Monday, April 29, 2013

Uses for Coconut Oil

In my previous post, I shared some truly wonderful benefits of Coconut oil. There is an endless list of uses for Coconut Oil of which I am going to share a few.


  • Eat a spoonful when you need an energy boost
  • Use as a base for chocolate making
  • Replace unhealthy oils in cooking and baking recipes
  • Take a spoonful with vitamins to improve the absorption of vitamins and minerals
  • Taken daily it will improve thyroid function
  • Consuming Coconut oil will increase milk flow for nursing mothers.
  • Eating a spoonful with meals will increase digestion
  • Toss with hot air popcorn to flavor
  • Eat daily to help with immune function
  • Add to a smoothie for additional flavor and nutrition
  • Use to detox the body during a cleanse
  • Take a spoonful before mealtime to curb appetite 
  • Add a spoonful to your dog or cats food dish
  • Take to help reduce or eliminate migraines
  • Take a spoonful for heartburn, reflux or indigestion
External Uses:
  • Use inside nostrils to help relieve runny or bleeding nose and allergies
  • Use on newborns bottom for diaper rash and to prevent meconium from sticking to bottom
  • Massage into tired muscles
  • Helps to sooth and heal hemorrhoids
  • Mix with baking soda for a non toxic Goo Be Gone
  • Use as a natural sunscreen
  • Mix with a tiny bit of fresh lemon juice for a natural furniture polish. (Always test on a small area first)
  • Season Cast iron pans
  • Condition leather
  • Use as an all over body moisturizer. Great on cracked heals.
  • Use to condition hair
  • Massage into nails and cuticles to strengthen them
  • Apply to bug and bee stings to help sooth the skin
  • Use as a make remover
  • Use to treat acne
  • Use on tissue around your eyes to help prevent wrinkles and sagging.
  • Use on stretch marks to help reduce visibility
  • Spread a thin layer on cuts and burns to aid in healing
  • Use a massage oil, add in essential oil to make it even better
  • Use on baby's cradle cap
  • Add to bath water for a moisturizing soak
  • Makes a great lip moisturizer
  • Rub a little on your palms and apply to hair to moisturize
  • Use as a conditioner for your hair. Apply and leave on for as long as possible and then shampoo out.
  • Use to sooth skin irritations such as eczema, chicken pox and other skin rashes
  • Use to treat athletes foot, yeast infections and other fungus
  • Brush on eye lashes for an eyelash strengthener
  • Use a little on a damp cloth to remove scum from the shower. Wipe with coconut oil and then spray with vinegar and wipe off.
  • Use as the carrier oil in homemade baby wipes
  • Use on warts and moles
  • Mix up in your mixer for a creamy moisturizer
  • Use with baking soda for a facial scrub
  • Use to help relieve ear infections, melt and put a little drop in the ear
  • Use as a base for homemade deodorant, soaps and lotions
  • Use on plant leaves to shine
  • Dab a little on canker sore to speed up the healing and to soothe
  • Use to soothe pink eye infections, rub around the eye and drop a little in the eye
  • Use to remove chewing gum from carpet
  • After shaving face or legs, use to moisturize and soothe the skin
  • Use to treat lice
  • Use in homemade toothpaste - Jillie has a great recipe here
  • Condition wooden cutting board and cast iron pans
  • Homemade Vapor Rub: 3 Tbs. Coconut Oil – melted; 3-5 drops Tea Tree Essential Oil; 6-10 drops Rosemary Essential Oil. Place oil into a small container and add in essential oils. Then just rub on chest, under nose or on to feet.
I am amazed by all the uses of coconut oil. There are many, many more out there. 
I would love to hear from you, what do you use coconut oil for?


1 comment:

  1. Coconut oil. There is an endless list of uses for Coconut Oil of which I am going to share a few. coconut water health benefits