No wonder the coconut oil at Trader Joe’s gets sold out so quickly. I am in love with the natural uses of coconut oil – you can use coconut oil in as many as 101 ways!
Here is a great article from Dr. Axe on 40 uses of the coconut oil – food, beauty, skin, and medicinal uses, and also one about the 101 uses from Wellness Mama – two natural cure websites I enjoy reading.
My favourite uses of coconut oil (from Dr. Axe and Wellness Mama) are:
Energizer – Mix 1 tbsp coconut oil with 1/2 tbsp chia seeds as energy fuel. The MCT’s in coconut oil plus nutrients in chia will send your energy soaring. (warning – don’t use it at night!)
Eye Makeup Remover – Use with cotton swab as eye makeup remover instead of chemicals. (Save me money and time for sure!)
Cure Infection – Topically (add some raw honey as well), can help skin heal faster after injury or infection. (It works!)
Natural Deodorant – and here is a recipe and more: (I am looking forward to this DIY)
- 6 T coconut oil
- 1/4 cup (4 T) baking soda
- 1/4 cup (4 T) arrowroot or cornstarch
- essential oils (optional)
Mineralizing toothpaste – Mix equal parts of coconut oil with baking soda then add a few drops of peppermint essential oil for homemade toothpaste. (Great, I don’t use fluoride any more).
Alzheimer’s Treatment – Take 1 tbsp daily to support brain health and prevent Alzheimer’s as part of ketogenic diet. (Absolutely important news!)
Dark Chocolate Brownies – recipe courtesy of Gluten-Free Goddess (Love it! Who can refuse this one!)