Cleaning Hacks: 5 Genius Uses of Coconut Oil

Coconut oil is something that can be found in any and every Indian house. It is best known as a cooking oil and beauty product. But, did you know, that this oil is also a powerful cleaner and polisher?

Cleaning with coconut oil

Also known as the fruit from the ‘tree of life,’ coconut oil’s benefits are endless. The oil’s anti-bacterial properties make it an incredible cleanser. And, using coconut oil as a cleaning agent not only saves you money but also gives you an alternative to using toxic, commercial cleaners. So, to help you out, we’ve gathered 5 genius ways to use coconut oil:

1. Leather Cleaner

Cleaning with coconut oil

After long use, leather furniture seems to lose its charm. Freshen it up by conditioning the furniture with coconut oil. The oil is hypoallergenic and won’t ruin your furniture. To start the process, clean the leather using vinegar and water or with an ounce of dish cleanser mixed with cool water. Now, rub in the oil with a soft cloth. However, before cleaning the furniture, ensure that the oil is at room temperature.

2. Remove Crayon Marks

Cleaning with coconut oil

In case your child makes a masterpiece on the wall, floor, or even the table, coconut oil can save the day. Simply dab some on a soft cloth and wipe the crayon marks away. Now, wash the wall with vinegar to remove excess oil if the surface is porous.

3. Clean Makeup Brushes

Cleaning with coconut oil

Cleaning makeup brushes have never been this easy. Make a solution of 1 teaspoon of coconut oil and 1 teaspoon of fresh lemon juice. Now, swirl your makeup brushes in the mixture. The makeup will pull out of the brush immediately. Once done, rinse well with water.

4. Furniture Polish

Cleaning with coconut oil

Refresh an old piece of furniture with coconut oil. All you need to do is mix 1/2 cup of coconut oil and 1/4 cup fresh lemon juice in a glass. Now apply the mixture on the furniture and polish it by rubbing briskly.

5. Remove Label

Cleaning with coconut oil

Recycling bottles is a great way to a sustainable life. However, removing labels from bottles is a tough task. To remove the label, try this: Soak the bottle in a solution of hot water and liquid soap. Now, sprinkle some baking soda and coconut oil on the bottle and scrub out the label using a paper towel.