Best thing in my pantry: COCONUT OIL!

Coconut oil

ok, my favorite thing in my pantry right now! I try to buy it at Trader Joe’s or TJMaxx, because it’s usually way cheaper than the grocery store.  My #1 use is for cooking.  Were you around about 5-6 years ago when Dr. Oz said that Olive Oil wasn’t meant for high heat cooking?  I was shocked.  What did he mean?!  Well, here’s a great oil for higher heat cooking, as well as mosturizer, coffee creamer (yes, really), and the 100 other uses listed below (well, 20 here, and 80 more if you go to Wellness Mama’s website).  Run out and get some!

Uses for Coconut Oil from Wellness Mama

  1. In cooking as a great oil with a high smoke point. Great for baking, stir-frys or as a dairy free replacement to butter.
  2. Taken supplementally for daily energy
  3. As a coffee creamer when emulsified into coffee (The only way I’ll drink coffee)
  4. On the skin as a basic lotion
  5. In homemade lotion bars for soft, smooth skin
  6. In homemade deodorant or deodorant bars
  7. As an eye-makeup remover
  8. As a cloth diaper safe diaper cream (just rub on baby’s bottom)
  9. In making your own Remineralizing Toothpaste
  10. To lighten age spots when rubbed directly on the skin
  11. To prevent stretch marks during pregnancy
  12. To support healthy thyroid function
  13. In homemade Mayo without the high PUFA vegetable oils
  14. To help increase sun tolerance and avoid burning
  15. As a naturally SPF 4 sunscreen
  16. In homemade lotion recipes
  17. To get rid of cradle cap on baby- just massage in to head, leave on for a few minutes and gently rinse with a warm wash cloth
  18. Topically to kill yeast or yeast infections
  19. As a delicious tropical massage oil
  20. It’s high Lauric acid and MCFA content helps boost metabolism

See 80 more uses at http://wellnessmama.com/5734/101-uses-for-coconut-oil/

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