Amazing Coconut Oil – 101 uses, and counting!


 


In cooking as a great oil with a high smoke point. Great for baking, stir-frys or as a dairy free replacement to butter.

Added to foods or drinks daily for energy.

As a coffee creamer when emulsified into coffee (The only way I’ll drink coffee).

On the skin as a basic lotion (or coconut oil lotion bar).

In homemade lotion bars for soft, smooth skin.

In homemade deodorant or deodorant bars.

As an eye-makeup remover.

As a cloth diaper safe diaper cream (just rub on baby’s bottom).

In making your own Remineralizing Toothpaste.

To lighten age spots when rubbed directly on the skin.

To prevent stretch marks during pregnancy.

To support healthy thyroid function.

In homemade Mayo without the high PUFA vegetable oils.

To help increase sun tolerance and avoid burning.

As a naturally SPF 4 sunscreen.

In homemade lotion recipes.

To get rid of cradle cap on baby- just massage in to head, leave on for a few minutes and gently rinse with a warm wash cloth.

Topically to kill yeast or yeast infections.

As a delicious tropical massage oil.

It’s high Lauric acid and MCFA content helps boost metabolism.

A tiny dab rubbed on your hands and then through hair will help get rid of frizz.

In homemade soap for laundry.

Mixed with equal parts sugar for a smoothing body scrub (use in the shower).

Rubbed on lips as a natural chap stick.

Topically, can help skin heal faster after injury or infection.

Directly on the perineum to help heal after birth.

As an incredibly intensive natural conditioner- Rub into dry hair, put a shower cap on and leave for several hours.

In homemade slow cooker soap.

In place of Lanolin cream on nursing nipples to sooth irritation (also great for baby!).

Can help sooth psoriasis or eczema.

There is some evidence that regular ingestion of coconut oil can help prevent or reverse Alzheimers.

With apple cider vinegar as a natural treatment for lice that actually works.

In natural Homemade Sunscreen.

In healthy brain boosting snack for kids like Coconut Clusters.

In a filling and energy boosting Brain Power Smoothie.

Rub coconut oil on the inside of your nose to help alleviate allergy symptoms.

Nursing moms often take 3-4 tablespoons a day (and Vitamin D) to increase milk supply and nutrients.

In homemade shampoo bars.

Mix a tablespoon with a tablespoon of chia seeds for an all-day energy boost (do NOT take this at night!).

Can help improve insulin levels.

Oil pulling with coconut oil and a drop of oregano oil helps improve gum health.

Can help improve cholesterol ratios.

Blend a tablespoon into hot tea to help speed recovery from cold or flu.

In Homemade Natural Bug-Off Lotion Bars.

As a replacement for vegetable oils in any recipe or in cooking.

In coconut based grain free granola.

Can help reduce appearance of varicose veins.

After initial heat is gone, can help speed healing of sunburn.

Is an immediate source of energy when eaten that isn’t stored as fat.

As a natural personal lubricant that won’t disturb vaginal flora.

To make a simple homemade soap.

In natural homemade diaper cream.

As a natural shave cream and after shave lotion.

When used consistently on skin it can help get rid of cellulite.

To season cast iron skillets.

It’s anti-inflammatory properties can help lessen arthritis.

Can reduce the itch of mosquito bites.

Can help resolve acne when used regularly.

Can be rubbed into scalp daily to stimulate hair growth.

I’ve used in kids ears to help speed ear infection healing.

In clay and charcoal soothing soap.

A small amount can be rubbed into real leather to soften and condition (shiny leather only… test a small area first).

By itself as a great tanning oil.

Mixed with salt to remove dry skin on feet.

Can help speed weight loss when consumed daily.

Can help improve sleep when taken daily.

To dilute essential oils for use on skin.

A tablespoon melted into a cup of warm tea can help sooth a sore throat.

To help sooth the itch of chicken pox or poison ivy.

It has been shown to increase absorption of calcium and magnesium.

Internally as part of the protocol to help remineralize teeth.

Some evidence shows that the beneficial fats in coconut oil can help with depression and anxiety.

By itself as a natural deodorant.

By itself or with baking soda as a naturally whitening toothpaste.

For pets struggling with skin issues when used externally.

In coconut oil pulling chews.

In homemade vapor rub.

In homemade peppermint lip balm.

In magnesium body butter.

In coconut oil dog treats.

As a completely natural baby lotion.

On hands after doing dishes to avoid dry skin.

Mixed with catnip, rosemary, or mint essential oils as a natural bug repellent.

In homemade meltaways (like candy).

Many use it as an anti-aging facial moisturizer.

Use to make coconut cream concentrate for a brain boosting snack.

Can be used internally and externally to speed recovery from UTIs

In a salve for cracked heels.

When taken regularly, it can boost hormone production.

Can relieve the pain of hemorrhoids when used topically.

Can boost circulation and help those who often feel cold.

On cuticles to help nails grow.

Rub into elbows daily to help alleviate dry, flaky elbows.

To help avoid chlorine exposure when swimming.

Internally during pregnancy to help provide baby necessary fats for development (especially when taken with Fermented Cod Liver Oil).

With other oils as part of an oil cleansing regimen for beautiful skin.

Whipped with shea butter for a soothing body balm.

One reader swears by using coconut oil to treat yeast infection. She suggests soaking a tampon in it and inserting the tampon for a few hours.

Naturally clears up cold sores.

Ingesting coconut oil daily can help with allergy symptoms.

Ingesting coconut oil daily can increase mental alertness.

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