We’ve all heard about that magic, all in one, multipurpose natural product – the coconut oil. The product can be used as an excellent food supplement but also in cosmetics.

Moreover, one of its main ingredients is the Lauric Acid – a 12 carbon chain fatty acid that has great antibacterial and antiviral features. There are plenty of fast homemade cosmetic recipes you can make using the coconut oil.

Here are 10 extra convenient and useful ways to use coconut oil:

  1. Cooking

Coconut oil has a smoke point of about 350 degrees Fahrenheit, which means it can be very suitable for light, medium to low-heat cooking. Ask for organic (virgin or refined) oil and use it for sautéing, stir-frying or baking. You can even blend some coconut oil with raw honey and cinnamon and spread it on hot bread slices or toast.

  1. Gargling

Take one teaspoon of coconut oil and gargle your mouth and throat for about 10 minutes. Wash your mouth with clean water afterward and rinse well. This method helps to extract toxins and bacteria from the mouth and to detox your body.

  1. Hair treatment

Apply a small amount of coconut oil on wet hair. Massage your scalp with the coconut oil for hair growth acceleration. Leave it for 2 or 3 hours and then rinse your hair well.

Or, apply a very small amount on the top of the hair. Do not wash it away. It soothes the hair’s electricity immediately, plus your hair will look healthy and shiny!

  1. Face peeling

Mix 1 tbsp coconut oil with 1.5 tbsp honey and ½ tbsp. cinnamon. Apply the mixture gently on face and leave it to work about 15-20 minutes. Rinse slowly and gently with slightly warm water. Your skin will be incredibly soft and smooth!

  1. Nails care

Coconut oil is the perfect product for treating nail cuticles and accelerating nails growth.

  1. Sunbathing

Because of its ingredients, coconut oil is a great way to protect your skin against moderate sunny days. If you are a sunbathing fan, you will love this one: this oil contains saturated fats that activate the melanin below the skin very fast, which means you will have your perfect bronze tan in no time!

  1. Anti-dandruff

Massage your scalp with coconut oil to remove the scratching and to reduce dandruff emergence.

  1. Makeup Removal

This product is perfect for removing make-up. It does not irritate the skin, it makes it softer and is efficient in removing even waterproof cosmetic products.

  1. Food Supplement

Add ½ tbsp. of coconut oil in your favorite tea or cup of coffee. Besides enjoying the taste, you will improve your immune system and regulate the fats in your organism.

Benefits of Coconut Oil For Your Skin | What an Amazing Little Nut!

I was at the Wholefoods store a few days ago and one of the workers there and I got to talking about oils and the benefits from them. One of the oils we talked about was Coconut oil and how good it is for your skin! She also told me that it could replace a whole lot of things in my diet including using coconut milk in my coffee but that is another story.

I haven’t decided if I want to try that just yet… I have a few cans of coconut milk

Coconut oils natural health benefits not only for your hair but as your skin as well.
In fact, many products today have coconut oil in them because of the large number of fantastic benefits it has for your skin.

Did you know that the oil from coconut is extracted from the shell? And it is included in most face creams because it has been found to nourish your skin? Coconut oil actually works as an anti-aging cream. The antioxidants of vitamin E provide an initial layer of protection against the sun but the combination of this with the Lauric acid found in coconut oil keeps the skin bacteria-free. This means that coconut oil is giving your skin a double helping of beneficial effects. This promotes anti-aging skin as it fights off bacteria and strengthens the skin tissue.

Vitamin E in coconut oil acts as an antioxidant – meaning that it protects skin cells from UV light, pollution and the negative effects of smoke and other “free radicals”. The most notable of these is, of course, the prevention of skin cancer making coconut oil one of the most beneficial forms of sunscreen available. This does not mean replace your sunscreen with just Vitamin E…

Coconut oil also has fantastic moisturizing benefits that extend beyond simply the high content of vitamin E.

Virgin coconut oil is a highly effective and completely natural moisturizer. It is unlikely to create adverse reactions as it is completely natural meaning that, unlike many moisturizers, you don’t have to worry about rashes and unsightly blemishes appearing on your skin. Further compared to most moisturizing creams – which let’s face it carry extortionate price tag- coconut oil is cheap to buy and lasts a long time.

One of the workers I was talking with using coconut oil on her face and body as an over-all moisturizer because of the price and because it comes in a big jar. She uses it to cook with, and as a moisturizer/conditioner for her hair. $$$ Money Saver!!

In terms of natural remedies coconut oil treats and alleviates many common skin conditions including eczema, dermatitis, and psoriasis. This is why it is a common ingredient in natural skin treatments worldwide.

How about a simple DIY Face Mask using Coconut Oil?

(Remember test before using this recipe)
Mix together in a bowl a teaspoonful of sea-kelp powder (dried and ground)
and 2 Tabespoonsful (1 fluid ounce) of coconut oil.
Massage into your face, neck, and forehead for a few minutes.
Leave on for 30 minutes and finish off with lukewarm water with a few drops of lemon juice added to it. This will help remove any blemishes and leave your skin soft and smooth. Do this once a week…

It’s amazing what coconut oil can do for your skin. It can be turned into coconut butter, there is coconut milk, in fact, it’s like there is almost nothing wasted. My favorite part of the coconut is the flesh. I love it fresh right out of the coconut! I really dislike dried coconut flakes.

What are your thoughts about the benefits of coconut oil? I have got to ask, has anyone tried coconut milk in their coffee?

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