10 Uses for Coconut Oil

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Many people pull out the olive oil to grease their pan as it gets hot. Is olive oil the best oil to use for cooking? I’m going to share why coconut oil is better.

Why coconut oil is perfect to cook with, it has an abundance of other uses that you may not have even thought of too. There are actually tons of ideas! Hundreds really. I’ve complied my 10 favorite uses for coconut oil and they don’t all involve cooking. You’ll be surprised by some of these I think.

Why Not to Cook With Olive Oil

Don’t use olive oil when cooking with high temperatures. It’s a healthy oil to eat when you use it cold – like in salads or sauces. When you are frying on the stove, use coconut oil. Why?

Olive oil has a low smoking point. The beneficial compounds in the oil will start to degrade and can create potentially carcinogenic toxins.

What Coconut Oil to Use

Coconut oil is rich in lauric acid and is a proven antiviral and immune system builder. Most importantly, it is safe to use in hot temps!

However, most commercial coconut oils are refined, bleached, deodorized and contain chemicals used in processing.

Look for certified organic, non GMO, no bleaching, no deodorizing, no refining or no hydrogenation.

10 Uses for Coconut Oil

10 Uses for Coconut Oil from DIY to cooking recipes.

1. Use in Recipes

It’s a great substitute for shortening, butter, margarine, and vegetable oil. Trade measurements evenly.

2. Coffee Creamer

Yep you heard me. Try it this way.

3. Diaper Ointment

What I used when I had nothing left on baby’s red bum.

4. Make Toothpaste

I have a friend who makes her own from this recipe. No fluoride involved!

5. Hair Conditioner

Put on dry hair and leave for a bit then rinse,

6. Spread on as a Natural Deodorant

 Add in a drop of essential oils like lemongrass with it.

7. Insect Repellent

8. Use in Skincare

Lotions, moisturizers, even spread on your lips!

9. Weight Loss

What? Yep! Try it straight out of the jar or freeze small pieces to swallow.

10. Add to Smoothies

It will give you an energy burst!

Did you know there was so many uses for coconut oil? This is just a tip of what you can do!

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