CooCoo for Coconut Oil

by Lisa Breitenwischer

April 20, 2022

CooCoo for Coconut Oil

Lately, one of my current obsessions has been something so simple, yet useful in so many ways: coconut oil. Coconut oil has so many amazing benefits and such a wide range of usage, from cooking to health improvements. Below are a few of my favorite ways to utilize coconut oil in my daily routine:

  • Oil Pulling: need any toxins removed from your body quickly? Oil pulling is the way to go. Place about 1 teaspoon – 1 tablespoon of coconut oil in your mouth (a lot easier when the oil is in liquid form) and swish around for 10-15 minutes. Time goes by quicker when you’re doing something- laundry, getting lunch ready, etc. Personally, I can never do it for that long, I can only do it for about 5-8 minutes. But it still seems to work. I’ve had headaches and after pulling, they are gone. This is also a great way to naturally whiten your teeth. You’ll want to spit out in the toilet or the trash can because the oil can clog your drains.
  • Moisturizer: coconut oil is an excellent, inexpensive moisturizer that absorbs pretty quickly. Rub a little on your arms and legs after a shower and have silky smooth skin the next day. Remember, a little bit goes a long way. You can also whip the coconut oil for a different consistency. Whip 1 cup of oil (in solid form) and a few drops of your favorite essential oils for about 6-7 minutes (until light and airy) and spoon into a mason jar and cover tightly.
  • Exfoliate: the other day I made my own hand/body exfoliate with coconut oil and brown sugar, and boy does it smell divine. I mixed about 1/3 cup coconut oil with about ¼ cup or less of brown sugar. Rub it on your hands (or body) and buff away those dead skin cells then rinse. Take note- the oil may clog your drain over time.
  • Relieve Sun Burns: it’s easy to get a sunburn after being outside all day, especially with the 4th of July coming up. If you find yourself in this situation, pour some apple cider vinegar on a cloth then rub on the burn (instantly will relieve the sting & reduce inflammation) and then rub coconut oil (promotes healing) on afterward and your burn should subside greatly overnight. Precaution: Do not use vinegar on your skin if there is a cut or wound on it.

Other uses:

  • Cooking
  • Use in smoothies for added nutrients, liver Detox
  • Hair conditioner or dandruff remedy
  • Eye makeup remover
  • Face masks
  • Shoe leather polish
  • Help acne (lightly apply for topical treatment or ingest for it’s potent antibacterial, antiviral and antifungal properties)


One of my favorite brands is Vita Coco Extra-Virgin 100% Organic, Raw Coconut oil.

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