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101 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.Taken supplementally for daily 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

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 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 metaboism

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

22.As an intensive nighttime facial moisturizer

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.On feet to fight athlete’s foot or tor fungus

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

  1. 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 Powder Smoothie

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

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

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

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

46.Better for high-temperature cooking than olive or vegetable oils

47.Can help reduce appearance of varicose veins

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

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

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

51.As a naturally antibacterial skin cream

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

61.On split ends to de-frizz

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

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

  1. 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.Some evidence suggests that the beneficial fats in coconut oil are helpful for those with Autism

77.In homemade vapor rub

78.As a safe cooking oil for deep frying

79.A tablespoon taken before each meal can help improve digestion

80.Can be taken in warm ginger tea to sooth heartburn or nausea

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.Can be used on mom’s nipple and baby’s mouth to help treat thrush

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.When taken regularly, it can help fight candida

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.Add to smoothies to give them a nutritional boost

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

96.In any recipes where vegetable oils are used

97.Whipped with shea butter for a soothing body balm

98.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.

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