You get coconut oil mostly in jars – up to 75 degrees it is solid and white. Only when heated it becomes liquid and transparent. It is best to buy cold-pressed organic oil, quality is important. And this is how you can use coconut oil:

  1. To make confectionery: Coconut oil has a cooling effect, virtually melts on the tongue – which is why it is used for ice cream confectionery and couvertures.
  2. For steaming: Coconut oil should not be heated too high. But you can steam vegetables with it, it gets a slightly exotic flavor.
  3. In coffee: That’s right. Bulletproof Coffee is the name of the miracle drink, which is supposed to increase attention and concentration and also makes you full for a loooong time. Coffee is refined with coconut oil and butter. Sounds absurd, but it tastes wonderfully creamy and delicious. With a few ice cubes it becomes the perfect iced coffee.
  4. As a spread: You can also spread coconut oil on bread, fits prima for example to strawberry-rhubarb jam.
  5. For cleaning: Prints from greasy fingers on dishwasher and kettle are ugly! Rub the surfaces with a little coconut oil, remove the residue with a microfiber cloth, and you’re done.
  6. For wood care: wooden surfaces, cutting boards and cooking spoons are happy to be rubbed. Coconut oil not only cares for the wood, it also has an antibacterial effect.
  7. For first aid: You can easily treat small cuts and scratches with coconut oil. It cares for the skin and has an antibacterial effect.
  8. For pets: You can wonderfully care for stressed dog paws with coconut oil, a spoonful in the food ensures soft, shiny fur. Coconut oil is also said to be effective against ticks.
  9. To remove makeup: Apply a small amount of coconut oil to the eyes with your fingers and massage in circular motions. Remove with a cotton pad, done!
  10. For oil pulling: You can also take advantage of the antibacterial properties of coconut oil for oral hygiene. Before brushing your teeth, put a tablespoon of coconut oil in your mouth and swish it back and forth in your mouth for at least five minutes, don’t swallow! This is said to make for whiter teeth and fresher breath, plus it detoxifies nicely. Plus, you can make your own toothpaste from coconut oil.

Healthy fat in the diet: coconut oil for cooking and baking

For baking, cooking and frying: Coconut oil also withstands high temperatures and for this reason can be used very well in the kitchen. Who is afraid that from now on all dishes taste like coconut, can be unconcerned. After seasoning, the coconut flavor is only recognizable to real gourmets. But if you do taste it: There is also special odorless and tasteless coconut oil. In addition, the subtle coconut oil aroma gives dishes such as pancakes or Thai curries an extra delicious touch. And coconut can do even more, as coconut flour is a perfect flour substitute.

Coconut oil for skin & body: low irritant and nourishing

  • Skin softener: coconut oil is high in moisture and vitamins. A thin film on dry skin cares and is quickly absorbed, so the fat does not soak into the clothes. By the way, natural coconut oil is particularly suitable for sensitive skin or neurodermatitis, as it contains no chemical additives that irritate the skin.
  • Coconut coffee scrub: Save the next coffee grounds and mix with a little coconut oil. Then off to the shower. After lathering up, rub the scrub all over your body. The coffee exfoliates the skin and the oil softens it so nicely that you don’t even need to apply any cream afterwards. When you’re done, rinse everything off well and also give the shower a good rinse to get rid of all the coffee granules.
  • After-sun lotion: coconut oil soothes the skin and gives it back the moisture it loses while sunbathing. Coconut oil also has a natural sun protection factor. However, it’s so low that you’d better not rely completely on coconut oil as a substitute for sunscreen or SPF.
  • Acne helper: Lauric acid, which is contained in coconut oil at about 40%, has an antibacterial and anti-inflammatory effect. Regularly applied to pimples and irritated acne skin, then the skin impurities gradually recede and heal faster. Additional plus: The coconut oil keeps the skin supple and thus prevents scarring.
  • Lip care: Pour some coconut oil into a used-up package for lip care and apply regularly in a thin layer. Even dry and chapped lips become super soft and kissable.

Intensive hair care with coconut oil

  • Anti-dandruff care: For itchy scalp and dandruff, simply massage the scalp regularly with coconut oil. Preferably before shampooing, so you can remove the oil afterwards with a gentle shampoo. The nutrients in coconut oil moisturize the head and the hair also gets a great conditioning treatment at the same time, making rinsing unnecessary. Even more home remedies against hair dandruff we have here for you.
  • Split ends and dry hair: coconut oil is one of the fats that penetrate deep into the hair structure and nourish the hair from the inside. This gives your mane a new shine and also prevents split ends. Especially in summer you do a hair with coconut oil something good.

You see, not only olive oil has superpowers. That’s why it’s best to buy several jars of coconut oil. We hope you enjoy trying it out, caring for it and cooking with it.