Coco for Coconut Oil

If you haven’t been living under a rock for the past year, then you are aware of the latest craze: coconut oil. People have been raving about the amazing benefits this white substance has to offer. Are you intimidated or simply confused by this and just don’t know where to begin? Well, you have come to the right place. We LOVE coconut oil! Without being overly dramatic, we use it for everything. You just might be surprised to know all of the uses of this mighty oil.

We like to use Trader Joe’s Organic Virgin Coconut Oil. We like this one because it gives you the best bang for your buck-$5.99!

Uses of Coconut Oil

Oil Pulling

How To: Put 1 TBSP of coconut oil in mouth and swish for 10-15 minutes. This is going to  pull the bacteria and toxins from the mouth. It has been shown to help reduce the amount of bacteria that gets into your bloodstream. *Added Benefit…WHITENS YOUR TEETH!* Oil pulling also helps to combat acne from inside, increase energy, and reduce headaches.

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Coffee Sweetener

How To: Add 1 TBSP of coconut oil to your coffee to naturally sweeten. This oil contains medium chain triglycerides (MCTs) that are easier for your body to digest. MCTs help improve your metabolism, curb your appetite, and improve your blood sugar regulation.

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Facial Moisturizer

How To: Coconut oil is extremely hydrating for the skin. This natural moisturizer doesn’t have any of the added chemicals that so many others have.

Acne Fighter

How To: Coconut oil has both anti-fungal and anti-viral properties. This is extremely beneficial when fighting off acne, and even cold sores and cuts. Simply add a dab of oil to a blemish and let the fighting begin!

Cooking

How To: Cooking with coconut oil is one of the best things you can do for yourself. This oil has a much higher smoking point (350 degrees) than other oils out there. Use when cooking chicken, vegetables, and so much more.

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How To: Don’t be grossed out, but so many people have digestive problems. If that’s you, then you completely understand. Coconut oil helps keep things moving by coating the digestive system and allowing your body to do its thing!

It’s easy to see why so many people love incorporating coconut oil into their daily routine. Whether you are trying to cut out artificial sweeteners, shed a few pounds, or simply eat cleaner, adding in coconut oil is one of the best things you can do. Try it out for yourself and let us know what you think!

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  • Keri

    Swish for 15 minutes? ? Or 15 seconds? ?

    • theaandm

      15 minutes! You don’t have to swish it around that hard. As long as it is moving around somewhat you are good.