Ways to Use Coconut Oil




I recently came across a bottle of coconut oil in my kitchen, and I looked at it and wondered why I had it. I then gave it away to a friend thinking nothing of it. It wasn’t till later I realized how coconut oil is like gold to some people Mostly because of all it’s uses. So if you’re wondering what it really is it is the latest fad literally some have said it cures cancer, AIDS and many other kinds of disease. The US Government says you should still limit your consumption of the oil because they really aren’t sure about the statistics of this oil, “curing diseases” But hey, for me it’s worth a try.



So what is Coconut Oil used for? I thought I’d write about this mostly because it’s crazy fascinating to me: Check it out

 


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

Taken supplementally for daily energy

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

On the skin as a basic lotion
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 metaboism

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

 As an intensive nighttime facial moisturizer
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 

On feet to fight athlete’s foot or tor fungus

 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 Powder Smoothie
Rub

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

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

There is some evidence that coconut oil helps digestion and may even kill intestinal parasites or yeast

 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
Better for high-temperature cooking than olive or vegetable oils

 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 and isn’t stored as fat

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

 As a naturally antibacterial skin cream
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

 On split ends to de-frizz 

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

 Can be used to speed healing of fungal infections when taken internally and used externally

 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 

 Naturally clears up cold sores

 Ingesting coconut oil daily can help with allergy symptoms

 Ingesting coconut oil daily can increase mental alertness



Isn’t that crazy amazing? I like the idea of using it for tanning and energy.  Me and & Mila had a “Mommy and Mila” day and had a lot of fun with some friends. We tried Coconut Oil a couple different ways. Mila said she had an ear ache so we rubbed a tab bit oil on her Lil ears. It also worked as a great chapstick on our lips.

 

After I had my hair done today by  my amazing friend Amanda, I applied Coconut Oil to the ends of my hair. It really does work great for split ends. It kept my hair soft and shiny. How do I look?

 

Just a little clip of our day using Coconut Oi. Mila seemed to feel a little bit better since she was cruising in the Jeep with her little boyfriend. Isn’t he cute?
Did you know celeb Gwyneth Paltrow  swishes Coconut Oil in her mouth like mouthwash every day? It’s supposed to be great for your oral health, and it whitens your teeth. Not sure how I feel about this, I couldn’t bring myself to put the Coconut Oil in my mouth, but I’m really considering trying this celebrity fad.  We all know Gwyneth Paltrow is way into eating organic and strange weird other things, but this? Well, maybe it has truth to it? Should I try it?

 

And after all the fun, someone was a little tired. Have you ever used Coconut Oil? Would love to know your favorite way it works for you. And after learning about all the uses, I really do believe every person should have a tub of this in their house. I think a better question is what doesn’t this stuff  do. And no I wasn’t sent any free Coconut Oil, but if someone wants to send me a freebie go right ahead. This is something I research on my own and found extremely fascinating.

 

 
Good night beauties! xoxo
 
 
 

Comments

  1. christina says:

    I had no idea you can use coconut oil for so many things. It is amazing, I would definitely try it for stretch marks, and as a natural chapstick, think I will try it.

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