Where can I buy coconut oil?

“Where To Buy Coconut Oil?”

It’s a good question if you’re new to the product. There are a lot of extremely high-priced products out there, most of which I have tried. I used to guard it like the gold that it was but then found a great deal and have less need for restraint.

buy coconut oilI do love coconut oil. It is a great substitute for shortening in baked goods such as these chocolate cinnamon cupcakes. It is great on a grill for foods such as pancakes or tempura. From the Omega 3/Omega 6 perspective I discuss quite a bit on this blog, it does not actually have much Omega 3 or Omega 6 and so it is basically a neutral oil in the Omega 3 to Omega 6 ratio. For cooking, you can buy a refined coconut oil, but I don’t actually do that. Basically, I get such a great deal on organic, virgin coconut oil that I use it for everything. I met the vendor at ExpoWest in Anaheim and marveled at their beautiful herb display but said, “It’s that coconut oil that gets me.” I became an affiliate. You’ll even see coconut oil in the sidebar of this blog now. It’s an easy answer to the “where to buy coconut oil?” question.

Coconut oil is great for your skin, including your scalp. Coconut oil is of the class of “dry oils” which means that when you use it on your skin, it will not appear shiny when it sinks in. With everyone in the house apparently not getting any younger, we have come to appreciate good oils and not walking around shiny.
The unrefined coconut oil is also what you are going to want to add to drinks such these kefir smoothies. In warm weather the coconut oil is liquid at room temperature making it extremely easy to add to drinks. When you add it to a smoothie that has frozen fruit in it, little bits of the oils will freeze up too in that smoothie and you will have little coconut bits in your shake. I love the texture it adds. In the winter, add it to hot cocoa where it does float on top, but adds that coconut-flavored tone to your drink.

In any case, check it out. At $37/gallon it’s a great answer to the question “Where to buy coconut oil?” Should I ever go on a baking spree, I will get the five gallon container at a bigger discount still.

That vendor does charge for shipping, so I would browse around their extensive catalog and stock up on a few other items while you are there. Some of my favorites are nettle leaf and elderberry syrup, but it is undoubtedly the best solution to the “Where to buy coconut oil?” question.

Five Uses For Coconut OIl

Unrefined coconut oil is a versatile food and cosmetic. Enjoy it in baking, fried foods, drinks, and on your skin. It is simple enough to consume and to use but you can integrate it into your everyday life.

Coconut oil is a great option for fried foods. Frying foods requires reaching a high temperature in your skillet and many oils will smoke very quickly as they are being heated. Coconut oil has a high smoke point, allowing you to fry your food safely. Coconut oil makes a great fried chicken, tempura, and pancakes. The coconut flavor of the oil blends nicely with these foods. If you can buy coconut oil at a good price, you can even use unrefined coconut oil for this purpose.

You may also use coconut oil in your baking. It is a natural choice for quick breads like pumpkin bread, zucchini bread, and banana bread. The coconut flavor blends well with these sweet breads and it is a great replacement for the shortening that is often called for in these recipes.

Use unrefined coconut oil in drinks such as smoothies. If you are making a fruit smoothie, simply add a tablespoon of coconut oil to complement flavors of your drink and to add some richness to it. You will find that the smoothie is much more satisfying.

Coconut oil is also great for your skin. In the depths of winter when your skin is often dry and scaly, rub coconut oil into your skin during a bath. Allow the oil to soak in and then wipe the excess oil off with a damp cloth. Follow this regimen twice a week in the winter time and you will find to your skin is no longer dry nor itchy.

Just like your skin, your scalp will love coconut oil. Rub coconut oil into the dry areas of your scalp and allow it to soak in. Wash your hair as you normally would and you will find that afterwards, your scalp is much better hydrated.

With all of these uses, we buy coconut oil by the gallon every six months or so and keep it on hand.

One Response to Where can I buy coconut oil?
  1. Eve

    I have been reading about coconut oil the last several weeks, but have been hesitant to try it due to the fact that I can’t stand even the slightest hint of coconut taste. I noticed that you stated “The coconut flavor of the oil blends nicely…”, do you mean by this that the flavor is hidden, or that as a coconut liking person you feel that the coconut flavor only adds to the food?

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