So much can be done with coconut oil: It is not only a general-purpose weapon in the kitchen and cares for our skin, but you can also use it in a variety of ways in the household. We reveal how.
The white to yellowish vegetable oil, solid to waxy at room temperature, is also called coconut oil or coconut oil and is created by pressing the pulp of coconuts. This makes it smell so seductively fresh and exotic. But what’s best: coconut oil not only gives supple skin, cares for the lips and is suitable as frying fat – it is also good for many other things.
Prepare the leather suite with coconut oil
Your chic sofa needs an extra portion of care? Then take a soft rag and polish the leather with a small amount of coconut oil. Tip: This works just as well with leather bags, jackets or leather shoes that shine beautifully due to the oil. But be careful: you should avoid the fat in suede.
Use of coconut fat as a wood polish
What works with leather cannot hurt with wood either: polish stairs or tables with a dab of coconut oil to care for them and let them shine again. You can also use it to miss cutting boards and wooden spoons in the kitchen. It is best to leave it on overnight.
Coconut fat for shiny door handles and against rust
Coconut oil is also ideal for metal care because the natural product hardly smears. Old fittings and handles are shiny again in no time, because rust is also removed by the oil. Use it to treat scissors, balcony railings or cutlery, for example.
Let the polish take effect and possibly polish again with a dry cloth. Particularly useful: The treatment with coconut oil creates an oil film that protects the affected object from further rust for a while.
Burn in cast iron pans with coconut oil
If you want to enjoy your cast iron pans and pots for as long as possible, you can maintain them with coconut oil and ideally burn them in before using them for the first time. To do this, put some oil in the pan, put it on the stove, heat the good piece. Once the fat has become thin, you can still spread it up to the top using a silicone brush.
As soon as the coconut oil starts to steam, you should take the pan off the stove and let it cool. Then simply remove the fat residues with a cloth. It is best to repeat the process several times to achieve a particularly effective effect. If the pan is then used regularly, do not use any detergent and prefer to only clean it with a sponge and hot water.
Get rid of stubborn stickers with coconut oil
There are many different ways to remove adhesive residue – one of which is also coconut oil. Mix it in equal parts with baking soda and a few drops of lemon oil to get stickers and labels off glass bottles, plastic and other hard surfaces.
To do this, smear the mixture on the sticker, wait about 15 minutes and then run warm water over it before slowly pulling it off.
Here you can also see what baking powder can do: