This might sound unbelievable but is totally true! Imagine an extremely affordable miraculous potion that can heal your skin, whiten your teeth, help you lose weight but also polish your furniture! Well, you might even have it in your kitchen cabinet without being aware of its versatile and brilliant uses! What is it?
It is his majesty – the Virgin Coconut Oil! Judging by the numerous headlines, coconut oil is extremely multi-functional for your household and is tremendously beneficial for your health and appearance.
We have gathered 105 of coconut oil uses for you on a row!
Find out what you can do with your own pot of coconut oil! Read on and be amazed!
What Is Coconut Oil?
Before we dive into the ultimate 105 greatness reasons to simply adore coconut oil, let’s firstly discover some fun trivia:
Coconut oil originates from India, Indonesia and Philippines but the main importers of coconut oil are the USA and Europe
Coconut grows on the coconut palm or Cocos nucifera, only in tropical and subtropical areas.Coconut tree can produce 30 to 125 coconuts per year, each up to 1.5 kilos. The tree can bear fruit for 60 years
Coconut water is 95% water and contains some sugar, fiber and protein. Coconut water contains little or no saturated fat. There are 19 kilocalories per 100 milliliters · Coconut oil is the fat obtained by squeezing the white flesh of coconut, consisting of no less than 34% of this fat ·
Coconut milk is coconut water mixed with coconut meat. Coconut milk contains a lot of calories and saturated fat
Why Is Coconut Oil Healthy?
Coconut oil consists of saturated fats! For some, this immediately sets off the alarm as saturated fats are known to raise our cholesterol levels and thus ensure an increased risk of cardiovascular disease.
Shouldn’t we better stay away from coconut oil altogether?! Actually not, we should do quite the opposite!
So why is coconut oil healthy if it consists mainly of saturated fats?
Because more scientific research shows that not all saturated fats are bad and that we even need such fats to function properly! Research also shows that lauric acid in coconut raises the level of good HDL cholesterol in your blood. This brings your cholesterol levels in balance.
Coconut oil helps to improve the function of your thyroid and therefore you have less chance of high cholesterol. Also, the digestive system is stimulated by the presence of coconut based fats.
Coconut oil is thus a very suitable fat to eat regularly – it contains relatively few calories, is easy to digest and keeps blood sugar levels stable.
105 Amazing Coconut Oil Benefits! You might wonder by now – why is coconut oil so superb?
As you will see here, because it is extremely beneficial for your skin, hair, teeth, bones, nails, weight loss but also for babies and pets. It is additionally a versatile home remedy and a yummy, rich-tasting ingredient in various recipes. Why? Let’s find out!
How Coconut Oil Improves Your Overall Health
1.Coconut oil – boosts your energy (add it to your smoothies)
2. Coconut oil – improves your metabolism (add it to your coffee or tea
3. Coconut oil – promotes your thyroid function
4. Coconut oil – fights cold and coughing (in syrup, home-made vapor rub or cough drops)
5. Coconut oil – relieves cold sores
6. Coconut oil – assists your weight loss
7. Coconut oil – is said to combat Alzheimer’s disease
8. Coconut oil – optimizes massage effects and brings overall benefits to your skin
9. Coconut oil – improves your digestion
10. Coconut oil – is a natural lubricant
11. Coconut oil – useful during pregnancy for skin elasticity (as a belly balm)
12. Coconut oil – helps fight parasites
13. Coconut oil – helps against yeast infections
14. Coconut oil – reduced “bad” cholesterol (LDL)
