I’m sharing some of my favorite uses for coconut oil:
- Cooking. One of the few healthy oils that should be used for high heat cooking.
- Deodorant. B.O. is from bacteria and since coconut oil has antibacterial properties, you can get rid of your deodorant (which likely has aluminum in it = BAD) and use coconut oil instead. You can add any essential oil to it if desired. Tea tree or peppermint are nice.
- Toothpaste. See above. Mix equal parts coconut oil + baking soda +/- a couple drops of peppermint essential oil.
- Oil Pulling. Swish oil between teeth for 5-10 minutes to kill bad bacteria and thus freshen breath.
- Weight loss. The medium chain fatty acids are easily burned as fuel for energy. Actually stimulates metabolism and burns fat.
- C. diff infections (usually caused from antibiotics) – take 1 tablespoon 1-4 x/day.
- Tooth abscess – coconut and sea salt mouth wash massaged onto affected gum and coconut oil on outside surface of jaw.
- Heals wounds and greatly diminishes any scarring!
- Burns – great for pain, healing, and scaring.
- Skin moisturizer.
- Reduces cellulite. Mix 1 tablespoon of coconut oil with 10 drops of grapefruit essential oil then massage into area after shower/bath.
- Shaving cream.
- Alzheimer’s Dementia – many reports of it helping memory, concentration and mood. On a personal note, coconut oil daily given to my own grandfather helped (without a doubt!) when nothing else would.
- Improves Cholesterol profile. Raises good and lowers the bad (‘bad’ is a misnomer since it’s not really bad) cholesterol.
- Blood sugar balancer.
- Intimate lubricant. Won’t disturb vaginal flora like other lubricants.
- Insect repellent. Mix with a few drops of essential oils of tea tree, peppermint, rosemary, citronella to keep bugs away. At least as effective and a million times safer than DEET.
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