Friday, October 19, 2012

Coconut Oil-Around the House

We have shared so many great uses of coconut oil over the last few days. Most of the fun uses of coconut oil are for the body and eating, but there are a few natural uses of the oil that you can utilize for around your home. The following ideas for coconut oil came from apartmenttherapy.com.

Furniture Polish: Mix it with a little lemon juice and use it on wood furniture.

Bronze Polish: Rub a little into bronze items to clean and deepen the color.

Leather cleaner: Using a clean cloth, work a small amount into leather shoes to moisturize them and make them shine.

Remove rust: Before you toss those rusty knives or scissors, try this: slick coconut oil on the blades and let it sit for an hour then rinse with warm water.

Remove labels and their sticky residue: Cover the label with a film of coconut oil and let it soak in for a moment. The label should wipe off. Use a bit of oil on a towel to remove whatever is left.

Remove gum from hair: Peanut butter was the go to remedy for this when I was a kid. Coconut oil's a lot more pleasant to work with. Apply the oil directly to the gum, let it sit for a moment before slowly sliding the gum out. 

Stain remover: Click here for details on how to make a spotting stick to remove clothing stains. The undiluted oil can be used to clean ink off of plastic and vinyl furniture.

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