Jun 11 2017

The Many Uses of Coconut Oil

Published by at 1:27 pm under antibacterials,Antibiotics,Antioxidants

Coconut Oil 101

You’ve researched it, purchased it, and brought it home…now what?

Welcome back to the wonderful world of coconut oil! We have been exploring this delicious and healthy oil over the last few weeks. So far, we have explored the benefits of coconut oil, the different types on the market, and how it is made. We’ve examined the difference between virgin coconut oil and refined coconut oil, along with the various refining methods. Now that we know what to get, let’s figure out how to actually use it once we get it home. 1*

First of all, there are a few things important to understand about coconut oil.

  • For one, it is very different from other oils in that it is solid at room temperature. It will only melt once it reaches 76 degrees. In the winter it may be hard like a rock, but in the sweltering heat of summer, it may go liquid.1*
  • It can be stored out, or in the refrigerator. The high saturated fat content of coconut oil is resistant to oxidation so it won’t spoil when left out. 1*
  • It has a high smoking point of 350 degrees. This makes it ideal for most cooking and baking. But if you are deep frying, you may want to look at a different oil, such as palm oil or vegetable oil.1*
  • You can also whip coconut oil, which makes it is easier to scoop out with a spoon.
  • You can find coconut oil at most all grocery stores. Look for organic, sustainably harvested to be sure it is free of chemicals during the refining process. (1,2,3)*

Now, how to cook with it…

  • You can use coconut butter instead of shortening, oil and butter in baking. Just make sure ingredients are room temperature when adding it, because it will harden if added to cold ingredients.
  • Try it instead of butter on your toast.
  • Fry your eggs, or stir fry your veggies with coconut oil. Making a grilled sandwich? Replace the butter with coconut oil.
  • Add to smoothies.
  • Pop your popcorn in coconut oil instead of vegetable oil the old fashion way on your stovetop.
  • Add it to coffee. You can blend it with hot coffee in the blender to create a rich and creamy drink.*

You get the picture! Coconut oil can be used instead of butter or other oils in your kitchen. Start experimenting, and enjoy the increased health benefits! But what about its other uses? Coconut oil can also be kept in a jar in your bathroom, and used for many skin and hair care needs.

Here are some ideas:

  • Use as an overnight conditioner for your hair. Apply a small amount, mostly to the ends.
  • Tame frizzy or fly away hair, and reduce static.
  • Use on dry feet and elbows.
  • Create a body scrub by mixing with sugar.
  • Use for shaving…works to moisturize at the same time.
  • Highlight your cheekbones!
  • Use as a massage oil
  • Use as a moisturizer after bathing.
  • After sun moisturizer
  • Facial moisturizer.3*

So, you see, there are so many ways to use this oil in the kitchen and on your body. If you haven’t tried coconut oil, now may be the right time! It’s wonderful to know this healthy oil exists. Putting the healthiest things available into our bodies is so important. Keeping our gut healthy is the result of a healthful diet. Supplementing with Body Biotics Bio-Identical SBO Probiotics Consortia helps to ensure that our guts stay healthy, even when we stray from the healthy path or overindulge or experience times of extreme stress that wears at our immune system. I hope all this information will help guide you as you make your daily choices and help you to have not only a healthy diet, but a tasty one at the same time!

Healthiest wishes,





  1. http://thecoconutmama.com/how-to-cook-with-coconut-oil/
  2. http://www.swansonvitamins.com/blog/natural-health-tips/using-coconut-oil
  3. https://draxe.com/coconut-oil-uses/


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