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101 Uses for Coconut Oil

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101 Uses for Coconut Oil
1.     In cooking as a great oil with a high smoke point. Great for baking, stir-frys or as a dairy free replacement to butter. 51. To make a simple homemade soap
2.     Added to foods or drinks daily for energy 52. In natural homemade diaper cream
3.     As a coffee creamer when emulsified into coffee  53. As a natural shave cream and after shave lotion
4.     On the skin as a basic lotion (or coconut oil lotion bar) 54. When used consistently on skin it can help get rid of cellulite
5.     In homemade lotion bars for soft, smooth skin 55. To season cast iron skillets
6.     In homemade deodorant or deodorant bars 56. It’s anti-inflammatory properties can help lessen arthritis
7.     As an eye-makeup remover 57. Can reduce the itch of mosquito bites
8.     As a cloth diaper safe diaper cream (just rub on baby’s bottom) 58. Can help resolve acne when used regularly
9.     In making your own Remineralizing Toothpaste 59. Can be rubbed into scalp daily to stimulate hair growth
10. To lighten age spots when rubbed directly on the skin 60. I’ve used in kids ears to help speed ear infection healing
11. To prevent stretch marks during pregnancy 61. In clay and charcoal soothing soap
12. To support healthy thyroid function 62. A small amount can be rubbed into real leather to soften and condition (shiny leather only… test a small area first)
13. In homemade Mayo without the high PUFA vegetable oils 63. By itself as a great tanning oil
14. To help increase sun tolerance and avoid burning 64. Mixed with salt to remove dry skin on feet
15. As a naturally SPF 4 sunscreen 65. Can help speed weight loss when consumed daily
16. In homemade lotion recipes 66. Can help improve sleep when taken daily
17. To get rid of cradle cap on baby- just massage in to head, leave on for a few minutes and gently rinse with a warm wash cloth 67. To dilute essential oils for use on skin
18. Topically to kill yeast or yeast infections 68. A tablespoon melted into a cup of warm tea can help sooth a sore throat
19. As a delicious tropical massage oil 69. To help soothe the itch of chicken pox or poison ivy
20. It’s high Lauric acid and MCFA content helps boost metabolism 70. It has been shown to increase absorption of calcium and magnesium
21. A tiny dab rubbed on your hands and then through hair will help get rid of frizz 71. Internally as part of the protocol to help remineralize teeth
22. In homemade soap for laundry 72.  Some evidence shows that the beneficial fats in coconut oil can help with depression and anxiety
23. Mixed with equal parts sugar for a smoothing body scrub (use in the shower) 73. By itself as a natural deodorant
24. Rubbed on lips as a natural chap stick 74. By itself or with baking soda as a naturally whitening toothpaste
25. Topically, can help skin heal faster after injury or infection 75. For pets struggling with skin issues when used externally
26. Directly on the perineum to help heal after birth 76. In coconut oil pulling chews
27. As an incredibly intensive natural conditioner- Rub into dry hair, put a shower cap on and leave for several hours 77. In homemade vapor rub
28. In homemade slow cooker soap 78. In homemade peppermint lip balm
29. In place of Lanolin cream on nursing nipples to sooth irritation (also great for baby!) 79. In magnesium body butter
30. Can help sooth psoriasis or eczema 80. In coconut oil dog treats
31. There is some evidence that regular ingestion of coconut oil can help prevent  Alzheimers 81. As a completely natural baby lotion
32.  With apple cider vinegar as a natural treatment for lice that actually works 82. On hands after doing dishes to avoid dry skin
33. In natural Homemade Sunscreen 83. Mixed with catnip, rosemary, or mint essential oils as a natural bug repellent
34. In healthy brain boosting snack for kids like Coconut Clusters 84. In homemade meltaways (like candy)
35. In a filling and energy boosting Brain Power Smoothie 85. Many use it as an anti-aging facial moisturizer
36. Rub coconut oil on the inside of your nose to help alleviate allergy symptoms 86. Use to make coconut cream concentrate for a brain boosting snack
37. Nursing moms often take 3-4 tablespoons a day (and Vitamin D) to increase milk supply and nutrients 87. Can be used internally and externally to speed recovery from UTIs
38. In homemade shampoo bars 88. In a salve for cracked heels
39. Mix a tablespoon with a tablespoon of chia seeds for an all-day energy boost (do NOT take this at night!) 89. When taken regularly, it can boost hormone production
40. Can help improve insulin levels 90. Can relieve the pain of hemorrhoids when used topically
41. Oil pulling with coconut oil and a drop of oregano oil helps improve gum health 91. Can boost circulation and help those who often feel cold
42. Can help improve cholesterol ratios 92. On cuticles to help nails grow
43. Blend a tablespoon into hot tea to help speed recovery from cold or flu 93. Rub into elbows daily to help alleviate dry, flaky elbows
44. In Homemade Natural Bug-Off Lotion Bars 94. To help avoid chlorine exposure when swimming
45. As a replacement for vegetable oils in any recipe or in cooking 95. Internally during pregnancy to help provide baby necessary fats for development (especially when taken with Fermented Cod Liver Oil)
46. In coconut based grain free granola 96. With other oils as part of an oil cleansing regimen for beautiful skin
47. Can help reduce appearance of varicose veins 97. Whipped with shea butter for a soothing body balm
48. After initial heat is gone, can help speed healing of sunburn 98. One reader swears by using coconut oil to treat yeast infection. She suggests soaking a tampon in it and inserting the tampon for a few hours.
49. Is an immediate source of energy when eaten that isn’t stored as fat 99. Naturally clears up cold sores
50. As a natural personal lubricant that won’t disturb vaginal flora 100.Ingesting coconut oil daily can help with allergy symptoms