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Answering Your Questions: How to Use Coconut Oil

August 23, 2013
Hearts for Home Blog Hop

Q.  Do you have a blog/resource/article on how to use coconut oil? I’m not sure how much to use for different remedies.

A.  We just LOVE coconut oil!  It has so many uses and is so good for you!  Coconut oil has anti-viral, anti-fungal, and anti-microbial properties making it one of our go-to remedies for overall health.  Here are our Top 5 Uses for Coconut Oil in no particular order.

1.  Oil Pulling – Every morning take a small teaspoon of oil, put it in your mouth and allow it to dissolve.  Once it has turned to liquid start swishing it around your mouth (like mouth wash) making sure you push and pull it through your teeth.  Continue for 10-15 minutes, then spit it out into the trash or toilet and rinse your mouth with water.  This simple morning routine is great for improving your oral health by fighting infections and inflammation.  We have also found this helps reduce allergy symptoms. (About a minute or two after you start oil pulling you will probably notice your sinuses start draining down the back of your throat.)


2.  Topically for Healthy Skin – Coconut oil is great to rub on problem skin areas like eczema and diaper rash.  My own daughter has suffered from a heat rash every summer since she was five years old that gets worse every year.  At the beginning of this summer I turned to coconut oil to help heal it.  By melting together equal parts of coconut oil and shea butter and then adding a few drops of lavender essential oil I made a lovely cream.  Not only did it stop the itching, this miracle cream got rid of her irritating rash.  Gone.  Simply gone.


3.  Topically as a Pain Reliever – For chronic ailments like arthritis pain coconut oil in a topical application actually will help decrease the pain.  Mix coconut oil together with lavender essential oil and rub into the stiff joints.  Your body will respond by increasing blood flow to the area and the coconut oil and lavender will help decrease the inflammation.

4.  Cold and Flu Prevention – Coconut oil with it’s powerful anti-viral, anti-fungal, and anti-microbial properties is great for replacing butter or other oils in your cooking.  You will actually build up your immune system.  Substitute coconut oil in equal parts to the butter or oil called for in the recipe.  If your family isn’t accustomed to the coconut flavor try substituting only part of the butter or oil.  Over time work up to completely replacing the butter or oil.

5.  For Overall Health – With recent studies showing coconut oil being useful in prevention and reversal of Alzheimer’s disease along with the plethora of information on it’s healing properties in gut-related issues, it truly is something all of us should be using more!  For overall health its suggested you consume up to 2-teaspoons per day.  If you are suffering from a chronic ailment you can increase your intake up to 1-tablespoon per day.  Just increase your consumption over time so that your body has time to adjust.

Disclaimer – The information on this web site is intended for educational purposes only. It is not the intention of the writers to advise on health care. Please see a medical professional about any health concerns you have.  Disclaimer – These statements have not been evaluated by the FDA.  The information on this web site is not intended to prevent, diagnose, treat, or cure any disease.

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3 Comments leave one →
  1. August 23, 2013 7:36 am

    Reblogged this on homesteaddad and commented:
    The more I find out about coconut oil, the more I like it!

  2. Georgina permalink
    August 23, 2013 11:42 am

    We love coconut oil for all the reasons you mentioned. And it smells wonderful without being overpowering…think So Cal beach day at its best 🙂 Thank you Provision Room for educating us. I have learned a lot in the last year about natural health care and food nutrition…and even started making some changes…yes, baby steps!


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