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---160 Uses for Coconut Oil---

Posted by on Feb. 26, 2012 at 1:44 PM
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160 Uses for Coconut Oil

Coconut Oil for Personal Hygiene/Body
1. Age Spots (also known as liver spots) – applying coconut oil directly to the age spot will help it fade.
2. After Shave – coconut oil will help heal your skin after shaving without clogging pores. Great for razor burn!
3. Baldness – apply three times a day to affected area of hair loss. Coconut oil supports cell regeneration.
4. Birth 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.
5. Body 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.
6. Bruises – applied directly to the bruise, coconut oil enhances the healing process by reducing swelling and redness.
7. Bug Bites – when applied directly to a bug bite, coconut oil can stop the itching and burning sensation as well as hasten the healing process.
8. Burns – apply to burn site immediately and continue applying until healed. Will reduce the chances of permanent scarring and promotes healing.
9. Chapstick – 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!
10. Cradle Cap – having issues with dry skin on your baby’s scalp? Coconut oil will not only nourish your baby’s skin, it also helps eliminate cradle cap. Just rub a teaspoon onto scalp daily.
11. Dandruff – 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.
12. Deodorant – coconut oil alone can be used as a deodorant, but even more effective in combination with cornstarch/arrowroot powder and baking soda!
13. Diaper Salve – very comforting on a rashy bum with no harsh chemicals. Also safe for cloth diapers.
14. Exfoliator – coconut oil mixed with sugar or sea salt is a very nourishing and effective exfoliator and safe to use all over the body.
15. Eye cream – apply under the eyes to reduce puffiness, bags and wrinkles. Use on the lids in the evening.
16. Face Wash/ Soap – mix equal parts coconut oil with either olive oil or 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.
17. Hair 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.
18. Hair 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).
19. Healing - 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.
20. Lubricant – it is an all-natural, perfectly safe personal lubricant. Not compatible with latex!
21. Makeup Remover – use a cotton swab and a dab of coconut oil and you would be amazed at how well it works!
22. Massage Oil – pretty simple; grab some and rub!
23. Moisturizer – simply scoop some out of the jar and apply all over your body, including neck and face.
24. Mole Remover – when applied after an apple cider vinegar compress for several weeks, moles have been known to “slide off” or just disappear.
25. Nipple Cream – works great to nourish cracked, sore or dry nipples. Apply to a cotton ball and leave on your nipples between feedings.
26. Oily Skin Fix – prone to oily skin or an oily T-zone? Use a pea sized amount underneath makeup or alone to reduce the appearance of oil.
27. Pre Shampoo Treatment for Hair – rub a little into scalp and hair before shampooing. This is especially useful for those with course or frizzy hair.
28. Pre-Shave – coconut oil will prep skin for the pending damage caused by shaving.
29. Skin Problems – coconut oil relieves skin problems such as psoriasis, dermatitis, and eczema.
30. Stretch Mark Cream – coconut oil is great at nourishing damaged skin. It may not be the magic stretch mark cure but it will help.
31. Sun Burn Relief – rub liberal amounts of coconut oil into the affected area.
32. Sunscreen – see my post on natural sunscreen for more detailed information.
33. Swimmers 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.
34. Tattoo 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 of infection.
35. Toothpaste – 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.
36. Wrinkle Prevention and Wrinkle Reducer – rubbing coconut oil on winkles and sagging skin helps strengthen the connective tissues to bring back that youthful look!

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by Group Owner on Feb. 26, 2012 at 1:45 PM


Coconut Oil for General Health and Wellness
37. Breastfeeding – for breastfeeding moms, consuming 3 ½ tablespoons of coconut oil daily will enrich the milk supply.
38. Bones and Teeth – coconut oil aids in the absorption of calcium and magnesium leading to better development of bones and teeth.
39. Digestion - 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.
40. Energy Boost – coconut oil boosts energy and endurance making it a great supplement for athletes as well as those needed a quick pick me up.
41. Fitness - 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.
42. Improves insulin secretion and utilization of blood glucose making it great for both diabetics and non-diabetic.
43. Lung Function – increases the fluidity of cell surfaces.
44. Nausea – rub some coconut oil on the inside for the wrist and forearm to calm an upset stomach.
45. Nose 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.
46. Oil pulling with coconut oil offers a two for one health benefit!
47. Stress 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 level.
48. Vitamin and nutrient absorption
49. Weight loss - the saturated fats contribute to weight loss and controlling cravings. Also increases metabolic rate.

