A miracle oil of epic proportion.
Forget what you have heard about olive oil being the go to oil for health and beauty, switch to a light, breezy oil that truly is made for everything. Recently I decided to make the switch over the Coconut Oil for not only cooking but for various beauty treatments. It is relatively cheap ($10+) for a large jar of solid Coconut Oil and trust me, it lasts WAY longer and is better than that designer crap that is full of junk.
One thing that I love to use Coconut Oil for is as a full on body “butter”. I can use it on my face all the way to my feet. It leaves the skin smooth and protected with out breaking out. I have really dry skin and I use it right after the shower and I am good all day. I also suffer from skin irritations due to allergies, and it helps heal any bumps or itchy bits. Great to use if you have Eczema. You can also use it at the end of the day as a make-up remover or an intense night creme. It even helps reduce the appearance of varicose veins and stretch marks.
Great “natural” hair conditioners are hard to come by, but If you use it on dry hair, let is sit for a bit then wash it out, seriously your hair will be nourished. Living in California, the heat as done a bit of damage. now that I have used it as a conditioner 2-3 times a weeks, my hair is so much healthier. You can also rub a tiny amount in your palms and run through your hair for a light hold, frizz control. When rubbed on the scalp daily, it stimulates hair growth. could be worth trying if you have over plucked eye brows, rub a bit on and see them grow back faster.
The sun is one of the most damaging things we can expose our bodies to. Coconut oil is naturally SPF 4 and is a great oil to use to help heal burns and help protect against burns. Because of it’s high burn rate, it helps you avoid those nasty sunburns. This is not a replacement for sunscreen but a great protector.
Coconut oil is perfect for dieters. It has been shown to improve thyroid functions and help you lose faster. It’s actually better to use for stir fry and other pan frying because it takes much higher tempt to breakdown.
I know it sounds lame getting all excited about an oil, but if you want to go “greener” in your lifestyle, I would check out using natural items that have a ton of different uses with out all of the chemical junk. If you want to give it a try, I recommend using cold pressed extra virgin coconut oil. If you want more info on the many different uses, check out 101 Uses for Coconut Oil for more information. I learned most of my information outside of this source or just plan experimentation, but they break it down really nicely.