Coconut oil is consumed by lot of people around the world on a daily basis, to improve their health, skin and hair quality. There are countless reasons why it is good to use it even these benefits were not recognized in the past. It was scrutinized because of its high amounts of fat and the health gurus considered the coconut oil unhealthy. But, nowadays, the science has proven that its fat isn’t unhealthy at all. It is very beneficial for the health and it is rich in nutrients that can improve the overall health.
It can improve the health of the hair and skin. Here are more benefits:
Skin and body care:
*Hydrates the skin*
It can hydrate the skin and it has many nutrients that are needed for the skin. It is also often used for its fresh scent in aromatherapy. Rub a little on the skin and you will notice the difference.
Apply it on the face on a daily basis to reduce the wrinkle appearance and erase the aging signs from the face.
*Protects the hair*
Apply some of it on the hair to protect it from sun damage and to control the frizz.
*Boosts growth of the hair*
It is great against hair loss. It can boost the growth of the hair and even prevent breakage of the hair.
*Use it as shaving cream*
If you have gone out of shaving cream, you can use coconut oil. It prevents razor burns and it will soothe the skin and leave fresh scent behind.
*Use it as natural deodorant*
Mix it with some beeswax and Shea butter in small jar and put the jar in a pot of water (closed lid). Boil the water so the mixture can melt. Then, add 1 tsp. of vitamin E oil, three tbs. of baking soda and a little arrowroot powder. Mix well and pour into a mold. Let it cool down and then, use it for the armpits.
*Body scrub base*
It is excellent base for a body scrub. Add some brown sugar in the oil and you can exfoliate the skin.
It is great for a good massage. It is rich in nutrients and antioxidants that will work great for the skin and muscles.
The coconut oil is great choice if you ever need a lubricant during sex.
You can also use it and rub it on the tattoos to keep the skin out of inflammation and heal it faster.
Add some of it in the tea or coffee to give creamy texture.
It withstands high temperatures and it is better than other vegetable oils. Its saturated fats will give the food great flavor and texture and it is excellent for the cardiovascular health.
Add a little in the smoothies and it will make them more healthy and delicious.
It is not really the healthiest product, but preparing it with eggs and coconut oil is far better way.
*Heals wounds and cuts*
Rub some on the wounds and cuts to accelerate the healing and also to prevent infections.
Substituting the other fats with coconut oil will promote weight loss and improve the digestion.
*Increases the immune system*
Add it in your diet on a daily basis to strengthen the immune system and to avoid many infections.
*Relieves digestive problems*
Consume some coconut oil to relieve constipation and other problems with the digestion.
*Regulates the levels of cholesterol*
One tbs. of coconut oil on a daily basis can regulate the levels of cholesterol and keep you away from cardiovascular problems.
Mix same amounts of Aloe Vera and coconut oil and apply it on the skin to soothe sunburns.
There is an ancient technique called oil pulling which can relieve toothache and eliminate the bacteria in the mouth.
Nursing and pregnancy care:
Rub a little coconut oil in the nipples to soothe the irritation from the baby’s teeth.
This oil has antifungal and antiseptic properties that will soothe the rashes and prevent infection of the skin of the baby.
*Cleans the leather*
Rub some coconut oil on the leather items to bring back the softness and shine.
*Polishes the furniture*
Rub some of coconut oil in the furniture to make them look like new instead of using products that are rich in chemicals.
Rub some coconut oil on the shoes or carpet to eliminate the stuck gums.
*Eliminates stuck ring*
Rub some beneath the ring on the finger and remove it easily.
Apply thin layer on the rusty metals to remove the rust and let it stay for few hours and then, rinse with water.
Source > alternativehealthuniverse.com