Our beloved coconut oil comes from the kernel or meat of matured coconuts. Due to its high saturated fat content coconut oil has a long shelf life, lasting up to six months without spoiling. Coconut oil can be found in some of our favorite hair care products, used as the cooking oil for many of our favorite snacks and foods, and it can also be found in some of our favorite skin care products. According to Healthline the saturated fats in coconut oil can boost fat burning while providing your brain and body with quick energy. The fats in coconut oil are also good for raising the good cholesterol in our blood. It seems as if there is a million and one ways to use coconut oil.
When it comes to beauty there are many ways to use coconut oil. Allure details that coconut oil can be used as a make up remover after letting it sit on your face for a while and gently wiping away. The article also details that due to coconut oil antifungal and antibacterial properties it can be used in oil pulling to freshen breath, whiten teeth, and maintain healthy gums. If you’re skin is looking a bit dull and feeling dry, using coconut oil as a body moisturizer would be a good thing. It absorbs quickly into skin thus leaving it soft and glowing. Along side two parts bacterial soap, coconut oil can be used to clean make up brushes as well.
If you’re looking for an at home version of your store bought shaving cream you can use coconut oil as a base, leaving you with super soft legs after shaving. For many natural girls, coconut oil is considered a holy grail. The oil is great for pre-pooing before shampooing, a leave in conditioner on wet hair to seal in moisture, as well as a way to tame freeze using a small amount and smoothing over hair. The same Allure article also list the use of coconut oil to ease with Eczema. A recent study suggest that coconut oil may be a better option than mineral oil for eczema relief, it can reduce inflammation and itching to affected areas.
In a different Healthline article coconut oil can be used for cooking. Due to its high saturated fats coconut oil is best for high heat cooking like frying. If you’re into healthy mayonnaise there are homemade recipes that list coconut oil as an ingredient. And if you’re also into creating your own deodorant, coconut oil can be used a base due to its antibacterial base. The next time you’re in the super market and come across a jar of coconut oil don’t be afraid to add it to your basket seeing that there are so many ways to utilize coconut oil. Please keep in mind that there is a difference between natural coconut oil and products with a coconut scent.