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Benefits of Coconut Oil

November 29, 2017

Coconut oil is a superfood with a powerhouse of uses in cooking, beauty recipes, natural remedies and around the home. Coconut Oil helps keep the skin and connective tissues strong and supple. Also aids in exfoliation of the outer layers of dead skin cells.

 

  Coconut Oil Beauty Uses

  • With other oils as part of an oil cleansing regimen for beautiful skin

  • Whipped with shea butter for a soothing body balm

  • In homemade lotion bars with other beneficial ingredients like shea butter

  • In homemade deodorant– its natural antibacterial properties make it helpful in fighting odor.

  • Coconut oil makes an excellent eye-makeup remover on its own

  • It may help lighten age spots when rubbed directly on the skin

  • To help increase sun tolerance and avoid burning when used internally

  • As a naturally low SPF sunscreen on its own when used topically

  • In basic homemade lotion recipes

  • Add a couple drops of a favorite essential oil to make a delicious massage oil

  • Mixed with equal parts sugar for a smoothing body scrub (use in the shower)

  • Rubbed on lips as a natural lip balm or used in lip balm recipes

  • In homemade slow cooker soap

  • To make natural Homemade Sunscreen recipes with other protective ingredients

  • As a natural personal lubricant that won’t disturb vaginal flora

  • As a natural shave cream and after shave lotion

  • Use it alone as a great tanning oil

  • Mix with seal salt to remove dry skin on feet

  • In natural homemade diaper cream

  • Use it alone or with baking soda as a natural deodorant

  • By itself or with baking soda as a naturally whitening toothpaste

  • Make homemade peppermint lip balm

  • Or make magnesium body butter

  • Rub on cuticles to help nails grow

  • Rub into elbows daily to help alleviate dry, flaky elbows

  • To help avoid chlorine exposure when swimming

  • As a completely natural baby lotion

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  • Other Great benefits of Coconut Oil

  • Coconut Oil for Hair– This nourishing oil has been used for centuries in hair and its unique fat composition makes it especially beneficial for certain hair types. Use it as a hair mask, hot oil treatment, or in homemade hair products.

  • Digestive Help– Coconut oil’s concentration of beneficial fats in coconut oil makes it helpful for digestion. Its antimicrobial properties can help fight irritation and infection in the gut from Candida.

  • Great Source of Healthy Fats– Over 50% of the fat in coconut oil is lauric acid. In fact, coconut oil is the richest source of lauric acid after breastmilk.

  • Mental Boost– Studies show MCTs may contribute to focus and mental performance.

  • Hormone Support– Getting the wrong kinds of fats can create havoc on hormones. Coconut oil contains specific fats that support the body’s natural hormone production.

  • Immune Support– The MCTs (including lauric acid, capric acid and caprylic acid) have antifungal, antibacterial and antiviral properties that make it beneficial for immune support.

  • Great fat for cooking: Coconut oil is a stable oil that doesn’t break down easily at high temperatures like other oils do. It doesn’t go rancid easily and has amazing nutritional properties. It is great for cooking eggs, stir fries, grain free baked goods, and practically any other cooking use.


 

 

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