by Group Owner on Feb. 26, 2012 at 1:48 PM


Coconut Oil for Health Problems (when taken internally it is known for aiding, preventing, relieving or even curing these health issues)
50. Acid reflux/indigestion aid if taken after a meal
51. Adrenal fatigue
52. Allergies (seasonal hay fever)
53. Alzheimer’s/Dementia
54. Asthma, even in children
55. Autism
56. Bowel function
57. Bronchial Infections
58. Cancer (has been shown to prevent colon and breast cancer in laboratory tests)
59. Candida Albicans
60. Cholesterol - improves HDL ('good' cholesterol) to HDL ('bad' cholesterol) ratio in people with high cholesterol
61. Chronic Fatigue
62. Crohns Disease and resulting inflammation
63. Circulation/feeling cold all the time
64. Colds and Flus
65. Constipation
66. Cystic Fibrosis
67. Depression
68. Diabetes - helps keep blood sugar levels stable and/or helps with cravings
69. Dysentery
70. Eczema – in addition to taking it internally, many have success applying it externally, but some don't
71. Edema
72. Energy boost
73. Epilepsy (known to reduce epileptic seizures)
74. Fever Support
75. Flaky, Dry Skin
76. Gallbladder disease and pain
77. Gas
78. H. pylori
79. Head Lice
80. Heart Disease (protects arteries from injury that causes atherosclerosis)
81. Hemorrhoids (can applied externally or internally twice a day)
82. HIV
83. Hot Flashes
84. Hyperthyroidism
85. Immune System Builder
86. Irritable Bowel Syndrome
87. Jaundice
88. Kidney Disease
89. Kidney Stones (aids in dissolving them)
90. Liver Disease
91. Lung Disease
92. Malnutrition
93. Mental Clarity
94. Menstruation Relief regarding pain/cramps and heavy blood flow
95. Migraines (with regular use)
96. Mononucleosis
97. Osteoporosis
98. Pancreatitis
99. Parasites
100. Periodontal Disease and tooth decay
101. Prostate Enlargement (benign prostatic hyperplasia)
102. Rickets
103. Skin problems
104. Scurvy
105. Stomach Ulcers
106. Toenail fungus
107. Thrush
108. Thyroid Function (regulates an overactive or underactive thyroid)
109. Ulcerative Colitis
110. Underactive thyroid gland - results have shown subsequent thyroid blood tests becoming normal after ingesting coconut oil daily
111. Urinary Tract Infections (Bladder Infections)

by Group Owner on Feb. 26, 2012 at 1:50 PM


Coconut Oil and Health Problems (when applied topically it is known for aiding, relieving, or even curing these health issues)
112. Acne
113. Allergies/Hay Fever – rub a little inside the nostrils for quick relief. The pollen will cling to the oil.
114. Athletes foot
115. Back pain/sore muscles
116. Boils and cysts
117. Canker sores
118. Cellulite
119. Circumcision healing – although I am personally against circumcision, I have read that coconut oil is a really great healer for this.
120. Decongestant – rub coconut oil on the chest and under the nose when congested from a cold or allergies
121. Ear infection – place a few drops inside the ear twice daily for relief from pain. Also fights the infection itself.
122. Genital Warts (through topical application over 6 weeks, and coconut oil enemas twice a day depending on the location of the warts)
123. Gum Disease and Gingivitis (use as a toothpaste or rub directly on gums)
124. Herpes (applied topically and taken internally)
125. Hives (reduces the itch and swelling
126. Pink eye (applied around and in the eye)
127. Ringworm
128. Toothache
129. Warts
Coconut Oil and Cooking
130. Butter Substitute - use 1 cup to 1 cup ratio when replacing butter in recipes with coconut oil.
131. Nutritional Supplement – melt and add to smoothies.
132. Replacement for butter/lard/Crisco/PAM in its solid form for greasing pans, pie crusts, etc.
133. Replacement for various oils in liquid form – baking, cooking, sautéing, etc.

by Group Owner on Feb. 26, 2012 at 1:51 PM


Coconut Oil and Pets/Animals
Check with your veterinarian but the recommended dosage for animals is 1/4 teaspoon for every 10 pounds of body weight twice daily.

