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The Best 5 Uses for Coconut Oil

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The Best 5 Uses for Coconut Oil

Coconut oil, or copra oil, is an edible oil extracted from the meat of mature coconuts harvested from the coconut palm. With its many discovered medicinal and cosmetic qualities, many natural food stores including us at Good Earth are addicted to the stuff. Here are five ways you can use coconut oil in your daily life.


  1. Put it on Your Face


Coconut oil can do wonders as a natural moisturizer, in lieu of your regular lotions and ointments. Because it contains lauric acid, coconut oil does not dry out your skin, and can naturally reduce the redness of acne and cold sores. The meat of the coconut can also replace your daily wrinkle cream and cleanser. A little coconut oil can go a long way. When applying, it can feel oily at first but will eventually dry beautifully. It is also is anti-microbial to stave off any infections and promotes healing of the skin. Dr. Bronner’s White Kernel Coconut Oil.


  1. Use for Baking or Cooking Purposes


Instead of Butter, use Coconut Oil for for baking, grilling, and cooking on the stove. Coconut oil has reduced fat with no additives or undesirable chemicals. To any dish, the oil adds moisture, freshness, and a hint of natural sweetness. Add to popcorn for a sweet surprise, or even spread it on your morning toast. When grilling this summer, glaze on some Coconut oil to chicken, steak, or even pork chops for a delicious and nutritious marinade. Coconut Oil is very high in MCTs (Medium Chain Triglycerides) which speed up Metabolism and promote Weight Loss. Spectrum Refined Coconut Oil.


  1. For Your Health


Have a sore throat or pain you just can’t get rid of? Coconut oil to the rescue. One teaspoon of coconut oil twice daily can coat your throat, easing pain and preventing that uncomfortable cough that comes with. The meat of the coconut can also improve circulation (half teaspoon ingested per day), prevent the spread of athlete’s foot (rub half a teaspoon on infected area), and ease the pain of osteoporosis. Coconut oil also fights heartburn, and can target areas of Eczema and Psoriasis. Magic stuff.  Skinny Coconut Oil.


  1. On Your Ride


For a lustrous sheen, rub coconut oil on both the inside and out of your car. Coconut oil can buff out scratches, clean your headlights, and works wonders as to clean the leather seats of your car. Use a little on that squeaky door hinge, and to get rid of rust. You can even use it on hard to reach surfaces on the inside of your car, leaving behind no residue or oil. It smells great, doesn’t collect dust, and (the best part is) it’s all natural. Cadia Coconut Oil.



  1. For Beautiful, Lustrous Hair (or fur)


Coconut Oil is a friend for both men, women, and pets alike. Use Coconut oil instead of your regular hair gel for a natural shine on your head of hair, or even to shape your beard or mustache. Try using coconut oil instead of shaving cream for your morning shave to prevent redness and bumps. Coconut oil is your pets best friend! When ingested or simply lathered on, your pet’s coat will look shinier than ever! Not to mention it’s a tasty treat – especially when frozen in an ice cube tray. Your furry friend will definitely thank you! Nutiva Coconut Oil Virgin.