5 Uses for Coconut Oil that will Benefit Your Hormonal Balance

UnknownAs spring fast approaches us, I wanted to share a fun and functional list with you that will come in handy as you start to detox this spring, and beyond!

Coconut oil is one of my favorite gifts from mama nature – anti-bacterial, anti-viral, blood-sugar-balancing, and detoxifying – and if you haven’t yet, I think you’ll fall in love with it too after reading this.

5 Uses for Coconut Oil with Hormone-Balancing Effects

Use it:

1. As a moisturizer. Ditch the store-bought moisturizers that are usually loaded with hormone-disrupting chemicals, and swap them for coconut oil. Not only does it provide lasting moisture to your skin, but it’s antibacterial properties can help fight acne and other skin conditions.

2. As a mouthwash. More specifically called an “oil pull,” 1 teaspoon full of coconut oil can be swished through your mouth for 5 to 20 minutes and it will literally pull away the plaque and bacteria in your mouth. This is obviously great news for your oral health, but did you know that our oral health also has a huge effect on our heart health and hormonal health? It’s true. In fact, gum disease can add on an extra 2 months for the time it takes to get pregnant, according to Australian research in 2011.

3. As an eye make-up remover. Instead of spending top dollar for pricing eye-makeup removers that most likely contain harmful chemicals, let coconut oil take care of it for you! Using a tissue or pad of cotton, wipe coconut oil across your raccoon eyes or other old makeup at the end of the day and watch it clear away everything fast!

4. As a hypothyroid remedy. It is well known that soy and soy-based oils have a negative effect on thyroid function. When you add more coconut oil to your diet, you’re increasing the saturated fats made up primarily of medium-chain fatty acids that aren’t found in many other oils. These medium-chain fatty acids increase metabolism and promote weight loss, which is a big part of your healthy thyroid function. In addition, coconut oil can increase basal body temperatures, which is super important for women with low thyroid function.

5. As a natural deodorant. Yet another way to avoid harmful chemicals from skin care products! Skip the anti-perspirants and roll on something that is effective and not harmful to your hormones. Coconut oil is an ingredient in quite a few natural deodorants, and you can also make up your own potion – either use it plain or mix it together in one of these DIY recipes.

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  1. Sara says

    It is listed that coconut oil is great as a hypothyroid remedy, my question is: how should it be used to help hypothyroidism? I don’t clearly understand if using it as a moisturizer, deodorant, mouthwash, and eye makeup remover are recommended for those suffering from hypothyroidism. Please clarify, thanks!

    • Shannon says

      Hi Sara,
      Great question! You can use coconut oil in your cooking and can also just take a teaspoon of it every day to benefit your thyroid.
      In support,
      The Flo Living Team

  2. says

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  3. sherifat abolade says

    I’ve been using the coconut oil for hypothyroidism for the past 3 months I nowgo for my thyroid-test and the tsh is low what am I to do ? to stop using the coconut oil?

  4. Lorena says

    Hi everyone! I started taking coconut oil in my coffee and tea and it’s been delicious! But, I’m in doubt about the correct daily dose… is it 1 or 2 tbsp? is 3 too much? I heard Alisa saying that a jar lasts 3 months and mine is half empty in just 2 weeks… so, just checking that I am not abusing it.
    Thanks a lot

  5. Krystal says

    I was on birth control which stopped my cycles. Well this morning I took a teaspoon full of coconut oil in its solid form and about an hour later my cycle started after being missing for about 2-3 months now

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