134. Aids healing of digestive disorders like inflammatory bowel syndrome and colitis
135. Aids in arthritis or ligament problems
136. Aids in elimination of hairballs and coughing
137. Applied topically, promotes the healing of cuts, wounds, hot spots, dry skin and hair, bites and stings
138. Clears up skin conditions such as eczema, flea allergies, contact dermatitis, and itchy skin
139. Disinfects cuts and promotes wound healing
140. Great for dogs and cats for general wellness. Just add a teaspoon to their water bowl daily.
141. Helps prevent or control diabetes
142. Helps sedentary dogs feel energetic
143. Helps reduce weight, increases energy
144. Improves digestion and nutrient absorption
145. Makes coats become sleek and glossy, and deodorizes doggy odor
146. Medium-chain triglycerides (MCTs) have been shown to improve brain energy metabolism and decrease the amyloid protein buildup that results in brain lesions in older dogs.
147. Prevents and treats yeast and fungal infections, including candida
148. Reduces allergic reactions and improves skin health
149. Reduces or eliminates bad breath in dogs
150. Regulates and balance insulin and promotes normal thyroid function

by Group Owner on Feb. 26, 2012 at 1:53 PM


Other Uses for Coconut Oil
151. Chewing Gum in Hair Remover – just rub some coconut oil over the stuck chewing gum, leave in for about 30 minutes, then roll the gum between your fingertip. Voila! It’s out!
152. Goo Gone - just mix equal parts coconut oil and baking soda into a paste. Apply to the “sticky” area and let it set for a minute. Then scrub off with an old toothbrush or the scrubby side of a sponge.
153. Insect repellent – mix coconut oil with peppermint oil extract and rub it all over exposed skin. Keeps insects off better than anything with DEET! Tons safer too.
154. Moisturizing and cleaning leather products
155. Oiling wood cutting boards and wood bowls
156. Polishing Bronze - all you have to do is rub a little oil into a cotton towel and then wipe down the statue. It cleans and helps deepen the color of your bronze.
157. Polish Furniture - coconut oil with a little bit of lemon juice to polish wood furniture. However, I recommend you test it first on a very small, unobtrusive part of your furniture to make sure it works the way you’d like.
158. Seasoning animal hide drums
159. Seasoning cookware
160. Soap making – coconut oil can be used as one of the fats in soap.

by Group Owner on Feb. 26, 2012 at 1:53 PM


am always excited to find new ways to implement coconut oil!

I have also written several other posts about coconut oil that you may be interested in reading:

You can also check out these books for further information on coconut oil:

Interested in purchasing coconut oil? Check out my resources page to find out what brands I love!

Yours in coconut health,



by Group Owner on Mar. 20, 2012 at 8:57 AM

Many people are now discovering the many benefits of Virgin Coconut Oil and looking for recipes that utilize coconut oil to incorporate more coconut oil in their diet. All of the recipes on this page use coconut oil in some way, and have been kitchen tested. There are different grades of coconut oil that can be used in coconut oil recipes: Gold Label Virgin Coconut Oil, Green Label Virgin Coconut Oil, Organic Expeller-pressed Coconut Oil, and standard Expeller-pressed Coconut Oil. To understand the differences between all these coconut oils, visit our FAQ page, and read this blog entry: How Different Coconut Oils Can be Used in Recipes. You can also click on the links below of the various coconut oils, and watch a video about Gold Label Virgin Coconut Oil.

by Group Owner on Mar. 6, 2014 at 9:26 AM

by Group Owner on Mar. 6, 2014 at 9:33 AM


Uno de los mejores productos para el cuidado personal que pueda encontrar podría encontrarse en la alacena de su cocina justo en este momento.

El aceite de coco puede ser utilizado como remplazo de productos de belleza y para el cuidado personal.

