101 Mind Blowing Uses for Coconut Oil!

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101 Mind Blowing Uses for Coconut Oil

  1. In cooking as a great oil with a high smoke point. Great for baking, stir-frys or as a dairy free replacement to butter;
  2. Added to foods or drinks daily for energy;
  3. As a coffee creamer when emulsified into coffee
  4. On the skin as a basic lotion (or coconut oil lotion bar);
  5. In homemade lotion bars for soft, smooth skin;
  6. In homemade deodorant or deodorant bars;
  7. As an eye-makeup remover
  8. As a cloth diaper safe diaper cream (just rub on baby’s bottom);
  9. In making your own Remineralizing Toothpaste;
  10. To lighten age spots when rubbed directly on the skin;
  11. To prevent stretch marks during pregnancy;
  12. To support healthy thyroid function;
  13. In homemade Mayo without the high PUFA vegetable oils;
  14. To help increase sun tolerance and avoid burning;
  15. As a naturally SPF 4 sunscreen;
  16. In homemade lotion recipes;
  17. 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;
  18. Topically to kill yeast or yeast infections;
  19. As a delicious tropical massage oil;
  20. It’s high Lauric acid and MCFA content helps boost metabolism;
  21. A tiny dab rubbed on your hands and then through hair will help get rid of frizz;
  22. In homemade soap for laundry;
  23. Mixed with equal parts sugar for a smoothing body scrub (use in the shower);
  24. Rubbed on lips as a natural chap stick;
  25. Topically, can help skin heal faster after injury or infection;
  26. Directly on the perineum to help heal after birth;
  27. As an incredibly intensive natural conditioner- Rub into dry hair, put a shower cap on and leave for several hours;
  28. In homemade slow cooker soap;
  29. In place of Lanolin cream on nursing nipples to sooth irritation (also great for baby!);
  30. Can help sooth psoriasis or eczema;
  31. There is some evidence that regular ingestion of coconut oil can help prevent or reverse Alzheimers;
  32. With apple cider vinegar as a natural treatment for lice that actually works;
  33. In natural Homemade Sunscreen;
  34. In healthy brain boosting snack for kids like Coconut Clusters;
  35. In a filling and energy boosting Brain Power Smoothie;
  36. Rub coconut oil on the inside of your nose to help alleviate allergy symptoms;
  37. Nursing moms often take 3-4 tablespoons a day (and Vitamin D) to increase milk supply and nutrients;
  38. In homemade shampoo bars;
  39. Mix a tablespoon with a tablespoon of chia seeds for an all-day energy boost (do NOT take this at night!);
  40. Can help improve insulin levels
  41. Oil pulling with coconut oil and a drop of oregano oil helps improve gum health;
  42. Can help improve cholesterol ratios;
  43. Blend a tablespoon into hot tea to help speed recovery from cold or flu;
  44. In Homemade Natural Bug-Off Lotion Bars;
  45. As a replacement for vegetable oils in any recipe or in cooking;
  46. In coconut based grain free granola;
  47. Can help reduce appearance of varicose veins;
  48. After initial heat is gone, can help speed healing of sunburn;
  49. It’s an immediate source of energy when eaten that isn’t stored as fat;
  50. As a natural personal lubricant that won’t disturb vaginal flora;
  51. To make a simple homemade soap
  52. In natural homemade diaper cream;
  53. As a natural shave cream and after shave lotion;
  54. When used consistently on skin it can help get rid of cellulite;
  55. To season cast iron skillets;
  56. It’s anti-inflammatory properties can help lessen arthritis;
  57. Can reduce the itch of mosquito bites;
  58. Can help resolve acne when used regularly;
  59. Can be rubbed into scalp daily to stimulate hair growth;
  60. In ears to help speed ear infection healing;
  61. In clay and charcoal soothing soap;
  62. A small amount can be rubbed into real leather to soften and condition (shiny leather only… test a small area first);
  63. By itself as a great tanning oil;
  64. Mixed with salt to remove dry skin on feet;
  65. Can help speed weight loss when consumed daily;
  66. Can help improve sleep when taken daily;
  67. To dilute essential oils for use on skin;
  68. A tablespoon melted into a cup of warm tea can help sooth a sore throat;
  69. To help sooth the itch of chicken pox or poison ivy;
  70. It has been shown to increase absorption of calcium and magnesium;
  71. Internally as part of the protocol to help remineralize teeth;
  72. Some evidence shows that the beneficial fats in coconut oil can help with depression and anxiety;
  73. By itself as a natural deodorant;
  74. By itself or with baking soda as a naturally whitening toothpaste;
  75. For pets struggling with skin issues when used externally;
  76. In coconut oil pulling chews;
  77. In homemade vapor rub;
  78. In homemade peppermint lip balm;
  79. In magnesium body butter;
  80. In coconut oil dog treats;
  81. As a completely natural baby lotion;
  82. On hands after doing dishes to avoid dry skin;
  83. Mixed with catnip, rosemary, or mint essential oils as a natural bug repellent;
  84. In home made meltaways (like candy);
  85. Many use it as an anti-aging facial moisturizer;
  86. Use to make coconut cream concentrate for a brain boosting snack;
  87. Can be used internally and externally to speed recovery from UTIs;
  88. In a salve for cracked heels;
  89. When taken regularly, it can boost hormone production;
  90. Can relieve the pain of hemorrhoids when used topically;
  91. Can boost circulation and help those who often feel cold;
  92. On cuticles to help nails grow;
  93. Rub into elbows daily to help alleviate dry, flaky elbows;
  94. To help avoid chlorine exposure when swimming;
  95. Internally during pregnancy to help provide baby necessary fats for development (especially when taken with Fermented Cod Liver Oil);
  96. With other oils as part ofan oil cleansing regimen for beautiful skin;
  97. Whipped with shea butter for a soothing body balm;
  98. Soaking a tampon in it and inserting the tampon for a few hours to treat yeast infection;
  99. Naturally clears up cold sores;
  100. Ingesting coconut oil daily can help with allergy symptoms;
  101. Ingesting coconut oil daily can increase mental alertness;

 

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