Friday, July 9, 2010

10 Uses For Coconut Oil

Packed full of fatty acids,extra virgin organic coconut oil is coveted all over the world for its antimicrobial, anti-inflammatory, and hydrating properties. Coconut oil is great for cooking and baking. It works wonders for dry, flaky skin, and some even claim that coconut oil has helped them achieve significant weight loss. What else can coconut oil be used for? Coconuts-Oil

10 Ways To Use It

Moisturizer – Massage into hands, legs, elbows, feet ( even calluses). The coconut oil’s moisture locking lipids will make the skin feel ultra soft and provide a subtle natural glow.

Nail Strengthener – Work into nails to create a hydrating seal that will help prevent brittleness. Also works miracles to repair painful cuticles.

Facial Scrub – To restore radiance, add a spoonful of sugar to a dollop of oil and massage into your face, then rinse.

Acne Treatment – When dabbed on breakouts, the oil’s lauric acid will gently heal acne without dehydrating the skin.

Anti-Itch Cream – Swipe a thin film of oil over bug bites or rashes. The coconut oil’s anti-inflammatory agents will quickly soothe the itch and discomfort.

Stomach Soother – Dissolve a spoonful in a cup of hot tea and sip. The oil’s antimicrobial acids will help ward off indigestion-causing bacteria and parasites.

Lubricant – Yep, this is exactly what you think it is. Add a drop or two “down – there” to relieve dryness.

Deodorizer – Thanks to it’s bacteria-killing lauric acid, smearing a small amount of oil will rid foot and body odors.

Anti-Frizz Serum – Apply a dap to hair to help seal the cuticle and repel against nasty frizzies.

Lip Balm – Dab onto lips to keep them moisturized, supple and tasty!



  1. Those are GREAT tips! I love coconut oil :)

  2. I use it on my hair and it really tames the frizz! I love it.

  3. I am so glad you posted this! I won some Tropical Traditions Coconut Creme Concentrate a couple months ago, and since NOONE in my house likes coconut except me, I haven't cooked with it. I need some uses for it. LOL Those are great....I never thought about using it as a moisturizer or hair conditioner...and especially not for acne. Gonna try all of those! Thanks. :)

  4. I don't cook with it personally, because no one in my house likes it either. :( But, try adding a few drops to your bathwater. If its in solid form, add a small amount to warm water and it will turn to oil. It is such a great moisturizer, and it doesn't leave your hair oily!

    Some claim it has weight loss benefits. I did take few years ago and I was able to lose 30lbs in 3 months, but I cannot say for certain if the Coconut Oil was the reason. Let me know what you decide to use it for and how it goes! I love it!

  5. I've been wondering what else I can do with my large jar of coconut oil. Thanks for the tips I'll be trying almost all of them out.


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