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Coconut Oil use and benefits! Get amazing before and after healthy glowing skin using coconut oil!

Updated on January 22, 2015

Spectrum Organic Coconut Oil

By far this is my favorite brand!  No smell or taste and about $7 at walmart.  One can last for months!
By far this is my favorite brand! No smell or taste and about $7 at walmart. One can last for months!

Organic Expeller Pressed Coconut Oil

Coconut Oil has so many wonderful uses, it is impossible for me to list them all here. Some people are aware of all the benefits of this oil, others are not. If you don't already have some in your pantry or kitchen go buy it, everyone can benefit from this stuff including pets! For all the uses it has, I still can't believe how cheap it is at the store! Truly a miracle of nature.

I prefer Spectrum Organic Coconut oil. This can be easily found in the baking/oil isle at your local grocery store (I always find mine at a place called Giant Eagle). Typically a large jar of this brand runs around $8.00, and despite what people think, it does not taste like a coconut. My 2nd favorite brand is Jarro, also organic. I love coconut oil for a hair mask in the winter months. Just apply and brush through, wait 20 minutes and wash hair as usual. For best results, try this hair mask 3-4 times a week. I use it for dry skin, on my entire body and face. Nothing beats a hot bath and extreme moisturizing afterward with coconut oil. It makes an unbeatable aftershave too. I will eat 1-2 tbsp’s a day for the benefits to my cardiovascular system, for energy and weight loss and my pets will also eat a small amount, they also enjoy getting it rubbed into their coats 1x a month. I really can't say enough GOOD about using Organic Coconut Oil in your home and on your body.

Coconut Oil benefits

The uses are almost endless


· Replace your other cooking oils in your home with Organic Coconut Oil, replace butter, and use coconut oil to cook high temperature foods, such as stir fry’s. It’s fabulous for baking, salad dressing, and will season cast iron skillets. It's also a fabulous coffee additive.

FOR THE BODY, internally

When taken internally, coconut oil can reduce cholesterol, improve memory, reduce viral load (since it has natural anti-viral properties, similar to Garlic), it will increase energy without storing it as fat in your body, supports thyroid function, naturally boosts metabolism and weight loss, helps promote natural yeast balance within the body, aids in digestion, assists in regulating insulin levels, helps improve the absorption of calcium and magnesium, helps lessen Arthritis pain. Helps Alzheimer’s Disease, helps IBS, and boosts the immune system.

FOR THE BODY, externally

Use as a natural lotion, superb moisturizer and skin softener, it will help heal and prevent chapped lips and premature facial and neck aging. It relieves pain from skin irritations, rashes and lesions, smooths and softens rough dry elbows and knees, it makes a great nighttime face cream and lightens age and smoking spots. Use as an intensive hair mask (apply through hair, leave on 20-40 minutes, wash as usual). Mix with equal parts sugar for a fabulous body scrub. White or brown sugar is wonderful. Brown sugar is less abrasive. When rubbed on skin it will kill warts and speed up the healing of cold sores (Herpes simplex type 1) or lesions and blisters from (Herpes Simplex type 2). It can be used as a natural deodorant, it helps prevent, heal, and lighten stretch marks, it’s a natural SPF 4, makes a great romantic massage oil, add eucalyptus and make a soothing vapor rub, reduces hair frizz, makes a great natural personal sexual lubricant.


Cures cradle cap. It's great for a natural all over body moisturizer, helps cure diaper rash, topically it will help cure skin irritations like chicken pox and rashes, mix with vinegar for a natural lice treatment.


When given internally it will create a smooth and shiny coat, and cure “dog” breath. Rub through the coat to naturally help kill parasites like fleas, apply to pets skin to cure skin irritations.

Coconut oil for hair?


Dosing suggestions

Adults 10 and up

1-2 teaspoons daily

Children 10 and under

1 teaspoon daily


1/2 teaspoon daily-if animal develops loose stools, reduce dose.

*With natural supplements, if you have other health conditions be sure to talk to your primary care doctor before taking internally.

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Just give it a try

I'm not sure it's possible to list all the uses for Coconut Oil, this stuff is truly a blessing from nature.

In summary, even if you are a skeptic, just give it one try in your household. You will not regret it. And for $8-$10, this stuff is worth its weight in gold.

