The Coconut is identified as the tree of life because of its many uses, from the fruit, to the husk, to the branch, and the leaves—all parts have significant uses. Coconuts are a rich source of nutrition, too.
Not only is its meat delicious but it’s also healthy, and so are its juices and oil. In fact, coconut oil is incredibly nutritious and comes with a lot of health benefits. It contains antibacterial, antifungal, antimicrobial properties.
If you consider yourself an ultimate prepper, then one thing that should never run out of your supplies at home is a good amount of coconut oil. Let me tell you the many ways your bottle of coconut oil can do.
As cooking oil.
Since coconut oil is edible, it serves as a stable cooking oil. Not only is it nutritious but another advantage of using it for cooking is that it doesn’t break down easily even at high temperatures, unlike other oils. Aside from that, coconut oil doesn’t develop a bad smell or taste. Its best for frying just about whatever you cook with an ordinary cooking oil.
To control dandruff.
Coconut oil is best for pesky dandruff. All you need to do is rub a small amount onto your scalp a couple of times in a week and let it sit there for a couple of minutes before shampooing your hair. Or, you can also apply it onto your scalp before going to bed and rinse it in the morning. Aside from helping control dandruff, it also helps keep your hair from breakage, and even leaves your hair shiny.
As massage oil.
Coconut oil can be a good alternative to baby oil for massaging. It also leaves a rather tropical scent on the skin.
To ease digestion.
Coconut oil has been found to improve poor digestion and irritable bowel syndrome. It can also treat tummy bloating and helps you get rid of microbial related bugs that resides in your stomach. All you have to do is add a little coconut oil to your diet. The fatty acids contained in coconut oil releases certain anti-microbial properties that brings a soothing effect, removing stomach parasites which causes poor digestion.
For weight control.
According to studies done in 2009, there’s been a direct connection between the consumption of coconut oil and the reduction of abdominal obesity. It was later found out that the reason is because coconut oil is easier to digest and also prevents insulin resistance.
How do you store your coconut oil for longer shelf life?
Coconut oil’s melting point is at 76 degrees Fahrenheit. Store it above the said temperature and it gets liquefied, and should you place it below that temperature the coconut oil freezes. What’s good about it is that its taste is not affected whether in liquid or solid form. However, if you want to maximize your coconut oil’s shelf life, it needs to be stored in a cool, dark storage place.
So, if you are deciding to purchase coconut oil in large quantity, make sure to use a completely dry and sterilized scoop. You may also consider to keep a smaller amount in a separate bottle that can be drawn for regular use.