We’re fascinated by the benefits of such a simple substance- coconut oil. Be sure to purchase organic extra virgin coconut oil that hasn’t been hydrogenated nor has any additives. Grab yourself a jar and get to work!
- Smooth and shine hair: Coconut oil can actually penetrate the hair shaft, moisturizing and nourishing from root to tip. It also helps prevent breakage and pesky split ends. Apply a bean size amount to wet hair at night and rinse out in the morning.
- Skin Moisturizer: Dry elbows? Cracked heels? Dehydrated face? Yep, coconut oil can fix that! Not only does it smell wonderful, but it provides a deep hydration with built in antioxidants. We like applying it to dry cuticles in the winter.
- Cooking: Many healthy recipes suggest replacing cooking oil or butter with coconut oil. Those who consumed coconut oil on a regular basis had faster metabolisms and less abdominal fat than those who didn’t. Coconut oil is also able to withstand higher heats than traditional cooking oils.
- Drinking: Adding coconut oil to your smoothies adds sweet without the sugar. Just be sure to heat it up a little so it blends well.
- Toothpaste: Evidently combining coconut oil with baking soda can make your teeth whiter. Something to keep in mind if you ever run out of toothpaste!
- Makeup Remover: Skip the department store brands and remove your makeup the all natural way. A tiny bit will remove makeup without over drying.
- Body Scrub: Mix with sugar for a tropical, smoothing experience in the shower.
- Skin Highlighter: Cosmetic companies have been incorporating skin highlighters into makeup routines to ensure a “glow.” Coconut oil can provide the same effect as those pricey highlighters by sweeping it on top of makeup.
- Massage Oil: Save money again by swapping your chemical laden massage oils with luscious smelling coconut oil. Warm the oil so that it’s softens up for easy application.
- Season Cast Iron Pans: Keep food from sticking and rust from accumulating by using wax paper to distribute the oil evenly onto the pan and “cooking” it in the oven for 30 minutes.
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