With over 100 uses for coconut oil, there is always a new idea to be found!
Find your area of expertise below:
“I’ve never tried the stuff before. Where do I start?”
“Butter” your toast with it.
Add it to your smoothie.
Use it as your oil to sauté or stir-fry.
Try Bulletproof Coffee. (recipe)
Roast your vegetables. (Sweet Potato Fries!)
Make a grilled cheese sandwich! (Substitute it for your butter.)
Make popcorn! (If you use oil for making your popcorn, switch to coconut oil, or use this as a topping with a dash of salt.)
Replace your non-stick cooking spray with 1-2 tsp coconut oil
See our recipe ideas here
Moisturize your skin. (Best when done after a shower or bath)
Eye Makeup Remover
Reduce wrinkles around the eyes
Nail Cuticle Oil
Feed it to Fido - Your dog’s coat can benefit from this stuff for sure. It can even lessen shedding! (site)
Things to know:
- Most experts recommend 2-4 Tablespoons per day to see its true benefits.
- Coconut Oil is solid below 76°F. This means it will be either a liquid or a solid in your house depending on your climate. You may need to warm it up before using it.
- Coconut Oil has a high "smoking" temperature, so it will do well in high heat situations up to 450°F. (Many other oils can oxidize when heated, but the healthy fats in coconut oil do not.)
“I’m starting to like this stuff, what else can I do with it?”
Oil Pulling (what's that?)
Make a “magic shell” for ice cream (recipe)
Fancify your Fondue - Using a double boiler over low heat, slowly melt 1 tablespoon of coconut oil and 2 cups of dark chocolate together, stirring occasionally. You can always adjust the amounts depending on your taste to make the best fondue for strawberries, bananas, or whatever else you can think of.
Salve for your wounds - Coconut Oil's natural antibacterial properties will help fight infection as well as create a moist environment that promotes healing. Use under a bandaid like you would A&D ointment or simply apply to the wound.
Post Sunburn Relief - After you have taken the time to cool your sunburn, use coconut oil daily to reduce peeling and relieve itching and pain. (Some people even use it for sunscreen!)
Shaving Cream Replacement
“I’m ready to use coconut Oil to make some new recipes, home uses and DIY at home products.”
Natural Deodorant - Equal parts Coconut Oil, Baking Soda, and Arrowroot Powder (or cornstarch)
Homemade Toothpaste (Dr. Axe Recipe)
Lip Balm with a few more ingredients (WellnessMama's recipe)
Homemade Exfoliator – Combine oil with organic coconut sugar or ground coffee beans to create a homemade facial or body scrub that will help remove dry skin. Do this twice weekly for smooth skin that is less likely to develop ingrown hairs, acne, blackheads, or other unwanted dullness. (Dr. Axe Recipe)
Laundry Detergent – Combine coconut oil with lye, water, and essential oils of your choice to create a non-toxic soapy liquid that is perfect for cleaning clothes. The formula will not irritate your skin or have a negative affect on fabric, like many store-bought detergents can. This is a great solution for sensitive skin and those prone to allergies. (Dr. Axe Recipe)
(More great ideas from Balance Me Beautiful)
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