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We all know coconut oil can yield shiny locks and radiant skin. But did you know it also fights rust and keeps eggs fresh for a whole entire year?

Don’t believe us? Here, what to do with your new favorite pantry item.

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Polish and treat leather

Rub a dab into leather goods (sparingly) to strengthen the material and add a pretty sheen.

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Remove label goo

Say sayonara to tacky sticker residue by applying coconut oil, letting it sit for several minutes, then wiping it all away.

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Tackle shower scum

Use coconut oil in lieu of bleach for a squeaky clean tub without the icky chemicals.

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Preserve eggs

Coat your eggs in a thin layer of coconut oil and they’ll remain edible for 9 to 12 months. Why? The oil creates an all-natural seal that keeps oxygen out.

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Eliminate rust

Rusty steel knives are a friend to no one. Coat yours with coconut oil at rust’s first sign, then let it sit for an hour before rinsing with warm water.

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Silence a squeaky hinge

Applying just a pinch of coconut oil will quiet down noisy doors and cabinets—no WD-40 required.

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Treat tough stains

One part coconut oil and one part baking soda yields one solid stain removing combo.   

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Condition wood surfaces

Unlike most wood polishes, coconut oil actually sinks into the wood, thus creating more permanent luster and shine.

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Sweeten your coffee

Buh-bye sugar.

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Buff your car

Dip a rag in coconut oil and rub down your car to reduce the appearance of dings.

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Prevent plastic discoloration

Coat your tupperware in an ultra-thin layer before using, then slop in that Bolognese sauce without fear of stains.

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Make houseplants look healthier

Get that philodendron looking just a tad perkier by rubbing some coconut oil on it’s leaves.

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Clean makeup brushes

Dip brushes in melted down coconut oil, dab thoroughly on a paper towel, then rinse with warm water. Voila. (Bonus: It also conditions the bristles).

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Prevent dust balls

We know it sounds counterintuitive, but rubbing a thin layer of coconut oil onto dust-collecting spots (ceiling fan blades, cabinet corners) will actually discourage bunnies from settling there.

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Get gum out of your hair (or the carpet)

Peanut butter has finally met it’s match.

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