Desmaquillante: En una bola de algodón coloque un poco. Limpie con una bola de algodón limpia o una toalla húmeda.
Limpiador facial: Coloque una gota de aceite de coco en la cara y cuello y masajee. Limpie con un paño húmedo y seque.  
Exfoliante corporal: Mezcle partes iguales de aceite de coco y caña de azúcar orgánica en una jarra de vidrio. Utilice el exfoliante en la piel seca antes de bañarse.
Exfóliate facial: En lugar de azúcar, mezcle el aceite de coco con bicarbonato de sodio o harina de avena con una pizca de canela, exfolie su cara suavemente.
Loción para afeitar: Aplique una capa fina de aceite de coco en el área deseada y afeite como de costumbre. El ácido láurico en el aceite de coco también sirve como antiséptico para los cortes causador por afeitarse.
Crema para facial y corporal: Puede utilizarlo solo o añadirlo a su aceite esencial favorito. (Asegúrese de utilizar un aceite esencial de alta calidad que sea seguro para la aplicación tópica).El artículo6presentado también sugiere mezclar el aceite de coco en una batidora eléctrica para producir una crema hidratante que se mantenga suave y untable incluso a bajas temperaturas. 

Cuando se aplica tópicamente, el aceite de coco ayuda a reducir la apariencia de líneas finas y arrugas, ayudando a mantener los tejidos conectivos fuertes y flexibles, y ayuda en la exfoliación de la capa externa de células muertas de la piel, haciendo que su piel más suave.
Crema para ojos: Aplique una capa fina de aceite de coco alrededor de los ojos para suavizar las arrugas y contrarrestar el adelgazamiento y la piel flácida.  
Crema para cutículas: Simplemente frote una pequeña cantidad de aceite de coco alrededor de sus cutículas para suavizar las zonas secas.
Desodorante: Aplicar una pequeña cantidad de aceite de coco directamente en sus axilas puede mantener los olores a raya, cortesía de las propiedades antibacterianas del aceite. Si prefiere, puede añadir un poco de bicarbonato de sodio o hacer un desodorante casero utilizando el aceite de coco, bicarbonato de sodio y polvo de raíz de flecha. Para obtener instrucciones, échele un vistazo al segundo video adjuntado en la parte de también enlista otras recetas para hacer desodorantes utilizando el aceite de coco como base.7
Baño hidratante: Añadir aceite de coco a su bañera puede ayudar a hidratar la piel seca (Asegúrese de lavar bien la bañera después de utilizarla para evitar resbalones). Asegúrese de que el agua este por encima de los 76 grados Fahrenheit, de otra forma el aceite se convertirá en un sólido.
Jabón: El aceite de coco es uno de los ingredientes base de muchas recetas de jabón casero, como esta presentada por NourishingJoy.com8
Protector labial: Puede aplicar una pequeña cantidad de aceite de coco, o bien puede hacer su propio protector labial utilizando aceite de coco como ingrediente base. Puede encontrar todo tipo de recetas en línea, pero aquí hay una presentada por The Liberated Kitchen.9
Pasta Dental: Mézclelo con bicarbonato de sodio, el aceite de coco puede remplazar su pasta de dientes común. El bicarbonato de sodio limpiará suavemente mientras que la acción antibacteriana del aceite de coco podría ayudar a mantener las bacterias dañinas a raya.  Para obtener recetas de cómo hacer pastas dental a base de aceites esenciales échele un vistazo a

Repelente de insectos: Mezclar aceite de coco con aceites esenciales de alta calidad podría ayudar a mantener las picaduras de insectos a raya cuando se aplica sobre la piel. Opciones efectivas incluyen: menta, bálsamo de limón, omero, aceite de árbol de té, neem, citronela (Java citronela), geraniol, aceite de hierba de gatera (de acuerdo con un estudio,11 el aceite de hierba de gatera es 10 veces más efectivo que el DEET) y el extracto de vainilla.

by Group Owner on Mar. 6, 2014 at 10:37 AM



Yo me llamo Marina. 

En verdad lo siento mucho.

Hugs / Un abrazo

No puedo entender lo que se siente perder un novio,

pero si se lo que se siente perder a alguien que quieres mucho y que significa mucho para ti.

Yo perdi a una prima que era como mi hermana.

Ella solo tenia 17 anos cuando murio.

Es un dolor inexplicable.  

Uno se siente como si ya nada importa.

Te sientes sin ganas de hacer nada.  

Pero yo sabia que tenia que seguir,

por mi bebe, por mi familia, por mi.

Dios me ayudo a soportar ese gran dolor que yo sentia.

Lo que tenemos que entender es que no debenos de hacer que nadien sea nuesto todo. Nuestra felicidad no debe de depender de otra persona. 

Nuestra felicidad solo depende de Dios. 

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