100 Everyday Coconut Oil Uses

Source: http://www.the-open-mind.com/100-everyday-coconut-oil-uses/

by Tiffany

There are many benefits of using coconut oil. It’s known to help boost the immune system, nourish the skin and increase energy. Here are over 100 everyday coconut oil uses.

Coconut oil is known for its many uses in the kitchen but did you know you can use it on your skin, around the home, and in the bathroom? There are hundreds of coconut oil uses! I use coconut oil from head to toe in my homemade beauty products and cook with it daily for it’s health benefits. We use coconut oil so much we purchase it by the gallon! Here is a list of over 100 everyday coconut oil uses!

100+ Coconut Oil Uses

1. Cooking with Coconut Oil (Learn how to cook with coconut oil here)

2. Replace with Crisco/butter in baked goods

3. Add to smoothies for energy boost

4. Add to coffee or tea to boost metabolism

5. To promote thyroid health

6. Oil Pulling

7. Skin Moisturizer (check out my whipped coconut oil body butter recipe here)

8. Used to make Lotion Bars

9. Homemade Toothpaste (recipe here)

10. Deodorant (recipe here)

11. Moisturizing Body Scrub (recipe here)

12. Natural Lip Balm (recipe here)

13. Used in Magnesium body Butter (recipe here)

14. Polish Furniture

15. Season Cast Iron Cookware

16. Hair Treatment

17. Makeup remover

18. Boost Immune System

19. Shaving

20. Carrier oil when using essential oils

21. Frizz tamer

22. Use in place of Cuticle Cream

23. Use to make healthy Coconut Oil Chocolate

24. Use in Homemade Cough Syrup

25. Use in Homemade Cough Drops

26. Sunscreen (natural SPF of 4-6)

27. Homemade Coconut Oil Soap

28. Aids Weight Loss

29. Add 1 Teaspoon to Bath Water to Moisturize your Skin

30. Wood Polish

31. Helps with Alzheimer’s

32. Massage Oil

33. Diaper Rash

34. Improves Digestion

35. Popping Popcorn (recipe here)

36. Natural Lubricant (should not be used with latex)

37. Soothes Cracked Skin

38. Belly Balm (helps to increase elasticity of skin during pregnancy)

39. Hair Detangler

40. Fight Parasites

41. Treat Dandruff

42. Oil Cleansing (for some skin types)

43. Use to make Homemade Magic Shell for ice cream and treats

44. Use to help remove sticky stuff off furniture or household items

45. Grease pans

46. Use to make Natural Mascara

47. Use to make Natural Eye Liner

48. The occupational health fried food like Coconut Oil French Fries

49. Healthy Chips (buy here or make your self)

50. Mix into Coconut Oatmeal – It tastes amazing!

51. Mix into Homemade Coconut Butter to make it creamier

52. Use in Homemade Mayonnaise

53. Rub on cuts and scrapes to help heal

54. Helps lower “bad” cholesterol (LDL)

55. Used as leave in hair conditioner

56. Soothes bug bites

57. Treat Lice

58. Leather polish

59. Replace the creamer in your coffee for a health alternative

60. Consumed for constipation relief

61. Use on scalp to reduce flakes or dandruff

62. Removes rust

63. Helps to fight acne

64. Soothes cradle cap

65. Consuming can minimize heartburn symptoms

66. Clean excess make-up from make-up brushes

67. Prevents and fixes split ends

68. Can be used to sooth a dry dog’s nose

69. Reduce cracked heels

70. Can be used on dry, sore nostrils for relief

71. Reduces the swelling and inflammation of rashes

72. Removes chewing gum

73. Use on cracked dogs paws to help them heal

74. Dust repellant when used on household items

75. Applying to eyelashes encourages growth

76. Grease a bike chain

77. Bath Oil

78. Lubricate zippers to help get them unstuck

79. Can be used on horses as a mane and tail conditioner

80. Applying to dry elbows can soften them

81. Get rid of soap scum in the bathroom

82. Soothes bee stings

83. Use in Homemade Hand Scrub for soft hands

84. When put on an eggshell, it preserves egg quality and shelf life

85. Prevent hangnail

86. Feeding it to your dog can give them a shiny coat

87. Used in Sunscreen Bars

88. Reduce dandruff

89. Can be used as an anti-aging cream to reduce fine lines

90. Helps ease symptoms of skin conditions such as psoriasis and eczema

91. Lubricates kitchen appliances

92. Lubricates snow shovels to ensure snow slides off

93. Tattoo healer or moisturizer

94. Breath freshener (add a drop of peppermint oil with coconut oil and swish in mouth!)

95. Treat athlete’s foot

96. Can be used to sooth a chapped nose or lip

97. Applying under the eyes can help reduce dark circles or “bags”

98. Used in Beach Body Polish

99. Helps to fade age or sun spots

100. Main ingredient in homemade Vapor Rub

101. To help kill yeast infections

102. Helps to inhibit cold sores

103. Fix squeaky and sticky hinges

104. Use to make Coconut Oil Fudge

105. For EVERYTHING!

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