Coconut, Halved, By SingChan via Flickr Creative Commons
I can truly say I LOVE COCONUT OIL! It is a cure-all. Everything that baking soda won’t work on, coconut oil will.
Besides the obvious culinary and dermatological uses, there are, so far, 160 counted uses, says the lovely Hybrid Rasta Mama on her blog post, “160 Uses for Coconut Oil”. She was kind enough to let me link back to her list instead of counting them all up again for myself – you’ve got to check it out! Here are a few highlights…
Scrapes & Bruises
Is there anything it can’t do?! Check out Hybrid Rasta Mama’s page for lots more uses and information on this wonder.
WHAT KIND DO I BUY?
There are 2 basic varieties of coconut oil – expeller-pressed (refined) and unrefined. The refining process removes the coconut odor and flavor and arguably depletes the beneficial properties of the oil, but choose depending on your own preference; some people just don’t like the taste and smell, or might not in all uses.
WHERE CAN I BUY COCONUT OIL?
Any local health store should carry at least one variety. I have tried several brands, including Spectrum and Tropical Traditions, and the latter is my favorite. I just picked up a buy-one-get-one-free deal on TT’s 16 oz. Gold Label Virgin Coconut Oil for $19.99!
Special Price! – 2 pints – Gold Label Virgin Coconut Oil 16 oz. – Buy 1 get 1 FREE! (Unrefined)
Green Label Organic Virgin Coconut Oil – 32 oz. (Organic Unrefined)
32-oz Organic Expeller-Pressed Coconut Oil (Refined)
Make a first-time purchase through my links above to receive a FREE gift, Tropical Traditions’ book “Virgin Coconut Oil: How it has changed people’s lives and how it can change yours!” This book is packed with testimonies and solid research showing how healthy coconut oil is, and it also includes over 85 recipes showing how people can incorporate coconut into their diet.