You’ve probably heard by now that coconut oil is a magical elixir. It seems like every Wellness blogger and Instagram celeb sings its praises which may lead people to wonder is coconut oil. Really, all it’s hyped up to be the answer is used in medicine and ancient remedies in Asia and the Pacific Islands for centuries because of their healing properties coconut oil is a wondrous substance. That has a place in your kitchen medicine cabinet and Beauty bag. We’re going to share a few amazing and some unexpected ways to use one of nature’s finest moisturizers your lotion potions go ahead slather yourself in coconut oil after you shower or before you hop in bed yes coconut oil feels a little greasy when you first apply it but once you rub it.
In your skin will literally drink it up according to organic facts. This is largely thanks in part to its saturated fat content. These medium chain fatty acids help keep moisture in the skin as the fats reduce moisture loss through the course but while some people swear by using coconut oil as a facial moisturizer those with acne prone skin can sometimes break out due to clogged pores. We love it as a body moisturizer but proceed with caution if you leave it on your face go deep.
The point of washing your hair is to remove oils right wrong your hair needs. Its natural oils to stay healthy and your hair can certainly benefit from a coconut oil hug every now and then remember those medium chain fatty acids according to mind-body green. They also make it much easier for the moisturizing coconut oil to penetrate easily into the hair shaft that means it’s working from the inside out very nice here’s what you do heat up a bowl of coconut oil rub it in your hair and put on a shower cap for an hour. Better yet sleep in it for even deeper penetration rinse with warm water and shampoo thoroughly you will have silky shiny frizz free hair. You can also regularly apply a little bit of coconut oil on your ends to prevent breakage an oil cleaner wash with oil to remove oil John’s ounterintuitive right? But there’s an old saying in chemistry that applies here too like dissolves like the best way to dissolve your phases natural oils is with other natural oils the process is twofold.
You clean the pores of dirt and bacteria while also replacing the dirty oil with the good oils that protect and nourish your skin. It’s no wonder we’ve heard so much about oil cleansing lately. All you have to do for a clean but moisturized face is rub on some coconut oil and follow up with a hot washcloth. Let the cloth cool then gently remove any remaining oil on the skin with it bonus. It’s a cleanser and makeup remover in one, so no need for that extra step
armpit Saviour coconut oil for your armpit. Yep, it’s a thing according to the coconut mama coconut oil has natural antibacterial properties, which can prevent things like body odor.
She has a recipe to create a natural deodorant and antiperspirant by mixing four tablespoons of coconut oil 1/4 cup of arrowroot powder 1/4 cup of baking soda and essential oil of your choice melt. The concoction and pour it into an empty deodorant container and voila a stink-free armpit the bomb-diggity tried tested and true. Coconut oil is an essential ingredient to effective natural lip balm. Kati over at the Wellness mama swears by it not only does it moisturize but it also soothes chapped flaky pouts make your own using a combination of coconut oil beeswax vitamin E honey and essential oil or simply mix it with a bit of lipstick and you’ve got yourself a new favorite lip products silky smooth legs how many times have you run out of shaving cream.
Only to use skin drying soap as its replacement fear not coconut oil to the rescue all over. The blogosphere coconut oil lovers are sharing their experience of using the good stuff to shave their legs the verdicts a closer shave along. With soft moisturized legs long after you step onto your bath mat plus a relatively unharmed razor blade just be careful because it can make your shower a bit slippery feel the burn an article on livestrong.com explains the dangers of overdosing on antibiotics while also touting the benefits of natural solutions rich.
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In lauric acid coconut oil has antibacterial antiviral antifungal antimicrobial and anti-inflammatory properties. Whew, that’s a lot of antis– all of this to say that it’s a great solution to ouchies particularly those that come from spending too much time in the sun or touching a too. Hot pan according to home remedies for life coconut oil can do everything from relieves sunburns inflammation to reduce feeling discomfort on top of that it soothes and tightens. The burned skin to prevent any permanent damage such as wrinkles tanning and darkening of the skin try oil pulling oil pulling is an ancient medicinal technique for removing toxins and improving oral health as the Wellness mama explains though. There is a lack of scientific studies to support the practice when it comes to your teeth but there is plenty of anecdotal evidence out there. She claims that it has helped her reduce plaque fight sensitivity and have earlier wipes the steps are pretty simple put coconut oil in your mouth swish for 20 minutes and spit out the hardest part is having the patience to sit with a tablespoon of coconut oil in your mouth. The Wellness Mama suggests starting small say a teaspoon instead of a tablespoon and five minutes versus 20 minutes then work your way up well this stuff really is the gift that keeps on giving.