Suggestions for using Organic Virgin Coconut Oil.

1. As Edible Oil
To detox the body, takes 1 to 2 tablespoons in the morning. An excellent food supplement, known to help you alleviate thyroid disease, obesity, ill digestion system, and increase your immunity as the Virgin Coconut Oil is a Medium Fatty Acid Chain. It’ll kill the unfriendly bacteria only – leave the friendly bacteria alone. (Ref: The Healing Miracles of Coconut Oil by Fife)

2. As Massage Oil or Face Mask
Massage Oil: Apply to your body liberally as needed. For dry lines around your eyes, apply a small amount and massage it in.

Face Mask: Take 1 medium size ripe avocado (dry skin) or peach (normal skin), peeled, cleaned, and segmented (meaty part only). Put in microwave for 1 or 2 minutes until soft. Mesh with a fork. Add 2 to 3 tablespoons (more or less as appropriate) of virgin coconut oil to the cooked avocado or peach and stir. Mix in uncooked oats (up to 1 cup) until the mixture forms a thick consistency. Apply the facial mixture to your face, dry lines around your eyes, and neck. Avoid direct contact with your eyes. Leave mixture for 10 minutes. Rinse well with cool water.

3. Rash
Spread virgin coconut oil on the allergic area on the skin to make it soft and supple, with intense moisture and healing. The rash will be gone in 1 to 3 days. Virgin coconut oil is effective in curing the baby rash or any red rash caused by clothes irritation and dry weather.

4. Candida Fungus
Virgin Coconut Oil fights candida fungus very well which is generally found on the skin, mucous membranes of the mouth, intestinal tract and female areas. Mix 1 tablespoon of oil in distilled water, shake well and drink it or apply the oil on the infected area.

5. Sores, Cuts and Abrasions
Clean affected area thoroughly and apply the oil on top of it. In order to make sure the oil clean up the wound completely and stop infection, apply and saturate the bandage with oil. Then wrap around the wound with the bandage.

6. Sauna
Put few drops of Virgin Coconut oil in water and allow it to vaporize in the sauna.

7. Stain Remover
Coconut oil is excellent for cleaning stain, ink, carbon and other marks off most plastic and vinyl. Also the oil works well to remove chewing gum, paint and ballpoint ink marks from clothes. Add few drops of oil on top of dirt area; rub it with a damp cloth.

8. Healthy pets!
Many people feed coconut oil to their dogs. I used to feed eggs to our dogs to give them a shiny, healthy, clean coat so even though I haven’t given it to my dog (we don’t have one) if they were unhealthy, overweight or needed some fats in their diet, coconut oil would be a great way to go! Approximately 1/4 teaspoon per day for small dogs or puppies and 1 teaspoon per day for large dogs. However, please be mindful that large amounts of coconut oil can cause diarrhea while the body adjusts.

Some people use coconut oil as a spread on toast, much like one would spread vegemite. Other use it like butter over steamed vegetables, baked potatoes or rice.

However, I just couldn’t take it on toast nor straight on my veggies. We do use it in the following ways:
Any recipe calling for butter, shortening, margarine or vegetable oil can be a “coconut oil” recipe. It is simply a matter of substituting coconut oil for whatever oil is called for in the recipe. We also substitute it for olive oil, only not 100% (we like both types of oil) so we might do 50% of each. We fry or saute anything and everything in coconut oil. We use it with and on our popcorn. I’ve tried to take a teaspoon in hot water for my morning cuppa, but it just doesn’t hit the spot.

I really want to find more ways to get my coconut oil down…any palatable suggestions?