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Coconut Oilis one of nature’s true wonders, and it can perform miracles for your health too. As such, it’s fast becoming the most popular addition to anyone who’s passionate about improving their health naturally.
Proven to improve skin and hair, help prevent premature aging, control weight loss, prevent heart disease, cancer and diabetes and provide immune support.
It’s also one of the most remedies to keep hair shiny and control frizz. It does this by moisturizing damaged hair and even aiding in preserving the hairs natural oils and proteins.
In fact, it’s so popular that Entire books have been dedicated to providing evidence based coconut research, such as The Coconut Oil Miracle. Involving the health, beauty and healing properties of this oil.
If you’re interested in the coconut oil we use to make the majority of these recipes with, click here.
Let’s get on with our extensive list of things to make with coconut oil, but before you do, please share this on pinterest and like us on facebook. Important update: Be careful which Coconut oil you buy, for example here is a good quality coconut oil: Nature’s Way Coconut Oil, 32-Ounce
A good coconut oil will be unrefined (virgin) and organic. There are still organic refined coconut oils though such as this one: Organic Coconut Oil 14 oz. However, these refined oils do not possess all the same health benefits, and are usually lacking in flavor too, so don’t be fooled by the quality just because it’s organic.
Coconut oil recipe #1
Homemade coconut butter by Ohsheglows.com
Angela, the owner at Ohsheglows, is passionate about vegan food, and made this easy to follow, simple coconut butter. She also provides a varyity in the mix, such as carob coconut butter.
We gave it a go ourselves and used this Certified Organic Carob Powder.
Coconut oil recipe #2
Homemade coconut milk by lovelovething.com
After discovering additives in her so called ‘organic’ milk drink she set out to make her own. Danielle describes her process ‘I immediately set out to find a way to make our own coconut milk. I tried using canned coconut milk, but I wanted to get away from the canned aspect. Finally, I found a way to use shredded coconut and my beloved high-speed blender to make us a version of coconut milk we all love. It’s simple, of course, or I wouldn’t do it. It’s inexpensive, and by golly, it’s healthy too.’ – lovelovething.com.
Coconut oil recipe #3
Whipped Coconut Oil Body Butter from LivingTheNourishedLife.com
Elizabeth was seeking an alternative to the traditional store bought body butters such as this one, which contain artificial additives. This is an additive free formula and can easily be made in your whisk at home.
This body butter is a complete money saver and the only mandatory ingredient is coconut oil. You have the option of adding some restoring vitamin E oil, and of course a few drops of essential oils. All of which are affordable.
Get the full recipe and try it for yourself here.
Coconut oil recipe #4
Homemade coconut milk yogurt by feshly-grown.com
Discovered at a nutrition class, the creator wanted to make an affordable coconut yogurt that was still as great tasting as the store bought versions.
Coconut oil recipe #5
Homemade coconut flour by lovelovething (again)
Made by the same folks who have already made the simple coconut milk, we’ve included this one as it’s a by product of the process!
Pay them another visit here:
Coconut oil recipe #6
Aloe, Coconut and Lavender body butter by MyHoneysPlace.com
This body butter has made the list with its inclusion of some key ingredients, most notably Aloe Vera.
Aloe Vera isn’t in most body Butters, but there’s really no reason why it shouldn’t be. A great Skin conditioner and toner, it also improves overall blood circulation and is one of the best treatments nature can buy for pimples and acne.
This is also quite a professional recipe with Beeswax and Lanolin so it will store very well indeed.
See MyHoneysPlace.com for full Details!
Coconut oil recipe #7
Homemade coconut citrus soap by petitelefant.com
In a bid to make soap making easy Allison had this to say about her recipe, ‘’No special equipment is required – not even tiny soap molds.’’ Made with Shea butter and quality essential oils work wonders for hand health.
View the recipe here
Coconut oil recipe #8
Homemade coconut cake by www.popcornandpearls.com
Ok, so this one isn’t made with coconut oil per say, neither is it the most healthy option, but number 8 on this list is a treat!
Coconut oil recipe #9
Homemade coconut oil Lipbalm by toriejayne.blogspot.co.uk
This simple recipe uses just four ingredients.
Coconut oil recipe #10
Homemade coconut luna Bars by vkressphotography.com
It’s great that these small recipes exist online, here’s another gem.
Coconut oil recipe #11
Homemade Graham Crackers with coconut oil by tfdiaries.com
Step by step with great photos to go with it.
Originally used as a substitute for butter, the coconut oil crackers turned out better than expected.
