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50 Amazing uses for Coconut Oil

50 Amazing uses for Coconut Oil

If you have never used Coconut Oil then you need to stop what you’re doing and run out now to get some right now!

It has to be one of the best multi-use products out there! Its uses are never-ending and the jar is never ending also. The price varies but you can get a jar for around €4 – €6. An absolute bargain. Plus the jar never seems to end unless you were cooking with it all the time but a small bit goes a long way. So before I tell you 50 of the best ways to use Coconut Oil, I will explain what the product is like in general. 

Coconut Oil looks like a large jar of hard grease. It sounds horrible I know and looks a bit odd until you use it. But the consistency of the Coconut Oil melts the minute heat comes into play. If you leave it by a window on a sunny day it will melt to liquid oil. It also melts the minute you touch it. Body heat melts it instantly into Oil. This is one of the main reasons it has so many uses.

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The health benefits are endless and new studies show improvement in Alzheimer’s and Dementia, from people who have made Coconut Oil a part of their diet. Some find they’ve got their own personalities back and their memory improving.

It makes perfect sense that there is some sort of natural cure for these conditions and all other diseases too because as humans were not made to take medicines to heal our illnesses. We were born to use nature for whatever ailed us until men and women started trading and chemicals were put into everything.

So here are my personal top 50 Amazing Uses for Coconut Oil

1.

Cooking – Use as a baking grease or butter, as an alternative to dairy. Use it in the pan/wok for all your frying needs including stir fry’s

2.

Burn more fat – CO can increase your energy expenditure, therefore, helping you burn more fat.

3.

Reduces Appetite – The fatty acids in CO can significantly reduce your appetite and therefore decreasing your appetite, which may positively affect body weight over the long term.

4.

Moisturiser – Gives you the moisture that dry skin craves, trust me I would know. The best thing to do is to put a small bit on before bedtime. You don’t need more than a small bit because it’s so greasy and spreads very easily. Overnight is the best time to moisturise as it sinks into your skin while you sleep and you wake up with a new face. I would not recommend using it if you already have oily skin and you should test it out if you have combination skin. Each to their own.

5.

Chapstick – No other brand will clear your lips of dry skin like CO will. I have tried them all and previously spent a lot of money on a good chapstick but CO wins hands down. The dry skin falls off your lips and reverts back to smooth and sexy in a few hours at most.

6.

Make-up remover – Wipes your make up off in seconds, better than any other make-up product you will find.

7.

Eye Make up remover – We all know how annoying it is to take mascara and eyeliner off. This literally swipes it off, leaving your eyes feeling refreshed instead of sore from pulling at them. This also helps keep your eyes young in the long run because pulling at the skin around the eyes loosens the elasticine over time, therefore, causing sag, bags, and wrinkles.

8.

Oil Pulling – Do this method to improve your gum health or heal small gum irritations. Put CO in your mouth and let it dissolve, then swish it through your teeth but do not swallow. This method lets all bacteria stick to the oil and removes it from your tongue so you want to spit it out once done.

9.

Boost Brain Function especially for Alzheimer’s Patients – The fatty acids, the great kind, keep boosting the brains functions in order as the Ketone bodies can provide an alternative energy source for malfunctioning cells.

10.

Increases Tolerance to the sun – Overtime you will notice that will not burn as easily when CO is incorporated into your diet, still, take precautions until you notice a chance.

11.

Acts as a Sunscreen – Yet again this is just a slight sunscreen that provides SP4 which would keep you safe from sun damage for roughly one hour so you would need to take precautions if out in the sun longer.

12.

Hair Treatment – You can put coconut oil all over your hair if it is fairly damaged and leave it in for a bit or just put it in the ends if they are dried out. Works great, your hair will feel like silk!

13.

To ease Eczema and Psoriasis – Use to soothe and heal both these skin irritations. It will soften skin and also cool it from itch and soreness.

14.

Prevents Stretchmarks while pregnant – Use to prevent getting stretch marks while pregnant. It will help reduce the appearance of stretch marks and if you are lucky you might not get any if you use this frequently during your pregnancy.

15.

Face scrub – Mix with sugar and lime for a nice fresh natural face scrub.

16.

Body scrub –  Mix with sugar for an all over body scrub, you might need a bit more than one piece of fruit for the body!

17.

Leather – Use CO to soften and condition leather.

18.

Energy – Take a spoonful of CO to boost your energy without the sugar or caffeine with-drawls.

19.

Cold sores – Clears up cold sores quicker than anything else.

20.

Lip Balm –  Use it to keep lips soft after using it as a chapstick.

21.

Lip Gloss – Give your lips a great shine and smells like coconut 😉 you cannot go wrong. You can even put it over lipsticks to add shine and take away a harsh looking dry lip.

22.

Massage Oil – This is perfect for massage oil, just heat it and add whatever fruits you like to add a nice fresh scent. It’s the little things!

23.

Cracked heels – Use to moisture and be rid of them for good.

24.

Popcorn – Yes, you can use this to cook popcorn and it does not change the taste.

25.

