Mother Nature has blessed us with one of the greatest things on earth. It’s not made in a lab and it’s responsible for tons of cool stuff that you can do in your house, for your kids, for your pets, for your own health. I want to show you all the things that you could do with coconut oil and the power, the healing, the miraculous power of coconuts.
In Sanskrit the word “Kelper brichka” actually means the tree that gives all things necessary for living. And that is the coconut tree. It’s an amazing miraculous healing super fruit and I want to tell you 11 things that you can use today when you start to invoke the power of the coconut oil.
1) Help with Thyroid Function
One of the greatest things about coconut all that I love is that it’s actually laced with MCTs – medium chain triglycerides. Now most oils like soybean oil and the different things that people are cooking with are long-chain triglycerides. So the medium chain triglycerides are a lot easier for your body to access and use it as an energetic pathway. These help with thyroid function, kidney function. Every organ in your body absolutely love coconut oil.
I like to cook with it too because it has a lower smoking point out of the other oils that you are using. Olive oil as an example has a smoking point of around 275° whereas the coconut oil can supersede 350°. And you know this if you have been following me for any time that if you heat your oil up too much it can actually cause free radical damage in your body, so you don’t want to do that. Coconut oil is absolutely amazing.
2) Hydrate your Body
Have ever taken a nice bath with magnesium salt, maybe some stuff you bought at the store to use a little aromatherapy and put you in a really good state right. Maybe your kids just went to bed and you need to relax for a little so that you can restore, it’s all about that the recovery time right. What I do is I add told 2 giant tablespoons of coconut oil in my bathtub with the magnesium. What that does is it actually hydrates your body, it actually coats your skin, it actually helps magnesium transport itself in you.
3) Coconut Oil Pulling
I take coconut oil first thing in the morning, swooshing it around 10 or 15 minutes, pretty vigorously moving around in between my teeth. I do this because coconut oil gets rid of the bacteria in your mouth. Your mouth is an epicenter for bacteria and if you clean your mouth out enough it actually gets rid of the bacteria that can go in your body and start to cause inflammation and can start to cause disease. Read more about Coconut Oil Pulling in our blog post here!
4) Put it in your Coffee
Instead of using one of those artificial sweeteners you see in the grocery store to put in your coffee in the morning or in the afternoon are whenever you have it. Blend it with a little coconut oil with the MCT and it actually is better for you. You’re getting the fat which is going to satiate you, curb your appetite, help you lose weight. The oil with MCTs in there has been shown clinically to actually help with that and it also tastes really good. Sound Cool? Read more about putting Coconut Oil in your Coffee here.
5) Natural Lotion
Using it as a natural lotion, I love putting this stuff all over my body. Wake up in the morning, rub it all over your body. Usually what I do in the morning is I do a lymphatic shower so I go hot cold hot cold, get the lymphatic system moving. And then when I get out of the shower I put coconut oil all over and you can do the exact same thing. To make your own lotion use this recipe:
- 1/2 cup Almond or olive oil
- 1/4 cup coconut oil
- 1/4 cup beeswax
- Optional: 1 teaspoon Vitamin E oil
- Optional: 2 tablespoon Shea Butter
- Optional: Essential Oils, (I use Vanilla Extract)
6) Antiviral and Antifungal
Because coconut oil is antiviral and antifungal, it can be applied to acne or cold sores. Coconut contains medium chain triglycerides packed with antiviral and antibiotic properties. These fats are capable of dissolving the outer layer of lipid covered bacteria and viruses. They are even more effective after touching enzymes in the human body, destroying invaders within. Acne is an infection in the openings of the sebum glands, the glands on the skin. These glands can become clogged by bacteria and result in inflammation. Put some coconut oil on your skin to help kill these bacteria so your body can heal fast! Cold Sores are caused by the herpes virus that lies dormant in nerve cells but are activated by stress, illness, anxiety, or sun exposure. In a similar way, coconut oil helps kill the virus as it sheds.
7) Coconut Oil for Hair Growth
Coconut oil can actually help to stimulate hair growth. Putting it in your hair is one of the most hydrating revitalizes things that you can do for the follicles in your head. Read more about Coconut Oil for Hair Growth here.
