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10 Coconut Oil you can utilize for


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What can you use coconut oil for? Oh, let me count the ways!
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Perhaps I’m a bit behind the times, but I only just recently discovered coconut oil. Actually, I was introduced to it about a year-and-a-half ago during a vegan cooking class, but I didn’t make an effort to really try it out until a few weeks ago. And now, I can’t help but wonder why it’s only just crossed my radar—because it’s kind of amazing.
While I tried it out cooking acorn squash (with this salad), which I want to eat ALL THE TIME), it can pretty much be used for, well, anything. Here are just a few ways in which you can utilize this amazing oil, which is extracted from ripe coconuts (Note: you’ll want “virgin” or “refined” coconut oil because it’s non-hydrogenated):
  1. As cooking oil. It can be cooked at very high temperatures, with a smoke point of 450°F. It’s also has medium-chain triglycerides, which are easier on your digestive tract.
  2. As a daily energy supplement.
  3. As coffee creamer.
  4. As lotion.
  5. As makeup remover.
  6. To prevent stretch marks or lighten age spots.
  7. As a topical treatment for yeast infections.
  8. As a hair de-frizzer.
  9. As a natural conditioner.
  10. To soothe skin conditions like eczema.
  11. With apple cider vinegar as a natural lice treatment.
  12. In homemade sunscreen.
  13. In various (delicious) recipes, savory and sweet.
  14. To help regulate the thyroid.
  15. As a natural diaper cream.
  16. To condition and soften shiny leather.
  17. In a salt scrub.
  18. To help soothe a sore throat.
  19. As a natural deodorant.
  20. To soothe skin issues and hot spots on pets.

These are just twenty examples to show you a wide variety of possibilities.

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