Friday, September 5, 2014

The Amazing Coconut

The amazing fruit with great overall benefits.

You can drink it as a great thirst quencher, you can bake with it, you can cook many great dishes with it and the coconut oil has great overall benefits to make life a bit nicer.  

Here are 52 Uses for Coconut Oil

  • Eat a spoonful when you need an energy boost.
  • Use it as the base for a homemade body scrub.
  • Use to condition your wooden cutting boards.
  • Use as a super conditioner on your hair (apply to dry hair, leave in as long as possible and then shampoo as normal).
  • Use as a styling agent if you have really dry hair. Just rub a tiny bit on your palms and apply to your hair and style as normal.
  • Keep a little container in your purse for lip moisturizer.
  • Add a spoonful to your dog or cat’s food. CO is great for our furry friends!
  • Replace nasty, unhealthy vegetable oils in your cooking and baking with CO.
  • Make healthy ice cream topping.
  • Use it for oil pulling.
  • Use a tiny dab on your underarms for a natural deodorant.
  • Use coconut oil instead of shaving cream.
  • Add to your bath tub for a moisturizing soak (a drop of peppermint oil is wonderful!).
  • Use as a makeup remover.
  • Use it to help sooth chicken pox, shingles, or other rashes or skin irritations.
  • Use it to treat athlete’s food, ringworm, or other fungal or yeast infections.
  • Take a spoonful with your vitamins to help improve absorption.
  • Spread a thin layer on cuts or burns to speed up healing.
  • Take up to 5 spoonfuls per day for improved thyroid function.
  • Add a spoonful to your smoothies for extra nutrition and flavor.
  • Use on the delicate tissue around your eyes to help prevent wrinkles and sagging.
  • Use as the base for homemade toothpaste or lotion.
  • Use in place of massage oil.
  • Use in place of KY Jelly
  • Use on your baby’s diaper rash or cradle cap.
  • Use to help reduce visibility of stretch marks or to prevent stretch marks.
  • For nursing mothers, use coconut oil on your nipples to prevent cracking and irritation.
  • For nursing mothers, consuming coconut oil will help increase your milk flow.
  • Apply to bee stings or bug bites to soothe and heal the wound.
  • Women can use in the nether regions to relieve yeast infections, dryness, and/or discomfort.
  • Eat a spoonful with each meal to improve digestion.
  • If you’re prone to nosebleeds, coat the inside of your nostrils with coconut oil regularly.
  • Helps soothe and heal hemorrhoids.
  • Take to helps reduce or eliminate migraines.
  • Use as the base for a vapor rub.
  • Mixed with peppermint, lemon balm, rosemary, or tea tree oil makes an excellent insect repellent.
  • Mix with baking soda for a non-toxic “Goo Gone”.
  • Use to help detox the body during a cleanse or fast.
  • Use as a metal polish, but always test a small area first.
  • Use as a leather moisturizer.
  • Season your cast iron pans.
  • Use to oil your pans and baking dishes instead of pan spray.
  • Got gum stuck in your hair? Try using coconut oil to remove without cutting your hair.
  • Use instead of WD-40.
  • Use as a personal lubricant (not safe with latex).
  • Take a spoonful to help with heartburn, acid reflux, or indigestion.
  • Use as a natural sunscreen.
  • Mix with a tiny bit of fresh lemon juice and use as a furniture polish (always test a small area first!).
  • Mix with butter and toss your popcorn in it.
  • Use on cracked or rough heals to help smooth them out.
  • Massage into your nails and cuticles to help strengthen them.
  • Use as the base for homemade chocolate candy.
  • Take a couple spoonfuls every day to help overall immune function.

1 comment:

  1. Great post, Millie! Who doesn't love coconut?! I know I do!


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