Coconut Oil is one of my favorite products and for a good reason. I have been using coconut oil on my daily routine for a while now. I love the fresh nutty fragrance, it is food for the body, both inside and out. I like to use it as a natural moisturizer right on my skin or in my hair as an oil treatment.
I recommend you to try it if you havent, maybe you will love it as much as I do and you’ll make it part of your daily routine as well. I recommend looking for a Extra virgin, raw (when possible), cold pressed, certified Organic coconut oil. It can be a little expensive but its worth it I promise! Good brands to buy are Nutures way, Nutiva, Artisana which is organic, Raw, non-hydrogenated and cholesterol-free, wilderness Family Naturals, also Value Wellness to mention a few.
Anyway there are countless uses and many great benefits from using Coconut Oil, which made it hard to pick a few, here is a list of my favorite 15:
1. For cooking, baking, stir-frys or as a dairy free replacement to butter. Coconut oil is better for high-temperature cooking than olive or vegetable oils
2. On the skin as a body moisturizer, it even prevents stretch marks!
3. Homemade deodorant
4. As a make up remover, its good even on water proof mascara!
5. Oil pulling with coconut oil and a drop of oregano oil helps improve gum health
6. As a facial moisturizer
7. By itself or with baking soda as a naturally whitening toothpaste
8. Helps boost metabolism for its high Lauric acid and MCFA content. It can increase your energy expenditure and help you burn fat as well as kill bacteria, viruses and fungi, helping to stave off infection
9. As an intensive natural conditioner- Rub into dry hair, put a shower cap on and leave for several hours
10. Rubbed on lips as a natural chap stick
11. There is some evidence that regular ingestion of coconut oil can help prevent or reverse Alzheimers
12. As a natural shave cream and after shave lotion
13. It has been shown to increase absorption of calcium and magnesium
14. Coconut oil contains a unique combination of fatty acids with a powerful medicinal properties
15. Suports your heart
And many many more!
For a happy healthier you!
Live Love Natural <3