Coconut Oil Uses In and Out of the Kitchen: A collection of recipes, tips, and tricks that all use coconut oil.
Coconut oil is all the rage. Awhile back I shared with you my take on whether or not I thought coconut oil was healthy or not. The verdict was not a definite yes or no, but I will always have coconut oil in my pantry and YOU should too!
And the best part is I am giving away as many FREE bottles of organic coconut oil away as I can! Stay tuned to end of this post to see how each and every one of you can get your own free coconut oil.
But back to WHY you need to have coconut oil in
your pantry, your house! There are so many incredible uses for it.
In the Kitchen With Coconut Oil
My kids absolute favorite muffin! In fact I just made a batch yesterday, and my son said, Mom these need to be in our weekly rotation of snacks. He simply can’t get enough. One bite and you will see why this is true–the coconut oil makes these muffins so incredibly moist.
You know the kind of cookie that demands a big glass of milk? Yep, that is this what these bars do as well. They also are easier on the waistline 😉
Coconut oil is my secret weapon in my smoothies. It is an easy to digest MCT fat that gives me energy and keeps me full for hours.
You know that richness that store bought granola bars have that you can’t quite place? I found out their secret: COCONUT OIL. But typically they use hydrogenated coconut oil and are high in sugar. Skip those bars and make your own–much better tasting and better for you.
These babies are like sweet potato casserole in individual servings. Irresistible.
This is what sold my mom on coconut oil. It is hands down her favorite breakfast ever. PS. She hates coconut and oatmeal….
Looking to cook vegan? Coconut oil is a MUST!!! You can use it to replace butter in so many recipes. I even made caramel with it for this cobbler.
Instead of 2 sticks of butter and 2 cups of sugar, I used a little bit of coconut oil for richness and natural sugars. It is still one of the first sides to disappear at Thanksgiving.
There is a secret sweetener in these muffins. Partnered with the coconut oil–these muffins are insanely delicious.
This bread beats any bakery bread HANDS DOWN. The secret again is the coconut oil.
Remember what I said that rich flavor in granola bars comes from coconut oil? Same is true for granola.
Want to make your own popcorn that tastes as good as what you buy in the movie theater? Pop your kernels in coconut oil. I use 1 tablespoon for every 1/4 cup of kernels.
Household Uses for Coconut Oil
Every night I wipe my make-up off with coconut oil. No burning, no stinging, no watery eyes, no harsh chemicals that dry out my skin. It does sound too good to be true, but it is not!
Diaper Rash Ointment
Much like vaseline, coconut oil forms a barrier from your child’s bottom and moisture that collects in the diaper, preventing diaper rash. It also soothes a rash that is already present.
There is NOTHING that soothes my dry skin (and I have very severe dry skin in the winter months.) I especially love to massage coconut oil onto my feet and hands right before bed.
Deep Conditioning Treatment
Same way coconut oil moisturizes my skin, it moisturizes my hair. I wash my hair, slather my hair with a bit of coconut oil and then rinse after a couple of minutes.
A bit of coconut oil smoothed onto my daughter’s hair after a shower and bye-bye tangles and tears. Not to mention it keeps her hair smooth and silky.
I have said it before, I will say it again–coconut oil is a great moisturizer. Hair, skin, and lips!
A bit of coconut oil on an old cotton cloth and polish your wood right up (or remove the dust from it while you make it shine!)
Remove Gum from Hair
Coconut oil has gotten gum out of my daughter’s hair twice now when peanut butter and ice did not work. Not to mention it is a lot less messy than peanut butter!
I love to place a bit of coconut oil in a diffuser with a drop or two of essential oils. Turn it on and my whole house smells amazing. With ZERO chemicals.