Does anyone remember that annoying but catchy rap song? “I’m in love with the coco..” (a better version found in this post).
That song was beyond catchy. Ammiright??
Anyway! Coconut oil. So many benefits and so many uses! From using it in cooking, to using it as a moisturizer, this magical oil is pretty universal and useful.
Not to mention, it has health benefits for your pups too. And anything that is good for my dogs AND good for me, is a winner in my book.
According to this article :
“The health benefits of coconut oil include hair care, skin care, stress relief, cholesterol level maintenance, weight loss, boosted immune system, proper digestion and regulated metabolism. It also provides relief from kidney problems, heart diseases, high blood pressure, diabetes, HIV, and cancer, while helping to improve dental quality and bone strength.”
Magic.In.A.Tub. Crazy that up until the early 2000’s it was deemed unhealthy due to its high saturated fat content. It was proven to be untrue. Hallelujah!
♦ Hair Care: Aids in healthy hair growth, shine, and hydration. Use it as a conditioner in the shower or as a treatment to tame frizzies. Using it weekly in a scalp massage also helps prevent dandruff, and since black is a wardrobe staple, dandruff is a definite hair no-no. *Just shampoo twice to make sure all the oil is out of your hair**
♦Heart Health: Once thought to be terrible for your health, c.o. is actually really beneficial for your heart. It contains about 50% lauric acid, which helps in preventing various heart problems like high cholesterol & high blood pressure. The saturated fats present in coconut oil are not harmful like the ones found in vegetable oils.
♦ Skin Care: Dry, scaly skin is not attractive. Slather coconut oil on after a steamy shower or bath, and VOILA! Soft and hydrated skin is yours.
♥ Immune System: C.Oil contains antimicrobial lipids, lauric acid, capric acid and caprylic acid which have antifungal, antibacterial and antiviral properties, aiding in strengthening our immune system. Bye Bye, Colds!
♥ Body Scrub: Mix equal parts coconut oil and sugar or sea salt, massage onto body, and rinse. Result? Smooth as a baby’s butt & tropical smelling skin. YUM
♥ Lip Balm: Put some into a cute little jar and reapply throughout the day. Because everyone loves a smoochable pout. Dry and chapped lips << not sexy.
♥ Highlighter: Good makeup can be hard to find. Especially a good highlighter. Dab some coconut oil on the tops of your cheeks, and you have an insta-glow.
♥ Eye Cream: Take a pea-sized amount and rub into your fingers to warm and soften the oil, dab under each eye to banish dark circles and puffiness. BONUS- It’s an AMAZING, like really really amazing eye make-up remover too. No more raccoon eyes or scrubbing at that stubborn eyeliner anymore. Literally, magic.in.a.tub
I keep a tiny jar in my bathroom and on my nightstand, and of course some in the kitchen for when I do my oil pulling.
Basically, this white solid that turns into a liquid, is a MUST HAVE.
What uses/recipes do you have for coconut oil?? Do share!!