Coconut Oil – when, where, why?

From the Doc- 3 part series on Why Coconut Oil

PART 1

1.*In cooking as a great oil with a high smoke point. Great for baking, stir-frys or as a dairy free replacement to butter.
2.*Taken supplementally for daily energy
3.*As a coffee creamer when emulsified into coffee (The only way I’ll drink coffee)
4.*On the skin as a basic lotion
5.*In homemade lotion bars for soft, smooth skin
6.*In homemade deodorant or deodorant bars
7.*As an eye-makeup remover
8.*As a cloth diaper safe diaper cream (just rub on baby’s bottom)
9.*In making your own Remineralizing Toothpaste
10.*To lighten age spots when rubbed directly on the skin
11.*To prevent stretch marks during pregnancy
12.*To support healthy thyroid function
13.*In homemade Mayo without the high PUFA vegetable oils
14.*To help increase sun tolerance and avoid burning
15.*As a naturally SPF 4 sunscreen
16.*In homemade lotion recipes
17.*To get rid of cradle cap on baby- just massage in to head, leave on for a few minutes and gently rinse with a warm wash cloth
18.*Topically to kill yeast or yeast infections
19.*As a delicious tropical massage oil
20.*It’s high Lauric acid and MCFA content helps boost metabolism
21.*A tiny dab rubbed on your hands and then through hair will help get rid of friz
22.*As an intensive nighttime facial moisturizer
23.*Mixed with equal parts sugar for a smoothing body scrub (use in the shower)
24.*Rubbed on lips as a natural chap stick
25.*Topically, can help skin heal faster after injury or infection
26.*Directly on the perineum to help heal after birth
27.*As an incredibly intensive natural conditioner- Rub into dry hair, put a shower cap on and leave for several hours
28.     On feet to fight athlete’s foot or fungus
29.*In place of Lanolin cream on nursing nipples to sooth irritation (also great for baby!)
30.*Can help sooth psoriasis or eczema

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