The “How to use coconut oil?” question has many answers! There are so many ways to use coconut oil that this page will just keep building to the point that I will make a download for you. I will start by answering some of your most pressing questions and then ask you to make your own additions to the growing list of uses for coconut oil at the end of this page.
What type of Coconut Oil is best: Coconut oil is also used in skin and hair care. The oil used in the beauty industry is often different to edible coconut oil so make sure when you purchase it you ensure you are getting the oil suited to your purpose. Edible coconut oil is available in refined grade, Virgin and also Organic Coconut Oil. You can choose any of these for day to day cooking but the healthiest cooking oil is the virgin refined cold pressed version. For good health and healing/medicinal, always get Pure Extra Virgin Cold Pressed Coconut Oil.
Weight Loss - A major benefit of coconut oil is that it helps to stimulate your metabolism. By including coconut oil in your diet you may burn more calories each day, which will help to accelerate weight loss, and result in increasing your energy and activity levels.
Stress Relief – When stressed use coconut oil to massage the face, neck and shoulders to sooth mental fatigue and for added relaxation.
Dental Care - Coconut oil helps facilitate absorption of calcium by the body and promotes strong teeth. Coconut oil can also arrest tooth decay. Coconut oil is one ingredient in my own homemade natural toothpaste.
How to Use Coconut Oil: Coconut oil melts at about 24 to 25ïC or 76-78ïF so it will be solid at room temperature unless you live in the tropics. If it is solid, this is OK, there is nothing wrong with it. If you hold a small chunk in your hands your body warmth will melt it. You can sit the jar in the sun or in a bowl of warm water to melt it but keep the lid on to keep it clean. It is not necessary to keep it in the refrigerator as it stores at room temperature much longer than other oils.
Coconut Oil for skin and hair has the following effects:
The coconut oil aids in exfoliation of the outer layer of dead skin cells, making the skin smoother. It also penetrates into the deeper layers of the skin to strengthen the underlying tissues. Coconut oil will bring temporary benefits to the skin and aid in restoring your skin's youthful appearance.
How to Use Coconut Oil for First Aid and Healing
You can apply coconut oil to infections to form a chemical layer which will protect the infected body part from bacteria, fungi, dust etc. Coconut oil taken internally is very effective against many infections because of its antiviral, antifungal and antibacterial properties. Coconut oil will also help speed up the healing process if applied to bruises.
According to the Coconut Research Center, coconut oil kills bacteria that cause throat infections, ulcers, pneumonia, urinary tract infections, and gonorrhea, etc. It also kills viruses that cause influenza, SARS, hepatitis, measles, herpes, etc. Coconut oil is also effective on yeast and fungi that cause ringworm, candidiasis and thrush, athlete's foot, diaper rash, etc.
If you don’t like the taste – buy Banaban Organic Virgin Coconut Oil® Capsules. They are:
Where to buy Coconut Oil – Buy it direct from tropical Organic Certified plantations in Fiji. The cold press coconut oil is extracted from fresh coconut flesh and is not copra derived. Banaban coconut oil is not refined, deodorized, or bleached. It has a rich natural coconut taste and aroma. It is cholesterol-free and contains medium-chain good fats with 50% Lauric Acid - a healthy nutrient that supports the metabolism.
Do you have a great use for coconut oil? It can be for health and nutrition, cooking, healing, skin or hair. Please share it!