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.
Cooking and Eating
- Cooking At High Heat
Some oils are unsafe to cook with at high temperatures, Blue Coconut Oil is a great alternative.
- Sauté Fresh Fish
Pan fry on the boat, at the bach, caravan, motorhome or camp ground. Blue Coconut has a high smoke point so will sauté fresh seafood, chicken or meat to perfection. It is tasteless and odourless (clay filtration) & will carry the flavour of any seasoning or marinade you choose.
- 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
- Fried Eggs
Lightly coat the bottom of your fry pan with Blue Coconut Oil to create a non-stick surface and delicious eggs.
- Stores Well And Keeps Fresh
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.
- Warm Summer Vege Salad
Cut a variety of vegetables into quarters or long strips, brush with Blue Coconut Oil, add Rosemary and a generous grind of pepper & salt, bake for 15-20 minutes at 165C, remove and toss the vegetables, then add green vegetables such as beans & broccoli & bake a further 15 minutes, serve warm with tossed green salad & BBQ meat or fish.
- Oven Baked Sweet Potato Chips
Preheat your oven to 200C. Thinly slice sweet potatoes to about 3-5mm thick. Place slices on a baking sheet and brush lightly with coconut oil. Bake for about 15 minutes or until chips are lightly brown. Add salt to taste, and serve with salsa or dip. (Or just eat them plain – either way they’re delicious!)
- Use Coconut Oil For Baking
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.
- Grilled Cheese With Coconut Oil
No need for butter the next time you are making a grilled cheese sandwich.
- Great For The BBQ
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.
- Homemade Granola
Check out this delicious recipe for coconut granola
- A Spoonful In Tea
Allow some Blue Coconut Oil to melt and mildly flavour your next cup of tea.
- Salad Dressings
A simple recipe for a salad dressing can be found here
- Cheekbone Highlighter
Apply a small amount on cheekbones over makeup.
- Shaving Lotion
Shave and a moisturiser at the same time.
- Facial Scrub
Combine Blue Coconut Oil with Himalayan salt and apply to your face. Washing off is optional.
- Body Scrub
Combine Blue Coconut Oil and sugar. Check out this DIY Sugar Scrub recipe
- Makeup Remover
Healthier, stronger and longer eye lashes are just a bonus!
- Homemade Deodorant
You only need a few ingredients added to coconut oil to make this deodorant recipe
- Homemade Lip Balm Or Lip Gloss
Apply directly or create a flavoured version with this simple lip balm recipe
- Diaper Rash Cream
Apply regularly to baby's bottom to improve skin health.
- Sexual Lubricant
Our Facebook fans swear by this one!
- Stretch Mark Preventer During Pregnancy
This safe, healthy oil can be applied multiple times each day to help moisturise your stretching skin.
- Nipple Cream During Breastfeeding
Blue Coconut Oil is a popular choice for nursing mothers because it is a natural safe product.
- Massage Oil
The perfect choice for a massage oil as it’s not too greasy and great for you skin.
- Body Moisturiser
Apply directly after showering.
- Fade Age Spots
Rub on hands or other areas daily.
- Sunburn Care
A great moisturiser to use after too much sun.
- Facial Moisturiser
After you wash your face, massage a light layer on your skin.
- Mix In Bath Water
Melt about 1/4 cup in the microwave and add it to your bath water and soak.
- Tanning Oil
Put in a spray bottle and bring to the beach. Spray on to keep skin moisturised.
- Dry Feet Treatment
Mix with salt to form a foot scrub.
- Elbow Rub
Helps manage the dry skin on your elbows.
- 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.
- Hair Flyaway Tamer
Use very sparingly on ends or areas with flyaways.
- Defrizzer Of Split Ends
Put a tiny amount on your hands and run them through the frizzy areas.
- Static Reducer
Rub your hands together with a little bit of coconut oil on them and run them through your static-y hair.
Other Healthy Uses For Coconut Oil
- 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 (Unfiltered range available)
- Wound Care
Blue Coconut Oil can even be used as a topical protector for wounds, for example small scrapes and cuts.
- Metabolism Booster
Two tablespoons per day may rev up your metabolism.
- 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.
- Oil Pulling
Swish Blue Coconut Oil around your mouth for ten minutes before brushing.
Using Blue Coconut Oil Around The House
- Season A Cast Iron Pan
Here is a nice explanation of how to season a cast iron pan with coconut oil
- Use It As A Lubricant On Small Motors/Electronics
One Facebook fan uses it to keep his juicer's motor in top working condition.
Blue Coconut Oil For Animals
- Feed It To Your Dog Or Cat
- Put It On Your Cat's Paw
Put half a teaspoon on your kitty's paw to keep a shiny coat and cut down on hairballs.
- Apply It To Your Pet's Ears
Apply a few drops to their ears and massage around the ear area to soothe itchiness and eliminate ear mites.