25 Amazing Reasons Why You Should Store Coconut Oil

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There are so many uses and health benefits of coconut oil. I keep learning more and more each day about new ways it can be used. You can substitute coconut oil for other oils in many recipes. I have been using it now for a few years and learn something new every day how I can use it. Coconut oil is a thick waxy solid substance but melts or becomes oily in your hand from the warmth almost immediately.

In fact here in Southern Utah if the room becomes too warm it will become a liquid on the counter.

25 Ways To Use Coconut Oil

1. You can use it as a lotion for your skin

2. You can lighten some dark spots on your skin when it is rubbed directly on those dark spots

3. Great makeup remover-my granddaughters and daughters always use this

4. Diaper cream-rub on diaper rash

5. Daily supplement for energy

6. Natural chapped lip salve

7. Helps soothe eczema

8. Replace it with equal amounts of vegetable oil in cooking recipes

9. Add one tablespoon in hot tea to help recover from a cold

10. It’s preferred for high-temperature cooking over olive or other vegetable oils

11. Helps reduce the itch and irritation from mosquito bites

12. Helps with your pet’s dry skin if rubbed on dry spots

13. Use on your hands after cleaning with water—-coconut oil softens your dry skin

14. Nail cuticle  softener

15. Helps clear up cold sores

16. Ingesting coconut oil can help with your allergies

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17. Ingesting it can help with mental awareness

18. Smoothies-use coconut as an additive for nutritional benefit

19. Stops flaky, dry elbows if used daily

20. Helps with hemorrhoids when used topically

21. Great cooking oil to fry foods

22. Helps fight yeast infections

23. Natural bug repellant-just add some mint essential oil to it

24. Teeth whitening product

25. Helps soothe the itch from chicken pox or poison ivy

These are only twenty-five uses…..how do you use your coconut oil? This is the one I buy in the smaller containers: Linda’s

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26. It’s odorless and colorless (just oily)

27. It’s my favorite essential oil carrier (it helps soothe sensitive skin) sometimes oils can be too strong for some people

27. Fractionated coconut oil never goes rancid because there is no oxidation. Certain brands can have an indefinite shelf-life but you must research the brand as stated below

28. If you mix it with your favorite essential oil it will reduce evaporation

29. It doesn’t clog your skin pores

30. It will not aggravate your skin problems (if you have questions about this always consult your doctor)

Food Storage Moms: First Aid Kits by Food Storage Moms. Please check the brand of coconut oil you buy because they all have expiration dates. I store more coconut oil than any other oil because it stores longer. Every brand has a different shelf-life, I wish I could say how many years but I can’t. It’s about temperature and brand. Please do your research on the brand you decide to buy.

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Ideas from our awesome readers:

31. Melia uses it on her granola every morning!

32. Lindsay mentioned she uses it for sunburns. It helps with the pain and peeling!

33. Julie likes to replace it for butter on her pancakes!

34. Mare, I use mine for cooking, baking, in all my salves and lotions, to condition my hair, instead of butter on toast, biscuits, pancakes, etc., and, if you know any coffee drinkers, have them try one to two tablespoons in very hot coffee, whir it up in the blender and you have a yummy, healthy, cappuccino type drink. It’s, also, great for seasoning cast iron.

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10 thoughts on “25 Amazing Reasons Why You Should Store Coconut Oil

  • March 25, 2013 at 5:17 am

    I also use mine for sunburns! It helps with the pain and prevents peeling!

  • March 25, 2013 at 12:44 pm

    I used it this morning as the oil in my granola. It gives the granola such a yummy flavor!

  • March 24, 2015 at 8:47 am

    Hi Mare, you always have great tips! I am adding this my list, thank you! Linda

  • March 24, 2015 at 8:54 am

    Hi Linda, you don’t have to respond to this. I watched The Jim Bakker Show yesterday. I don’t know if you watch him but, William Fortchen was on there. He has another new book and at the present I forgot the name of it. The other book of his that I have is One Second After. He said, “that we will have a war and that what Isis wants are the children and churches. That is scary! But, what amazed me is that Jim and William said, “awhile back people were stocking and stocking. But, now they have slowed down and they are hardly doing it. I wonder why? People better get in gear and get busy stocking enough for them and other family members because things are certainly not looking good. In September is the next blood moon I think and I am not sure but I think they think the money will fall around then. People just keep right on going like the world is going to be the same as it has ever been. Not true and they had better heed the prophets. So you asked me once, “how do you get people to start stocking?” I still don’t know. Unless they have to hear it over and over and over.

    • March 24, 2015 at 9:07 am

      Jennifer, I got goosebumps reading your comment. It is true and I feel the exact same way. People think everything is going to be normal forever. It’s not. I am extremely concerned because a lot of people will not be prepared. No water, no food and no skills. I am very concerned when things fall that people will depend on those who prepared for the unexpected. I don’t ever use the term when the SHTF in my posts but I feel like people have been taught, coddled, encouraged and when they can no longer get there food stamps….yikes all hell is going to break out. We will keep teaching people to be prepared but some still think others will take care of them…..no we won’t.

  • March 24, 2015 at 6:09 pm

    Linda, I marvel at the knowledge everyone seems to have on various subjects in your articles. I read the comments and am learning a lot. I have worked on storage for all of my adult life. My children tell me they are coming to my house if something traumatic happens in our world. I try to teach them the reasons of why they should prepare their own homes. But…..they hate canning, gardening, taking care of storage. So my question is something that has come up in my daughters nurse training about coconut oil. The professors and doctors have warned all their classes to NOT injest any coconut oil. They believe it is one of the reasons people have clogged arteries . Now, I use it with my essential oils, but now my daughters say Mom, maybe you’re just a hoarder. Not even the medical world goes along with you ! Linda, I’m so happy there are others doing research with me !

    • March 24, 2015 at 6:49 pm

      Hi Lauraly, I am so glad you are learning a lot from the comments and articles on my posts. I raised my daughters to garden and we canned and dehydrated everything. I was not a working mother though until the youngest was in second grade. All four of my married daughters work part or full time. The grocery prices are so high, I don’t know how they feed their families. I really want to shout from the mountain tops to people to be prepared for the unexpected. Our country and economy is going to collapse if something is not done to remedy what is going on. I had a neighbor once tell me I was hoarding food. I just laughed and said I will never be without food or water ever….and I mean it! That’s interesting the doctors and professors are telling the students not to ingest coconut oil. They also want us to take prescriptions with ingredients with worse side effects! I just laugh at the dumb commercials on TV and think who in their right mind would take that drug???? This is why we have to do our own research. Look at all the “safe” drugs they have taken off the market. Oh I could go on and on. Glad you and I are doing our own research! Hugs, Linda

  • March 24, 2015 at 8:01 pm

    Unless you are using organic cold pressed coconut oil, you are using processed with chemicals and solvents like hexane. Should smell like fresh coconut. No smell means totally refined with solvents. Not good for health. The refined stuff is OK for soap, but that is about all.

    • March 25, 2015 at 8:24 am

      Hi Emily, I only buy the organic cold pressed coconut oil as well. Thanks for the tip, Linda


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