Coconut oil is incredibly useful in my house and I always have a jar handy. I cook with it, make personal care items and give it to my dog. Coconut oil helps with healing, boost your immunity and helps with digestion. Here is a link with some benefits: 11 Surprising Benefits & Uses of Coconut Oil
Personal care gets the most use in my house. There are 2 mixtures I always keep on hand for A: Young Living RC mixed with coconut oil and then a separate mixture of Young Living Lavender and coconut oil.
YL Lavender – When she was an infant and had what seemed like never ending cradle cap, I rubbed a little bit of the Lavender and coconut oil on her head and then later on would comb through her hair. A lot of it would lift up. Other than that, I use it as a body lotion when her skin gets dry and put it on any scratches she has. It helps moisturize her skin and help heal the broken skin. Because she is still so small I keep it away from her eyes, nose, and mouth. Occasionally if she has a scrap on her cheek or the top of her nose I will put the tiniest bit on her when she is down for the night. For this mixture I mixed about 10 drops of oil in a baby jar filled with coconut oil.
YL RC – Whenever A has a cold with a cough, I rub some of this on her chest. Typically at bed time. If it’s really bad I will put some on before daycare as well. My husband actually used it the other night before bed and it helped the deep cough he had. He only needed to use it twice before it was gone. This mixture has a 1:1 ratio.
The book that I looked up how to use these oils on my lil one is Gentle Babies by Debra Raybern. It’s a great book that is full of information about essential oils and how to use them. If you would like to use oils on yourself and your children I highly recommend this book.
Two other ways I use coconut oil in my house is by putting a little bit of it in my tea and giving it to our dog. She LOVES it! It makes her coat really soft.
How do you use coconut oil?