I'm sure you are well aware that Coconut oil can be highly beneficial for cooking. What you may not be aware of is Coconut oil can be used in many more ways you can think off.
That is why we decided to list down the 50 best ways you can use coconut oil, and get benefited by its amazing properties.
Why Coconut Oil is so Useful?
Alright, I'm sure you will not disagree with me if I say, nothing hatched inside a laboratory can ever replace the value of what mother nature produces.
Coconut tree, which is also known as 'tree of life' in some parts of the world, is one such example. Coconut which seems to be a mundane and simple fruit, is actually a very 'functional food' rich in vitamins, minerals and fibers - the essential nutritional building blocks for perfect health.
Coconut has been consumed in many forms by islanders, they consumed the meat, milk, and coconut oil daily. Although in contrary to popular belief that the high levels staurated fat can be harmful to your health, these islanders never suffered from cancer, diabetes or heart diseases.
Why you may ask? Becasue of the amazing beenfits of coconut, and coconut oil in particular has been shown to protect you from virsues, bacteria, infection, cancer, thyroid, brain and heart problems... plus beautifies your skin - and even burns fat!
In case you would want to learn more about coconut oil then read this - The Coconut Oil Secret: Nature's #1 Best Healing Superfood
Now, let's get on to the amazing ways people use coconut oil to better their life.
Cooking and Eating
1 - Deep frying/ Cooking at High Heat
Most processed vegetable oils alters its chemical compostion if they are heated too much, contrary to this cocunut oil retains its properties against high heat. If you love deep fried foods and looking for the best oil then coconut oil certainly qualifies.
2 - Tasty Alternative to Butter
Well I have been doing Ketogenic diet for long and found that using coconut oil (in the solid/semi soild) state is a great alternative for my low carb toasts. Of coruse, you would need to develop a taste for it first, but once you do you should know you are getting high volumes of anti oxidants, minerals, and vitamins as compared to butter.
3 - Add it to your Morning Elixir
If you have a habit to drink a morning elixir of your choice then try adding a spoonful of coconut oil into it. It is delicious plus you are increasing the detox benefits of coconut oil.
4 - Supercharge Your Smoothies
We all love smoothies, but did you ever tried adding a spoonful of coconut oil into your smoothie? Next time you churn your favorite smoothie, try adding some coconut oil it does not change the taste too much but packs in a powerful punch of nutrients into your already healthy smoothie.
5 - Cook Eggs
I did this completely by chance, I used to fry my eggs with olive oil but once I tried to cook them with coconut oil they turned out delicious plus I know I am adding more nutritional value to my breakfast.
6 - Popping Popcorn
Well this is great if you ever get boared eating butter flavoured popcorns. This is a classic twist you must try once, the coconut flavlored popcorns are really amazing.
7 - Popcorn Topping
Melt some coconut oil and use it instead butter, I am sure you have had enough buttery popcorns in your life now try with coconut.
P.S. My kids love them ...
8 - Bake Potato Chips with Coconut Oil
Coconut oil is great for baking, and if you like baking your own chips then simply slice few potatoes, preheat the oven to 400 degrees. Place slices on a baking sheet and brush lightlu with coconut oil. Bake for 10-15 minutes, there you go your coconut potato chips.
9 - Replace Vegetable Oil for Baking
It is well known that vegetable oils are harmful for your health, so why not replace it with coconut oil. Start with your baking recepies, your family will love the new taste and you would know that you are feeding them healthy.
Suggested: Four “Common Yet Dangerous” Oils You Should Never Eat... If You Want to Heal, Beautify and Restore Your Body!
10 - Pan Frying
This goes along with my advice for replacing vegetable oil, so next time you fry up a batch of fries or pieces of chicken use coconut oil instead.
11 - Boost Your Coffee
If you love your coffee then you must try adding a spoonful of coconut oil into your coffee. This variety coffee reciepe is getting very popular and also known Bullet Proof Coffee. If you want a simple way to make coconut oil coffee quick then try buing some coconut oil coffeee creamer instead.
P.S. Bullet proof coffee is a great replacement for your pre-workout energy drink, try once you would never drink anything else.
12 - Homemade Granola Bar
Coconut granola are delicious, and you can use your oil while making them.
13 - TeaTox
Well we all love our green tea, try adding a spoonful of coconut oil to it. The flavor makes it refreshing and also adds detox properties.
Suggested: Tetox recipes
14 - Grilled Sandwich
Replace butter and use coconut oil when you grill a sandwich next time, easy simple and tasty.
