12 Reasons to Go Coo Coo for Coconut OIl
Sometimes simple really is best. Here, from cooking to DYI pampering, all the reasons we love coconut oil.
Nowadays with advanced technology, there is something for everything – wrinkles, dark spots, bad digestion, and rough skin. But while looking for these fancy – and sometimes overpriced remedies – we miss simple items that can be found at a local grocery store.
The magical grocery item I am referring to is coconut oil. It had a bad rep in the past but is recently making headlines again for its miraculous multipurpose ways. Not convinced? By the time you’ve finished reading our list of wonderful ways you can use coconut oil, you’ll wonder why you don’t already have some. Already a fan? Perhaps you’ll fall in love all over again.
Coconut oil can do wonders for the body when ingested. Here’s why you should keep a tub in your kitchen cupboard. There is even evidence that it can help prevent Alzheimer’s.
In the Pan – Substitute your cooking oil or vegetable oil with coconut oil and add a nutritional boost to your meal with less calories. Coconut oil has a saturated fat called lauric acid, which increases the good HDL cholesterol in the blood. It also boosts thyroid function, which helps increase metabolism and energy.
Bye-Bye, Butter – For the same reasons listed above. Substitute butter with coconut oil and it also controls blood sugar and helps absorbs fat-soluble vitamins.
Tea Time – Blend into hot tea to help quicken flu recovery or to sooth a sore throat.
Smooth Move – Make your smoothies even healthier with a spoonful of coconut oil.
This tropical remedy is not just kitchen-friendly! It has just as much use sitting in your bathroom cabinet – it can even help reduce the appearance of varicose veins.
Mascara Be Gone – Ladies, ditch your overpriced makeup remover. This is all you will ever need to free your lashes of that waterproof clump.
Lighten Up – Dark circles? Dark spots? A bit of coconut oil will do the trick.
Go Soft – Mix with equal parts sugar for a natural exfoliate.
Body Butter – A bit of coconut oil will go a long way when used as a lotion. Not only does it help improve dry skin, it helps to sooth psoriasis and eczema.
Short Nail Problems – Rub some on your cuticles to stimulate nail growth.
Sooth Sores and Sunburns – Use as a cold sore remedy or rub on sunburn for relief
That’s right. We aren’t finished yet. Coconut oil can do wonders for your hair. When massaged into the scalp, it stimulates hair growth.
Frizz-Free – If you’re in need of a trim, rub coconut oil on your split ends to prevent fraying. Or if you’re just having a frizzy hair day, rub a tad in to tame your mane.
Major Moisturizer – If your hair is really in need of a boost, rub coconut oil all over and then put on a cap for a couple of hours.