Organic Coconut Oil: Why You Should Be Using It Everyday
To start this post, lets just say we LOVE coconut oil. It smells good, it tastes good, and it feels good..sounds like we’re describing an aphrodisiac doesn’t it? (We’ve heard some people have tried it as such, we wouldn’t recommend but I guess you can’t knock it til you try it!) Anyway, back to the actual substance! Coconut oil has so many uses and benefits we wanted to write about a few because it can seriously positively impact your life in so many ways!
Hair Care – there are so many uses and benefits to using coconut oil for hair care. You can use coconut oil to restore moisture to your hair, I like to use coconut oil on the ends of my hair when it feels dry, or use it as a deep conditioning treatment overnight! You can also use coconut oil in your hair to get a sleek look for a night out or day at the office when brushing it into a bun just isn’t going to cut it. Coconut oil helps restore protein in your hair helping it become stronger and more resistant to breakage.
Skin Care – We love coconut oil for skin care, there are just so many different ways to use it. We like to use it as lotion on our legs and before going out we’ll use it to make our legs look silky smooth, and it acts as a natural coconutty perfume, and who doesn’t love a girl that smells like the beach? And while we are on the topic of legs, if you need a quick shaving hack, coconut oil is the perfect shaving cream. It will build up in your razor, but it works better than any store bought cream we have ever used. If you get razor burn, especially down near ya lady parts, this is great at preventatrive and after care! You can also keep coconut oil around in the bathroom to use as makeup remover, there isn’t anything it wont take off, even tricky kylie lip kits! It works great as lip balm and moisturizer for your lips and face and is an amazing natural massage oil that wont clog bodily pores.
Weight Loss Aid – Coconut oil is a healthy fat that helps in the absorption of amino acids, vitamins, and minerals that help boost your metabolism aiding in digestion and weight loss. This oil has less fat content and calories than other alternatives so using it to aid in weight loss programs helps to boost energy and get your body the healthy fats it needs!
Oral Health – Coconut oil can be a natural teeth whitener, that’s right by putting coconut oil in your mouth it can help WHITEN your teeth, and it doesn’t make them insanely sensitive like crest white strips if you accidentally fall asleep wearing them (OUCH!) Doing a 20 minute coconut pull each morning, which is the act of putting 1 tablespoon of coconut oil in your mouth and swishing it around for 20 minutes will help pull toxins from your mouth and naturally whiten your teeth. After the 20 minutes is up, spit it out to rid the toxins, rinse with warm water, and brush your teeth! You will start to notice your teeth and mouth will feel cleaner. Some say oil pulling helps aid in skin care and digestion as well since you are pulling toxins from your body and getting rid of them that you would otherwise swallow.
Cooking – This MIGHT be our favorite use for coconut oil. There is truly nothing is doesn’t add flavor to. It also has a high smoke temperature so it does not burn. It goes great when roasting vegetables, coating pans for baking, or cooking meat, eggs, pasta etc, it seriously works for with anything. It goes great in coffee for a subtle coconut flavor creamer, and can be used as a butter substitute in almost anything! It’s a great healthy fat smoothie add in, and if you feel like it, tastes good by the spoonful! Now it does have a high caloric content, so I don’t suggest eating it like yogurt but there are benefits of eating 1-2 tablespoons daily just as is!
As you can see there are so many benefits and joys of adding coconut oil to your daily life and routine, the ones we listed just scrape the surface of the uses of this natural wonderful oil! The biggest thing, if you are a coconut lover like me, living in a landlocked state, is the smell takes you right back to vacation and brings a smile to your face. Who doesn’t want that daily?!
Our favorite coconut oil is Simply Nature Organic Cold-Pressed Virgin Coconut Oil, you can buy this at ALDI grocery stores for $3.99 at 14oz a jar, this is a price/volume you cannot beat!!!
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