10 Everyday Uses for Coconut Oil


It’s no surprise to many of you how much I love coconut oil. I’ve waxed eloquent on its key health benefits, I’ve sung sonnets and quoted poetry. . . okay, so maybe I haven’t gone that far, but I’m just short of kissing my five gallon bucket of glorious saturated fat and calling it sweetheart.

I was asked recently what on earth I use it all for. I mean FIVE gallons of coconut oil – are you serious!

Oh. Yeah. 😉

Here are my top ten uses for coconut oil, in no particular order:

1. As a metabolism booster in my daily fitness routine.

2. When making my go-to snack: Chocolate Coconut Cubes

3. Delicious and healthy ice cream: Candida Diet, Sugar-Free Ice Cream

4. Oral care: Oil Pulling Therapy

5. To replace vegetable oil and sometimes butter in baked goods.

6. For frying – coconut oil is safe to heat to high temperatures unlike polyunsaturated fats (canola, corn, soybean, and sunflower oils) which produce free radicals when heated.

7. Sauteing any and all vegetables.

8. On my face before I put on my makeup.

9. For diaper rash, mixed with a tiny bit of tea tree oil.

10. As an udder balm for our milking goats.

There you have it. Ten quick and easy ways to use coconut oil and get all the health benefits while you’re at it. What’s your favorite way to use coconut oil?


 

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Paula
I’m Paula - like many of you I wear a lot of hats. Child of God, wife of 20 years, homeschooling mom of 6 earthly children, reluctant cook, chocolate-snatcher, and health and fitness coach at WholeIntentionsFitness.com. Various family health issues including Lyme disease and candida has turned me into a 'researcher' with a passion for understanding how our God-created bodies thrive or deteriorate based on what we put in it.
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I’m Paula - like many of you I wear a lot of hats. Child of God, wife of 20 years, homeschooling mom of 6 earthly children, reluctant cook, chocolate-snatcher, and health and fitness coach at WholeIntentionsFitness.com. Various family health issues including Lyme disease and candida has turned me into a 'researcher' with a passion for understanding how our God-created bodies thrive or deteriorate based on what we put in it.

5 Comments

  • Adrienne

    Reply Reply December 3, 2012

    Hi Paula – nice list! I did click through and found your weight loss post doesn’t appear to be showing up – there is just a linky. Thought you might like to know. 🙂

    • Paula

      Reply Reply December 3, 2012

      Thanks – it’s fixed now. 🙂

  • Anonymous

    Reply Reply December 4, 2012

    To heal up yeast infections… hence the anonymous posting 😉

    • Paula

      Reply Reply December 5, 2012

      Thanks for sharing – anonymous or not. 🙂

  • Lisa Lynn

    Reply Reply December 12, 2012

    Wonderful ideas 🙂 The ice ‘cream’ looks especially wonderful! I would love to have you share this on Wildcrafting Wednesday!
    http://www.theselfsufficienthomeacre.com/2012/12/wildcrafting-wednesday.html

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