Coconut oil recipe #12
A unique coconut milk by onegreenplanet.org
Coconut oil recipe #13
Honey, coconut and avocado face mask by chicncheapliving.com
Just 3 Ingredients as the title suggests:
- 1 teaspoon honey (preferably raw)
- 1/2 teaspoon teaspoon coconut oil
- 1/2 ripe avocado
Coconut oil recipe #14
Sweet Citrus Vanilla Body Butter by deliciousobsessions.com
Make sure you scroll down further to see the recipes on this site.
Coconut oil recipe #15
Homemade coconut butter by delightedmomma.com
Just one ingredient, shredded coconut, this recipe is more about technique. The butter will solidify, just like regular coconut oil, but the process makes its texture likened to what we would typically associated with butter. Giving it more function. That’s why we’ve feature this on our list.
Coconut oil recipe #16
Homemade Healing Eczema Cream by homemademommy.net
For those that suffer from eczema, you’ll know there’s nothing worse that buying creams that only hinder the sensitive skin. This is a must read article for anyone suffering. The owner actually induced a skin reaction to then test out a wide range of lotions to test effectiveness. Her one came out on top, coconut oil included!
Coconut oil recipe #17
Non-Toxic Homemade Sunscreen Lotion Bars by homemademommy.net (again!)
After being extremely impressed with the article above, we browsed the site and found another gem. We’ve included this one purely becuase of the practicality of these recipes. Those with sensitive skin or eczema will really appreciate the nautral alternatives that are so hard to come by. Great for us who want to be free of artificial chemicals.
Coconut oil recipe #18
DIY Shaving Cream by healyrealfoodvegetarian.com
Coconut oil recipe #19
All Natural Homemade Toothpaste – A great recipe from EcoMomicalme.com
This recipe was created by a mom trying to go green and she has certainly done a good job with this natural toothpaste.
Made with all natural ingredients, perfect for those looking to ditch chemicals in their life and want to start with the smaller things.
We tried this recipe and it worked out pretty good, we recommend using this stevia for the recipe.
Coconut oil recipe #20
Chocolate and coconut oil cake by italianinthemidwest.com
Coconut oil recipe #21
Coconut Oil Mayonnaise by healingandeating.com
A great recipe from this very nice informative site. A quick recipe that will save you from the common additives in mainstream mayo.
Coconut oil recipe #22
DIY: Calming Lavender Coconut Oil by frugalgreenbaby.com
This isn’t so much of a ‘thing’ or a recipe, but it’s a neat idea. We’ve used the same mixture for hair before – it’s great for making hair shiny and thicker too.
Coconut oil recipe #23
DIY Coconut Sugar Scrub by thenovicechefblog.com
An amazing exfoliating scrub, this DIY recipe uses just 4 ingredients:
1 cup coconut oil
2 cups turbinado sugar (sugar in the raw – the coarse flakes)
1/2 cup granulated sugar
3 tablespoons vitamin e (optional)
Great for soft skin.
Coconut oil recipe #24
Coconut & Vanilla Brown Sugar Body Scrub by bikinigardener.wordpress.com
A slight variation on the above recipe – still perfect to try at home.
Coconut oil recipe #25
DIY Coconut Oil Lotion Bars by veggieconverter.com
Perfect for a homemade gift.
Coconut oil recipe #26
DIY: Homemade Natural Honey Coconut Lip Moisturizer by thefrugalgreenishmama.com
Find the full thing here. Great to try at home for gifts, and is surprisingly easy to make. Here’s a great little recipe to get you started.
Coconut oil recipe #27
How To Make Irresistible Coconut Oil Chocolates by www.beyondthepeel.net
This is actually an extremely easy recipe, and is far healthier than store bought snacks, a guilt free indugance for sure!
P.S this recipe has a handy youtube video to go with it, so no excuses!
Coconut oil recipe #28
Natural Mosquito Repellent by making-healthy-choices.com
Coconut oil recipe #29
Anti-Fungal Coconut Cream by modernalternativemama.com
The author has had huge success with this all natural recipe with her family members, and doesn’t take long to make. Check it out here.
Coconut oil recipe #30
Homemade Decongestant Chest Rub by wholenewmom.com
Did you know that there were actually harsh chemicals in most vapor rubs? These are usually going to cause irritations to sensitive skin, especially in children. Find out how you can make a healthier version here.
Coconut oil recipe #31
Homemade Herbal Vapor Rub by keeperofthehome.org
And last but not least, we were shocked to read about the chemical components of vapor rub, so we’ve given you another one to chose from, taking our grand total to 31!
It’s amazingly versatile – Who’d have thought the same ingredient you put in mosquito repellent and body butters could be used to make delicious cake? Coconut oil in your home is something I suggest everyone has and I recommend: Nature’s Way Coconut Oil, 32-Ounce
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