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With this genius hack, you get the most out of every jar of coconut oil


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When you’ve used up your trusty tub of coconut oil—to do everything from moisturizing your skin to  whipping up a stir-fry and even cleaning your mouth (seriously, what can’t it do?)—you’re technically not supposed to rinse out the jar and pour it down the drain because that (magical) coco residue can clog up your pipes. So how can you toss it, while keeping your recycling bin oil-free?

Natural makeup artist and wellness guru Jessa Blades has the perfect hack for those last little bits that aren’t quite enough to use for a face wash (or to scoop out for a full spoonful): Add it to your a.m. beverage.

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Seriously—just pour your morning drink of choice (tea and coffee both work) directly into the container, swish it around, and voila. Now your elixir has an added boost of healthy fats (and a touch of that sweet tropical flavor).

“You get the good fats from the jar into your morning warm beverage…and you don’t waste a drop of healthy oil!” Blades says. Um, will this motivate me to keep up (or, okay, start) my oil-pulling routine so I can savor the sweet reward when I’m done with my supply? Definitely.

Other multitasking a.m. beverages include this coffee-avocado smoothie and Busy Philipps’ skin-boosting Bulletproof coffee recipe