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Eat More Coconut Oil Make Coconut Dots!

February 10, 2015 21 Comments

Eat More Coconut Oil Make Coconut Dots!

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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...

 

  • smoothies and protein shakes - taste is undetectable
  • bowl of oatmeal - delicious with a little honey
  • cup of coffee - yummy blended until frothy
  • on toast with honey - grands love this
  • cooking, baking and frying - substitute coconut oil for butter in baking
  • oil pulling!  add one to two drops per dot
  • healthy pets - at mealtime (namely dogs in my experience)

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!

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QUICK FACTS

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 BENEFITS

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.

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the perfect combination of form and function

Good Living's Silicone Mini Ice Tray

Now that you're getting excited to make your own Coconut Dots, let's map out the simple process of production.  Gather your coconut oil, trays and something to melt your coconut oil in.  I do the same thing as I do when I make salves, I melt the coconut oil in a glass mason jar on low heat while it sits in a pan of hot water.

    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!  

     

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    ingredients
    • 1 cup organic coconut oil
    • 1 quart mason jar
    • Sauce pan
    • Condiment squirt bottle ($1 Store has them!)
    • Ice trays
    Directions
    1. Measure out coconut oil and spoon into mason jar. Place mason jar in a pan of warm water, melt at low heat.
    2. Carefully pour melted coconut oil (funnel helps) into a squirt bottle, secure top. Fill ice tray and refrigerate for several hours.
    3. OIL PULLING DOTS: Add one to two drops of pure essential oils to each dot after filling. Let cool to harden.
    4. Store Coconut Dots in a sealed container and store in a cool place or the refrigerator.

    Recipe By: CampWander




    21 Responses

    gina
    gina

    May 10, 2017

    Hi,
    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

    Jamie
    Jamie

    May 10, 2017

    do you just add blueberries to the tray for the dogs?

    JoAnn N
    JoAnn N

    May 10, 2017

    Must try these! I like the mini silicone ice cube tray idea!

    Rebecca
    Rebecca

    May 10, 2017

    Thanks Gina, the links are fixed now and apparently, I shouldn’t work so late!

    Kelly
    Kelly

    May 10, 2017

    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.)

    Jessica Leatherby
    Jessica Leatherby

    May 10, 2017

    Hi I came here from Garden Of Life and am in love with your site! what an aawesome idea coconut dots!

    Chanterlle
    Chanterlle

    May 10, 2017

    what kind of EO do u use for oil pulling in your dots?

    Charu Nagarajan
    Charu Nagarajan

    May 10, 2017

    We use coconut oil on hair, skin and to moisten lips

    sharon
    sharon

    May 10, 2017

    My dog loves to try and lick my feet at night when I put the oil on my hands and feet.

    patrick jones
    patrick jones

    May 10, 2017

    never used coconut oil for anything yet, was always so worried about the fat….

    Alice
    Alice

    May 10, 2017

    Thank you so much for this idea. It will surely help me take more coconut oil!!

    Renee C.
    Renee C.

    May 10, 2017

    What a great way to up my coconut oil intake! Thanks for the link to where to get the Silicone Mini Ice Cube Tray.

    Kim
    Kim

    May 10, 2017

    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!!

    Pati G
    Pati G

    May 10, 2017

    I need these trays!

    Rebecca
    Rebecca

    May 10, 2017

    I use a Protection Blend called Shield sold by Spark Naturals most days and sometimes switch it up with Peppermint or Frankincense.

    Trina Christensen
    Trina Christensen

    May 10, 2017

    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!

    Rebecca
    Rebecca

    May 10, 2017

    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 :)

    Trina Christensen
    Trina Christensen

    May 10, 2017

    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?

    Dana Carrier
    Dana Carrier

    May 10, 2017

    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.

    Laura K
    Laura K

    May 10, 2017

    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!

    Shannon
    Shannon

    May 10, 2017

    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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