98 Uses for Coconut Oil

B9315856988Z.1_20150116210605_000_GVA9MTAER.1-0Coconut oil is the most nutritious part of the coconut and has amazing health benefits. Once demonized for it’s saturated fat content by the majority of the medical community, coconut oil has made a huge comeback! Saturated fats are necessary for cell function and growth and have been linked to better health, including weight loss. In fact, studies have shown that civilizations that consume a high amount of healthy saturated fats, have lower rates of heart disease, diabetes and cancer. In addition to eating, there are more ways coconut oil can be used.

98 Uses for Coconut Oil:

1. In cooking as a great oil with a high smoke point.
2. Added to foods or drinks daily for energy
3. As a coffee creamer when emulsified into coffee (The only way I’ll drink 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
18. Topically to treat yeast infections
19. As a tropical massage oil
20. To help 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
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
28. In place of Lanolin cream on nursing nipples to sooth irritation
29. Can help sooth psoriasis or eczema
30. There is some evidence that regular ingestion of coconut oil can help prevent or reverse Alzheimers
31. With apple cider vinegar as a natural treatment for lice that actually works
32. In natural Homemade Sunscreen
33. In healthy brain boosting snack for kids like Coconut Clusters
34. In a filling and energy boosting Brain Power Smoothie
35. Rub coconut oil on the inside of your nose to help alleviate allergy symptoms
36. Nursing moms often take 3-4 tablespoons a day (and Vitamin D) to increase milk supply and nutrients
37. In homemade shampoo bars
38. Mix a tablespoon with a tablespoon of chia seeds for an all-day energy boost
39. Can help improve insulin levels
40. Oil pulling with coconut oil and a drop of oregano oil helps improve gum health
41. Can help improve cholesterol ratios
42. Blend a tablespoon into hot tea to help speed recovery from cold or flu
43. In Homemade Natural Bug-Off Lotion Bars
44. As a replacement for vegetable oils in any recipe or in cooking
45. In coconut based grain free granola
46. Can help reduce appearance of varicose veins
47. After initial heat is gone, can help speed healing of sunburn
48. Is an immediate source of energy when eaten that isn’t stored as fat
49. As a natural personal lubricant that won’t disturb vaginal flora
50. To make a simple homemade soap
51. In natural homemade diaper cream
52. As a natural shave cream and after shave lotion
53. When used consistently on skin it can help get rid of cellulite
54. To season cast iron skillets
55. It’s anti-inflammatory properties can help lessen arthritis
56. Can reduce the itch of mosquito bites
57. Can help resolve acne when used regularly
58. Can be rubbed into scalp daily to stimulate hair growth
59. I’ve used in kids ears to help speed ear infection healing
60. In clay and charcoal soothing soap
61. A small amount can be rubbed into real leather to soften and condition (test a small area first)
62. By itself as a great tanning oil
63. Mixed with salt to remove dry skin on feet
64. Can help speed weight loss when consumed daily
65. Can help improve sleep when taken daily
66. To dilute essential oils for use on skin
67. A tablespoon melted into a cup of warm tea can help sooth a sore throat
68. To help sooth the itch of chicken pox or poison ivy
69. It has been shown to increase absorption of calcium and magnesium
70. Internally as part of the protocol to help remineralize teeth
71. Some evidence shows that the beneficial fats in coconut oil can help with depression and anxiety
72. By itself as a natural deodorant
73. By itself or with baking soda as a naturally whitening toothpaste
74. For pets struggling with skin issues when used externally
75. In coconut oil pulling chews
76. In homemade vapor rub
77. In homemade peppermint lip balm
78. In magnesium body butter
79. In coconut oil dog treats
80. As a completely natural baby lotion
81. On hands after doing dishes to avoid dry skin
82. Mixed with catnip, rosemary, or mint essential oils as a natural bug repellent
83. Many use it as an anti-aging facial moisturizer
84. Use to make coconut cream concentrate for a brain boosting snack
85. Can be used internally and externally to speed recovery from UTIs
86. In a salve for cracked heels
87. When taken regularly, it can boost hormone production
88. Can relieve the pain of hemorrhoids when used topically
89. Can boost circulation and help those who often feel cold
90. On cuticles to help nails grow
91. Rub into elbows daily to help alleviate dry, flaky elbows
92. To help avoid chlorine exposure when swimming
93. Internally during pregnancy to help provide baby necessary fats for development
94. With other oils as part of an oil cleansing regimen for beautiful skin
95. Whipped with shea butter for a soothing body balm
96. Naturally clears up cold sores
97. Ingesting coconut oil daily can help with allergy symptoms
98. Ingesting coconut oil daily can increase mental alertness

Source: wellnessmama.com

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