Coconut Oil: Uses, Benefits and Why You Should Use It

Great ideas for using coconut oil both in and out of the kitchen!

There is a reason why everyone is talking about coconut oil these days. From raw foodies to vegan chefs to Paleo eaters, the internet is ablaze with rave reviews about this trending ingredient. Even if you’re not a fan of the flavor, I can think of a bunch of other ways to use it. The beauty benefits alone will earn it a spot in your medicine cabinet!

Because coconut oil is super moisturizing, it’s perfect for things such as DIY body scrubs or even hair masks. I made a face scrub using coconut oil as a Christmas gift for friends and family members last year that the recipients RAVED about. Rub a dollop of it on your skin to see for yourself! It will leave you feeling baby-soft, and it’s all-natural, unlike a lot of lotions out there. Here are a few great uses for coconut oil:

  • In a stir fry or quick sauté

  • As a butter substitute in baking

  • To make raw chocolate bars

  • In a supercharged smoothie

  • In bulletproof coffee

  • Spread on toast

  • In oil pulling

  • As a moisturizer

  • As a leave-in conditioner

  • As lip balm

  • To soothe itchy skin or bug bites

  • As a natural treatment for lice

  • To relieve the pain of a sore throat

  • In a DIY body butter

  • As a makeup remover

Before you run out to the store to grab a jar, make sure you’re getting only the good stuff. Make sure the coconut oil you get is organic, ethically sourced, and virgin—like Thrive Market’s. Thrive Market is offering all new members a FREE jar of high-quality organic virgin coconut oil. Claim your FREE gift today before they’re gone!  

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