Clear Up Acne, Remove Warts, and Other Surprising Uses for Coconut Oil

This versatile kitchen staple is actually a beauty product, too

Ever since last Wednesday, when I sat down with Bruce Fife, the world’s leading expert on coconut oil, I’ve been trying on a few of his miraculous promises and discovering that I might just be as enamored with coconut oil as he is. After a one-hour interview, Dr. Fife had talked me into wanting to try coconut oil as a lotion, wart remover, energy enhancer, and all-natural deodorant.

Find some out some of the uncanny uses for coconut oil!

When I sat down with Dr. Fife, I’d been struggling to keep my skin clear. Having purchased an expensive anti-acne treatment from the store, I noticed my skin turning ashy and spotted, and wondered if I’d just have to get accustomed to the less-than-impressive look of it all. During our meeting, Dr. Fife mentioned the healing powers of the lauric acid in coconut oil as a potential way to clear up acne, so I went home and immediately started slathering it every night. One week later, nearly all of my little breakouts have cleared up, my skin is soft and elastic, and I feel like there’s a healthy glow there that I didn’t have last week.

Want to see if one of the many promises associate with coconut oil will work for you? Here’s a list of 13 surprising ways to use it to enhance your health and household, one scoop of oil at a time!

— Brooke McLay, Babble


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