Coconut Oil is so versatile. From cooking to DIY bath and beauty products, there’s bound to be a way you love to use it. Today, we’re dishing all the details!
It’s 2018, so you’ve likely heard of coconut oil by now. If not, you may have just woken from a coma. (Slightly kidding, not really). It has been gaining popularity over the last 5 years, but coconut oil is nothing new.
Coconut oil is an edible oil that has been extracted from mature coconuts. It is slow to oxidize, making it resistant to becoming rancid, and therefore can last six months or more without spoiling. Coconut oil has been studied and available in the Americas since the 1920s and 1930s, but it was likely available as early as the 15th century. For many Caribbean and Asian countries, it is a staple in their lifestyle.
Is Coconut Oil Really Good For You?
Well, it depends on who you ask*. For naturally minded consumers, the answer is yes.
Coconut oil, whether refined or unrefined contain medium chain fatty acids which do not break down when heated. This makes it one of the healthiest oils that you can cook with, because other oils can become toxic when heated over a certain temperature. Controversy comes depending on whether one believes saturated fat is bad for you or not. Many mainstream doctors and the FDA will say that it is bad; however, thousands of studies show that the health benefits of coconut oil outweigh any risks from saturated fat. Plus, saturated fat is coming under fire for actually being beneficial as of recently, not that it should be avoided.
Coconut oil is antiviral, antifungal, anti-inflammatory, antibatical, and antimicrobial. At the most basic level, this means the properties in coconut oil can help and fight many conditions and illnesses.
One difference in coconut oil vs other oils or foods that contain saturated fat is the in coconut oil that saturated fat is naturally occurring. It’s not manmade in any way. In fact, coconut oil has been show to actually be heart healthy. Additionally, studies have shown that coconut oil can aid in weight loss, boost your immune system, support healthy hair and skin, and more.
How do you use coconut oil?
Coconut oil is a wonder oil that has hundreds of uses. From sautéing to mixing into brownies, there are a wide range of benefits in the kitchen. However, coconut oil can used well beyond the kitchen. In DIY bath and beauty products and daily beauty regimens, to household uses as well.
Today, we’re sharing some of our favorite coconut oil uses! Everything from food recipes, to DIY beauty recipes, to household uses. Bookmark this page to continue coming back as we update it will new ways we find.
Ways to Use Coconut Oil in the Kitchen
Ways to Use Coconut Oil in Bath & Beauty
Ways to Use Coconut Oil Beyond Kitchen, Bath or Beauty
*Disclosure: These statement have not be approved by the FDA. Opinions and thoughts are my own. Please consult a medical doctor before making any health changes.