50 USES FOR COCONUT OIL

Hey, hey, heyyyyy!  Happy Monday!  How's everyone doing today?  As many of you know, I have a slight obsession with coconut oil.  I literally use it for everything.  Ha!  I have a jar in the kitchen, and a jar in both bathrooms at all times.  It's natures best kept secret (that's not really a secret anymore)!  Have you ever seen My Big Fat Greek Wedding?  Remember how the father uses Windex or everything?  "Have a cut?  Spray some Windex on it!  Need to clean your car tires? Spray some Windex on it!"  You get my drift.  Well, basically, that's how I am with coconut oil. Dry skin?  Lather on some coconut oil!  Brittle hair?  Coconut oil is your new bestie!  Cooking ingredient standard?  Coconut oil, coconut oil, coconut oil!  So, today I am sharing 50 uses for coconut oil!  I could probably list more than 50, but I'll let you use your imagination. :) 96070-organic-virgin-coconut-oilI've mentioned this before, but TJ's Organic Virgin Coconut Oil is my fave.  Nutiva also has a great product.

50 USES FOR COCONUT OIL

  1. Cooking.  This is an obvious one, but I had to mention it.  Coconut oil is great, because it is really good at withstanding high heat.
  2. Eye make-up remover.
  3. Dark Chocolate Almond Butter Cups.  Mmmm....
  4. Oil pulling.  I shared my method here.
  5. Furniture (wood) polish.
  6. Face wash.  Seriously, coconut oil cleanses the face so well!
  7. Make your own deodorant with coconut oil, baking soda, and essential oils.
  8. Lip balm.
  9. Bulletproof coffee.
  10. Is a great cuticle oil, and helps hangnails.
  11. Bug spray (plus tea tree oil).
  12. Great for massages.
  13. A great moisturizer!  Lather it on dry skin.
  14. Helps repair damaged hair as a deep conditioner.
  15. Spot treat to reduce blemishes.
  16. Tame flyaways.
  17. Butter substitute (in most cases).
  18. Helps soothe a sunburn.
  19. Enhances your eyelashes.  Put a little oil on a clean wand, and use like you would mascara.
  20. Coconut oil + pineapple juice = delicious salad dressing
  21. Great thickening agent for sauces, and healthier than most dairy products.
  22. Coconut oil + peppermint essential oil = great DIY vapor rub
  23. Removes stickers and labels.
  24. Moisten nostrils.
  25. Helps diminish dark circles under the eyes.
  26. Great for popcorn!
  27. Removes gum.
  28. Softens and shines leather.
  29. Helps cracked paw pads on your pups.
  30. Great aftershave for men.
  31. Polish [some] metal.
  32. Unstick a zipper.
  33. Use to season a cast-iron skillet.
  34. De-grease hands.
  35. Shoe polish.
  36. Removes soap scum from shower heads.
  37. Eyebrow tamer.
  38. Conditions wood cutting boards.
  39. Great for oiling door hinges (sub for WD40).
  40. Coffee creamer substitute.
  41. Constipation relief.  1 tablespoon in the morning!
  42. Great for dogs itchy skin!
  43. An all natural energy booster.
  44. Nipple cream for breastfeeding mother's.
  45. Chemical-free lubricant, if you catch my drift.  ;-)
  46. Use in toothpaste.
  47. Use on baking pans.
  48. Great sunscreen ingredient.
  49. Helps prevent stretch marks.
  50. Use on cracked heels.

I could probably list another 50 uses, but I'll let YOU share some of your fave's, too!  How do you like to use coconut oil?

xo.  Jen