Homemade Toothpaste With Coconut Oil – and 38 other coconut oil cures!

coconut oil toothpaste

It seems like everywhere I turn lately, I run across another “___ Uses For Coconut Oil” list. Sometimes when things are HYPED that much…my skeptic’s radar goes into overdrive. But, the more I read about it, the more it DOES seem like it can do anything! I have read so much about Coconut Oil in the past week, my head is spinning! But despite research overload vertigo…I have managed to glean some of my personal favorites from the HUNDREDS I read about and thought I would share them with you. I haven’t personally TRIED all of these…but wouldn’t hesitate to do so.

coconut oil toothpaste

 

a couple I HAVE tried:

 

***Homemade Coconut Oil Toothpaste
by Crunchy Betty


3 Tbsp coconut oil
3 Tbsp baking soda
25 drops peppermint essential oil
1 packet stevia
2 tsp vegetable glycerin (optional)

Put the coconut oil and baking soda in a bowl and mash up with a fork until blended. Add the peppermint essential oil, stevia and optional vegetable glycerin and continue to mash and stir until you’ve reached toothpaste consistency.

This recipe surprised me! I was anticipating it tasting pretty nasty…but it was minty fresh instead!  AND it left my teeth feeling clean and “slickery”. (yeah…I made that word up.)

 

5 stars from me!!!

 

coconut oil toothpaste
coconut oil toothpaste
coconut oil toothpaste

 

***Add to mineral foundation powder for a great no-streak glowing foundation.

I only use mineral makeup foundation. But sometimes I feel like my skin could use something with a little moisture to it to use as a base. So I tried this tip and I LOVED it. I used the “liquid” foundation first…then finished off with the powder and got such a nice, even coverage! I wouldn’t use it for everyday, but for special occasions….DEFINITELY!

 

more i WANT to try:

 

***Moisturizing Shower Scrub:  1 cup coconut oil; 1/2 cup aloe vera gel; 1/4 cup baking soda

***Frizzy Hair Remedy. After washing and conditioning, rub a small amount between palms and smooth over wet hair, style as usual

***Hair Mask: 2 Tbs olive oil, 2 Tbs coconut oil, 2 Tbs almond oil, however many punctured vitamin E tablets as you want, and some lemon juice.

***Deodorant - already blogged about

***Eye Makeup Remover - already blogged about

***Healthy “Magic Shell” ice cream topping. Melt any kind of chocolate and mix in some coconut oil. Pour it on your ice cream and it hardens just like the magic shell stuff.

***Condition your wooden cutting boards.

***Keep a little container in your purse for lip moisturizer.

***Add a spoonful to your dog or cat’s food.

***Use on your baby’s diaper rash or cradle cap.

***Use to help reduce visibility of stretch marks or to prevent stretch marks.

***For nursing mothers, use coconut oil on your nipples to prevent cracking and irritation.

***If you’re prone to nosebleeds, coat the inside of your nostrils with coconut oil regularly.

***Ear infections. Tilt your head to the side and put a few drops in (or a small chunk if you don’t want to melt it… your body heat will soon melt it).

***Homemade VapoRub:  3 Tbs. Coconut Oil – melted; 3-5 drops Tea Tree Essential Oil; 6-10 drops Rosemary Essential Oil. Place oil into a small container and add in essential oils. Then just rub on chest, under nose or on to feet.

***Insect Repellent.  Mix with peppermint, lemon balm, rosemary, or tea tree oil

***Mix with baking soda for a non-toxic “Goo Gone”.

***Got gum stuck in your hair? Try using coconut oil to remove without cutting your hair.
Use instead of WD-40.

***Mix with butter and toss your popcorn in it.

***Chocolate ‘bark’ with Virgin coconut oil
4 T. (1/4 cup) Virgin Coconut Oil
1-T. Cocoa Powder
1/4 t. lowcarb sweetener, such as stevia
2 oz sliced almonds optional
2 oz coconut flakes optional
Melt the coconut oil to a liquid LOW heat, add in cocoa powder and sweetener. Stir to combine and blend well. Blend nuts and flakes into chocolate mixture (Optional). Pour onto a plate with wax paper on it put in refrigerator or freezer on LEVEL shelf and let set 10 minutes or so. It will harden quickly and breaks up easy, put in a plastic bag and keep in refrigerator or freezer.

***Strengthening Nails. Add a drop of lavender to a little dish of coconut oil and rub it into your nails and they will be strong and lovely.

***As a treatment for Alzheimer’s and dementia patients.

***Mix it with sugar for an exfoliating sugar scrub.

***Melt a tablespoon of it and pour it into your smoothie. 1 cup full-fat yogurt, 1/2 cup strawberries, 2 Tbsp maple syrup, 1Tbsp melted coconut oil. Delicious and healthy.

***Use coconut oil as a natural guitar string lubricant and string cleaner. 

***Use coconut oil instead of the pricey toxic shampoos to get rid of lice.

***Mix garlic with coconut oil and it makes whatever you’re cooking taste buttered!

***Rub it on fresh tattooes. Helps with the healing process.

***Use coconut oil mixed with baking soda for a moisturizing and brightening facial scrub.

***Sore Throat Remedy.  If you feel a sore throat coming on, let a spoonful of coconut oil dissolve on your tongue and coat your throat. Sore throat should be gone by the next day!

***Sunscreen
Spoon 3 tbsp. of shea butter into a medium bowl. Add 6 tbsp. of coconut oil to the shea butter. Whip the two ingredients together using a wire whisk.
Add 2 tbsp. of zinc oxide to the mixture and blend with the wire whisk.

