/5Hydrate cracked feet

Hydrate cracked feet

Fed up of those cracks on your feet? Here's a tried and tested method to do away with them for good. Just slather some coconut oil on your feet and wrap them in saran wrap. Put on a pair of socks and let your feet soak in the coconut oil for a good hour or two. Once done take everything off and wash your feet with soap and water.