- Alternative & Natural Medicine
Coconut Oil use and benefits! Get amazing before and after healthy glowing skin using coconut oil!
Spectrum Organic Coconut Oil
Organic Expeller Pressed Coconut Oil
Coconut Oil has so many wonderful uses, it is impossible for me to list them all here. Some people are aware of all the benefits of this oil, others are not. If you don't already have some in your pantry or kitchen go buy it, everyone can benefit from this stuff including pets! For all the uses it has, I still can't believe how cheap it is at the store! Truly a miracle of nature.
I prefer Spectrum Organic Coconut oil. This can be easily found in the baking/oil isle at your local grocery store (I always find mine at a place called Giant Eagle). Typically a large jar of this brand runs around $8.00, and despite what people think, it does not taste like a coconut. My 2nd favorite brand is Jarro, also organic. I love coconut oil for a hair mask in the winter months. Just apply and brush through, wait 20 minutes and wash hair as usual. For best results, try this hair mask 3-4 times a week. I use it for dry skin, on my entire body and face. Nothing beats a hot bath and extreme moisturizing afterward with coconut oil. It makes an unbeatable aftershave too. I will eat 1-2 tbsp’s a day for the benefits to my cardiovascular system, for energy and weight loss and my pets will also eat a small amount, they also enjoy getting it rubbed into their coats 1x a month. I really can't say enough GOOD about using Organic Coconut Oil in your home and on your body.
Coconut Oil benefits
The uses are almost endless
· Replace your other cooking oils in your home with Organic Coconut Oil, replace butter, and use coconut oil to cook high temperature foods, such as stir fry’s. It’s fabulous for baking, salad dressing, and will season cast iron skillets. It's also a fabulous coffee additive.
FOR THE BODY, internally
When taken internally, coconut oil can reduce cholesterol, improve memory, reduce viral load (since it has natural anti-viral properties, similar to Garlic), it will increase energy without storing it as fat in your body, supports thyroid function, naturally boosts metabolism and weight loss, helps promote natural yeast balance within the body, aids in digestion, assists in regulating insulin levels, helps improve the absorption of calcium and magnesium, helps lessen Arthritis pain. Helps Alzheimer’s Disease, helps IBS, and boosts the immune system.
FOR THE BODY, externally
Use as a natural lotion, superb moisturizer and skin softener, it will help heal and prevent chapped lips and premature facial and neck aging. It relieves pain from skin irritations, rashes and lesions, smooths and softens rough dry elbows and knees, it makes a great nighttime face cream and lightens age and smoking spots. Use as an intensive hair mask (apply through hair, leave on 20-40 minutes, wash as usual). Mix with equal parts sugar for a fabulous body scrub. White or brown sugar is wonderful. Brown sugar is less abrasive. When rubbed on skin it will kill warts and speed up the healing of cold sores (Herpes simplex type 1) or lesions and blisters from (Herpes Simplex type 2). It can be used as a natural deodorant, it helps prevent, heal, and lighten stretch marks, it’s a natural SPF 4, makes a great romantic massage oil, add eucalyptus and make a soothing vapor rub, reduces hair frizz, makes a great natural personal sexual lubricant.
FOR BABIES AND CHILDREN
Cures cradle cap. It's great for a natural all over body moisturizer, helps cure diaper rash, topically it will help cure skin irritations like chicken pox and rashes, mix with vinegar for a natural lice treatment.
FOR YOUR PETS
When given internally it will create a smooth and shiny coat, and cure “dog” breath. Rub through the coat to naturally help kill parasites like fleas, apply to pets skin to cure skin irritations.
Coconut oil for hair?
Adults 10 and up
1-2 teaspoons daily
Children 10 and under
1 teaspoon daily
1/2 teaspoon daily-if animal develops loose stools, reduce dose.
*With natural supplements, if you have other health conditions be sure to talk to your primary care doctor before taking internally.
Have you ever used Coconut Oil?
- Amazing Health Benefits of Garlic
Many ailments can be healed with its use. Another one of nature’s little miracles, “Eat onions in March and garlic in May, Then the rest of the year, your doctor can play”
Just give it a try
I'm not sure it's possible to list all the uses for Coconut Oil, this stuff is truly a blessing from nature.
In summary, even if you are a skeptic, just give it one try in your household. You will not regret it. And for $8-$10, this stuff is worth its weight in gold.
© 2013 Rebecca