There are many other uses for coconut oil than just as a kitchen ingredient. The beauty industry has been adding it to products for decades.

We have listed just a few of the other more common uses for Spring Chicken Organic Virgin Coconut oil – may you’ll want a second jar for the bathroom!

Lip balm: Combat dry, cracked lips with coconut oil on the tip of your fingers.

Softening cuticles: If you wash your hands often or your cuticles just need a little T.L.C., apply coconut oil to your fingers twice a day.

Hair protector and conditioner: Coconut oilis used as an ingredient in many hair products.If applied before washing it is said to help to protect your hair from losing proteins and in addition you can use it as a conditioner after you have washed it. A teaspoon of coconut oil is enough for long hair, just massage through your hair with our fingers to distribute the oil and simply leave it in. It helps to strengthen hair and keeps it shiny.

Fight the frizz: Rub a pea size amount of coconut oil between your fingers and comb it through the bottom couple inches of your hair for all day frizz protection.

Skin moisturiser: Coconut oil is easily absorbed into the skin to keep it moist and soft by increasing moisture and lipid content. This prevents dryness and makes skin glow with natural goodness! That’s why it’s used as a major ingredient in thousands of health and beauty products.

Age spots: Apply a small amount of coconut oil to liver or age spots and it’s said to them fade.

Eye Wrinkle Cream: Just a small amount of coconut oil on the tips of your fingers applied to the side and under your eyes is known to help strengthen the skin and act as an anti-wrinkle cream.

Exfoliator: For a natural rub down, mix your coconut oil with sea salt to get a great exfoliator you can use all our your body and baby smooth skin.

Teeth Cleaning: Dating back thousands of years, coconut oil is a great way of eliminating bacteria and toxins from your mouth through a technique called ‘pulling’. It’s also said to help whiten teeth. Simply swirl the oil in your mouth for five minutes or more for a clean and fresh feeling, but please spit into a bin rather than down the sink to prevent it from blocking.

Coconut oilShop for Spring Chicken’s Organic Virgin Coconut Oil here. £9.95 for 500ml or £17.95 for 1 litre.