Coconut oil is a staple for the natural home. Why? Because you can use it for so many things. It’s truly magic in a jar.
Not every coconut oil is the same though so make sure to opt for organic, unrefined virgin raw coconut oil.
So, ready to hear everything you can use this must-have oil for? Here are 15 ideas to help you get started.
This is probably the most obvious but you can use coconut oil as a substitute for butter when scrambling eggs or sauteeing veggies. You can even add coconut oil to a fruit smoothie to get a magnesium boost! Other health benefits include killing harmful bacteria, reducing cravings, and decreasing the risk of heart disease. Learn more here.
2. Oil Pulling
This is a topic that is all over social media. It may sound weird but using coconut oil as a mouthwash has amazing benefits. Oil pulling can help prevent cavities, freshen breath, and strengthen gums.
The challenge is being able to swish this oil in your mouth for about 15-20 minutes (yes, slightly daunting). If you’d prefer, you can break up that amount of time into two or three increments.