Thursday, 9 April 2015

Coconut Oil Benefits & Uses

Hey my lovelies, I hope you're all well and are having a good day wherever you are in the world. Today's post is about my Coconut oil, I think it's a must have for everyone! It has so many benefits and uses, it's a miracle oil. I've been using it for a while now mainly for my hair and skin, I love it. It literally will replace so many everyday products for you and for so much cheaper. I got this 400g jar from my local health store for only £7.99.

External Benefits
  • Improves and stimulates blood circulation which helps the re-growth process of damaged hair.
  • Provides the proteins required for nourishing damaged hair.
  • Helps get rid of dandruff, lice and lice eggs.
  • Delays wrinkles and sagging of the skin.
  • Contains anti-aging properties. Rich in anti-oxidants and natural microbial/antibacterial agents, caphrylic and capric.
  • Provides sun protection by screening 20 percent of ultraviolet exposure acids. Deeply penetrate, moisturizes and acts as a protective barrier against environmental and free radical damage as it contains medium-chain triglycerides, that has naturally occurring fats.
  • Contains vitamin E, an antioxidant popular for making a quicker recovery of skin abrasions, burns and skin trauma.
  • Helps treating various skin problems such as psoriasis, dermatitis, eczema, and other skin infections.
Eating it raw /cooking with it Benefits
  • Increases your metabolism.
  • Promotes weight loss and a lean body.
  • Improves the health of your heart.
  • Boosts your thyroid.
  • Supports your immune system.
  • Strengthens the liver and protects against degeneration.
  • Reduces joint and muscle inflammation.
  • Aids in proper bowel function.
  • Improves calcium and magnesium absorption, which is greatly beneficial to dental and bone health and helps fight osteoporosis.
  • Eases acid reflux.
  • Safe for diabetics, despite the sugary taste.
According to researchers the recommended daily amount of raw coconut oil for adults is 3 and 1/2 tablespoons.
Body & Face Moisturizer
Simply just use little chunks for each body part, even though the oil is a solid it will melt against your body heat when rubbing it in.

Hair Mask

You can either warm & melt the oil by rubbing it in your hands or putting it in the microwave for 10 - 30 seconds. Once melted then just slather it all over your scalp and hair then tie it up and leave it in for how long you desire. I like mine to sit on my hair for at least an hour. I did a hair mask post using coconut oil and another ingredient here. It's the perfect drink and pick me up for dehydrated and damaged hair.

Cooking With It
You can use coconut oil as a healthier substitute for butter when baking or cooking. It's commonly used as a substitute of olive oil because olive oil’s chemical structure, when heated up it can cause oxidative stress on the body, which can be an imbalance between the oxidant and antioxidant systems of the body, in favor of the oxidants. There's been research where the oxidative stress has been linked to the development of several diseases such as cardiovascular, cancer, and neurodegenerative diseases. Coconut oil doesn't contribute to oxidative stress, even when heated up! If you're looking for recipes that use coconut oil, the here is a great site.

I hope this post has helped you and that you like it. Coconut oil is literally the best and I will always use it.

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