15. Coconut oil – brings constipation relief
16. Coconut oil – reduces heartburn
17. Coconut oil – assists in a good night’s sleep
18. Coconut oil – combats fungus and vaginal infections
19. Coconut oil – prevents kidney stones formation
20.Coconut oil – assists in diabetes treatment (stabilizes blood sugar level and improves insulin production)
21.Coconut oil – protects your bones and teeth
22.Coconut oil – assists in a better magnesium and calcium intake
23.Coconut oil – protects your liver (triglycerides and fatty acids in coconut oil have your liver working less hard)
24.Coconut oil – kills bacteria and viruses (influenza, herpes and hepatitis)
25.Coconut oil – combats Candida symptoms
26.Coconut oil – relieves allergy symptoms 27.Coconut oil “pulling” – positively affects your gums, mouth flora and whitens teeth 28.Coconut oil – reduces varicose veins 29.Coconut oil – reduces hemorrhoids pain 30.Coconut oil – helps with weight loss (regular intake)
31.Coconut oil – combats psoriasis and eczema symptoms
How to Improve Your Appearance with Coconut Oil
32.Coconut oil – moisturizes your skin
33.Coconut oil – used for making lotions
34.Coconut oil – makes great whitening toothpaste (in combination with baking soda powder)
35.Coconut oil – keeps your armpits fresh and clean (is a great natural deodorant)
36.Coconut oil – is a great base for a gentle body or facial scrub
37.Coconut oil – keeps your lips soft and smooth (as a natural lip balm)
38.Coconut oil – nourishes your hair (as a hair packaging treatment)
39.Coconut oil – replaces your chemical makeup removers
40.Coconut oil – tames your frizzy and dry hair
41.Coconut oil – is beneficial to your nails as a natural cuticle cream
42.Coconut oil – repairs and softens cracked skin
43.Coconut oil – detangles your hair
44.Coconut oil – is a great hair conditioner
45.Coconut oil – prevents and eradicates dandruff
46.Coconut oil – prevents and reduces nail fungus
47.Coconut oil – heals skin in case of cuts and scrapes
48.Coconut oil – reduces and prevents cracked heels symptoms
49.Coconut oil – helps with dry and sore nostrils (cold or allergy induced)
50.Coconut oil – reduces swelling and skin inflammation
51.Coconut oil – promotes eyelashes growth
52.Coconut oil – softens dry and dark elbows
53.Coconut – prevents hangnail
54.Coconut oil – is an organic anti-aging cream against fine lines
55.Coconut oil – heals and moisturizes your tattoos
56.Coconut oil – freshens your breath (combined with mint extract)
57.Coconut oil – combats athlete’s foot symptoms
58.Coconut oil – soothes chapped lips or nose
59.Coconut oil – reduces eyes bags and dark circles
60.Coconut oil – reduces age or sun spots
61.Coconut oil – is a natural sunscreen protection
62.Coconut oil – is an intensive, nourishing night cream
63.Coconut oil – combats lice (if mixed with vinegar)
64.Coconut oil – lightens your dark pigmentation spots
65.Coconut oil – prevents and reduces stretch marks
66.Coconut oil – is a natural shaving cream
67.Coconut oil – reduces cellulite (if used on a regular basis, combined with ground coffee) 68.Coconut oil – relieves mosquito bites
69.Coconut oil – reduces acne
Coconut Oil for Your Baby
70.Coconut oil – is a gentle, soothing, natural antibacterial and hypoallergenic skin cream for babies
71.Coconut oil – is an emergency remedy against diaper rash
72.Coconut oil – soothes and softens cradle cap with babies
Coconut Oil for Your Pet
74.Coconut oil – soothes nose dryness with pets
75.Coconut oil – soothes and heals cracked pet paws
76.Coconut oil – softens horses’ mane
77.Coconut oil – gives shiny coat for your pet
78.Coconut oil – treats skin conditions with animals
Coconut Oil – Your All-Around Household Assistant!
