10 Incredible Ways To Use The Coconut Oil

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We’ve all heard about that magic, all in one, multipurpose natural product – the coconut oil. Product which can be used as an excellent food supplement but also in cosmetics. Moreover, one of its main ingredient is the Lauric Acid – a 12 carbon chain fatty acid that has great antibacterial and antiviral features.

Coconut-OilThere are plenty of fast homemade cosmetic recipes you can make using the coconut oil. Here are 10 extra convenient and useful ways to use:

Cooking

Coconut oil has a smoke point of about 350 degrees Fahrenheit, which means it can be very suitable for light, medium to low-heat cooking. Ask for organic (virgin or refined) oil and use it for sautéing, stir-frying or baking. You can even blend some coconut oil with raw honey and cinnamon and spread it on hot bread slices or toast.

Gargling

Take one teaspoon of coconut oil and gargle your mouth and throat about 10 minutes. Wash your mouth with clean water afterwards and rinse well. This method helps to extract toxins and bacteria from the mouth and to detox your body.

Hair treatment

Apply a small amount of oil on wet hair. Massage your scalp with the coconut oil for hair growth acceleration. Leave it for a 2 or 3 hours and then rinse your hair well.

Or, apply a very small amount on the top of the hair. Do not wash it away. It soothes the hair electricity immediately, plus your hair will look healthy and shiny!

Face peeling

Mix 1 tbsp coconut oil with 1.5 tbsp honey and ½ tbsp cinnamon. Apply the mixture gently on face and leave it to work about 15-20 minutes. Rinse slowly and gently with slightly warm water. Your skin will be incredibly soft and smooth!

Nails care

Coconut oil is the perfect product for treating nail cuticles and accelerating nails growth.

Sunbathing

Because of its ingredients, coconut oil is a great way to protect your skin against moderate sunny days. If you are a sunbathing fan, you will love this one: this oil contains saturated fats that activate the melanin below the skin very fast, which means you will have your perfect bronze tan in no time!

Homemade toothpaste

Mix the following ingredients

  • 6 tbsp coconut oil
  • 6 tbsp baking soda
  • 25 drops essential oil (whatever you prefer)
  • 1 tsp stevia (or more if you like it sweeter)

Directions

  1. Mix all ingredients together in a bowl. Use blender to whip it well and give it a light creamy texture.
  2. Pour into a mason jar and seal it up until ready to use.

Anti-dandruff treatment

Massage your scalp with coconut oil to remove the scratching and to reduce dandruff emergence.

Makeup removal

This product is perfect for removing make-up. It does not irritate the skin, it makes it softer and is efficient in removing even waterproof cosmetic products.

Food supplement

Add ½ tbsp. of coconut oil in your favorite tea or cup of coffee. Besides enjoying the taste, you will improve your immune system and regulate the fats in your organism.

Source: http://familysponge.com/health/coconut-oil/homemade-toothpaste-coconut-oil/

 

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