160 Reasons To Stock Coconut Oil in Your Larder
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Oil An Overview
myriad of health benefits, coconut oil is affordable, readily available
and completely natural. I use it for EVERYTHING. Literally. I buy
it in 5 gallon increments and keep it all over my house. I even
have some in the car. So here is a little information to inspire
you to check out this amazing oil!
(kills bacteria that cause ulcers, throat infections, urinary
tract infections, gum diseases, and other bacterial infections)
(coconut oil has antimicrobial properties so it effectively prevents
the spread of cancer cells and enhances the immune system)
(kills fungi and yeast that lead to infection)
(appears to have a direct effect in suppressing inflammation and
repairing tissue, and it may also contribute by inhibiting harmful
intestinal microorganisms that cause chronic inflammation.)
Fighting (the medium-chain fatty acids and monoglycerides
found in coconut oil are the same as those in human mothers
milk, and they have extraordinary antimicrobial properties.
By disrupting the lipid structures of microbes, they inactivate
them. About half of coconut oil consists of lauric acid. Lauric
acid, its metabolite monolaurin and other fatty acids in coconut
oil are known to protect against infection from bacteria, viruses,
yeast, fungi and parasites. While not having any negative effect
on beneficial gut bacteria, coconut oil inactivates undesirable
Antioxidant (protects against free-radical formation
(fights to rid the body of tapeworms, lice and other parasites)
(kills giardia, a common protozoan infection of the gut)
(kills HIV and HLTV-1)
(kills viruses that cause influenza, herpes, measles, hepatitis
C, SARS, AIDS, and other viruses)
no harmful for discomforting side effects
to improve nutrient absorption (easily digestible; makes
vitamins and minerals more available to the body)
to humans and animals
Here is a chart
outlining the recommended daily dosage of virgin coconut oil for
persons over the age of 12. Coconut oil may be consumed by children
under 12 but it is advisable to check with a healthcare practitioner
on the proper dosage. Any good naturopath will have the information
at the ready. (Starting at 12 months of age, I gave my daughter
one teaspoon per day and she weighed about 16 pounds at that time.)
of tablespoons of coconut oil daily
of Coconut Oil to Use:
(unrefined) coconut oil tastes and smells coconutty and
is great for cooking and baking where you want that flavor. You
can use it for anything but it will impart a coconut taste (mild)
and odor (pleasant in my book)! Unrefined coconut oil retains
the most nutritional value and is superior to refined oil.
pressed (refined) coconut oil can be used for anything.
It does not have a coconutty smell or taste. It is still outstanding
to use but does lose some of its health properties during the
grade should always be used.
Uses for Coconut Oil
Oil for Personal Hygiene/Body
Spots (also known as liver spots) applying coconut oil
directly to the age spot will help it fade.
Shave coconut oil will help heal your skin after shaving
without clogging pores. Great for razor burn!
apply three times a day to affected area of hair loss. Coconut
oil supports cell regeneration.
Marks can be used after a laser removal treatment to
aid in healing. Can also be applied after an apple cider vinegar
treatment to help support and aid the fading process.
Scrub mix coconut oil and sugar together and rub all
over! Rinse off and your skin will be super soft! You can add in
essential oils if you would like a specific smell.
applied directly to the bruise, coconut oil enhances the healing
process by reducing swelling and redness.
Bites when applied directly to a bug bite, coconut oil
can stop the itching and burning sensation as well as hasten the
apply to burn site immediately and continue applying until healed.
Will reduce the chances of permanent scarring and promotes healing.
just rub a little into lips and it not only acts as a softening
agent but it also has an SPF of about 4 so you get a little protection!
Cap having issues with dry skin on your babys scalp?
Coconut oil will not only nourish your babys skin, it also helps
eliminate cradle cap. Just rub a teaspoon onto scalp daily.
coconut oil soaks into the scalp moisturizing dry skin and relieves
symptoms of dandruff. It also helps to control oil secretion from
the scalp, another leading cause of dandruff.
coconut oil alone can be used as a deodorant, but even
more effective in combination with cornstarch/arrowroot powder and
Salve very comforting on a rashy bum with no harsh chemicals.
Also safe for cloth diapers.
coconut oil mixed with sugar or sea salt is a very nourishing
and effective exfoliator and safe to use all over the body.
cream apply under the eyes to reduce puffiness, bags
and wrinkles. Use on the lids in the evening.
Wash/ Soap mix equal parts coconut oil with olive oil,
almond oil, avocado oil and castor oil and use in place of soap
when washing your face. Wet face, rub oil in and leave on for two
minutes, rinse and pat dry. One teaspoon should be adequate.
conditioner/ Deep Treatment use as a leave-in hair conditioner
by applying a teaspoon of coconut oil to your ends and then running
your fingers through your hair to distribute the rest! For a deeper
treatment, rub in a tablespoon of coconut oil onto your dry scalp
and gently work through to the ends. Put a shower cap on to prevent
transfer onto bed linens and leave on overnight.
