And a Little Extra
The internet is abuzz with how wonderful coconut oil is; questions have even been raised whether there is a thing it can’t do. On their way to discover what the oil cannot do, a lot has been discovered about what it can do, and it does them well. Coconut oil contains saturated fatty acids which are mainly medium chain triglycerides. They are known to be anti-inflammatory (reduces swelling) and anti-microbial (stops the growth of microorganisms). Coconut oil also contains a polyunsaturated fatty acid, linoleic acid, a monounsaturated fatty acid, oleic acid, vitamins K and E and iron.
There are mainly two types of coconut oil in the market and the classification is based on the extraction process of the oil. There is refined and unrefined or virgin coconut oil. Refined coconut oil contains hydrogenated fats which have been associated with diseases of the heart and blood vessels. The unrefined oil maintains more of the anti-inflammatory and anti-oxidant properties of the oil.
Grumbling already? Well, let’s dive right into the amazing ways you can use coconut oil curated just for you.
If You didn’t land the role of the lead lunatic in a play, chances are you don’t want to be carrying your hair looking like a bird’s nest. Moisture entering your hair causes the hair to swell. But coconut oil repels water, keeping moisture out, and leaving your hair smooth and well defined.
Unsaturated fatty acids in coconut oil makes it a good hair conditioner. The fatty acids soften the hair, keeping it smooth and preventing it from tangling. So, if your hair is dry and damaged from over styling, take a small amount of coconut oil and apply to your hair, a section at a time.
Make Up Remover
It takes off the hardest to remove make-up just like magic. Put the oil on a pad and wipe off the make-up with less rubbing. Wash off the oil with a warm wash cloth. Patch test the oil to make sure you are not allergic before using it on your face.
The lips can get chapped especially during cold and dry conditions. Strangely, licking your lips can make your lips lose moisture, so apply coconut oil instead. The fatty acid locks moisture in. And hey, it’s coconut! You don’t have to get worried about how much chemical you swallow every time your tongue swipes your lips.
Body Balm/Skin Soother
Coconut oil has anti-microbial properties and a soothing feel so if you have a little skin damage you can rub coconut oil. It is recommended to mix it with a butter such as shea butter.
If you mix it with salt though, then you have a body scrub.
Doesn’t need explaining, does it? Coconut oil doesn’t get absorbed immediately and then lubricating effect makes it perfect for a massage.
Other Worthy Mentions`
Mouth wash and teeth whiting, cuticle cream, shaving cream…
THE LITTLE EXTRA
Coconut oil saves you money as it replaces your other not so pocket friendly products. If you are a big spender then just buy more coconut oil. Place your order today, click here!