My Love For Coconut Oil

My Love For Coconut OilI discovered my love for coconut oil a few years ago when I was told that it could help with my digestive tract. It has been found that coconut oil puts less pressure on the digestive system and pancreas than other fats. Coconut oil is also known to be an anti-inflammatory oil.

After going to numerous doctors and trying countless medications I had had enough. I was all for trying something that was completely natural. I did lots of research and talked to lots of professionals (of all kinds) regarding natural remedies for health and figured, what do I have to loose?! After all, coconut oil is anti-fungal, anti-viral and antibacterial.

 Years Later

Fast forward to years later…I not only use organic, extra virgin, cold pressed, unrefined coconut oil for my “tummy troubles” (which has helped heal my digestive tract) but for my hair, teeth and part of my daily beauty routine as well.

Coconut Oil Daily

Here is how I use my coconut oil on a daily basis: First thing in the morning (before eating anything) I oil pull for 20 minutes. You want to do this on an empty stomach so you don’t feel nauseous. Oil pulling is wonderful for you, your teeth and your gums! I then have my coffee for the day with 1 tbsp of coconut oil in it. I make my kids eggs in the morning with coconut oil. As a matter of fact, I use coconut oil instead of butter to cook the majority of our meals. You can melt coconut oil in place of butter and pour on your popcorn for a healthier option.

Coconut Oil For Beauty

As far as using coconut oil in my beauty routine, I wash my My Love For Coconut Oilface in the evening with coconut oil. It is amazing at getting off pesky mascara (just be careful not to get it in your eyes). It can cause your eyesight to be a bit blurry if you are not careful. I mix coconut oil with sugar and it becomes my face and body exfoliator. My skin feels extremely smooth and soft afterwards. It is able to get flaky, dry skin off of my lips too! I also make my own whipped body butter and coconut oil is a main ingredient in that!

Coconut Oil Uses Continued

When my children complain of itchy skin, I rub a little bit of coconut oil on the dry patches to relieve their discomfort. When my hair feels extra dry, I use my coconut oil as a hair mask. FYI, it may take a few washes to get it all out so I put more of the oil on the ends of my hair then the roots to cut down on unnecessary greasiness.
So, not only does my digestive tract thank me for giving coconut oil a try but so does my teeth, hair and skin. I have no idea how I ever lived without coconut oil. It is a definite staple in our house from here on out!
How do you use your coconut oil?
Rachel Grace

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12 comments

  1. ToveL says:

    Hi, Rachel

    I really loved reading your post about coconut oil. As you know, I am a huge coconut fan myself. I appreciate seeing that you are using coconut oil for everything in your daily life. Today, I am making a chocolate brownie with coconut oil and coconut flour. I love to bake and want to learn everything about baking with coconut oil and coconut flour.
    Thanks for sharing.

    Tove

  2. Brianna says:

    I love coconut oil. I never really new that you could use it for soooo much! Thanks for the comprehensive list of uses for coco oil that I will have to try out myself now!

  3. Nicole says:

    How exactly does coconut oil help your digestive tract? Does it help with specific conditions? Are there specific ways to use coconut oil if the aim is for helping with these sorts of problems?

    • Rachel Grace says:

      Hello Nicole. Coconut oil aids in slowing motility. It can help with IBS, Crohn’s, Colitis and leaky gut syndrome because it can seal the lining of an inflamed digestive tract. Just add about a tablespoon in your coffee or at meal time on or in your food.

  4. Ralph says:

    It’s funny because lately I have been hearing of the many benefits of using coconut oil and now reading about it on the your site has definitely giving me some added motivation to go and try it for myself.

    Thanks for sharing your experience with it!

  5. Kenny says:

    Wow. it seems like you used coconut oil in basically every part of your life. I’m don’t use coconut oil. But I enjoy coconut juice.(That’s off the point).

    You mentioned that coconut oil is anti-inflamatory. Does this mean it helps to prevent inflamatory diseases like cancer?

    • Rachel Grace says:

      Hi Kenny! I would love to tell you that coconut oil can prevent all inflammatory diseases like cancer but due to that fact that every body is built different, there is just no guarantee. Because this is an all natural food that does help most people heal from inflammation it is worth a shot if digested in moderation. Would you agree!?

  6. Furkan says:

    I use organic and extra virgin too for my teeth, After I tried other types, it just make me feel better than other ones. do you use 2 times for your teeth as well?.

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