We all know coconut oil is one of the healthiest cooking oils out there. When it comes to a Paleo lifestyle you know you’ll see coconut oil used over and over again in recipes. That’s because organic cold-pressed coconut oil has been far less processed than most other oils you will find at the grocery store. But the amazing benefits of coconut oil go far beyond just cooking. Did you know that coconut oil is also great for cleaning?! Or that it’s a fantastic beauty product? Or that it can also keep your pets healthy?
Well, my friends, coconut oil does all that and then some. Coconut oil’s little secret is that it contains lauric acid. Coconut oil is made up of almost 50% lauric acid, a medium-chain triglyceride which is easily absorbed by the body. Lauric acid also has fantastic antibacterial properties as well as antiviral and antifungal properties. These combined properties make coconut oil an amazing cleaning agent and beauty product as well. (1,2)
In this article we’ll look at 30 different uses for coconut oil including: Skin Care, Hair Care, Household uses and even uses for you dog!