The Many Uses for Coconut Oil

Coconut oil has been a dietary and beauty staple for millennia. I love coconut oil because, is easily digested which make it easier for your liver to digest and convert into energy rather than stored it as fat. Around 50% of the fat in coconut oil is lauric acid, which has been linked to amazing health benefits. It has antibacterial, anti-fungal, anti-viral and anti-microbial properties. This is undoubtedly part of what makes it so medicinally useful, when taken internally and applied externally.
Coconut oil is ideal for all sorts of cooking and baking, as it can withstand higher temperatures without being damaged like many other oils.
Furthermore, coconut oil does not go rancid, which is a awesome when you make homemade items.
General Health Benefits
Support proper thyroid function
Strengthening your immune system
Maintain healthy and youthful looking skin
Promote hearth health
Promote healthy brain function
Can aid in weight loss
Coconut Oil other uses:
Makeup remover
Facial cleanser
Body scrub
Facial scrub
Shaving lotion
Face and body moisturizer
Eye Cream
Cuticle Cream
Bath soak
Lip Balm
Oil Pulling
Ear infections
Skin rashes and irritations
Fungal and/or yeast infections
Bug bites and bee stings
Cold sores
Frequents nosebleeds
Vaginal Dryness
Use as metal polish
Moisturize and soften leather goods
Season your pots and pans
Lubricate squeaky hinges and sticky mechanisms
Use as furniture polish
Remove Chewing Gum
Tell me, what’s your favorite use for coconut oil?


Letty is the other half to a multicultural family. Mother to Jonah and wife to Jonathan. Blogger at Desafio In The City a Lifestyle blog, focusing on green living, recipes, DIY, reviews and giveaways. Letty enjoys reading, dancing and crocheting.