25 thoughts on “13 Beauty & Health uses for Coconut Oil

  1. Good to see you here Marlene! This are some really good tips. I especially like the idea to use it as lip balm and shaving cream. I could see how that would really work. Thanks for sharing!

  2. I have a container of coconut oil that I never use because I haven’t really known what to do with it. I tried your hair tip to help with the damage to my hair from too much iron in our well. It really helped tone down the dry frizzy ends. I am excited to continue using this and try some of your other suggestions. Thank you!

  3. We use it to pop our popcorn! It tastes much lighter (less greasy) and, it’s good for you!!! That oddly colored “popcorn oil” is just scary!!!

  4. I use coconut oil for all these things and more, like as sunscreen and on toast or other foods like butter. I usually add a tablespoon on two to most dishes I cook. Coconut oil is great for us, inside and out. Thanks for this post! I enjoy reading your entries!

  5. Coconut oil is great for diaper rash in babies and toddlers. It is also safe to use with cloth diapers while other diaper ointments can not be used.

  6. Soothes sore, raw, baby noses. My gkiddos have been so snotty this winter, and haven’t mastered blowing their noses. They area beneath their noses gets very tender. The coconut oil moisturizes without burning.

  7. Ooh, like lip balm, and the solidity of it, you could save some Chapstick like containers and pour the oil into them to have. A screw up container to apply directly to lips.

  8. Does it matter if the oil is refined or unrefined? I bought unrefined and noticed in your picture it was refined.
    Thank-you,
    Kelly

    1. It’s really a matter of preference. Refined Coconut Oil has been deodorized and it is also flavorless.Unrefined Coconut Oil is pure coconut oil. It’s the oil extracted from the fresh coconut meat.
      I prefer refined for several reasons. Some argue that unrefined coconut oil has a better fatty acid composition than refined. But that’s not true – essentially they are the same. Because refined coconut oil is flavorless and odorless, it’s easy to use with all sorts of cooking without affecting flavor or smell – breads, popcorn, making scrambled eggs, or even in your tea. Also, if you have sensitive digestive issues, refined coconut oil doesn’t contain the potential allergenic compounds that unrefined coconut oil contains. Typically, when people eat something with unrefined coconut oil, they find that their tummy aches afterwards. They won’t have that problem with refined oil. We tend to be sensitive to unrefined coconut oil, so we prefer the refined version. :o)

      I hope this helps Kelly! :o)

  9. That you for the info! For me, I guess it doesn’t matter as I am using it for my scalp, hair, and also as a moisturizer for my husbands itchy, dry legs. Blessings to you,
    Kelly

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