Have you heard of coconut oil cleaning? A lot of people are trying coconut oil for cooking, but did you know there are other helpful ways you can use it in your home? We all know coconut oil has health benefits but it can also be used for cleaning as a natural alternative to harsh and possibly hazardous chemicals. It is such a versatile oil. Here are 12 coconut oil cleaning hacks.
Coconut Oil Cleaning
Loosen tough scissors and tools
If your scissors get sticky residue on them and are having a hard time opening and closing or sticking closed, rub a little bit of coconut oil on the scissors, wipe up the excess, and start wiggling them – they’ll free right up.
This works great on tools as well – pliers, garden shears, etc.
Stop stains on plastic storage containers
Rub coconut oil onto plastic before using them to store food items that can stain, like spaghetti sauce.
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Remove sticky label residue, glue, tape
Rub a dab of coconut oil on a bottle and use a scraper to scrub off glue or sticky labels.
Works great to remove tape residue as well.
Moisturize Wood Cutting Boards and Wood Furniture
Scoop a little coconut oil onto a soft cloth and rub it onto the entire surface of your wooden cutting boards and let it soak in.
This is the best way to moisturize the wood and keep it from drying out. Plus its food safe!
Season a cast iron pan
Spread a tablespoon of coconut oil, with a circular motion, all over the inside of a cast iron skillet.
Place it in the oven at 350 and bake for 30 minutes. Pull out and let it cool and your pan is seasoned.
Coconut oil is a great natural cleaner. Scoop a small amount of coconut oil onto a clean cloth and rub over the crayon on your door, table, and any other hard surfaces. This is the beat way to will clean it right up.
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Clean your stainless steel
Wash your stainless steel with warm water and dish soap. Scoop a little coconut oil onto a dry cloth (not a paper towel as it might scratch the stainless) and rub it on your stainless steel.
It cleans it right up! Works great on stainless pans and sinks as well!
Make a hand scrub
Mix coconut oil, 1 teaspoon, and 1 teaspoon sugar (or salt) in a bowl.
Mash together with a fork until all the sugar is mixed into the coconut oil.
Rub it all over your hands and rinse off. With this mixture of coconut oil, the sugar exfoliates your skin while the coconut oil moisturizes, making it great for dry skin. These simple ingredients make a great skincare regimen.
Wipe away greasy fingerprints
Scoop up a little coconut oil on a microfiber cloth and rub on your doors or other surfaces to wipe away those greasy fingerprints.
Stop a squeaky door
The next time you have a squeaky door, rub some coconut oil onto the hinges, wipe up the excess, open and close the door a few times, and the squeak will disappear.
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Moisturize and make your shoes weather resistant
Scoop a little coconut oil on a microfiber cloth and wipe it on your shoes. It will clean them, moisturize them, and make them weather resistant. It works great to clean other leather items as well, whether it is a leather couch or leather seats in your car.
Clean soap scum off of shower doors
Make a mixture of equal parts coconut oil and baking soda.
Scoop a little of the mixture on a microfiber cloth and wipe on your soap scum. Wipe up excess with a microfiber cloth, and rinse.
Other Coconut Oil Cleaning Tips
- Clean leather and moisturize it.
- Add it to rubber seals to keep them from drying out.
- Use it for hair care by rubbing virgin coconut oil on the split ends.
- Use it on a cookie sheet to keep things from sticking.
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