Great uses for coconut oil you never knew.

Coconut is the superstar of the ketogenic and bulletproof diet. But coconut is much more than MCT oil.

This article will find out the amazing uses of coconut oil, how and why you should reconsider adding more coconut into your life.

Let’s get started!

Make up remover

Coconut oil is a great makeup remover for oily substances such as sunscreen, and heavy eye or face make-up.

How to clean your face with coconut oil? Easy, first, liquefy the coconut oil in your hands when it’s in its natural solid state, then softly rub it into dry skin and finally wash your face with warm water.

Coconut oil is great for sensible and dry skin. If you have oily or acne-prone skin, you can still use it; of course, make sure to use a second water base cleanse to remove excess oil.

I recommend you to use organic, unrefined, and cold-pressed coconut oil in liquid form.

Hair moisturiser

Coconut oil is a great moisturiser, especially for curly or dry hair. You can use it as a hair mask, as a serum, or to protect your hair before swimming or going to the ocean.

Whatever you choose, remember that coconut is super oily and heavy, so use a small amount.

Oral health

Coconut oil pulling, used primarily in ayurvedic medicine, is a great oral detoxification procedure done by swishing a tablespoon of oil in your mouth for 10–20 minutes.

How to do it? In the morning, before eating or drinking, swish about 1-2 Tbl of coconut oil for 10-20 minutes. Then spit out the oil and rinse and finally brush your teeth as you normally do, and voila! You can do it 3-5 times per week for the best results.

Shaving cream

From your arms to your legs, you can use coconut oil in all areas of your body. This highly moisturizing oil can be a natural way to soothe skin and provide a shaving slippery surface.

The coconut oil acts as a protective lather between the blade and the skin, preventing irritation and razor burn. Coconut oil is not only great as a shaving cream but also as an aftershave.

Cooking

When it comes to cooking, there are many different forms of coconut, and each of them will contain unique nutrients and can be used in different ways.

Virgin coconut oil lends a nice coconutty taste to dishes like curries; coconut milk gives a creamy texture and sweet flavour to smoothies, soups and even ice cream. Coconut butter can be used instead of butter; it has a sweeter flavour and is very creamy; and finally, coconut flour is a great alternative for low carbohydrates diets and gluten-free dishes.

Coconut tastes amazing but also has many health benefits:

  • Coconut oil may help boost levels of good cholesterol and reduce stress resulting from exercise and chronic cold.
  • Greate source of medium-chain triglycerides, which may be especially beneficial when it comes to weight control.
  • Contains a variety of minerals, including manganese, copper, selenium, phosphorus, potassium, and iron.

Bottom line

Coconut is an amazing fruit. It tastes delicious, provides healthy fats and several important minerals such as manganese and iron. An easy way to add coconut into your diet is by adding shredded or shaved coconut meat to fruit salads, yoghurt or vegetables.

The coolers fact about coconut is that you can use it for almost everything, from your face to your oral health. I strongly recommend you to opt for organic, unrefined and free from chemicals coconut sources.

Resources:

https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/?term=%22oil+pulling%22

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5745680/

https://www.meltorganic.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/06/Medium-chain-fatty-acids-Functional-lipids-for-the-prevention-and-treatment-of-the-metabolic-syndrome.pdf

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