Coconut oil is a superfood with a powerhouse of uses in cooking, beauty recipes, natural remedies and around the home. Coconut Oil helps keep the skin and connective tissues strong and supple. Also aids in exfoliation of the outer layers of dead skin cells.
Coconut Oil Beauty Uses
With other oils as part of an oil cleansing regimen for beautiful skin
Whipped with shea butter for a soothing body balm
In homemade lotion bars with other beneficial ingredients like shea butter
In homemade deodorant– its natural antibacterial properties make it helpful in fighting odor.
Coconut oil makes an excellent eye-makeup remover on its own
It may help lighten age spots when rubbed directly on the skin
To help increase sun tolerance and avoid burning when used internally
As a naturally low SPF sunscreen on its own when used topically
In basic homemade lotion recipes
Add a couple drops of a favorite essential oil to make a delicious massage oil
Mixed with equal parts sugar for a smoothing body scrub (use in the shower)
Rubbed on lips as a natural lip balm or used in lip balm recipes
In homemade slow cooker soap
To make natural Homemade Sunscreen recipes with other protective ingredients
As a natural personal lubricant that won’t disturb vaginal flora
As a natural shave cream and after shave lotion
Use it alone as a great tanning oil
Mix with seal salt to remove dry skin on feet
In natural homemade diaper cream
Use it alone or with baking soda as a natural deodorant
By itself or with baking soda as a naturally whitening toothpaste
Make homemade peppermint lip balm
Or make magnesium body butter
Rub on cuticles to help nails grow
Rub into elbows daily to help alleviate dry, flaky elbows
To help avoid chlorine exposure when swimming
As a completely natural baby lotion
Other Great benefits of Coconut Oil
Coconut Oil for Hair– This nourishing oil has been used for centuries in hair and its unique fat composition makes it especially beneficial for certain hair types. Use it as a hair mask, hot oil treatment, or in homemade hair products.
Digestive Help– Coconut oil’s concentration of beneficial fats in coconut oil makes it helpful for digestion. Its antimicrobial properties can help fight irritation and infection in the gut from Candida.
Great Source of Healthy Fats– Over 50% of the fat in coconut oil is lauric acid. In fact, coconut oil is the richest source of lauric acid after breastmilk.
Mental Boost– Studies show MCTs may contribute to focus and mental performance.
Hormone Support– Getting the wrong kinds of fats can create havoc on hormones. Coconut oil contains specific fats that support the body’s natural hormone production.
Immune Support– The MCTs (including lauric acid, capric acid and caprylic acid) have antifungal, antibacterial and antiviral properties that make it beneficial for immune support.
Great fat for cooking: Coconut oil is a stable oil that doesn’t break down easily at high temperatures like other oils do. It doesn’t go rancid easily and has amazing nutritional properties. It is great for cooking eggs, stir fries, grain free baked goods, and practically any other cooking use.