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How Many Ways You Can Use Coconut Oil?

Health Tips

How Many Ways You Can Use Coconut Oil?

Brittany Carlson

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.

General Health

  • 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

Oral 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.

Beauty

  • 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

Hair

  • 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

Skin

  • 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.

Remedies

  • Rub on cold sores or athletes food-- coconut oil is anti-viral and anti-fungal

  • Use as deoderant

  • Soothes rashes

  • Helps relieve a sore throat--take a tablespoon of coconut and gargle for a few minutes. Coconut oil is antibacterial.