15 Ways I Use Coconut Oil Every Day


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If I were a poet I would compose a love poem to coconut oil. It might start something like this: "Oh, Coconut Oil, how I love thee. Let me count the ways." 

I know, right? Terrible. Thankfully for you I am not a poet. So I won't bore you. But I will tell you how I use coconut oil every day. Maybe some of these ideas you already know about. Maybe some will be new. Maybe I've left out some. But regardless, here are



15 Ways I Use Coconut Oil Every Day



  • Put it on my legs before shaving in the shower rather than using scary Shaving Cream.
  • Slather it on after a shower instead of spending time making or buying expensive Body Lotion.
  • Use it in place of rancid vegetable oils in Baking.
  • Use it for Popping Popcorn instead of vegetable oil. 
  • Use it for Sauteing delicious veggies.
  • Use it as an all-natural Lubricant for the lady region(Don't worry.... it's in a different bottle than the one for kitchen use...) 
  • Take it by the spoonful as Appetite Regulator
  • Mix it with a little bit of baking soda to make a super easy, cheap, effective, natural Deodorant
  • Use it as the base for making homemade Chocolate
  • Use it as a natural Gel if my hair gets fly-aways.
  • Place a bit on the ends of my hair for a natural Conditioner.
  • As a replacement for Nipple Cream for us lactating mothers.
  • Sometimes as Baby Lotion instead of my beloved olive oil.
  • As Face Lotion.
  • As a quick Lip Balm.

There you go. That's 15 ways I use coconut oil every day. 



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58 comments:

  1. I have never used this before. Thanks for the tips. Great photos too.

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    1. Thanks! Wish I could take credit for the photos!

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  2. Fantastic, some things I didn't know! I use coconut oil too, mostly as body butter or hair conditioner. Thanks for sharing!

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  3. Hi Jackie! I’m going to start hosting a weekly blog hop on Sundays on my blog, WTFab. I’m looking for 4 co-hosts each week, starting October 14th and was wondering if you’d be interested! It’ll be a fun way to gain more followers and make new blog friends. If you want to be a co-host, you can email me at: whatthefab@gmail.com

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  4. I use coconut oil for diaper cream / "hiney cream" Antibacterial, antifungal, antimicrobial and ultra moisturizing. It's perfect.

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  5. I use it for cooking, on my legs for lotion after showering, on my face, on the ends of my hair when it feels dry. LOVE coconut oil!!

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  6. I've got a few questions about some of your uses...
    How does it work as an appetite regulator?
    How is it used as deodorant? Like, how much of the oil in ratio to the baking soda? And how does one apply it?
    Also, does it make your face oily? I have combination skin and I'm leary of anything that will make it more oily.
    Thanks!
    Jen

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    1. Good questions, Jennifer! Keepin' me on my toes. :)

      For an appetite regulator I take about a spoonful before a meal (Not every meal, every day, but like you would a superfood supplement). Coconut oil is high in saturated fat so it keeps you feeling fuller for longer (believe it or not traditional FAT is good for you). For more on the specifics check out the book 'Eat Fat, Lose Fat' by Mary Enig and Sally Fallon. A favorite of mine.

      As far as the deodorant goes, I just mix baking soda and coconut oil together in a little jar until it reaches a good consistency. I have never measured it, to be honest. I am guessing it's probably about 1 part bs to co... but that's just a guess. And, again, I live in the PNW so coconut oil is solid at room temp most of the time.

      As far as skin goes... I don't really know what to say. I think my face is also "combination skin" (does that means it goes from oily to dry..?), so it might not be too different for you. I would say, maybe just try it out and see how it goes... everybody is different. What works for me, may not work for you. If it seems like it makes it too oily.... you can just stop ;)

      Let me know if you have any more questions!

      Cheers-- the crunchy momma

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    2. haha! I like keeping people on their toes :)
      Thanks for your answers. I have another question... how do you apply the deodorant?
      This one in particular really catches my interest; my husband has sensitive skin and can ONLY use Arm and Hammer's deodorant otherwise he breaks out. But for him, as well as for me and my daughter, I'd love to get away from all these chemicals that could pose a risk for cancer!

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  7. You listed some things I haven't thought of! Love this stuff!

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    1. Awesome! Thanks for stopping in, Jacqueline. Love your name, btw ;)

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  8. Great tips! I'll be using some of these.... today even...

    :)

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  9. MOST of the above! lol! I am so glad to know I am not the only one that uses coconut oil for everything! :)

    Thank you so much for participating in Sofia's Ideas {Magic of the Mundane}!

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    1. Good to know there are more than one of us. ;)

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  10. I use coconut oil for the 'oil pulling method' for my teeth. Check it out if you haven't tried it yet.

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    1. I've heard of this and have been meaning to do more research. Thanks for reminding me!

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  11. Did not know about the deodorant -- DH was looking for a new idea for his sensitive skin and this may be it! Thanks for linking on Busy Monday!

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  12. Jacquelyn, I think we do most of these on this list! And thank you so much for linking up with Healthy 2day Wednesdays as always! Hope you have a blessed week and hope you’ll be linking up this week! I also wanted to let you know we are looking for another person to co-host H2W’s with us if you are interested! (just email me!)

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    1. Hey, Rachel! I am definitely interested. Couldn't find your email address on your website so I pm-ed you through Facebook. If that didn't go through, you can email me at jacquelynbyers@gmail.com Thanks!