8) Coconut Oil Toothpaste
We actually made our homemade toothpaste. It’s really easy to do, just a little baking soda, and little peppermint oil and coconut oil. You make your own toothpaste. You don’t have to put fluoride in your mouth anymore. Use this Coconut Oil Homemade Toothpaste Recipe:
- 2 tablespoons Coconut Oil
- 2 tablespoons Baking Soda
- 10 drops of Peppermint oil (optional)
9) Coconut Oil for Skin
Coconut oil is one of the greatest oils that you can use for a massage. That is great for people with sensitive skin okay. So take a little lavender, frankincense may be, maybe a little bit of myrrh, different types of oils and use that in your massage or give it to your masseuse to use on you when you are getting that massage.
10) Coconut Oil Soap
The soap that you are using at home, you know the dish soap. Sometimes it has a lot of petrochemicals in it. Well your skin is your largest organ right and it absorbs a lot of the stuff that you put on your skin. So when you absorb those petrochemicals it actually causes a toxic buildup in your cells. And the more toxic you are, the more you store fat. So if you’re trying to lose weight, you want to eliminate all those petrochemicals in your kitchen especially. You don’t want your kids using that kind of hand soap that has those things in it. So what better way than to use coconut oil to make your own hand soap. Use this recipe:
- 33 oz coconut oil, 76 degree
- 4.83 ounces lye (NaOH)
- 12.54 oz water
- .5 – 1 ounce essential oils (optional)
11) Coconut Oil Laxative
Coconut oil acts as a natural laxative and helps people that are constipated by going in, coating the digestinal track and helping you release what’s been lodged there. Medium-chain fatty acids provide quick energy to your intestinal cells that boost their metabolism. Additionally, if you suffer from constipation, it’s usually because your stool is hard and forcing it out may cause rectal bleeding. It’s recommended to soften your stool with coconut oil to greatly reduce the friction between your stool and your rectum.
12) Coconut Oil For your Dog
Coconut Oil is one of the best things for your pet! You can put it in their food, it’s great for their coat, it’s absolutely amazing for your animals, and it doesn’t have any chemicals in it. The oil consists of 90% saturated fats which are mostly Medium Chain Triglycerides (MCTs). MCTs are really what make coconut oil so good for both our health and for our dogs. Coconut oil is one of the richest sources of medium chain triglycerides and medium chain essential fatty acids that you can find anywhere. The great thing about medium chain triglycerides for pets is that it’s a rich source of energy and it contains lauric acid. Read more about oconut Oil for Dogs here.
13) Add Coconut Oil to a Smoothie
Alright so one of my favorite ways to use coconut oil and I know you are going to love this as well. Maybe you’re already doing it, you probably are because you are smart, is to put a scoop in a smoothie. When you have berries in a smoothie, the kind of analogy that I like to use is it’s kind of like a song. An orchestra; now you hear the violinist, you hear the horns, but if you don’t have bass. If you don’t have the drums it just doesn’t sound right. Coconut oil acts like the bass in an orchestra. It brings everything together; it helps the absorption of the enzymes, the phytonutrients, the aminoes, the phytochemicals, all of those delicious things that we get, the antioxidants from the berries. It helps your body really utilize them and absorb them.
14) Coconut Oil as a Lubricant
Unlike other lubricants, coconut oil is all natural and doesn’t contain any preservatives or added ingredients that can cause adverse reactions in people with allergies. It is more lubricating than a water-based lubricant so it lasts longer. Coconut oil has also been shown to be anti-fungal, so it can help keep nasty yeast infections at bay. It even works great as a massage oil before or after sex. Be warned, that using Coconut Oil with latex condom’s breaks down the integrity and will cause them to break.
Transform your life with Coconut Oil
These are the ways that coconut oil can actually transform your life. It can save you money by providing you a healthier life. Think about all the things you’re spending money on that now you can use coconut oil, relatively low cost, find out Where to Buy Coconut Oil here. So if you care about the family the people that you love, start to adapt some of these methods. If you implement just one of these things in your life, it can be like a cascade effect, a ripple effect and it will transform every other facet of your thinking when it comes to using coconut oil in your own life.
I know you want your family to be healthy, you want your people that you love in your life to feel better, you want to raise the frequency of your home so that illness isn’t something that’s common. Coconut oil is one small step that you can make today to start to change that, to start to feel better, to start to be more vibrant. When your friends come up to you six months from now and ask you what you’ve been doing, this could be the one thing that started it off. So feel free to share this. Send it out on Facebook. Email it to your friends and as always, Write a Smile!