Use coconut oil to get rid of insects
Keep bugs away this summer without smelling like bug spray: Mix coconut oil with essential oils and lightly apply it to your skin. Findley loves the essential oils from Mountain Rose Herbs, located in her own Eugene, Oregon. “A peppermint or mint oil would be heavenly,” she says. Want more? Check out the best uses for household staples you already own.
Originally published as 8 Extraordinary Uses for Coconut Oil Around the House (Besides Cooking) on ReadersDigest.com.