Coconut oil is fast becoming a store cupboard staple, which is little wonder when you start to look at the many uses and benefits.
Some of these we can talk about with you directly, whilst others, due to EU regulations, you’ll need to do your own research to make an informed decision. There is a wealth of information available both on the web and in print that you may find useful.
Some of the naturally great benefits of coconut oil include:
And even Pets!
Unrefined coconut oil belongs to a group of fats known as saturated fats.
Within this group, there are different types of saturated fat and coconut oil, due to its structure is known as a medium-chain fatty acid (MCFA). It is predominantly (approximately 48%) made up of lauric acid, which is also found in breast milk.
This saturated fat has as a smoke point of approximately 176C and is non-toxic when heated.
It is suitable for most cooking types (as a substitute for processed oils) including frying, roasting, baking or using it as a spread. At Lucy Bee, one of our favourite ways to use it is with our scrambled eggs - delicious!
Since it is naturally lactose free, it makes a wonderful alternative to butter in any recipe.
Several of our fans have told us how coconut oil has helped in the soothing of nappy rash and some wonderful improvements in the use of coconut oil to treat cradle cap*.
Please have a look at our ‘What People Say’ page under the ‘About’ menu for other testimonials. Many expectant mums have told of using it as a wonderful natural moisturiser to help prevent stretch marks.
We love to use coconut oil as a natural beauty product. It’s great to take off make-up, moisturise your skin or condition your hair.
Many people choose coconut oil for oral hygiene, too, including oil pulling.
Many pet owners have shared how they add coconut oil to their pet’s feed.
Our raw, organic coconut oil is available to buy from health food shops, Sainsbury’s, Booths and online via Amazon and Nature’s Healthbox.
Would you like to know more about coconut oil for everyday living?
We have the Lucy Bee Definitive Guide to Coconut Oil, which offers some information on benefits and uses.
Lucy Bee is a family business with a shared enthusiasm for living close to nature. We have a belief in supporting the producers of coconut oil through Fair Trade and the need to protect the environment by using recyclable packaging.
We’ve added to our range of coconut oils to give you a choice because coconut oil tastes different depending on where the coconuts are grown.
As well as our original richer tasting oil from the Philippines, we now have a delicious oil from the Solomon Islands, which is similar in taste to the Philippines. And for those wanting a lighter aroma and taste, then our Lucy Bee Sri Lankan Coconut Oil will be for you.
We never blend our oils and the country of origin is stated on the label for ease of reference. All are Fair Trade certified as well as organic, raw and extra virgin and all have passed the Lucy Bee taste test!
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*Please note that we are not medically trained, merely enthusiastic lovers of coconut oil and advise you to refer your health queries to a qualified medical practioner.
Do let me know if you’ve found any other great uses!