50 Ways to Use Blue Coconut Oil
Enjoy all the benefits of this surprisingly versatile gift from nature!
Scientific research on coconut oil has revealed health benefits that affect your entire body, inside and out. You've heard good things about it and now you have a tub of it sitting in your pantry. So how do you use Blue Coconut Oil?
This lists our top 50 ways to use Blue Coconut Oil and it also has several links to DIY recipes to help you try the different uses.
1. High heat cooking
Some oils are unsafe to cook with at high temperatures, Blue Coconut Oil is a great alternative.
2. Stir-frys or sautéing
3. Eating by the spoonful
Try a teaspoon in your coffee for an energy boost in the morning.
Add one tablespoon into your favourite smoothie recipe and increase your energy with the oil's MCTs. Check out this post for the Top Smoothie Ingredients
5. Breakfast fry up
Lightly coat the bottom of your fry pan with Blue Coconut Oil to create a non-stick surface and delicious eggs and bacon.
6. Campsite cooking
Blue Coconut Oil liquefies at around 23C and keeps fresh at ambient temperatures for up to two years so is perfect for summer use on the boat, camping, caravan, motorhome or bach. To keep solid on hot days store in the chilly bin with ice or fridge, it will melt on contact with skin.
7. Butter substitute
No need for butter the next time you are making a grilled cheese sandwich.
8. Roast veges
Preheat your oven to 200C. Place cut veges on a baking sheet and brush lightly with coconut oil. Bake for about 15 minutes or until they are lightly brown.
Next time you make your favourite brownie recipe, replace the vegetable oil with Blue Coconut Oil. Your friends will be begging you for the recipe.
10. Spread on toast or crackers
Store a 400g container of Blue Coconut Oil in your BBQ cabinet over summer, use on the hot plate for frying meat, seafood and vegetable skewers.
12. Homemade granola
Check out this delicious recipe for coconut granola.
13. Dairy-free creamer for coffee or tea.
Allow a spoonful of Blue Coconut Oil to melt and mildly flavour your next cup of coffee or tea.
14. Salad dressings
A simple recipe for a salad dressing can be found here.
15. Cheekbone highlighter
Apply a small amount on cheekbones over makeup.
16. Shaving lotion
Shave and a moisturiser at the same time.
17. Lip balm
If you suffer from dry, chapped lips, coconut oil can help to hydrate and soothe them. Just apply a small amount of coconut oil to your lips throughout the day to keep them moisturized.
18. Body scrub
Combine Blue Coconut Oil and sugar. Check out this DIY Sugar Scrub recipe.
19. Makeup remover
Coconut oil is a gentle and effective makeup remover.
Simply apply a small amount of coconut oil to a cotton pad and gently wipe away your makeup.
20. Homemade deodorant
You only need a few ingredients added to coconut oil to make this deodorant recipe.
21. Homemade lip balm or lip gloss
Apply directly or create a flavoured version with this simple lip balm recipe.
22. Nappy rash
Apply regularly to baby's bottom to improve skin health.
23. Sexual lubricant
Our Facebook fans swear by this one!
24. Stretch marks
This safe, healthy oil can be applied multiple times each day to help moisturise your stretching skin.
25. Nipple cream during breastfeeding
Blue Coconut Oil is a popular choice for nursing mothers because it is a natural safe product.
26. Massage oil
The perfect choice for a massage oil as it’s not too greasy and great for you skin.
27. Body moisturiser
Apply directly after showering.
28. Fade age spots
Rub on hands or other areas daily.
29. Sunburn care
A great moisturiser to use after too much sun.
30. Cuticle oil
31. Bath soak
Melt about 1/4 cup in the microwave and add it to your bath water and soak.
32. Tattoo moisturiser
33. Dry feet treatment
Mix with salt to form a foot scrub.
34. Elbow rub
Helps manage the dry skin on your elbows.
35. Leave-in overnight conditioner
Looking for a deep conditioning hair treatment? Rub a small amount of oil into hair (mostly at ends), comb through and put hair in a loose bun before bed, and wash out in the morning.
36. Flyaway tamer
Use very sparingly on ends or areas with flyaways.
37. Split ends
Put a tiny amount on your hands and run them through the frizzy areas.
38. Anti static
Rub your hands together with a little bit of coconut oil on them and run them through your static-y hair.
39. Homemade toothpaste
Combine equal parts Blue Coconut Oil and baking soda. Sweeten with stevia and flavour with your favourite essential oil, mint for example.
Whether you like coconut or not, the soothing aroma of Blue Coconut Oil is pleasing to us all and can help wind you down after a long, stressful day. Read The Beginner's Guide to Aromatherapy
41. Wound care
Blue Coconut Oil can even be used as a topical protector for wounds, for example small scrapes and cuts.
42. Metabolism booster
Two tablespoons per day may rev up your metabolism.
43. Thyroid supporter
Regular Blue Coconut Oil consumption may support healthy thyroid function.
1 teaspoon can give you a burst of energy instead of choosing a caffeinated energy drink.
45. Oil pulling
Swish Blue Coconut Oil around your mouth for ten minutes before brushing.
Around the house
46. Season a cast iron pan
Here is a nice explanation of how to season a cast iron pan with coconut oil
47. Lubricant on small motors/electronics
One Facebook fan uses it to keep his juicer's motor in top working condition.
49. Shinny coat
Put half a teaspoon on your kitty's paw to keep a shiny coat and cut down on hairballs.
50. Ear care
Apply a few drops to their ears and massage around the ear area to soothe itchiness and eliminate ear mites.