***Use it on cold sores!

***Use to condition your wooden cutting boards.

***Keep a little container in your purse for lip moisturizer.

And last but certainly not least….and possibly my VERY FAVORITE…

***Cinnamon toast is AMAZING with coconut oil in place of butter! Can’t WAIT to try this one out!


SOURCES:

http://www.crunchybetty.com/a-millionish-uncommon-and-not-so-uncommon-uses-for-coconut-oil

http://www.deliciousobsessions.com/2012/01/52-uses-for-coconut-oil-the-simple-the-strange-and-the-downright-odd/

http://healthimpactnews.com/2011/80-uses-for-coconut-oil/

http://www.hybridrastamama.com/2012/01/160-uses-for-coconut-oil.html

http://www.livestrong.com/article/278326-how-to-use-coconut-oil-as-a-sunscreen-deodorant/


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Comments

  1. Anonymous says

    Where can I buy coconut oil? I don't think I have ever seen it in stores that I frequent.

    • Steph says

      Vitacost. I buy mine there it is Organic. When you sign up they will give you $10 off.. They will also run the special on free shipping so buy the big container for around $12. It’s perfect!

    • Anonymous says

      I recently bought a jar from GNC, and they were running a buy one, get one half off special

    • Maria says

      Wal Mart carries several kinds, for $10 or under. The organic kind is in the vitamin isle and costs $10, they also have Lou Ana, hug tub for $6 in the cooking oil isle, here they also have another kind but it’s processed.

      • kay says

        Wow!! Thank you, I am glad to know Wal-Mart has it. I love, love, love, Coconut oil. I use it for my skin; I have such dry skin even in the summer. Also Jillee I love your blog!!! Many Blessings!! Have a wonderful New Year everyone!!!

      • says

        I used to have dry skin. Since I have been adding a tablespoon of coconut oil to my morning and afternoon smoothie my skin is not dry as before I started taking it. I noticed a difference around the one and a half month mark. Even the palms of my hands are softer! I buy the organic virgin coconut oil (16ozs) for $5.99 at Trader Joes.

    • renee says

      Trader Joes has some organic raw coconut oil that I buy every time I’m there! I use it for everything and it’s amazing!!

    • Hezaa says

      You can get it cheaply from Trader Joes, I’ve seen it at Ralphs, Sprouts/Henry’s Market, most health food stores, etc. I’ve seen it as low as 5 dollars a jar in many places.

    • Lee Anne says

      It can also be purchased at WalMart locations and almost any pharmacy or grocery where natural vitamins and herbal supplements are sold. It usually is sold in a jar and has a hard feel. When you hear coconut oil, you think liquid. It is not liquid until softened or your body heat melts it.

    • Grace says

      You can get a half gallon tub of it at Costco Wholesale. It’s really cheap there. I believe that the brand is Carrington Farms. This is the best coconut oil that we have found. Really good quality. At our Costco the half gallon tub is $16.

    • Maggie says

      You can find it at the supermarket. You can find it in the the section where they sell olive oil, Pam, corn oil…

  2. Rebecca says

    Coconut oil on warm fresh bread with honey is delicious! I still love washing my face with coconut oil, a tip that I got from you…my skin thanks you and so does my bank account!

  3. Anonymous says

    I love your posts! I follow a similar toothpaste recipe however instead of stevia I use Xylitol which is actually in our chewing gum to help prevent tooth decay. Xylitol is sweet and tastes good…I use it to sweeten almost all of my tea, baking etc instead. Hope this helps!

  4. Diana says

    I used some coconut oil to get some weird sticky gunk off my front door. Goo Gone didn't get that stuff off, but coconut oil did!

  5. Anonymous says

    you can buy the coconut oil at health food shops….buy organic…..it is fabulous

  6. Anonymous says

    I know this is a sidenote, but recently when makIng oatmeal for breakfast, I realized I forgot to pick up milk the previous night :/ I used half a can of coconut milk, mashed strawberries and bananas and got rave reviews! I'm starting to think coconuts are the cure to everything!

  7. Carole says

    I love coconut oil! SO many ways to use it. Now I will try your toothpaste. Thanks, Jillee

  8. Anonymous says

    I have tried many brands of Coconut Oil and they are not the same. The best I have ever found was from http://www.nutiva.com it is extra virgin cold pressed coconut oil and smells incredible when you open it up. I do not work for Nutiva but wanted to share about the wonders of their oil. Thanks Jillee for another amazing post. I read your blog daily! :)

    • Carol says

      I agree…Nutiva is the best! Im going to share my opinion of this great stuff! Tasting it right off a spoon is the best taste test…pure coconut heaven! I’ve tried Tropical Traditions too but it isn’t as tasty as Nutiva…their website though has a lot of recipes for food and health remedies…they have coconut everything and other organic products…Coconut Concentrate is delicious…tropical traditions.com! I’ve been using extra virgin coconut oil for years especially for cooking…it melts at about 74 degrees and has a high cooking temperature vs olive oil. In the cooler months the oil will stay solid in the container but in the warmer months it will liquify…it doesn’t hurt the oil going back and forth (if it lasts that long!:). I can’t say enough about it! Right now on Amazon.com you can get 2 – 54 oz containers of Nutiva for $26.49 (Prime – free shipping) and these are huge! And this oil has a very long shelf life! Google coconut oil and you will find the cures, remedies, recipes, etc that are endless! Enjoy! :D

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