I love coconut oil and buy other brands when I find a good deal. But the Tropical Traditions brand is by far my favorite and by far the best in quality. So when it’s on sale (with free shipping), I get very excited!
This weekend, Tropical Traditions is offering a Buy-One-Get-One-Free deal on their 32-ounce jars of Gold Label Virgin Coconut Oil – the highest quality they offer. This is the best of the best!
On top of that, they are offering FREE SHIPPING on orders over $19. Use the code 19151 at check out for free shipping to apply. This is what awesome is!
5 of My Favorite Ways to Use Coconut Oil
In my opinion, if there was a be-all-and-end-all item, coconut oil would have to be it. It has so many uses and so many health benefits. Truly, I say “use coconut oil for that” at least once a day. (And also, “go take a sip of water.” My kids love how predictable I am.)
Below are five of my favorite uses for coconut oil, in no particular order…
We try very hard not to let ourselves get sunburned. But we were on the soccer field all last weekend, which was very sunshiny even if it is October. Our faces all turned pink. We all slathered cheeks, foreheads, and noses in coconut oil. So soothing and healing!
We pop corn in an air popper, then stir in melted coconut oil and sea salt. It is the best popcorn in the world.
And then after you’ve popped your corn and stirred in the coconut oil,
you should make this White Chocolate Peppermint Popcorn.
3. Skin Issues
Whenever any of us has something weird going on (any variety of weird) with our skin – the first thing we always try is coconut oil. It can’t hurt, and it almost always helps.
4. Frying Food
Most oils become hydrogenated (aka terrible for the body) when heated to high temps for frying. But coconut oil and palm oil are an exception to this. They can withstand high temps and remain stable. Hallelujah french fries! I prefer frying food in palm shortening or expeller pressed coconut oil because they are both flavorless. (The above mentioned coconut oil that is on sale this weekend has coconut flavor.)
Sweet Potato Fries
You’re going to need to make these.
Every muffin, quick bread, or cake I make with melted coconut oil is amazing. It’s also wonderful in my Whole Wheat Waffles. And Chewy Granola Bars. Here are some of my favorite recipes made with coconut oil:
- Chocolate Chocolate Chip Muffins
- Dark Chocolate Almond Granola
- Granola ~ 5-Minute Stop-Top Version
- Lemon Bread
- Whole Wheat Waffles
- Dark Chocolate Almond Granola
- Coconut Flour Muffins
- Coconut Fudge Bars
- Chewy Granola Bars
- Low Sugar Chocolate Peanut Butter Cake
- Low Sugar Carrot Cake
- Low Sugar Super Moist Chocolate Cake
I think we can all see now why we need a lot of coconut oil in our lives (and it may or may not have something to do with chocolate cake).
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Leave a comment to let us know your favorite ways to use coconut oil.
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kely remos says
Coconut oil is a Super amazing list that includes usability for your health, hair, skin, pets, cleaning and household kitchen spice supplement
Great list Laura! I agree with number 4, but I think you used the wrong chemical term. When most fats are heated they become oxidized, not hydrogenated. Oxidation is when the compounds in the fat or oil break down in the presence of oxygen and produce free radicals, which are damaging to our bodies. Saturated fats are more stable, so they do not oxidize as easily. Hydrogenation is a chemical process in which unsaturated fat becomes artificially saturated by adding hydrogen atoms, and those types of fats (eg. margarine and crisco) are unhealthy because our bodies don’t know how to process them like they do naturally occurring saturated fats. You need specialized equipment to hydrogenate something :) I hope I am not coming off as critical, I just think it is important to understand all these chemical terms, so we can all make our own informed health decisions :)
Thank you, Jennifer! This is so well written and helpful. I get the specifics of this mixed up (obviously) and you explained it perfectly!
I love all of your uses for it… and I also love to use it to make deodorant, bar soap, and diaper rash cream!!! Good stuff!!!
My dog likes coconut oil, so if there is ever a pill that she won’t willingly take, I just put the pill in her bowl, pour coconut oil over it, and she will happily eat it. Easy!
Hi Laura. I use so much coconut oil . I have a big jar in the kitchen for cooking and baking and a jar in the bathroom for oil pulling, use as a moisturizer for skin and hair and also started using it as a deodorant with baking soda. This stuff is great. I am going to try those sweet potato fries.