Coconut Oil is a very versatile product with many uses. In our house, we use it mostly as a cloth diaper safe rash cream. At the first sign of redness I apply a small amount on my fingers and apply it to the red area. It helps clear it up within a few applications. Note: when it is cool it has a more solid texture but will begin to melt on contact with the skin so it rubs in very nicely. In the summer months it may turn to a liquid in the container. If this happens you can put it in the refrigerator for a few minutes to firm it up if you don’t have a cool place to store it.
Of course, if you are going to use it as a diaper cream I would suggest putting some on a smaller container for ease of use and because coconut oil has so many other uses that you don’t want to contaminate it!
What else can you use coconut oil for? Let me count the ways…
- Sunburn relief
- Hair conditioner
- Skin moisturizer
- Nipple cream
- Cradle Cap moisturizer
- Itch relief from bug bites
- Mix with other ingredients and use as a toothpaste
- Make up remover
- Burn relief
- Conditions wooden cutting boards
- Lip balm
- Removes gum from hair
- Season cast iron pans
- Leather moisturizer
- Use in place of WD-40
- Massage oil
- Aids in healing tattoos
- Denture and mouth guard cleanser
- Some people have noted many various health and healing properties in coconut oil
*These are uses that have worked for some people. Your results may vary
These are just a few ways to use coconut oil, but there are many more! I haven’t even mentioned using it for cooking! We melted some in a pan and cooked shrimp and I have also used it as the fat in brownies. Coconut oil is excellent for cooking as it has a low smoke point and may even boost the metabolism! If you are interested in cooking with coconut oil, Tropical Traditions’ website offers a lot of recipes.
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