Coconut oil is having a moment
By now you probably know this super-oil can be swapped out for vegetable oil when cooking, and that there are many beauty uses for coconut oil. But the coconut cure-all has a surprising number of uses around your house, too. Mary Findley of Mary Moppins Cleaning System swears by it. It’s a dependable antimicrobial if you’re looking for alternatives to chemicals, she says. Before you go coconut oil crazy, though, make sure your jar’s label says organic and cold-pressed: “Any coconut oil that’s heated is actually no better than Crisco,” Findley says.