Uses of No Loss Coconut Oil
Coconut Oil Coffee:
Add 1 tablespoon to your morning coffee for a super energy burst. Simply put it in the coffee and blend. Cut and wound relief: The antimicrobial action of coconut oil kills bacteria and harmful microbes while promoting healing. Clean the wound thoroughly, and when dry, apply a small amount of coconut oil to the affected area.
Coconut oil contains anti-inflammatory properties that help ease irritation and promote healing of a sore throat. The antimicrobial properties also fight fungi, bacteria and even viruses. Warm a teaspoon of oil and allow it to drip coat the back of the throat. You can also make a soothing syrup that will help ease throat pain and reduce coughing. Mix 3 tablespoons of freshly squeezed lemon juice with 1/4 cup local raw honey and 2 tablespoons of coconut oil in a small saucepan and warm over a low heat. Mix the syrup in warm water or tea.
The fatty acids in coconut oil nourish hair at the roots. You can replace expensive, synthetic products with coconut oil and your hair will be silky and shiny. To condition your hair, pour 1 cup of hot water into a small bowl. Add 2 teaspoons of coconut oil to the water. Allow the oil to melt and massage into damp or dry hair. Comb the oil through your hair and place a shower cap on your head. Let the coconut oil set for at least an hour or even overnight. Wash your hair twice to remove excess oil.
Conventional makeup removal products tend to dry the skin and can even promote aging. Place a small dab of coconut oil on a clean cotton pad and gently wipe away makeup. Your skin will feel fresh and moisturized.
Bypass glycerine and sodium fluoride by making your own healthy toothpaste blend. Simply mix 6 tablespoons of coconut oil with 6 tablespoons of baking soda, then add 25 drops of peppermint essential oil, plus 1 teaspoon of raw stevia for a sweetener. Use as you would regular toothpaste.
Moisten and heal dry and chapped lips with soothing coconut oil. You can make a soothing lip balm by combining 1/8 cup of coconut oil with 1/4 cup beeswax, 1/8 cup Shea butter, 1 tablespoon pure vanilla extract and 1 teaspoon of sweet almond oil. Melt the ingredients over low to medium heat and pour into small containers.
Use a small amount of coconut oil to replenish your skin after shaving. Simply rub into skin to soothe razor burn and promote healing. Remember, a little goes a long way.
When yeast becomes overgrown it can result in nail fungus. The antifungal properties of coconut oil can stop the overgrowth in its tracks. Apply a little coconut oil to the infected nail morning and night and also consume at least 1 tablespoon of coconut oil daily to improve systemic infections.
The antibacterial and antioxidant powers in coconut oil help soothe itchy and sore skin without harsh chemicals. Apply several times a day to affected area for relief.
Season Cast Iron Skillets:
If you love your cast iron skillet you know that one of the things you must do is season it. To season, melt 1 teaspoon of oil in the pan and then use a paper towel to spread a thin layer of oil all over your pan, top, bottom and handle. Heat the oven to 400 degrees F and place your pan upside down on a rack. Be sure to line the bottom of your oven in foil to catch any oil drips. Bake your pan for one hour and allow it to cool.
Coconut oil contains lauric acid which fights odour. You may think that coconut oil would stain your clothes, however, a light layer applied daily will not stain. To make your own deodorant, mix 1/4 cup baking soda, 1/4 cup arrowroot powder, 1/3 cup of coconut oil, 5 drops of orange essential oil and 4 drops of tea tree essential oil. Mix everything together well and put in a small container.
To keep bugs away and condition your skin at the same time, mix equal parts of coconut and neem oil together. Apply a light layer before going outdoors.
Nail and Cuticle Growth Enhancer:
The nutrients in coconut oil strengthen cuticles and nails. Applying a light layer of oil once or twice a week will keep your nails and cuticles strong and fight any cuticle infections and fungus that may be on your nails. Healthy nails will grow much quicker than unhealthy nails.
To make your own non-toxic version, mix equal parts of coconut oil and baking soda. Store in an airtight container.
The antioxidants in coconut oil will not only help protect you from age spots, but also help to fade spots you already have. Apply a few drops of coconut oil to clean skin and massage the spots using upwards strokes. To help prevent age spots from forming, apply some coconut oil to your skin immediately after coming out of the sun.
Coconut oil is a safe and effective way to protect your baby’s soft bottom. Use for diaper rash as well as cradle cap. Remember, a little goes a long way. Keep a small jar in your diaper bag and on your changing station.
Daily oil pulling with coconut oil will keep canker sores at bay. If you happen to get a canker sore, simply consume 1 tablespoon of coconut oil 3 times a day in warm water or on its own. The antibacterial properties in the oil will go to work to fight bacteria and heal the skin inside your mouth.
Microwave popcorn contains some dangerous ingredients, mostly in the bag and in the oil. Go back to cooking popcorn on the stove, the old-fashioned way using coconut oil. Not only will you benefit from the nutritional value of the oil but your popcorn will have a light, tropical taste.
Don’t buy expensive leather moisturizer when you can use a little bit of coconut oil on a soft cloth. After cleaning your leather, use a little bit of coconut oil to moisturize any leather product.