50 (more) uses for coconut oil
You may have noticed that when I like something, I get really enthusiastic about it and rave on and on…and on about it. I’ve always been the sort of person who gets ridiculously excited when they open presents, and I’d probably make one heck of a QVC hostess.
Most of the time, I continue to like and enjoy the items that I share here, but I do often move on and try new things.
However, there are a few things/topics/people that I’ve written about to death on this blog throughout the past 3 (plus) years, such as salmon, oil pulling, coconut oil, and of course, Lionel Richie, and they won’t ever get old to me.
Maybe one day, I’ll dine with Lionel over some salmon pan fried in coconut oil, and we can discuss oil pulling. Or not.
As you may have guessed by reading the title of this post, I’m about to rave about coconut oil yet again. Since I wrote my original post (50 ways to use coconut oil), my love affair with coconut oil has only grown stronger, and I’m going to share 50 more ways to use it today.
- Take a spoonful for an instant boost of energy.
- Add it to your diet to naturally control insulin levels.
- Use it when oil pulling. (There I go again with the oil pulling…)
- Use it as an additive to homemade soaps.
- Spread it on pancakes or waffles instead of butter.
- Nursing moms can use it as a substitute for Lanolin cream.
- Add some to homemade tropical drinks, such as pina coladas and frozen daiquiris.
- Gently rub a tiny bit onto your lashes as a moisturizing overnight treatment for your eyelashes.
- Take it orally as a possible preventative treatment to Alzheimer’s.
- Rub some onto fresh piercings to prevent infection.
- Dab some on the skin around your nose to keep it from getting chapped when you have a cold.
- Use it to relieve itchy mosquito bites.
- Apply it to your brows after tweezing or waxing to soothe irritation and redness.
- Use it to make stir fry.
- Use it to fry eggs.
- Use it as your oil when making stove top popcorn. (This is my favorite way to make popcorn!)
- Try it as a replacement for vegetable oil in baked goods.
- Add some to homemade salad dressings like this poppyseed dressing.
- Rub some into the skin daily to fade age spots.
- Spray or massage some onto the skin before heading to the pool or beach as a safer alternative to tanning lotion.
- Apply a bit to your child’s elbow and knee scrapes to soothe them and help them to heal more quickly.
- Massage liberally into hair and leave it in overnight after your hair has been color treated and processed to help repair damage.
- Rub a (very) tiny bit through your hair to get rid of static.
- Treat a yeast infection by applying coconut oil externally to the affected area.
- Massage over acne scars 1-2 times per day to help them fade.
- Apply it to cold sores to help them heal quickly.
- Cut a sweet potato into wedges, toss in some coconut oil, add seasonings of your choice, and bake for about 30 minutes at 425 degrees to make fries.
- Massage into your scalp to help stimulate hair growth.
- Use it to make some delicious roasted carrots.
- Take a tablespoon daily to relieve acid reflux. (I had to do this last night actually.)
- Take it orally to reduce hunger.
- Take it orally to help reduce the risk of heart disease.
- Add it to your diet to help reduce abdominal fat.
- Dab some coconut oil on your wrists to relieve nausea.
- Massage it into your temples to relieve a migraine.
- Take it to prevent osteoporosis, as it helps the body to better absorb calcium and magnesium.
- Add it to your facial moisturizer to reduce wrinkles.
- Rub it on your feet to get rid of Athlete’s Foot.
- Exfoliate your face and body by mixing some coconut oil with baking soda or sugar and massing it gently into your skin.
- Apply it to a ringworm infection to heal it more quickly.
- Mix it with some garlic oil to get rid of swimmer’s ear.
- Apply some to the inside of your nose when it is feeling dry to prevent discomfort and nose bleeds.
- Use in place of hemorrhoid cream.
- Take some orally before a workout to improve your stamina.
- Mix it with some clove oil to relieve a toothache.
- Use it as an eye cream.
- Apply a bit to an old rag and use it to polish furniture.
- Apply to bruises to help them heal more quickly.
Have you jumped on the coconut oil bandwagon yet? What is your very favorite way to use it?
Time to watch some Mickey Mouse Clubhouse with my little man. Have a great day!