Coconut Oil – Uses And Direct Benefits To The Body

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Coconut oil is one of the most versatile healthy substance on this planet. Its uses are so numerous that it can extend to being a natural form of medicine (I bet you didn’t know that), it can be used for natural beauty/hair treatments among so many uses.

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Protection From The Sun

Coconut Oil

Studies found out that coconut oil blocks about 20% of the sun’s UV rays which can cause wrinkling, brown spots and raise your risk of cancer. Another study revealed that coconut oil has a sun protection factor of 7 which is still lower than the minimum in some countries.

Freshening Breath

Because of its antifungal and antibacterial properties, it can also be used to cure bad breath this method is known as “oil pulling.” Gaggle for 20 minutes with a spoonful of coconut oil it fights the bacteria and germs in the mouth that cause bad breath, making your teeth white and healthy.

Removing Makeup

Apply it directly to the face as an oil cleanser with a wool, or apply it and let it sit on your skin then clean it with a cotton wool or pad you’ll be amazed how it will clean away. Even water resistant makeup doesn’t stand a chance against it.

Skin Moisturizer

Coconut Oil

It helps to repair cracked heels and makes your legs, arms, and elbows soft. For cracked heels, just apply on your heels when you are about to sleep, put on your socks and call it a night. If you do this regularly you’ll begin to see and notice good effects, they would smoothen up.

Remedy For Chapped Lips

Most people get chapped lips due to effects from the weather, but you can save money on expensive brand name lip gloss and balms by using coconut oil. You could find some oil sold in semi solid form, or if the oil is kept at a certain temperature it solidifies, just apply to your lips and you’ll notice the magic.

Not only will you save money, but you’ll be doing your body a favor by protecting it from reactions to chemicals found in lip gloss and balms.

Stretch Mark Cream

For those who have tried several creams for stretch marks. This oil helps ward off stretch marks and it can also be used as a treatment for scars, it helps in preventing dark spots from forming.

Body Scrub

Mix oil with a handful of coarse salt or sugar to create a scrub that can be used as an exfoliator. The oil will last long after the grains from the salt or sugar must have melted away.

Deodorant

Coconut Oil

You can make your own deodorant at home. Mix coconut oil with arrowroot powder, cornstarch, baking soda and any scented oil of your choice and bam! You have your very own DIY deodorant.

 

Other Uses Of Coconut Oil

  • Very good for certain types of hair; it could be used as a hair mask, for hair treatment and also helps hair growth.
  • It’s a very good source of healthy fat.
  • Perfect oil for cooking or frying foods.
  • Can help improve sleeping problems
  • Can be used to make soap
  • Can help speed the recovery of cold and flu.
  • Help reduce the itching caused by chicken pox and lots more.