Coconuts sold in stores have a hard, brown exterior that remains once the outer husk has been hacked off. Removing the brown shell and reaching the white meat of a coconut requires some practice and skill with a heavy kn... More »

When using a home chemical peel kit, take care that the peel does not drip into the eyes, and protect sensitive areas on the face. Don't expose your face to direct sunlight for more than a week after using the peel. More » Beauty & Fashion Skin Care

Plaque can be removed with baking soda, salt and orange peel oil. Coconut oil is also used to remove plaque and, when used regularly, to prevent tartar buildup. More » Health Dental Dental Hygiene

To open a coconut, simply hit it with the blunt side of a knife along its natural line. You need a large knife and a bowl to catch the liquid as it drains. This process takes only a few minutes. More » Food Cooking Fruit

Canned coconut can be used for glazes, ice cream, pudding, cocktails and dressings. Other uses for canned coconut include making coconut lime tofu, smoothies, coconut rice pudding and sweet potato casserole. Canned cocon... More » Food Cooking Fruit

To toast coconut in the microwave, spread the coconut evenly over a microwave-safe dish, and microwave on high for about four to eight minutes or until golden brown. Occasionally toss the coconut with a fork to reduce th... More » Food Cooking Fruit

Coconut Secret's Coconut Aminos product is available at health-based stores including community co-operatives, the Vitamin Shop and Whole Foods. It is also available at a number of online retailers like and... More » Food Grocery