If you are new to coconut oil, I love this organic virgin and fair-trade coconut oil from Thrive Market (which is like Costco online but for healthy products). Their coconut oil is 40% which is the best price I’ve found for it online. (And Thrive Market sells many of my favorite products at 30-50% off normal prices!)
1. In Cooking
Coconut Oil is a great addition to stir frys, baked recipes, smoothies, omelets and countless other uses. Cooking with it is a great way to get the benefits and the medium chain fatty acids. You can also just eat it off the spoon, which also tastes great!
If you have dry skin, or acne, or anything in between, coconut oil is a great natural lotion by itself. It smells great, absorbs fast and makes skin incredibly smooth. Even those with oily skin or acne often notice improvement with coconut oil, since it is naturally anti fungal and antibacterial.
I’ve gotten tons of emails about the post on how to make your own deodorant with only four ingredients (including coconut oil). It is a really easy recipe, and others have also reported that it works better than other natural deodorants they’ve tried. (This is my favorite recipe)
Unless you’re a big fan of sulfates, fluoride and assorted chemicals, making your own toothpaste is an easy healthy option. I use coconut oil in my homemade remineralizing toothpaste recipe and in my squeezable toothpaste.
5. Treating Yeast
Due to its natural antibacterial and anti-fungal properties, coconut oil is a great natural treatment for yeast infections. It can be used as a natural diaper cream, for vaginal yeast infections, and for skin yeast.
6. Healthy Snacks
There are tons of ways to incorporate coconut into healthy snacks. My favorite snack are these Chocolate Coconut Clusters.
7. Natural Hair Conditioner
Coconut Oil is a great conditioner, especially for damaged hair. For an intensive treatment, work it into the roots and through hair. Put a shower cap on and leave it in for a few hours or overnight before washing. The natural fats also stimulate hair growth and nourish hair follicles.
Find Out More About Coconut Oil:
If you’ve never ordered coconut oil before, now is your chance to try it. When you order through this link, you will get a copy of the Virgin Coconut Oil Book, which explains the story of how they discovered this high nutrient coconut oil and the many ways it can be used to support health. The book will be automatically added the first time you order.
What did I forget? If you’ve got a creative use for coconut oil, tell me about it below!