© 2013 Rebecca


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    • Bishop55 profile image

      Rebecca 2 years ago from USA

      My cat does the same thing! He even begs for it. :) I use this stuff for everything. Also if you get a cold, you can eat 1 tsp a day, it's another one of natures antibiotics, so is Garlic and Oil of Oregano. Great makeup remover too. :)

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      Teaspoon2088 2 years ago

      Thanks for the advice on pets, Rebecca! I enjoy using coconut oil masks on my color treated long hair.

      I just tried giving it to my cat and thought I would have to force feed it, but he likes it and licked the spoon clean! :)

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      Rebecca 2 years ago from USA


      I'm not entirely sure. I'd just start with a tablespoon and add as you go (see how much they absorb). It's non-toxic, but to much can make the coat greasy. Hope that helps.

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      Rayne123 2 years ago

      Hi there

      I did leave a comment previously, however I was wondering if you could or know how much to rub on a dog's coat and how many times a week or day

      (large dogs)

      Thank you

      Great hub


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      Frank Atanacio 2 years ago from Shelton

      interesting and useful hub Bishop.. I can tell a lot of research went into this hub.. because it reads like a manual.. :) Frank

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      Rebecca 3 years ago from USA

      Hi Jackie. I'd love the deodorant recipe!

      As for eating it, you can cook with it, I sub it with any meal that normally calls for extra virgin olive oil. Or, you can mix a tablespoon or two in coffee, or just eat a tablespoon of it directly. It really doesn't have any flavor. I eat it raw, so do my cats :) Thanks for your comment.

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      Jackie Lynnley 3 years ago from The Beautiful South

      I just started using this recently and I need to start eating it. How do you eat it? I make the best deodorant ever out of this and baking soda! Got the recipe from someone at hubpages or the idea for it anyway. It is great stuff and I like Spectrum best too. Oh and I put it on my kitties smushed with garlic to get rid of fleas til they are old enough to go to the vet.


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      Rebecca 4 years ago from USA

      Thanks for your great comment Rayne123, and for sharing this. Try your local grocery store. Do you have a Giant Eagle near you? Or Walmart, they have it cheapest, look near the cooking oil isle. :)

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      Rayne123 4 years ago

      Great information

      I have used it for many reasons listed and not listed. I have not had any in awhile though..have to get some more.

      I love it. However I have not seen it in grocery stores around here only in health stores,, which is very expensive.

      It also helps your hair to grow a tiny bit faster and healthier, but like anything you must be faithful to it.

      Thank you for info


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      Janet Giessl 4 years ago from Georgia country

      Very great hub! I'm a great coconut fan but I haven't used coconut oil very often. Your hub reminds me of buying it and using it more as it is so beneficial. Thank you for sharing this.

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      Rebecca 4 years ago from USA

      Thank you Torrilynn!

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      torrilynn 4 years ago

      really great hub that you have here on the many uses of coconut oil

      I never knew how beneficial it could be until I came across your hub.

      great information and Voted up.

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      Rebecca 4 years ago from USA

      Hi, the kind I use is very solid. But warms quickly in your hands. It has no scent or taste. My cat will lick it off my fingers! He loves it. I think Coconut oil is one of natures little miracles. It's amazing. Thanks for your comment.

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      Vicki 4 years ago

      Good post. Read about this a few years ago. I use a cold pressed/unrefined, organic, virgin coconut oil and it is wonderful. Mine has a light, pleasurable scent/taste of coconut - love it soooo much! Is the kind you use more of a liquid? It looks like it in the jar. Just curious. What I use is a solid.

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      Rajan Singh Jolly 4 years ago from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar,INDIA.

      I absolutely agree with you on this Rebecca. I've written a hub on the many health benefits of coconut which you might find interesting.

      Voted up.

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      Shadaan Alam 4 years ago from India

      interesting hub, coconut oil is regarded as one of the best oils for beauty and hair care as well as from health point of view. agreed with you

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      Chitrangada Sharan 4 years ago from New Delhi, India

      Very nice and useful hub.

      In India coconut is used in many ways, for cooking, as oil, as hair oil, in beauty products etc. Since India has a large coastal area, coconut is found in abundance and is commonly used. I fully agree with your views in the hub.

      Thanks for this useful hub.