- 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
- 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
- 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?