20 Creative Ways To Use Coconut Oil

by Lisa Marie Rosati on July 21, 2013

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Scientific research has revealed that coconut oil has oodles of health benefits for your entire body; both inside and out. I’ve been using coconut oil to saute’ vegetables, in my baking recipes and for moisturizing + nourishing my hair and skin for years.

Here are some of my most favorite and creative ways to use coconut oil:

Cooking And Eating

Sauté Vegetables. Some oils (such as Olive Oil) are unsafe to cook with at high temperatures; coconut oil is a great alternative.
Smoothies. Add one tablespoon of coconut oil into your favorite smoothie recipe and notice how your energy increases.
Replace Vegetable Oil For Baking. The next time you bake, replace the vegetable oil in the recipe with coconut oil … the end product will be moist, healthier and delicious!

Skin Care

Shaving Oil. Get a close shave and moisturize your skin all at the same time!
Makeup Remover. Healthier, longer and stronger eyelashes will be yours to enjoy.
Lip Balm. Apply directly to lips for a natural and moisturizing, coco-nutty treat.
Stretch Mark Preventive. This safe, healthy oil can be applied multiple times each day to help moisturize your stretching skin.
Sexual Lubricant. Um … Yup.
Happy Bottom Cream. Apply regularly to your baby’s bottom to improve skin health.
Massage Oil. Coconut oil is the perfect choice for massage oil. Not too greasy and it has a relaxing, enjoyable, tropical scent.
Body Moisturizer. Apply directly to skin after showering.
Elbow + Knee Moisturizer. Helps moisturize and manage any dry skin issues on elbows and knees.

Hair Care

Leave-in Overnight Conditioner. Coconut Oil is a deep conditioning hair treatment. Rub a small amount into your hair (mostly at the ends), comb through and wash out in the morning.
Hair Tamer. Use very sparingly on the ends of your hair to stop fly-away’s.

Other Not So Obvious Uses For Coconut Oil

Metabolism Booster. Studies show that coconut oil can rev up your metabolism. Whoo Hoo!
Thyroid Support. Regular consumption of coconut oil has been shown to support healthy thyroid function.
Season A Cast Iron Pan. Coconut oil is a great choice for seasoning pans.
Lubricant For Small Motors. You can lubricate small motors and engine workings with coconut oil!
Great For Pets Too. Studies show that coconut oil provides health benefits for dogs and cats.
Put It On Your Cat’s Paws. Put half a teaspoon on your kitty’s paw to keep a shiny coat and cut down on hairballs.

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