February 10, 2015
Convenience is king but it's not always the best choice unless, you stumbled onto this page and discovered the convenience of something good for you like Coconut Dots. Consuming more coconut oil is about to get a little easier! Making Dots is super easy and super healthy, they can be made in mass quantity and safely refrigerated for months. All you need is high-quality organic coconut oil and ice cube trays with a silicone bottom for easy pop outs (these are perfect!). After trial and error, I've decided that a scant tablespoon of coconut oil is just the right size for the ways and means to meet my 3 - 4 tablespoons a day goal! I could drag this post out for days extolling the virtues of coconut oil but suffice it to say, it's good for you and there are articles by the thousands validating my opinion. Your digestive tract, your hair, your skin, your brain and your heart will thank you for your choice! Here's a list of how we get down with dots...
One tablespoon per meal is super beneficial for medium to large dogs, most will L O V E one or two dots in their food bowl or even as a frozen treat. On special days, I put a blueberry in each one, berries are good for our pups too!
Coconut oil is a medium-chain fatty acid (MCFA), comprised of a chain of 12 carbon atoms. Coconut oil is a saturated fat. Unlike the saturated fats in animal fats, which are long chain fatty acids (LCFA), coconut oil contains medium chain fatty acids (MCFA), mainly lauric acid, caprylic acid and capric acid. Saturated fats are made of single carbon bonds, which mean that the oil is stable and not prone to oxidation or free-radical formation. Coconut oil does not need to be refrigerated and has shown no signs of rancidity, even after three years of storage.
The lauric acid in coconut oil is converted into monoglyceride monolaurin by the body, which keeps animals from getting viral, bacterial or protozoal infections. Lauric acid is also found in abundance in breast milk so it has similar nutriceutical effects. The MCFAs are broken down and used for energy production and seldom end up as body fat or as deposits in arteries. Coconut oil gently elevates the metabolism, provides a higher level of energy and vitality, protects from illness and speeds healing. In dogs, the MCFAs in coconut oil balance the thyroid, helping overweight dogs lose weight and helping sedentary dogs feel energetic. Coconut oil has an anti-inflammatory effect and may help protect against cancer. As a bonus, coconut oil improves any dog’s skin and coat, improves digestion and reduces allergic reactions. MCFAs do not have a negative effect on blood cholesterol and help protect against heart disease.
the perfect combination of form and function
Good Living's Silicone Mini Ice Tray
Whatever it takes, find a way to add coconut oil to your diet, skincare, oral hygiene and pet care. Coconut oil is inexpensive when you consider the many products it can replace and be healthier for it! This is the brand of coconut oil I use at home, with my essential oils and in all my CW Salves, it's excellent and tastes amazing too!
Recipe By: CampWander
May 10, 2017
I think there is a problem with the links. The top link came up as an err and the bottom link for the coconut oil went to the silicone tray. Thanks for all the great posts – love them
do you just add blueberries to the tray for the dogs?
Must try these! I like the mini silicone ice cube tray idea!
Thanks Gina, the links are fixed now and apparently, I shouldn’t work so late!
What a great idea! I am going to have to try this idea!
I’ve been giving our dogs coconut oil for a few years! They love it! I’ve read on several different sites to slowly work up to giving them 1 tsp. per 10 lbs. of body weight daily. The dots would make that so much easier!
(Btw, the link to the coconut oil took me to the page for the ice cube trays.)
Hi I came here from Garden Of Life and am in love with your site! what an aawesome idea coconut dots!
what kind of EO do u use for oil pulling in your dots?
We use coconut oil on hair, skin and to moisten lips
My dog loves to try and lick my feet at night when I put the oil on my hands and feet.
never used coconut oil for anything yet, was always so worried about the fat….
Thank you so much for this idea. It will surely help me take more coconut oil!!
What a great way to up my coconut oil intake! Thanks for the link to where to get the Silicone Mini Ice Cube Tray.
I have not tried this brand of coconut oil you recommend. The reason is because I don’t really like coconut and so I am careful to find coconut oil that is not too “coconutty”. Is this a real “coconutty” taste? I do oil pull with coconut oil that does not have the “flavor” but I know it is probably not high quality.
Thank you for your wonderful site and information!!
I need these trays!
I use a Protection Blend called Shield sold by Spark Naturals most days and sometimes switch it up with Peppermint or Frankincense.
Thanks for the reply Rebecca, I actually use both the gold label and the expeller. I used the gold label for these dots, I was holding off on using the expeller to see what you had to advise about it. I actually use the gold label in most of my uses, but just sometimes when I cook I don’t like the cocoanut flavor. Did I say how much I love ALL of your suggestions…..I love your website and FB page…….I follow you always and share….Thank you for all your dedicated time, you are very helpful, also I use sparks naturals and actually have my own code! I love Sparks to!
I’m sure it’s great for you, but it is more refined than the Gold Label. However, it’s better than a lot of alternatives so keep on doing what you’re doing :)
I use the expeller pressed…so I can use it in cooking without adding the coconut flavor and I really am not fond of the coconut flavor. Please tell me it is just as good for you as the traditional flavor coconut oil. I do always get the tropical traditions brand. Would you advice this type?
Thank you! Thank you! Thank you! I live in AZ and my oil pulling mix was becoming liquefied already this year. Keeping the whole jar in the fridge wasn’t working ‘cause I’m not strong enough to scoop a mouthful of cold coconut oil at 5AM. And I kept forgetting to leave the oil on the counter to soften overnight. Your ice trays (yes, I do know they aren’t actually yours) did the trick. One “dot” is just right for my morning oil pulling. A couple of chomps to break it down for melting and I’m on my way. Thank you again. I’ve learned so much from your posts and am really liking the Spark oils. I have had breathing issues with other brands of Peppermint that I have tried, but not with the Spark Naturals.
Ever since I read your post about the benefits of consuming coconut oil, I’ve used my Jello Jelly Bean mold to make “coconut oil beans”. They are smaller than what you make (about a teaspoon). I keep them in my freezer. For me, they are very refreshing when they’re ice cold. My dogs love them too!
Dogs can have these oils? My GS has such a sensitive stomach I’m afraid to give it to him. But will definitely try the coconut oil w/blueberries. Both my GS & Husky love the coconut oil….I’ve been adding it to their food…but this will be a great & cheaper treat for them seeing I buy frozen berries all the time (husky loves them but ONLY frozen..lol)
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