Tuesday, March 10, 2015

102 Uses for coconut oil


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