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The MANY uses for Coconut Oil-SHOCKING!!

Posted by on Feb. 24, 2013 at 1:07 PM
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Health:

  • Eat a teaspoonful for an energy boost or take a spoonful with your vitamins to help increase absorption.
  • Use Coconut oil to help soothe chicken pox, shingles and other skin irritations and rashes.
  • Another health use- apply it to athlete’s foot, ringworm or other fungal infections
  • Dab a little on a baby’s diaper rash
  • You can also use the oil to help with cradle cap.
  • Spread a thin layer on a burn to quicken the healing time
  • Ingesting Coconut Oil is said to help thyroid conditions.
  • Use in replace of massage oil
  • Consuming Coconut Oil while nursing is said to increase your milk flow
  • Apply to bug bites to sooth itch and sting
  • If you happen to get nose bleeds in the winter, coat the inside of your nose with a small amount.
  • It is said that taking a spoonful will help reduce and eliminate migraines
  • Massage into tired, achy or sore muscles to help relieve the pain
  • Mix a small amount with oregano and apply to the first signs of a cold sore
  • Dab on a canker sore to speed up heeling and help soothe the pain
  • Ingest a small amount and let it dissolve in your mouth and run down the back of your throat to ease the discomfort of a sore throat

Beauty:

  • Use as a super conditioner for your hair. Apply to dry hair, then shampoo as normal.
  • You can also use it as a styling agent for dry hair. Rub a small amount into your palms and apply to hair.
  • Put some in a small container to use as lip balm.
  • Dab a small amount under your arms to use as a natural deodorant.
  • Use it in place of shaving cream
  • Add a small amount to your bath water to create a moisturizing soak
  • Use as a make-up remover
  • Use around your eyes to help prevent wrinkles
  • Use to reduce the visibility of stretch marks
  • Apply to stomach when pregnant to aid in preventing stretch marks
  • Use as a mascara brush cleaner
  • Brush on eyelashes to help strengthen them
  • Use on pimple and acne to help heal it
  • Apply on cracked or rough heels
  • Massage into your nails and cuticles to help strengthen them
  • Mix with the spice nutmeg and apply to blemishes for 15 minutes. Wash off and notice a difference in your skin
  • If you wax at home, Use on your skin after waxing to help with the redness and to remove any access wax.

DIY:

  • Use it as a base for a homemade body scrub, toothpaste or lotion.
  • In addition, you can also use Coconut Oil as a base for a vapor rub.
  • Try mixing it with lemon balm, tea tree oil or rosemary for creating an insect repellent
  • Use instead of WD-40
  • Mix with baking soda to create a non-toxic form of Goo-Gone
  • Use as a metal polish, however, test a small area first.
  • Also use it to season cast iron pans
  • Use to remove chewing gum from the bottom of your shoes

Home:

  • Use to condition your wooden cutting boards
  • Use as a leather moisturizer. However, test a small area first!
  • If you have gum stuck in your hair and before grabbing the scissors, try using a small amount of coconut oil. the gum should come right out.
  • Use as a guitar string lubricant
  • Use a little on a damp cloth to clean a slimy shower. Wipe the surface again with more oil followed by spraying with vinegar and wipe dry
  • I’ve read Coconut Oil works as a non-toxic flea treatment for cats and dogs
  • Use on artificial or real plants to shine leaves in replace of the chemical-filled spray that can be purchased.
  • Add a small amount to a cloth to detail the inside of your car
  • Use to clean brushes and hands after painting with an oil-based paint

Cooking:

  • Replace the less healthy oils in your kitchen with Coconut oil
  • Add a teaspoonful to smoothies to help add flavor and added nutrition.
  • Use to oil your pans and baking dishes instead of pan spray
  • Put a small amount on toast and add cinnamon for a healthy cinnamon toast
  • Use as a base for homemade candy, such as chocolates.
  • Mix with garlic and use it to make food extra flavorful
  • Add a teaspoonful to soup for added nutrition
  • Add flavor to baked goods
  • Make your own peanut butter with the base being Coconut Oil
  • Use to lubricate scissors when cutting up sticky things such as marshmallows for recipes
  • Use instead of shortening when making pie crusts or biscuitsHealth:
    • Eat a teaspoonful for an energy boost or take a spoonful with your vitamins to help increase absorption.
    • Use Coconut oil to help soothe chicken pox, shingles and other skin irritations and rashes.
    • Another health use- apply it to athlete’s foot, ringworm or other fungal infections
    • Dab a little on a baby’s diaper rash
    • You can also use the oil to help with cradle cap.
    • Spread a thin layer on a burn to quicken the healing time
    • Ingesting Coconut Oil is said to help thyroid conditions.
    • Use in replace of massage oil
    • Consuming Coconut Oil while nursing is said to increase your milk flow
    • Apply to bug bites to sooth itch and sting
    • If you happen to get nose bleeds in the winter, coat the inside of your nose with a small amount.
    • It is said that taking a spoonful will help reduce and eliminate migraines
    • Massage into tired, achy or sore muscles to help relieve the pain
    • Mix a small amount with oregano and apply to the first signs of a cold sore
    • Dab on a canker sore to speed up heeling and help soothe the pain
    • Ingest a small amount and let it dissolve in your mouth and run down the back of your throat to ease the discomfort of a sore throat
by on Feb. 24, 2013 at 1:07 PM
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Jers.
by on Feb. 24, 2013 at 1:09 PM

why did you copy and paste it four times?

ldavis518
by on Feb. 24, 2013 at 1:12 PM

Obviously I didnt do it on purpose it is fixed...not sure what happened

Quoting Jers.:

why did you copy and paste it four times?


MJP76
by on Feb. 24, 2013 at 1:15 PM
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They forgot lube. They said massage oil, but not lube. Coconut oil is completly safe for the genitals!

mich.el.le
by on Feb. 24, 2013 at 1:15 PM

Hippie's duct tape. ;)

mich.el.le
by on Feb. 24, 2013 at 1:16 PM


Quoting MJP76:

They forgot lube. They said massage oil, but not lube. Coconut oil is completly safe for the genitals!

Unless you use condoms.

MJP76
by on Feb. 24, 2013 at 1:17 PM


I don't. 

Quoting mich.el.le:


Quoting MJP76:

They forgot lube. They said massage oil, but not lube. Coconut oil is completly safe for the genitals!

Unless you use condoms.



mich.el.le
by on Feb. 24, 2013 at 1:20 PM


Quoting MJP76:


I don't. 

Quoting mich.el.le:


Quoting MJP76:

They forgot lube. They said massage oil, but not lube. Coconut oil is completly safe for the genitals!

Unless you use condoms.



I didn't mean you personally. I was just throwing it out there as a warning for anyone who wants to try it.

MJP76
by on Feb. 24, 2013 at 1:23 PM
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Yeah, I figured.. I probably should have expanded on my "I don't" but I got interrupted by my children and hit enter..lol

it should have said "I don't, so I didn't think of that!"

Quoting mich.el.le:


Quoting MJP76:


I don't. 

Quoting mich.el.le:


Quoting MJP76:

They forgot lube. They said massage oil, but not lube. Coconut oil is completly safe for the genitals!

Unless you use condoms.



I didn't mean you personally. I was just throwing it out there as a warning for anyone who wants to try it.



crazy4u49033
by Member on Feb. 24, 2013 at 9:21 PM
Love coconut oil! I use it for everything!
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Bmat
by Barb on Feb. 24, 2013 at 9:25 PM

I've never tried it. Thank you for the list.

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