Hopefully you read all about my post on the Health Benefits of Coconut Oil last week. And if you didn't, give it a gander before you read on. I want you to be joyous when using this amazing food with incredible health benefits and I do find that being knowledgeable about what you are eating makes it all the more motivating to eat healthy food. Here are my fave uses for it:
Cooking, roasting, searing, sauteing anything you like! Coco oil is the perfect choice because it has a very high smoke point. In fact, I've never burned it. This is especially important because you don't want to use oils such as olive or sunflower, as they turn rancid and create free radicals when used at a high temperature - this is damaging to your cells. If you are going to use these oils, then use at a VERY LOW temp. Personally, I only use those oils for salad dressing.
Body Moisturizer. Want to smell like a beach? I know I do, especially when it's so cold in Toronto, Canada. I slather it on my legs after shaving and whenever I want an extra glow on my body. I don't use it on my face, but many people do. Just use caution because it's incredibly moisturizing and may be a bit too much for your beautiful face.
Coco up your smoothie. Some people may find it gets chunky, but if you put your smoothie on high power and the coco oil is soft like room temp butter, then it should combine well. Use about 1 heaping spoonful to get the benefits.
Love-Lube. I won't get into details here :) But I will tell you that the ingredients in most store-bought lubes are NOT something you want to be putting on your lady-parts or man-parts.
Luscious lockes. I loooooove using coco oil on the ends of my hair, especially in the winter when it gets dry - it keeps the frizzies away quite nicely. And it makes you smell very delicious. It is extremely nourishing for dry brittle hair and wonderful massaged into the scalp to prevent dryness. Many people have dry flaky scalp in the winter from taking long hot showers and it's not dandruff, it's simply that your scalp needs some moisture!
Spread it, slather it on toast or pancakes instead of butter. If you follow my tweets, then you know I often eat homemade pancakes and oh do I slather them with raw coco flesh. My fave brand for just this is by Artisana.
If you have another use for coconut oil, please do comment below and share!
Have a joyous day!