A friend posted on Facebook an awesome idea for dispensing toothpaste for her kids. Put the toothpaste in a hand soap dispenser. This started me thinking about my coconut oil challenge. There are so many uses for coconut oil, especially in the bathroom. The probably is keeping it sanitary. Most of my friends who use coconut oil, myself included, put some in a little container and leave it in the bathroom.
Continually dipping my hands in the container always bugs me. Then, what if you want to use it as tooth paste or for oil pulling. The idea of keeping it in a hand soap dispenser would solve all my problems. The issue is what happens as it solidifies when it gets colder.
In its liquid state the dispenser works great. It is a little runny when applying to a toothbrush, but it works. I prefer it to solidify just a little, so it does come out more like toothpaste. When it gets cold enough to really harden, it does pose a problem. So far the best solution I’ve found is to run the dispenser under hot water or let it sit in hot water for a bit. It’s a little bit of a pain, but, I think, still totally worth it.
If anyone has a better solution to this coconut storing problem, I’d love to hear about it.