Monday, March 25, 2013

25 Cool Uses for Coconut Oil

Extra Virgin Coconut Oil is a healthy and nutritious addition to nearly every area of your life.
Coconut oil has so many uses!  It is much healthier than hydrogenated oils like Crisco but can be used in many recipes as a replacement for butter.  Here are more cool ideas for coconut oil:

Popcorn - Use for popping corn like the movie theaters of old. So good!
Pancakes - Use to top your pancakes instead of butter.
Oatmeal - Add a dollop to your oatmeal in place of butter or margarine
Grilling - Coat, fish, chicken or shrimp with coconut oil before placing on the grill.
Deep Frying-Coconut oil can take higher temperatures in a deep fryer. Try it for shrimp and chicken.
Bread Recipes-Use coconut oil to replace the oil in your yeast bread recipes for a light, moist loaf.
As A Spread - Instead of butter, try using a bit of coconut butter on your toast.
Stir-Frying - Add coconut oil for Asian Wok recipes that require quick cooking at high temperatures.
Smoothies - Add a tablespoon of coconut oil in your favorite smoothie.

Eye Makeup Remover - Apply to eyelids and skin to dissolve eye makeup. Remove with tissues.
Body Balm - Apply over your favorite body moisturizer after taking a bath for the best results.
Facial Moisturizer - After cleansing, apply your favorite moisturizer and a layer of coconut oil on top.
Lip Balm - Save those Burt's Bees tins & add coconut oil mixed with cocoa butter for your own gloss pots.
Cuticle Care - Use coconut oil to push back and moisturize cuticles to keep them healthy.
Cracked Heels - After moisturizing, apply coconut oil to your feet and cover with socks.
Exfoliant - Mix coconut oil with equal parts sea salt for a natural body scrub.
Hair Conditioner - Add to hair and cover with a turban over-night.  In the morning shampoo out.
Longer Eyelashes - Apply to eye lashes at night to moisturize and keep them growing long & strong.

Personal Lubricant - Coconut oil is naturally antibacterial and anti fungal. Will not effect latex products.
Belly Fat Reducer - Replace your other oils with 1-2 tablespoons of coconut oil a day.
Anti-inflammatory - Adding coconut oil to your daily diet helps reduce inflammation & joint pain.
Anti-Chafe - Apply to any area where skin rubs to reduce friction and chaffing.
Tooth & Gum Care - Coconut oil effectively removed plaque and heals gums. Add it to your toothbrush.
Warmer Hands & Feet - Apply to feet and hands in cold weather to help keep the heat in.
Shaving Balm -Apply coconut oil to the skin as a shaving oil.

I recommend purchasing coconut oil in bulk for the best results. I like to use Nature's Approved Extra Virgin Organic Coconut Oil

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