Coconut Oil Unveiled: 50 Benefits & 50 Ways to Use It

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Coconut oil is one of life’s little miracle substances that has a big range of benefits and uses you can apply to all areas of your health and wellbeing.

Whether on the skin or in the tum, coconut oil is usable in the kitchen to the bathroom and beyond. Here are 50 benefits and 50 uses of coconut oil to get you started:

 

Benefits of Using Coconut Oil

  1. Improves digestion
  2. Aids absorption of vitamins, minerals, and nutrients like calcium, magnesium and amino acids
  3. Improves insulin secretion and blood glucose utilization
  4. Acts as an anti-oxidant
  5. Improves utilization of essential fatty acids
  6. Reduces the body’s need for vitamin E
  7. Supports bodily organs and systems
  8. Supports thyroid function
  9. Supports immune system
  10. Helps prevent liver and kidney disease
  11. Helps dissolve kidney stones
  12. Improves bowel function
  13. Improves cholesterol ratio, reducing risk of heart disease
  14. Helps protect the body against certain cancers including breast and colon
  15. Prevents ageing issues like osteoporosis, periodontal disease and tooth decay
  16. Reduces symptoms of pancreatitis, Crohn’s disease, and stomach ulcers
  17. Reduces inflammation, malabsorption syndrome, and cystic fibrosis symptoms
  18. Is lower in calories than other oils
  19. Increases thyroid function and metabolic rate
  20. Supports the natural chemical balance of the skin
  21. Reduces symptoms of psoriasis, eczema and dermatitis
  22. Softens and moisturizes skin
  23. Reduces wrinkles, sagging skin and age spots
  24. Nourishes dry hair and reduces dandruff
  25. Helps treat bladder infections
  26. Treats frizzy, fly-away hair
  27. Increase good (HDL) cholesterol levels
  28. Support hormone balance
  29. Boost immune system
  30. Burn energy more efficiently
  31. Conditions and moisturizes hair
  32. Treats sunburns and other skin irritations
  33. Treat stress with aromatherapy
  34. Soothe eczema and dermatitis
  35. Lower blood pressure
  36. Suppress appetite
  37. Strengthen bones and teeth
  38. Enrich and increase milk supply of breastfeeding moms
  39. Control parasites and fungi that lead to digestion issues
  40. Increase fluidity of cell surfaces
  41. Help prevent gestational diabetes
  42. Keep morning sickness in check during pregnancy
  43. Aide bronchial infections
  44. Reduce epileptic seizures
  45. Protect arteries from injury that causes heart disease
  46. Soothe irritable bowel syndrome
  47. Reduce hot flashes
  48. Support cell regeneration
  49. Help scarring
  50. Speed healing and reduce chance of wound infection

Uses for Coconut Oil

  1. Use coconut oil as a healthier, dairy-free replacement for butter
  2. Take as a daily supplement for energy
  3. Create a coconut latte by adding it to your coffee
  4. Use as a lotion for dry skin
  5. Make your own deodorant
  6. Use as an eye make-up remover
  7. Make your own toothpaste
  8. Lighten age spots
  9. Prevent stretch marks during pregnancy
  10. Use as a topical yeast killer
  11. Use as a massage oil
  12. Boost your metabolism with a daily dose in your diet
  13. Treat hair frizz with a tiny dab
  14. Use as an intensive nighttime facial moisturizer
  15. Mix with equal parts sugar for a smoothing body scrub
  16. Treat lips by using it as chap stick
  17. Use as intensive hair conditioner
  18. Fight athlete’s foot
  19. Mix with apple cider vinegar to treat lice naturally
  20. Ease allergies by rubbing oil on the inside of your nose
  21. Improve insulin levels by ingesting
  22. Improve gum health by mixing with a drop of oregano oil
  23. Improve cholesterol ratios with regular ingestion
  24. Blend a tablespoon into hot tea to help speed recovery from cold or flu
  25. Use for cooking in place of other oils
  26. Reduce appearance of varicose veins
  27. Use as a naturally antibacterial skin cream
  28. Use as a natural shave cream and after shave lotion
  29. Reduce the appearance of cellulite
  30. Lessen arthritis pains
  31. Help resolve acne
  32. Soften and condition leather
  33. Use as a tanning oil
  34. Mix with equal parts salt to remove dry skin on feet
  35. Take a tablespoon before each meal to improve digestion
  36. Include in warm ginger tea to sooth heartburn or nausea
  37. Use as a natural baby lotion
  38. Use as a cuticle moisturizer
  39. Clear up cold sores
  40. Use as a safe oil for cooking in high temperatures
  41. Add a tablespoon to your favourite smoothie recipe
  42. Eat on toast instead of butter
  43. Create delicious salad dressings
  44. Top your popcorn with coconut oil
  45. Coat skillets to create non-stick surfaces for cooking
  46. Use a small amount over make-up as a cheekbone highlighter
  47. Use as a diaper rash cream
  48. Use as a natural lubricant
  49. Melt oil and use in the bathtub
  50. Put half a teaspoon on cat paws to keep a shiny coat and cut down on hairballs
Coconut oil is one of life’s little miracle substances that has a big range of benefits and uses you can apply to all areas of your health and wellbeing. Whether on the skin or in the tum, coconut oil is usable in the kitchen to the bathroom and beyond. Here are 50 bene