I recently posted about my current top 10 Costco finds. One of the most commented on items was the . We use it for just about everything in our home. Here are 7 ways we love using oil.

1. Natural Vapor Rub 

Anytime we have a cold in the house I whip up a batch of homemade vapor rub. It is perfect for rubbing on the chest to help with congestion or I rub on the bottom of our feet and then put on socks.

Homemade Vapor Rub

1/2 cup coconut oil

2 drops peppermint oil

2 drops eucalyptus oil

4 drop OnGuard

Mix and keep in fridge until needed.

2.  Face wash

I have always had a problem with acne and sensitive skin. The only two things that have worked for me is “oil washing” with coconut oil and black soap. During the winter, I primarily use my coconut oil wash. I like to use a 2:1 ratio of coconut oil and . It is a perfect moisturizer and exfoliator all wrapped in one wash.

Homemade Coconut Face Wash

1 cup coconut oil

1/2 cup baking soda

2 drops melaleuca essential oil

2 drops lavender essential oil.

Mix and keep in a resealable container.

3.  Hair conditioner

We like to use coconut oil as a pre-poo conditioner/hot oil treatment. We simply section hair and slather hair from root to tip. Place hair in a shower cap for 30 minutes and then proceed with washing routine. For a deeper treatment, you can sit under a hair dryer.

4.  Toothpaste

Coconut oil is a natural anti-bacterial and has shown to be an effect tool to prevent gum disease. ****This also works well as a face exfoliating**** 🙂 

Simple Coconut Toothpaste

1/2 cup coconut oil

1/2 cup baking soda

1 tbsp bentonite clay

2 drops peppermint

2 drops melaleuca

2 drops clove

Mix and store in a condiment jar that is squeezable.

5.  Muscle soothing rub

As an active family, we usually have someone that is experiencing some muscle pain. We have a container muscle rub that I refill regularly.

Muscle Rub

1/2 cup coconut oil

5 drops Deep Blue essential oil or 2 drops peppermint & 2 drops melaleuca

1 teaspoon cayenne pepper

Mix all ingredients and use for any muscle or joint pain.

6.  Eczema Relief

Three of my four daughters battled with eczema. This run eased the pain and dryness well. One of them had to take the coconut oil internally as well to rectify the issue.

Eczema cream

1/2 cup coconut oil

10 drops lavender essential oil

Mix and keep in fridge till needed.

7.  Non-Dairy Coffee Cream

I enjoy starting my day with a cup of coffee and I often start it with a cup blended with coconut oil, honey, and cinnamon.  The coconut oil gives the coffee a similar mouth feel as cream but offers a multitude of health benefits. The key is blending the coffee, honey, cinnamon and coconut oil in a blender to get a good mixture.

24 comments on “7 Great Ways To Use Coconut Oil”

    • Yes, oil pulling has a multitude of benefits. Just make sure you do not have metal fillings. If you do, then you want to add bentonite clay to the oil. When you swish with oil the mercury in the fillings can leach out, and that is not good. If you add the bentonite clay to the oil, the clay will bind to the mercury and not enter into your system.

  1. It’s definitely good for the hair and the skin! This is the first time I’ve heard of it being used as a vapor rub, though! That’s amazing!

    • Yes, Elizabeth. I love it. I had to find a solution for the triplets because when they get sick they get super congested. I use the vapor rub on their chest, back and feet (cover with socks). It has been great and the think it is the most fun to get the chest rub. 🙂

    • I love the toothpaste. I can tell it has made a difference based on the responses I get from my dentist now. I must admit it doesn’t taste the best because I don’t add any sweetener, but it does the job and causes me to immediately rinse with mouthwash. 😉

  2. I used to used for my hair, but stopped using it completely for some reason…I have no idea why. But I am definitely going to try the oil wash and use it on my daughter’s eczema. Can’t wait to try it these ways! Thanks!

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