more uses for coconut oil!

My favorite coconut oil; I find mine on Amazon.  It smells SOOOOO good!

My favorite coconut oil; I find mine on Amazon. It smells SOOOOO good!

-as a deodorant

-as a deodorant base; rub on coconut oil to freshly washed skin, then dust on a bit of baking soda

-as a moisturizer

-as an eye makeup remover

-as hand lotion

-as toothpaste!

-swish it around your mouth for a minute – 30 minutes, spit out in the toilet; google this idea for its many benefits

-recent articles talk about a tablespoon of coconut oil taken twice a day being beneficial to reverse or forestall alzheimer’s

-cracked heels?  Before bed, rub coconut oil on your heels, wrap your feet in plastic bags, go to sleep, allowing the oil to soothe and moisturize the cracked areas


I keep a little jar in my bathroom cabinet for “whatever”

-flyaway hair that needs to be tamed down while the hair is being styled?  Rub a little coconut oil onto the hands — just a little — a quarter teaspoon or less — and rub the hands over the hair.   No more flyaway hair, and the hair is easy to style.  And the hands feel good too!  And it smells great!

-making brown rice?  Add a tablespoon of coconut oil, a dash of (pink Himalayan or pink Hawaiian) salt to the water, add the rice, and cook…the rice turns out yummier than ever

-cooking scrambled eggs?  Add a tablespoon of coconut oil to your skillet, and stir in the scrambled egg mixture…awesome

-making popcorn?  Use coconut oil…the popcorn turns out very, very tasty!


About Susan Bame

Writer, Mediator, Facilitator, Teacher, fascinated with indigenous forms of conflict resolution. I love watching people become empowered. I have a master's degree in conflict resolution and a personal interest in organic food, detoxing and healing the body, alternative holistic approaches to health, self-empowerment and win-win solutions through mediation, Structured Water™, and energetic healing. I lived on the Omaha Reservation in northeast Nebraska for ten years, worked with Native families in the area, and have a great interest in Native history, culture, practices, traditions, stories, and current affairs. View all posts by Susan Bame

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