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8 Interesting Uses of Coconut Oil
Written by Brandon Garrett
Coconut Oil can be used in a wide variety of areas including cooking, gardening, personal use, and even in engines! It’s a great tool to have in your preparedness aresenal. Since it has so many uses, it can save you money and contribute to your overall natural health.
One of the great things about coconut oil is that it’s slow to oxidize. That means that it’s slower to turn rancid. This is due to the high content of saturated fats contained in it but also makes it very stable at high temperatures for cooking.
Below, we’ve listed some great things that you can do with coconut oil. Take a look and let us know what you think:
PLEASE NOTE: Many organizations including the FDA, World Health Organization, American Dietetic Association, and others have recommended against the consumption of significant amounts of coconut oil due to its high levels of saturated fats.
Coconut Oil Natural Lotion
Coconut oil is antimicrobial, antibacterial and antifungal. That is great for your skin as a lotion! Rub it on your skin or face to prevent breakouts and keep things healthy and well-moisturized.
Coconut oil can also be used as a natural deodorant. While it’s a little harder to apply than a stick of deodorant, it’s just as effective.
Mix ⅓ cup Baking Soda and ½ cup Arrowroot powder. Next add 5 tbsp unrefined coconut oil and 15 drops of grapefruit oil. Continue to mix and pour into a clean jar. If the mixture seems too oily, add little bits of baking soda and continue to mix until it comes to the desired consistency.
Furniture Wood Polish
Many people even use coconut oil to polish their wood furniture. But overall, coconut oil adds can add moisture and protection to your wood.
Now, before you whip out the rag and oil, test it out on a hidden surface first and make sure that it has the right effect on your wood surface. Different woods are affected differently.
Apparently, coconut oil can be used as a makeup remover. Just locate a cotton ball and dab it in the coconut oil. Wipe away makeup on your face and eyes.
Sooth Skin & Treat Infections
If you rub coconut oil on your skin, it can help treat athlete’s foot, ringworm, or other fungal or yeast infections. You can also prevent infections in a burn on your skin.
It might seem counterintuitive to use oil as a sunscreen but it works! Just apply a thin layer of coconut oil to your skin and you’re set to go.
Homemade Vapor Rub
A self-made vapor rub can save you some money and keep you home instead of running to the store. Simply combine 3 tbsp melted Coconut Oil with 3-5 drops of Tea Tree Oil and 6-10 drops of Rosemary Oil. Mix it all together in a container and apply to the chest and nose carefully.
Baking of Course
Lastly, coconut oil can be used as a baking substitute for butter or oil. Just use it as a 1 to 1 ratio substitute. Many people swear by the great taste it adds as a pan greaser.