Coconut oil is popular in Ayurveda as a massage oil to balance pitta, and as a conditioner for hair. I’ve come across some other uses for coconut oil that might surprise you – but how wonderful to be creative, and health conscious at the same time!
-While coconut oil is conditioning to the hair, it also can help cure dandruff. Just massage a little bit onto the scalp. This is a very gentle treatment that can even be used on children and babies.
-There are strong antifungal agents in coconut oil, so it can be used to treat athlete’s foot, ringworm, thrush and yeast infections.
-The moisturizing properties of coconut oil make it good for helping many skin conditions like eczema. It can also be used as a make-up remover, or as a lip balm.
-Because coconut oil also has antimicrobial and anti-inflammatory properties, it can be used as a cream for small cuts and scrapes, protecting against infection while helping the skin to heal.
-Mixed with baking soda, coconut oil can be used as a natural toothpaste.