12 Awesome and Easy Coconut Oil Cleaning Hacks
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.
If you like this you might like my other Cleaning Tutorials.
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.
If you like this you might enjoy some of my other Tips & Hacks!
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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A lot of great ideas. Thank you Chas!
Thank you so much Linda 🙂
AMAZING I am pinning this and going to try it out. Happy Weekend, Kippi
Thank you so much Kippi, I truly hope they work for you as well as they did for me. Thanks for the Pin and have a great weekend!
Thanks, I’ve learnt a lot, I will try it,
I thought you were going to talk about glass doors too.
What about that, have a great weekend.
Thank you Eveline and what would you like to know about the glass doors? Then I’ll better be able to help 🙂
Does this work on glass shower doors?
Hi Laura, I did try rubbing it all over my glass shower doors and what I found is it cleaned soap scum up well. A little went a long way so if I got too much on the glass, I had to work harder to spread it out and wipe it up. I also found that it helped the glass be water resistant. I’m not sure I was a fan of it’s over all glass cleaning ability though, I think I might stick with vinegar, or castile soap for mine.
Hi Chas, I’m definitely going to try the hand scrub! I love coconut oil, and I use it as a moisturiser on my face and neck. I also oil pull with it (for oral health). Thanks for a great post with lots of cool ideas! Visiting from Esme’s Salon, and pinned. 🙂
Thank you so much Cheryl and I’m thrilled you want to try the hand scrub. My hands thank me after I use it 🙂
Good information! I appreciate the tip about cleaning stainless steel. I splurged on a stainless steel dish drainer and I like to keep it shiny.
Thank you and I like how it helps keep the fingerprints away for a while too (until it all gets soaked up and you need to do it again). I’m converting to cleaning it this way, as it’s my favorite so far.
Some great ideas for using coconut oil it is certainly a versatile drupe 🙂
Thank you Carol 🙂
I’m so going to use a few of these suggestions, especially the shower door one.
Thank you and I hope it works as great for you as it did for me.
I’m going to try it on my shower doors. I mix baking soda with coconut oil and keep it in a jar in the bathroom to clean my face and my husband uses it too. The baking soda is antibacterial and the coconut oil leaves a nice soft feel.
Thank you so much for sharing and I hope it works as well for you as it did for me.
Nice list – pinned and shared
Thank you so very much Carol 🙂
I love your ideas for using coconut oil, especially the one for cleaning stainless appliances. I am going to be giving that a try. Thanks for sharing! Smiles, Linda at Paper Seedlings
Thanks Linda, I’m so excited you have one you want to try. That was one of my favorites 🙂 Thanks for stopping by, love your work.
I love seeing that I have an email from you. You have such great ideas and a great presentation.
You are so very sweet Bonnie, thank you. I’m so pleased to have you in our subscriber family 🙂
Thank you so much Virginia 🙂
I love coconut oil! I use it for so many things! Ive learnt some new ways to use it now! thanks
Thanks Claire and I hope some of these ideas work for your as good as they did for me 🙂
Definitely going to try that crayon hack! My kiddos seem to think that our walls double as a canvas lol. Thanks for sharing your hacks with us at Merry Monday this week.
Thanks Marie, and I hope it works great for you… quick tip I think it will work best on semi-gloss and gloss paint walls. I am not so sure it’ll work as great on flat paint walls.
I always love your hacks, Chas. I’m looking forward to trying some of these! Thanks so much for sharing!
You are so very sweet Amy 🙂 Thank you and I’m so glad you are enjoying them and want to try some of them
these are some great “outside the box” uses for coconut oil. I use it in food sometimes because I’m on keto and need those healthy fats. I also use it as a body moisturizer and sometimes to remove makeup. Thank you for sharing it at #OMHGWW! I am pinning this for later.
Thank you Alice and I’m glad you like the ideas. Thank you so much for the Pin and sharing how you use it in your home 🙂
Chas, you never cease to amaze me. I’ve never heard of most of these uses for coconut oil. I’m definitely going to put these to use!
Thanks so much for joining the Grace at Home party at Imparting Grace. I’m featuring you this week (again)! I just can’t help but share your good ideas!
You are so very sweet Richella, thank you for your kind words. Thank you so very much for the feature, & I’m thrilled you want to try some of theses.
A great list of hacks!
Thank you so much John 🙂
Very useful info, some I didn’t know. Thanks for sharing..
Thank you so much 🙂
WOW! What a lot of hacks! You must not sleep – always thinking of ways to help us do things better and easier! Thanks for sharing them.
You are so sweet, thank you so much 🙂
I get rashes under the girl’s coconut oil then cover with thin cotton material helps.
Thank you so much for sharing that tip, Audrey.