How to Use Coconut Oil for More Than Cooking

Get ready to embrace the great and powerful coconut oil! I am not sure how familiar you are with coconut oil, but I must admit that it is one of my all time favorite items ever. Several years ago I started learning more and more about essential oils and I soon learned that I needed to have a carrier oil. Obviously I read up on the many options and I settled on coconut oil. It truly is an awesome oil that can be used in hundreds of ways around your house to benefit your family.

Before you start asking yourself why you need coconut oil you need to understand that in my home we have a rule of thumb when it comes to bug out bag materials and prepper materials. If the item cannot be used for multiple issues then we simply discard it. We do not have the time or the space for single use items and therefore I am always looking for items that can be used in many different ways.

Coconut oil is one of the most valuable multipurpose items that we’ve ever discovered. In our home, it is used as a disinfectant, a skin softener, a deodorant, and a cleaning agent.

Coconut oil has some incredible properties! It is:

  • Anti-bacterial
  • Anti-viral
  • Anti-fungal
  • Anti-inflammatory
  • Anti-parasitic
  • Anti-microbial
  • Anti-protozoa
  • Anti-pyretic

You can use this one simple oil to combat tapeworms, athlete’s foot, dry skin, rash, yeast infection, lice and much more. And yet we haven’t even scratched the surface of what this super food can do for you. Did you know that you could make deodorant from coconut oil? You could mix a little CO with a little baking soda and you have toothpaste that will make your teeth stronger!

Coconut oil can also be used as a lubricant for all of your moving parts on machinery. It will also help keep your metal items from rusting. This is why we always wipe down our cutlery with CO before storing it. When you are in the outdoors the weather can turn quickly and metal is often the first thing to show signs of moisture.

Speaking of rust, CO can remove rust. All you have to do is soak the rusted area in the oil and allow it to sit for about an hour. After that it will almost wipe clean. It is a great option for making cleaners as well. Mixing CO with an abrasive element, such as baking soda, will make one heck of a cleaning scrub.

My husband also uses Coconut oil for shaving. We haven’t bought shaving cream in years. I shave my legs with it and he shaves his face with it. Too many people have the idea that all oils are greasy and sticky and messy. The greatest thing about CO is that it will absorb into your skin. You might be slick for a few minutes but after that your skin will be shiny, clean, and smooth as can be. It even works well as a beard oil.

Coconut oil is also a great item to keep around for your pets. If your cats or dogs have sensitive skin and they are constantly scratching, try putting a little CO on their skin. It will help soothe the itch and it will reduce their scratching. It can even help with those “hot spots” that nothing else seems to treat.John Wick: Chapter 2 live streaming film online

You can also eat coconut oil. Stir a spoonful of coconut oil into your morning cup of coffee and it will boost your energy levels and it will even help you stay alert for longer periods of time. Plus…it doesn’t taste too bad either!

What are your favorite ways to use coconut oil? Share your best tips on the comments!

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About Ms. Prepper

I’m Laura P, aka, Passion Prepper, aka, Storage Prepper! I’ve been homesteading nearly all my life and prepping for the last 6 years. I strongly believe our great country of America was built on self-sufficient families like mine and yours. Politics bores me, learning new stuff, getting outside and living life thrills me.

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