I’m in love with that coco…

Virgin coconut oil

I am in a serial relationship with a jar, believe it or not. Coconut oil is the Alfredo sauce to my pasta. I love everything about it. I also have many, MANY uses for it. I even shared how I use it for baby. Some strange and others totally normal! Ha!

Coconut oil or Copra oil is an edible oil extracted from the kernel or meat of matured coconuts harvested from the coconut palm trees. It has various uses in food, medicine, and other things. They’re found in many countries around the world – most known to be spotted in Brazil, Thailand, and India.

I personally use it mostly for things pertaining to my hair, skin, and overall health. This is great if you’re seeking to get that “glow” without having to buy a ton of products from a store. Here are a few ways I use my coconut oil in my everyday life:

  • For my son’s eczema and also diaper rash if he ever gets one.
  • My own toothpaste (mix with baking soda)
  • On my nail beds and cuticles
  • A great bodyscrub (I use it with organic, pure sugar cane)
  • Body Moisturizer and Sunscreen
  • Lip Balm
  • Skin Protectant (heals cuts faster)
  • Natural Deodorant
  • Sore Throat Remedy (mix with AVC)
  • To Lighten Stretch Marks
  • A Natural Hair Moisturizer/ Conditioner (of course!)
  • To Remove Makeup
  • Helps Get rid of UTI/minor vaginal probs (place CO on tampon) – miracles!

So yeah, this is basically the best thing ever. I would recommend using a coconut oil that is not an imitation but instead organic and non-gmo like the one I use above (about $9). You can find that and others at your local Walmart or health food stores. Aldi also has a great vegan coconut oil that’s like $5, steal!

Do you use coconut oil in your home what are your favorite uses for it?

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13 Comments

  1. I experienced a mild case of eczema on my hands earlier this winter and I used my brother's hydrocortisone cream to get rid of it. I wish I would've know that coconut could have helped with healing my skin. My mom has a jar of organic coconut oil and she mostly uses it to moisturize her hair (she's natural). I haven't gotten into it much but this was a helpful post, Neosha.

    Drea
    thedreadaily.com

  2. Thanks!! We have the same cream, which us cool but I'm just not a huge fan if topical prescriptions. If you ever get the chance, you should give CO a try sometime. It's the bees knees lol

  3. I learnt something new today. I knew coconut oil is good, but I wasn't aware of all its benefits. Thanks for sharing. I've bookmarked this post.

  4. Awesome and thanks!! It's definitely been of great use to me and my household for many things!

  5. WOW! I knew of some of the benefits and have used it on my hair, but i didn't know about some of the ones you have listed. Interesting. Will have to try for future reference.

    Great Info and thanks for sharing.

    Neece
    http://www.thetropicalpunchchronicles.com

  6. LOL at "bees knees"

  7. I love coconut oil!I use it mainly in my hair and do deep conditioning treatments with it.

  8. You're very welcome! So glad you were able to come byand learn a little something! 🙂

  9. I loooove it on my hair too!!!! It's my everything!

  10. I love evco!!! I use it on my face, skin & hair! I will start using it on my nails. Thx for the recs.

  11. I love coconut oil in my hair. It just makes it look healthier.

  12. Awesome! You're very welcome!

  13. Yes! I use it my hair often – along with Aloe Vera.

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