I use coconut oil on a daily basis. It is my favorite oil to use in the kitchen and is the best eye make-up remover I've ever found. See how many ways coconut oil can be used and do let me know if I'm missing something! I use this particular brand, here.
Fat Burning– coconut oil is a medium chain fatty acid and has thermogenic properties, incorporate a tablespoon of coconut oil into your daily regimen to boost metabolism. Try in your coffee or add to your smoothies.
Helps absorb fat soluble vitamins, such as vitamins A, D, E and K
Containts fatty acids nourish the brain and are beneficial for Alzheimer’s and epilepsy
Ingest coconut oil to support thyroid health, immune system and improve LDL (bad) cholesterol levels
Eat as part of an anti-inflammatory diet for general health
Perfect toothpaste-- mix equal parts coconut oil with baking soda
Swish a little in your mouth to improve bad breath
Oil pulling to remove bacteria in the mouth and whiten teeth – scoop a tablespoon of coconut into your mouth and swish for 15 minutes in the morning.
- Use to remove makeup up
Use as a massage oil
Use to treat dry lips
Make a gentle facial cleanser by mixing coconut oil with brown sugar
Removes gum from hair
Rub coconut oil on hair to treat split ends and stimulate hair growth
Use to remedy dandruff-- massage into scalp before showering, leave in for ten minutes and then rinse
Use as daily body moisturiser
Use as shaving cream
Rub on pregnant belly to prevent stretch marks
Soothes baby diaper rashes
In the kitchen
Spread on toast
Use in place of butter or olive oil to make popcorn
Use in regular baking as a substitute to olive oil or butter
Use to make dairy free chocolate. See my recipe here
Use as a creamer in coffee - add a tablespoon and blend
Use when frying - coconut oil has a higher smoking point than vegetable oils. I love using coconut oils when I make fried or scrambled eggs.
Rub on cold sores or athletes food-- coconut oil is anti-viral and anti-fungal
Use as deoderant
Helps relieve a sore throat--take a tablespoon of coconut and gargle for a few minutes. Coconut oil is antibacterial.