8 Ways to use Coconut Oil

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Coconut oil has been gaining popularity amongst the health and wellness community. It’s versatility in cooking, baking, skin and beauty warrant purchasing it in those ridiculously large tubs. Below are 8 ways use coconut oil to your benefit.
 
1. As a coffee creamer when blended into coffee:
Try using an immersion blender such as: Cuisinart CSB-75BC Smart Stick 2-Speed Immersion Hand Blender, Brushed Chrome
Doing this adds some healthy fat into your diet, turning your body into a fat burning machine. For a recipe utilizing Nature’s Way Extra Virgin Organic Coconut Oil, 32-Ounce, check out my recipe for Bulletproof coffee here: Bulletproof Coffee
 
2. On your  skin as a moisturizer:
Coconut oil is rich in  anti-oxidant’s, is antibacterial and antimicrobial. These properties make it a great anti-aging moisturizer, and it’s safe for babies and children too!
 
3. As an eye-makeup remover:
Just dab some on a cotton ball and you’ll be amazed at how well it works!
 
4. To help increase sun tolerance and avoid burning:
Coconut oil acts naturally as an spf 4. It also has plenty of vitamin E to aid in the recovery sun burned skin.
 
5. To help sooth a sore throat:
A tablespoon melted into a cup of warm liquid such as, coffee, tea, or water can help sooth a sore throat.
 
6. Fat Loss
It has been proven to stimulate your metabolism, escalate energy levels, and improve thyroid function which all lead to fat loss!
7. For cooking:
Try replacing  Pam and Canola Oil with coconut oil when it comes to cooking and baking. I love this, Trader Joe’s Coconut Oil Non Stick Cooking Spray to coat my pan when cooking.
 
8. As a natural toothpaste:
Again, its antibacterial and antimicrobial properties make this a great option to use as a toothpaste. And your oral care can affect your entire body. For ways to improve your oral health check out: Oral care tips and try this recipe:

          Homemade Baking Soda and Coconut Oil Toothpaste Ingredients:

Instructions:

          1. Mix baking soda and coconut oil in a small container, until it forms a paste like consistency

          2. Add several drops of peppermint oil and mix (*peppermint is optional)

 

 

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