Sore Throats – Add a dollop to a cup of warm tea or hot lemon to soothe a sore throat.

26.

Conditioner – Use a conditioner for silky smooth hair. 

27.

Dogs love it – My friend gives her two dogs a spoonful each day into their dog food and they love it. It’s obviously great for their health but also a nice little added harmless treat for pets.

28.

Great for pets coat – Gives pets coats a great shine and healthy look.

29.

Teeth brightener – I can’t say that it will whiten your teeth by a huge difference but it does slightly whiten them but really cleans them and leaves them with a nice clean shine that your toothpaste doesn’t do.

30.

Bug bites – If you get bitten by an insect, using CO will calm the itch and soothe irritation.

31.

Soothes Sunburn – Use CO to take the sting out of being sunburnt. It will cool and calm the sunburn.

32.

Soap – Make a CO soap bar to for basic washing. It will feel amazing and smell lovely.

33.

Dry Scalp – Use on your dry scalp let set and notice the difference almost instantly. It might make your hair greasy so make sure you plan a night to stay in and use it as a treatment.

34.

Body Moisturizer – Like the face, rub all over your body after a shower. Leave on for the night and shower off in the morning as it is quite greasy but sinks into the skin like nothing else for moisture.

35.

Coffee Flavor Enhancer – Add to coffee for creamer and a sweeter taste.

36.

Cooking Oil – Replace all other cooking oils with CO for a healthier option.

37.

Sleep – Improves sleep if taken daily. Give it a try!

38.

Nail Treatment – Use for treating hangnails or improving dry cuticles.

39.

DIY Beauty Products – You can use this with just about anything that nature has made. Add fruits and oils to make fresh smelling beauty products.

40.

Helps Prevent and Treat Neurological Disorders  – Epilepsy, Parkinson’s, Dementia, Alzheimer’s, Huntington’s, Multiple sclerosis (MS), Strokes, Traumatic brain injury, Schizophrenia, Insomnia, Autism, ADHD, Down syndrome, Migraine headaches & Depression.

41.

Speeds Healing from Injuries as follows  – Shortens recovery healing time after surgery, Cuts, Bruises, Burns, Bee and wasp stings, Blister, Poison Ivy or oak, Nosebleeds, Soothes itch and speeds healing process of tattoos, Helps stop bleeding, Reduces pain & Anti-inflammatory.

42.

Helps Ease Digestive Problems – Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Crohn’s disease, Gallstone disease, Pancreatitis, Hemorrhoids & Gastrointestinal ulcers.

43.

Useful for the Treatment of Chronic and Genetic Conditions – Allergies, Prevent/treat neuropathy (restore nerve function), Mast-cell deficiency, Cystic fibrosis, Arthritis, Gout, Asthma, Diabetes, Obesity, Osteoporosis ,Rheumatic fever, Altitude sickness, Anemia, Constipation, Chronic fatigue syndrome, Menstrual irregularities & Protects the liver from the effects of alcohol and drug abuse and infection (Essential for us Irish as we like our fair bit of Drink!)

44.

Nutrition – Improve digestive health/function, Improve absorption of nutrients (vitamins & minerals), Prevent vitamin/mineral deficiencies (enhances nutritional value of the foods), Improve athletic performance, Enhance fetal growth and brain development, Improve lactation and milk quality, Acts as a protective antioxidant, Provide a quick and easy source of nutrition, Prevent/treat malnutrition (better than other oils), Help to keep blood sugars in balance (good for diabetics), Moderates glucose release into bloodstream ,Improves insulin secretion, Improves insulin sensitivity, Weight management, Reduces steatorrhea (improves fat indigestion) & Helps heal damage caused by celiac disease, improving nutrient absorption

45.

Breastfeeding – Enriches Breast Milk (Nursing Mother consumes)

46.

Eggs – Extend the shelf life of eggs by rubbing CO on the outside shell. Do not heat the oil at all. Reports show eggs coated in CO can last up to 9-12 months!

47.

Nappy Rash – Relieves irritation of nappy rash and moisture’s the skin.

48.

Age Spots – Reduces the appearance of age spots, apply at night to get the result you want.

49.

Chewing Gum removal – Use CO to remove gum from hair, shoes, carpet and anywhere else it lands!

50.

Last but not least, Cradle Cap – Relieves irritation from cradle cap, will also soften the babies skin and help heal up dry skin.

The list is really endless hence the reason why I spent so much time writing this post so that it will hopefully benefit thousands of viewers and improve their lifestyle immensely.

Can you imagine if you even threw a spoonful into your smoothie everyday? You would really be treating your body in a multitude of ways from just one product! One really cheap product may I add. I learned a lot from this and will use Coconut Oil in every way possible from now on. I am sure I will save myself a lot of possible health problems and save a lot of money on doctors. I hope you do too.

Credits:  http://www.coconutresearchcenter.org/hwnl_9-4.htm

Image Ref: Photo by Jonas Dücker on Unsplash

Random add – When doing my research I came across the image below, a Coconut Crab. Who knew there was even such a thing and that it would so scary! Run doggy run!

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