The Many Uses of Coconut Oil
Coconut oil is amazing, plain and simple. You can really get a bang for your buck when you buy coconut oil. It’s not expensive and is so versatile! You can eat it, cook with it, and even slather it on your skin. It’s great for you any way you use it! Coconut oil is antimicrobial, antioxidant, anti-fungal, and antibacterial.
You can buy coconut oil online or at Walmart, Kroger, or your grocery store. Look in the aisle with the oils. I either buy the Spectrum organic coconut oil * or the Lou Ana Coconut oil from the store.
Benefits of coconut oil
Hair Care: coconut oil is an amazing hair conditioner. I put a tiny amount on my hand, wait for it to melt, and then rub it into the tips of my hair. Not only does it condition it, but my hair shines and even curls better with coconut oil! I put it on my hair after blow drying it in the morning. You can also massage your scalp with it at night for extra oomph and protection against dandruff.
Skin care: It is awesome as a moisturizer. You can slather it all over your body and not worry about nasty chemicals making their way into your bloodstream. One thing I love about coconut oil is that the oil really dries and is not oily after a few minutes. Coconut oil is also effective against some skin problems, like ringworm and psoriasis.
Immunity: Coconut oil kills viruses that cause influenza, measles, hepatitis, herpes, SARS, etc according to the Coconut Research Center. It can also be used on diaper rash or yeast infections because it is anti fungal.
Massage oil: I like to mix my coconut oil with a few drops of essential oils and use as massage oil.
Lubricant: Not only does it, um, help making things pleasurable, but if you use it as a lube, it can help your body “down there”.
Digestion: The fat in coconut oil aids in the absorption of vitamins, minerals and amino acids. The anti-bacterial properties help control fungi and parasites in the digestive tract.
The health benefits of coconut oil are vast. It is one of the most beneficial oils you can buy. And as versatile as it is, you will definitely be saving money by using it in many different ways.
Have you tried coconut oil?