79.Coconut oil – softens and polishes (leather) furniture
80.Coconut oil – gives shine to your wooden items
81.Coconut oil – removes sticky stuff off furniture or household items
82.Coconut oil – useful as your camping first aid relief (diminishes bug and bee bites)
83.Coconut oil – useful lubricant for your kitchen appliances
84.Coconut oil – useful for snow shovel lubrication (makes your Christmas snow shovel time easier)
85.Coconut oil – removes rusty parts
86.Coconut oil – removes old sticky chewing gum
87.Coconut oil – cleans up your make-up brushes
88.Coconut oil – repels dust (if applied on household items’s surface)
89.Coconut oil – greases your bike parts
90.Coconut oil – lubricates your zippers (if stuck)
91.Coconut oil – removes soap residues in your bathroom
92.Coconut oil – lubricates squeaky and sticky hinges
93.Coconut oil – maintains your leather items and gives shine
94.Coconut oil – is a natural insect repellent lotion (with rosemary extract added, useful for when camping or in your garden)
95.Coconut oil – gives your eggs longer shelf life and quality (if eggshells are treated with coconut oil)
Coconut Oil – Your Yummy Kitchen Helper!
Coconut oil is ideal for cooking or baking at high temperatures. Further, coconut oil has an immense potential for kitchen use, namely: 96.Coconut oil – makes a great ingredient for your home-made chocolate 97.Coconut oil – graces oriental cuisine exotic dishes
98.Coconut oil – is a great oil variety for food frying
99.Coconut oil – gives special taste to your coffee or tea
100.Coconut oil replaces butter
101.Coconut oil – gives an exotic taste to your popcorn (and with a dash of curry powder, they will taste like heaven!)
102.Coconut oil – makes your French fries taste even better and crunchier
103.Coconut oil – is a substantial and a nutritious ingredient in your cereal cookies
104.Coconut oil – can be used to make your home-made mayonnaise
105.Coconut oil – gives a soft and rich consistency to your fudge recipes
Some Easy & Effective Coconut Oil Tips and Recipes….
Energy Boost Coconut Shake Recipe
For an energy boost or a meal replacement you simply mix and blend the following:
1 tablespoon of coconut oil·
1 tablespoon of chia seeds ·
150-200 ml of milk (rice milk or almond milk are optional)·
5-6 drops of vanilla extract
Your energy boost coconut shake will give you all the nutrients and energy to go in the morning or lift you up in the evening (this shake is a great dinner replacement or a post work-out meal body booster).
Coconut Toothpaste Recipe
Isn’t it just amazing to have white, pearly teeth and a great, bright smile?! I am sure you have always wished your teeth were even whiter than they are now!
Here is a simple but amazing coconut oil & baking soda recipe that will naturally whiten your teeth!
- 1 tablespoon of coconut oil
- ½ tablespoon of baking soda powder
- 2-3 drops of mint or tea tree oil extract
Let the coconut oil melt to the room temperature. Mix all the ingredients gently together into a paste (if you need to make it thicker, add some soda powder).
- Use the paste on a regular basis for minimum 3-4 months (2-3 times per week).
- Be careful with tea tree oil extract and don’t overdo it, it might be too strong for your teeth.
Coconut Oil Hair Treatment Recipe
Wash your hair with shampoo and let it dry until your hair is slightly damp ·
Rub some coconut oil or butter between your fingers and palms until it gets warm ·
Apply the coconut oil onto your hair (the amount of coconut oil will depend on your hair length)
Rub the coconut oil into your scalp and make sure you cover your hair’s ends too
Get your fingers thoroughly through your hair. Repeat the process until your hair is smooth and shiny from the coconut oil ·
Then put a shower cap over your hair. This ensures that your hair is kept warm and that the nutritional ingredients beneficial to your hair can actually do their job optimally. Don’t worry, that extra coconut oil will be absorbed properly!
Leave your coconut oil hair mask for almost one hour (if you are impatient or you don’t have enough time, 20-30 minutes will be fine too!). Listen to your favorite fun music or read a book while waiting for the coconut oil to do the work!
Rinse the coconut oil right out of your hair and blow-dry
You will be amazed at noticing how silky and shiny your hair will be!
So, simply be adventurous! Try out some of the above amazing 105 coconut uses and be sure that you will see concrete results and benefits in no time at all!
And don’t forget to share your with your friends – who knows, they might like the coconut king too!