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  13. I love coconut oil! Thanks for the extra ideas! :)

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  14. I LOVE coconut oil!!! I use it for most of things you mentioned, except the deodorant. Unfortunately, I react to the BS... I also use it as a base for my own toothpaste. And, I use it in salves that I make. It's also good straight on for any kind of fungal/viral rash type thing such as athlete's foot, ringworm, etc...

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    1. Hey, Pam! I often will use just coconut oil without the BS for deodorant. You could try that.

      Coconut oil toothpaste?! Sounds awesome. Do you have a recipe?

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    2. I'm interested in your toothpaste recipe, too. I used coconut oil, baking soda, calcium powder, xylitol, and peppermint oil for mine. But man, baking soda just tastes gross... (It works, I'm using it, but I don't LIKE it.)

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  15. Oil pulling in the morning and then a tablespoon in my coffee for breakfast!

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    1. Nice. I have tried putting it in tea but I have a really hard time. I think it's a texture thing. So to make sure I eat it I make chocolate! :)

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  16. YES! coconut oil. I use it especially for my face, for frying eggs in the morning, POPCORN, general sauteeing and cooking, lubricant ;), AND a new use I discovered yesterday, for shining up old shoes....I have a pair of danskos I haven't worn in ages and the fronts were scuffed. Smatters some magic coconut oil, and bam!, like new. Not sure if this is particularly good for leather, but something to explore. AND THANKS for the idea for leg shaving and deodarant - interesting!

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    1. Hey, Kirstin! So awesome to see you on here. Definitely going to try the shining new shoes. Great tip!

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    1. Sounds lovely. Do you mix it with anything? I would love to see a recipe if you have one. Sounds wonderful.

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  18. I love coconut oil...but so far have only baked with it. Love this list of ideas! Appetite regular - I need to know more about that!

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    1. Thanks, Holly! I am finding new ways to use coconut oil all the time, too.

      I have been meaning to write a post about how coconut oil is an appetite regulator... but you can also read about it in the book Eat Fat, Lose Fat by Mary Enig and Sally Fallon. That is how I heard about it.

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  19. I love this post. I have recently started a love affair with coconut oil and I use it daily. I'm actually working on a post similiar to this one. Do you mind if I quote you? It will be on LifeWithDemetra.WordPress.com

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    1. Hey! Thanks for asking. If it's not too late to say yes.. then yes. If you want to leave the link as a comment reply that would be great, too. <3

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  20. My dr. told me today that if I rub it on my scalp it will help my hair to grow back

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    1. Hmmmm... interesting. Never heard of that before. Did it work?

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  21. some interesting ideas on here, I am another who just bakes with it,

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    1. I should try that! I actually don't bake with it, lol. I am a sucker for butter. But I bet coconut oil would be delicious in baked goods!

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  22. My cocoanut oil separates when on pantry shelf. Will that alter taste, effectiveness or turn rancid.

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    1. Coconut oil turns to a liquid the warmer it is and hardens up when it's cool. It doesn't change it's effectiveness or make it rancid.

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    2. What's your favorite brand of coconut oil?

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    3. Good question! This one: http://amzn.to/1hlQA7V. Hands down. :)

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    4. Provided it is good quality coconut oil to begin with, no. This is my favorite brand: http://amzn.to/1hlQA7V

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  23. Just found your blog... I saw it mentioned the oil was good for a lubricant, 'w/a smiley' face beside it. Were they 'sheepishly' speaking of feminine dryness? I am 75 yrs young and I am new to coconut oil uses.
    Was so glad I found your site, I haven't started using coconut oil, yet, altho I have 2 big jars waiting to be used.

    Thank you for your replies.........Momma B

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    1. Hey Momma B! Coconut oil is wonderful for any form of dryness... especially the feminine kind!

      I think the smiley was probably used in reference to using coconut oil as a lubricant for intercourse.

      Coconut oil has many uses. Thanks for your question! Hope you find many uses for your two jars.

      Jackie

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  24. I've been using Organic Virgin Coconut Oil for several years. The friend that turned me on to it emphasized the importance of it being ORGANIC and VIRGIN. Anyway... I use it for almost everything you listed as well as: removing mascara, mixing it with my foundation and facial moisturizer when I apply my make up, add it to my protein shakes, spread it on toast and both my cat and dog love it added to their food or just to lick off my skin. Great stuff! Thank you for sharing the many uses of coconut oil!

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  25. I also use it for make up remover and then for a face night cream . I used it on a skin tag on my neck and kept it covered for three days, It shrunk a lot then it went away. I also have used it at night before bed for eye drops (melted of course) and then put hot face cloth over my eyes it feels so good. I am trying to remove cataract s by doing this. i use it on dark age spots on my cheekbone and that is now gone as well. I love it.oh when I use it for my teeth I just brush with it. Nothing else. I am packing broken teeth with it as well.

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  26. I have started using coconut oil for cooking, and now use it as a moisturiser at night, it is brilliant, before that I used bio oil which is also fabulous. Am going to try all the different uses you have suggested.

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  27. I started using coconut oil about a year ago in my cooking, I also started using it on my face at night as a moisturiser, it is awesome, before that I used bio oil which is also fabulous, but I have to admit the coconut oil is not as oily as the bio oil and settles into the skin a lot quicker. ....the condition and texture of my skin is amazing.

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  28. I love cooking with coconut oil. I've made pan-fried chicken liver, chicken legs, country style ribs, pork chops, homemade onion rings, and maybe more with it.

    I've not yet tried it as an appetite regulator, but I have read something about it being good for "dieting."

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  29. I love coconut oil and I really like your ideas here! I found out about your blog on the doctors and I just started my own blog. Could you please check out my first post?

    www.randomlyarab.blogspot.com

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