The amazing benefits of Coconut Oil!

23 Mar

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Coconut oil.  This is one product that should be a staple in every household! It smells yummy and can be found easily.  It comes from the Philippines (shout out to my fellow Filipinas/Filipinos!) but Trader Joe’s has it at a good price.  I use it every morning to wash my face and wake up!…but there are hundreds of uses for the stuff! Here’s just some of it’s benefits:

Beauty wise:

  • moisturizes skin (amazingly)
  • can be made into an awesome body scrub
  • removes makeup
  • can be used in place of shave gel/cream
  • use as deodorant
  • smooths frizz and conditions hair
  • cleans makeup brushes
  • prevents acne breakouts
  • smooths appearance of wrinkles
  • and many more!

Health wise:

  • helps eczema, psoriasis, and dermatitis
  • lowers cholesterol
  • aids in weight loss (even though it’s a fat, your body uses it to produce energy instead)
  • stimulates metabolism and thyroid function
  • supports the immune system
  • helps control blood sugar for those with Diabetes
  • reduces heart disease
  • improves cognitive function in the brain
  • when applied to skin it forms a protective antibacterial layer for infected body parts
  • speeds up healing time of bruises, wounds
  • soothes bites, heals burns
  • helps treat athlete’s foot
  • is a decongestant
  • helps treat ringworm
  • treats lice, dandruff
  • increases milk flow of nursing mothers when consumed
  • speeds recovery from sickness
  • and even helps treat stinky doggie breath!

There are plenty more uses but I thought these were the most interesting and beneficial.  I’d love to hear what other great uses are out there!

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One Response to “The amazing benefits of Coconut Oil!”

  1. peggraham March 23, 2013 at 4:54 pm #

    Coconut Oil is amazing!
    Loving your Blog!

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