Gel/ Defrizzer rub a little between your palms and either
scrunch into hair (for curly hair) or finger comb in through from
scalp to ends (for wavy/straight hair).
when applied on scrapes and cuts, coconut oil forms
a thin, chemical layer which protects the wound from outside dust,
bacteria and virus. Coconut oil speeds up the healing process of
bruises by repairing damaged tissues. Plus, it smells a heck-of-a-lot
better than anything from the pharmacy.
it is an all-natural, perfectly safe personal lubricant.
Not compatible with latex!
Remover use a cotton swab and a dab of coconut oil and
you would be amazed at how well it works!
Oil pretty simple; grab some and rub!
simply scoop some out of the jar and apply all over your body,
including neck and face.
Remover when applied after an apple cider vinegar compress
for several weeks, moles have been known to slide off or just
Cream works great to nourish cracked, sore or dry nipples.
Apply to a cotton ball and leave on your nipples between feedings.
Skin Fix prone to oily skin or an oily T-zone? Use a
pea sized amount underneath makeup or alone to reduce the appearance
Shampoo Treatment for Hair rub a little into scalp and
hair before shampooing. This is especially useful for those with
course or frizzy hair.
coconut oil will prep skin for the pending damage caused by shaving.
Problems coconut oil relieves skin problems such as psoriasis,
dermatitis, and eczema.
Mark Cream coconut oil is great at nourishing damaged
skin. It may not be the magic stretch mark cure but it will help.
Burn Relief rub liberal amounts of coconut oil into the
see my post on natural
sunscreen for more detailed information.
Ear mix garlic oil and coconut oil and put a few drops
in affected ear for about 10 minutes. Do this 2-3 times a day and
it usually works within one or two days.
Healing and Moisturizer continued use of coconut oil
on tattoos will help keep the pigment from fading. Used on new tattoos,
coconut will hasten the healing process and decrease the chance
there are numerous recipes out there but I just mix coconut oil
and baking soda and dab a little of the mix on my toothbrush.
Prevention and Wrinkle Reducer rubbing coconut oil on
winkles and sagging skin helps strengthen the connective tissues
to bring back that youthful look!
Oil for General Health and Wellness
for breastfeeding moms, consuming 3 ½ tablespoons of coconut oil
daily will enrich the milk supply.
and Teeth coconut oil aids in the absorption of calcium
and magnesium leading to better development of bones and teeth.
the saturated fats in coconut oil help control parasites
and fungi that cause indigestion and other digestion related problems
such as irritable bowel syndrome. The fat in coconut oil also aids
in the absorption of vitamins, minerals and amino acids, making
you healthier all around.
Boost coconut oil boosts energy and endurance making
it a great supplement for athletes as well as those needed a quick
pick me up.
coconut oil has been proven to stimulate your metabolism,
improve thyroid function, and escalate energy levels, all of which
help decrease your unwanted fat while increasing muscle.
insulin secretion and utilization of blood glucose
making it great for both diabetics and non-diabetic.
Function increases the fluidity of cell surfaces.
rub some coconut oil on the inside for the wrist and
forearm to calm an upset stomach.
bleeds coconut oil can prevent nose bleeding that is
caused by sensitivity to weather such as extreme heat and extreme
cold. This condition happens when the nasal passages become dry
because of cold or dry air resulting to burns and cracks in the
mucus membranes so bleeding happens. To prevent this just put coconut
oil in you nostrils. Coat your finger with coconut oil and then
lie down and coat your finger inside your nose. Doing this will
strengthen and protect the capillaries in the nasal passages. A
Vitamin C supplement will also help prevent nose bleeding.
pulling with coconut oil offers a two for one health benefit!
Relief relieve mental fatigue by applying coconut oil
to the head in a circular, massaging motion. The natural aroma of
coconuts is extremely soothing thus helping to lower your stress
and nutrient absorption
loss the saturated fats contribute to weight loss
and controlling cravings. Also increases metabolic rate.
Oil for Health Problems (when taken internally it is known for aiding,
preventing, relieving or even curing these health issues)
reflux/indigestion aid if taken after a meal
(seasonal hay fever)
even in children
(has been shown to prevent colon and breast cancer in laboratory
improves HDL (good cholesterol) to LDL (bad cholesterol) ratio
in people with high cholesterol
Disease and resulting inflammation
cold all the time
helps keep blood sugar levels stable and/or helps with cravings
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