Coconut Oil

Discussion in 'Survival Medicine' started by Motomom34, Oct 10, 2015.


  1. Motomom34

    Motomom34 Moderator Moderator Site Supporter++

    In 2012 @CATO posted a thread on 80 uses of Coconut oil- 80 uses for coconut oil | Survival Forums which had a slight thread derail but still some good info. Today I found a list with 200 uses for coconut oil. We have two jars- actually more but one open in the kitchen for eating and cooking then another jar open for health and beauty.

    200 Brilliant Uses For Coconut Oil That Will Change Your Life Forever - DIY & Crafts

    Here are some of the medical uses-
    get the remaining uses here- 200 Brilliant Uses For Coconut Oil That Will Change Your Life Forever - DIY & Crafts


    We use extra virgin unrefined. I have used coconut oil this week for my coffee, my feet, fed some to the dog for his skin issues. My son applies it to a cold sore, I removed sap from my hand. I made facial cream which has coconut oil for the base plus season my cast iron with it and used it in corn bread instead of shortening.

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    This link has a nice printable PDF of 122 uses for coconut oil. 122 Uses For Coconut Oil - Printable Images

    Since becoming a prepper, we have incorporated coconut oil into our daily lives. I do wonder if SHTF & the deliveries stopped, what would I use instead. Yes, I have some in storage but it doesn't store forever.

    What do you use coconut oil for?
     
  2. tacmotusn

    tacmotusn Mosquito Sailor

    In place of Wesson oil for orgies, because it tastes better.

    plus it is good for your skin
     
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  3. Hanzo

    Hanzo Monkey+++


    Oh my!
     
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  4. Hanzo

    Hanzo Monkey+++

    Bullet proof coffee... Irish butter and coconut oil blended into French pressed coffee.

    Awesome for popping popcorn.

    Add to oatmeal.
     
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  5. Ganado

    Ganado Monkey+++

    Coconut oil great for 'pulling' 1st thing in the morning.

    This oral therapy is a type of Ayurvedic medicine [a traditional Indian system] that dates back 3,000 years," says Jessica T. Emery, DMD, owner of Sugar Fix Dental Loft in Chicago. "It involves swishing approximately 1 tablespoon of oil -- typically coconut, sesame, or sunflower oil -- in your mouth for about 20 minutes and then spitting it out."

    Unlike some so-called natural home remedies, it's not a practice that's based on pseudo-science. Recent studies show that oil pulling helps against gingivitis, plaque, and microorganisms that cause bad breath. How? "Most microorganisms inhabiting the mouth consist of a single cell," Emery says. "Cells are covered with a lipid, or fatty, membrane, which is the cell's skin. When these cells come into contact with oil, a fat, they naturally adhere to each other."

    Oil-Pulling Tips
    Use coconut oil. While you can get the same bacteria-fighting benefits with sesame or sunflower oil, coconut oil has the added benefit of lauric acid, which is well-known for its anti-microbial agents, Emery says, making it more effective. Also, a recent study found that coconut oil may help prevent tooth decay.

    Start with just 5 minutes a day. Twenty minutes of swishing is a long time, and while the longer you pull, the more bacteria you'll remove, 5 or 10 minutes will still offer some benefit. Also, if your jaw starts aching a few minutes in, slow down. "Don't work too hard," Emery says. "A gentle swishing, pushing, and sucking the oil through the teeth is all that's required."

    Don't swallow. "If you find it hard not to, you likely have too much oil in your mouth," Emery says. "Spit it out and try again with a smaller amount." Also, don't spit it down the sink, as the oil could clog your pipes. Just discard the used oil into the nearest trash can.

    Don't skip brushing and flossing. "Oil pulling should never replace routine dental visits and traditional home oral care," Emery says. "It doesn't reverse the effects of tooth decay, but it's a great supplemental therapy."

    Expert Tip
    "Coconut and sunflower oil aren't the only oils with dental health benefits. For irritated, inflamed gums, rub a little vitamin E oil directly on the surface. It's rich in antioxidants, easily absorbed, and helps regenerate healthy gum tissue." -- Jessica Emery, DMD
     
  6. KAS

    KAS Monkey++

    pulling 1st thing in the morning ... hmmmmm
     
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  7. Falcon15

    Falcon15 Falco Peregrinus

    I buy mine in industrial grade buckets. 5 gallons at a go. Use it for darn near everything from toothpaste to cooking.
     
  8. Falcon15

    Falcon15 Falco Peregrinus

    I would not know about the orgy part, but it is good for your skin!
     
  9. KAS

    KAS Monkey++

    were do u buy it in 5 gallon buckets?
     
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  10. Falcon15

    Falcon15 Falco Peregrinus

    Tropical Tradions web site or Amazon.com - depends on who has the best price and availability.
     
  11. Hanzo

    Hanzo Monkey+++

    We get our coconut oil from Costco.
     
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