Uses for coconut oil

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You might have heard about coconut oil and the benefits it contains for your overall health. People use it in food, as lotions or in smoothies. But what are these many benefits people are raving about and what could coconut oil possibly offer you in terms of health?

 

We have listed only a few of the many uses of coconut oil:

Uses for Coconut Oil:

  • In cooking as great oil with a high smoke point.
  • Taken supplemental for daily energy
  • As a coffee creamer when emulsified into coffee
  • On the skin as a basic lotion
  • As an eye-makeup remover
  • As a cloth diaper or safe diaper cream
  • To lighten age spots when rubbed directly on the skin
  • To prevent stretch marks during pregnancy
  • To support healthy thyroid function
  • To help increase sun tolerance and avoid burning
  • As a naturally SPF 4 sunscreen
  • To get rid of cradle cap on baby- just massage in to head
  • Topically to kill yeast or yeast infections
  • As a delicious tropical massage oil
  • Helps boost metabolism
  • A tiny dab rubbed on your hands and then through hair will help get rid of frizz
  • As an intensive nighttime facial moisturizer
  • Mixed with equal parts sugar for a smoothing body scrub
  • Rubbed on lips as a natural lip ice
  • Topically, can help skin heal faster after injury or infection
  • Directly on the perineum to help heal after birth
  • On feet to fight athlete’s foot or fungus
  • In place of Lanolin cream on nursing nipples to sooth irritation
  • Can help sooth psoriasis or eczema
  • There is some evidence that regular ingestion of coconut oil can help prevent or reverse Alzheimer’s
  • Rub coconut oil on the inside of your nose to help alleviate allergy symptoms
  • Nursing moms can take 3-4 tablespoons a day (and Vitamin D) to increase milk supply and nutrients
  • Helps digestion and may even kill intestinal parasites
  • Can help improve insulin levels
  • Can help improve cholesterol ratios
  • Blend a tablespoon into hot tea to help speed recovery from cold or flu
  • As a replacement for vegetable oils in any recipe
  • Better for high-temperature cooking than olive or vegetable oils
  • Can help reduce appearance of varicose veins
  • After initial heat is gone, can help speed healing of sunburn
  • Is an immediate source of energy when eaten and isn’t stored as fat
  • As a naturally antibacterial skin cream
  • As a natural shave cream and after shave lotion
  • When used consistently on skin it can help get rid of cellulite
  • It’s anti-inflammatory properties can help lessen arthritis
  • Can reduce the itch of mosquito bites
  • Can help resolve acne when used regularly
  • Can be rubbed into scalp daily to stimulate hair growth
  • Use in kids ears to help speed ear infection healing
  • A small amount can be rubbed into real leather to soften and condition
  • By itself as a great tanning oil
  • Mixed with salt to remove dry skin on feet
  • Can help speed weight loss when consumed daily
  • Can help improve sleep when taken daily
  • Can be used to speed healing of fungal infections when taken internally and used externally
  • A tablespoon melted into a cup of warm tea can help sooth a sore throat
  • To help soothe the itch of chicken pox or poison ivy
  • It has been shown to increase absorption of calcium and magnesium
  • Some evidence shows that the beneficial fats in coconut oil can help with depression and anxiety
  • For pets struggling with skin issues when used externally
  • Some evidence suggests that the beneficial fats in coconut oil are helpful for those with Autism
  • As a safe cooking oil for deep frying
  • A tablespoon taken before each meal can help improve digestion
  • Can be taken in warm ginger tea to sooth heartburn or nausea
  • As a completely natural baby lotion
  • On hands after doing dishes to avoid dry skin
  • Mixed with catnip, rosemary, or mint essential oilsas a natural bug repellent
  • Many use it as an anti-aging facial moisturizer
  • When taken regularly, it can help fight candida
  • When taken regularly, it can boost hormone production
  • Can relieve the pain of hemorrhoids when used topically
  • Can boost circulation and help those who often feel cold
  • On cuticles to help nails grow
  • Rub into elbows daily to help alleviate dry, flaky elbows
  • Internally during pregnancy to help provide baby necessary fats for development
  • Whipped with Shea butterfor a soothing body balm
  • Naturally clears up cold sores
  • Ingesting coconut oildaily can help with allergy symptoms
  • Ingesting coconut oildaily can increase mental alertness

If you are new to coconut oil, we recommend using coconut oil daily to boost overall health, thyroid health, heart health, improving your skin and more. 

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