15 - Salad Dressing
Do you know salad dressings are usually packed with execess calories and sugars which completely defeats the purpose of a healthy salad. Next time use coconut oil, into your salad.
Suggested: Mcburger vs Ceaser Salad
Coconut Oil Skin Care and Beauty
16 - Cheekbone Highlighter
Apply a small amount of coconut oil on your cheekbones and see how prominent the look.
17 - After Shave
Ditch the lotion, use coconut oil after shaving. It smoothens your skin, and also acts as a anticeptic.
18 - Facial Scrub
Simple yet powerful beauty hack, make a mixture of coconut oil and himalayan crystal salt and apply to face each night. The best part is, there's no need to wash it off.
19 - Body Scrub
Combine coconut oil and sugar. Try this amazing body scrub recipe.
20 - Makeup Remover
Coconut oil is an amazing natural alternative for makeup remover. Apply the oil over your face and wipe it off with a clean cloth or cotton.
21 - DIY Deodrant
This is one is a fun DIY, try making your homemade deodrant this weekend and surprise your family members. You would need only few ingredients in addition to coconut oil to make this simple deodorant recipe.
22 - DIY Lip Balm/Gloss
Apply directly or create a flavored version with this simple lip balm recipe.
23 - Prevent Nappy Rash
I never used a nappy rash cream for my new born, instead I preffered using coconut oil. This kept the skin smooth, and its chemical free plus it has antibacterial properties.
24 - Lubricant ????
All our fans swear by this one, and probably the most unorthodox way to use coconut oil still its a great alternative.
25 - Prevent Stretch Marks
Moms to be should start using coconut oil on their grwing belly, post delivary you would thank me for the advice.
26 - Prevent nipple soreness (breastfeeding)
If you are a nursing mother, then rub coconut oil on your nipples this will help with tender nipples. This is a natural product and also anti bacterial in nature.
27 - Massage Oil
Coconut oil is a perfect choice for massages, though they tend be a bit more greasy but its skin benefits are more so netx time use this for your massages.
28 - Sun Care
If you ever get sun burns, then use coconut oil.
29 - Body Moisturizer
Apply directly after showering.
30 - Facial Moisturizer
Moisturize your face every night with coconut oil after washing your face, and see the difference yourself after a week.
31 - Mix in Bath Water
Melt half a cup and add it to your bath water, best way for a refreshing bath.
32 - Tanning Oil
Rub coconut oil all over your body, this is a great alternative for your sun creams.
33 - Treat dry feats
Mix with salt to form a foot scrub.
34 - Elbow Rub
Best way to manage dry elbows, just rub the oil generously.
Coconut Oil Hair Care
35 - Conditioner
Dry and fizzy hair? Rub a small amount of oil into hair, comb trhough and put hair in a loose bun before bed, and wash out in the morning.
36 - Hair Flyaway Tamer
Use a very sparingly on ends or areas with flyways.
37 - Defrizzer of Split Ends
Just put a tiny amount on your hands and run them through the frizzy areas.
38 - Static Reducer
Rub your hands together with a little bit of coconut oil on them and run them through your static-y hair.
Other Healthy Uses for Coconut Oil
39 - Homemade Toothpaste
Combine equal parts coconut oil and baking soda. Sweeten with stevia and flavor with your favorite essential oil.
40 - Aromatherapy
Coconut oil is soothing, and if you like the smell of it then it can really help you wind down after a long, stressful day.
41 - Metabolism Booster
Just 2 tablespoon a day can rev up your metabolism.
42 - Thyroid Suppport
Coconut oil use has shown beneficial results to those with thyroid imbalances.
43 - Energy Booster
Next time skip caffeinated drink and take a spoonful of coconut oil.
44 - Oil Pulling
Swish coconut oil around in your mouth for 10 minutes before brushing.
Using Coconut Oil Around The House
45 - Help Deter Pests
Mix some essential oils like tea tree and citronella with coconut oil and apply to skin.
46 - Season a Cast Iron Pan
Read this post how to season a cast iron pan with coconut oil.
47 - Use it as lubricant on small motors/electronics
This can be tricky but some essential parts which requires lubrication can be done with coconut oil.
Coconut Oil for Pets
48 - Add it to Pet food
The health benefits are same for animals as for humans.
49 - Put it on your cat's paw
Keeps it shinny and cut down on hairballs.
50 - Brush your dog's teeth with it
Greatly helps with pets dental health.
What Kind of Coconut Oil Should You Buy?
The recommended type of coconut oil thats best for you should be :