Did you know that coconut oil can save you money? I am convinced that not only is coconut oil an amazing addition to your home, it can also save you money.
Today, I am sharing some unique ways that using coconut oil can save you money to help contribute to a frugal and healthy lifestyle.
There are a lot of benefits of using coconut oil and the cost is low enough to make it a go-to choice throughout your home.
Why invest in tons of expensive products when you can easily have one item on hand that handles all of them?
Using Coconut Oil Can Save You Money
When you go shopping for coconut oil, you can find it easy to purchase a half gallon of organic extra virgin coconut oil for under $25 in many locations.
That may seem expensive all at once, but when you break down the numerous ways you can use it around your home, you’ll find it is one of the most cost-effective purchase you will make.
Buying in bulk online through Amazon or at a local club store seem to be the most economical methods, but even if you start with a small container from your local grocery store you will quickly become hooked on this wonderful addition to your pantry and bathrooms.
Homemade beauty products.
Almost every homemade beauty product is something you will find uses coconut oil and saves you money.
From body butters to shampoo, coconut oil is at the base of these products. I use it to make my own homemade lip balm.
Since it has such great healing benefits and is an excellent moisturizer, it is an obvious choice.
Instead of paying $10-$12 for a specialty lotion, you can easily whip together coconut oil with a few drops of essential oil for a much better lotion at a fraction of the cost.
- Shampoo and conditioner
- Body Butter
- Facial moisturizer
- Sugar and salt scrub base
- Makeup remover
- Moisturizer for psoriasis and eczema
- Carrier oil for essential oil uses
- Homemade sunscreen
- Lip balm
- Shave gel or cream
- Aftershave lotion
- Lipstick base
This is just a short list of item you can replace in your beauty regimen with coconut oil.
If you can’t replace it completely, you can use coconut oil as a base that is still less expensive than the store brands of your favorite beauty products.
Coconut oil combined with things like castile soap, sugar, salt, baking soda, or essential oils is often the base behind your favorite homemade beauty products.
If you are looking to improve your health, coconut oil is an ideal way to change your cooking habits.
Not only is it an excellent choice for bake goods, it can be used throughout your kitchen. It is a healthy natural fat so it doesn’t hurt your body like other oils and fats.
This means your doctor and dietitian is more likely to approve of this oil for moderate use throughout your diet. Look past simply changing your butter or shortening to coconut oil, and directly at adding this to almost any recipe for flavor in cooking.
For many, cutting out fats and oils reduces flavor and leaves them feeling unsatisfied when they cook their favorite foods.
Using coconut oil in your diet can not only be a better and healthier choice, it is much more cost effective when you are using only one oil in your kitchen instead of several.
- Use in baked goods and most recipes
- Use for frying, searing, or keeping food from sticking to pans
- Use in coffee and smoothies to add flavor and healthy fats
- Spread on toast or breads to replace butter
- Coat pans as a non-stick spray option
It’s easy to let using coconut oil save you money in the kitchen when you choose it over other oils.
With the low cost of coconut oil, and the multiple uses in your kitchen it makes sense to replace most if not all of your oils with this product instead. Coconut oil is such a versatile option in the kitchen that works great in a solid or liquid form.
Since it melts easily, it is a great option for all kinds of cooking options, and it solidifies easily in the refrigerator for those recipes you need a solid fat source in.
Healing from the inside out.
Improving and maintaining your health is one of the most costly things in your life.
Being able to use a natural product to encourage better health is just one more way you can cut back on costs later in life when it comes to medical expenses. Healthy fats are a better choice for developing muscle, brain growth, and even helping with gastrointestinal health.
Coconut oil has also been shown to help heal many afflictions since it helps trap moisture in and offers a great barrier against the outside. Consider using coconut oil for some of these common issues.
- Soothe dry skin, eczema, or psoriasis
- As a carrier oil for lavender essential oil to soothe itching from insect bites or rashes
- As a diaper cream to create a barrier between skin and moisture
- Use in oil pulling for gum and dental health
- Use as a natural and safe personal lubricant
- Use to ease constipation
It’s easy to improve your health both immediately and in the big picture when you use coconut oil on a regular basis. From applying to skin irritations on your skin, to using as a heart healthy fat in your cooking habits, it’s a great choice to add to your pantry.
No matter if you want to see if using coconut oil can save you money or just keep your kitchen cabinets less cluttered, these ideas and reasons to use coconut oil will go a long way.
This is truly one of, if not the most versatile item you’ll add to your household.
In fact, you will most likely find yourself adding this not only to your kitchen pantry, but also to your bathroom medicine cabinets for use on a regular basis.