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Coconut Oil: Not Just For Cooking

File this under: Things My DIL Has Taught Me.

My DIL has taught me lots of fun things, one of which is that there is someone who can match Boy’s inner/outer geek. Nice!

Lately, with Sweet E’s arrival, Girl is teaching me about cloth diapers (not the cloth diapers from our generation…not even close), specialty bottle nipples for breast-fed babies and the benefits of coconut oil.

Coconut oil is all over the news these days; I’m sure you’ve heard of someone incorporating into their diet because of its extolled health benefits.

Girl is using coconut oil  (which actually came in solid form) as a protective balm of sweet E’s tush. I honestly had never heard of this before, but was open to what she had learned and put into action.

On my first week there helping out, I too used the designated container of coconut oil on E’s bum whenever it looked a bit red or appeared irritated.  It worked like a charm.

After seeing such a tender area visibly improve, I was hooked.

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As it happens, I stumbled upon this GIANT 54 oz. container.  I bought it, took half out to take to Girl, and kept the rest.

Coconut Oil: Not Just For Cooking

I’m storing my personal-use coconut oil in a glass container that I keep in the bathroom (I have another container for the kitchen, to cook with):

Coconut Oil: Not Just For Cooking

It’s in a solid state now, but if the temp gets a bit warmer, say with a hot shower, the top of the solid may turn to liquid form. The benefits do not change, whether in solid or liquid form.

Coconut Oil: Not Just For Cooking

So far, I’ve used it as a hand moisturizer, I’ve massaged my face with just a slight swipe of oil and I’ve covered a rug burn on my leg.  I have had fantastic results with all but the burny thing.  That was served best by a slathering of good old fashioned Vaseline.  Oh, my!

I have yet to cook with it, but just today I saw a recipe for stove-top popcorn using coconut oil.  NOM! (UPDATE: I use it when I make popcorn and it’s amazing!)

While all the aforementioned benefits are reason enough to try coconut oil, there’s a bonus no one talks about.  The biggest secret about this natural product?  It leaves you smelling like a tropical umbrelly drink.  Best. Side-Effect. Ever.

As if babies didn’t already smell good enough to eat…

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Alice (@mumsmakelists)

Thursday 25th of April 2013

Brilliant tip - need to try this out!

Thanks so much for sharing at The Friday Baby Shower, Alice x

Mrs. Tucker

Saturday 27th of April 2013

Happy to!

Kim @ Soliloquy Of Food & Such

Thursday 25th of April 2013

I recently started supplementing both my cat and dog's diet with coconut oil - they both love it, they eat it straight up!! Thanks for sharing, stopping by from Nap Time Creations!!

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Oooo, why? I'm now on the hunt for new things to do with coconut oil.

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