There are new health trends appearing everyday. One of these health trends is the rise in popularity of coconut oil. This oil has been around for hundreds upon hundreds of years, so it is anything but new. The benefits speak for themselves and the results are even more impressive. Here is a way to jump start your health routine using coconut oil. The question is when are you going to jump on the bandwagon?
Skin and Hair
Coconut oil is a wonderful moisturizer. When applied it provides refreshing and healing to dry skin that truly sticks. It can also be found in conditioners which have the same great benefits when it comes to restoring dry or damaged hair. You can also use this in soap, whether store bought or homemade, to help breakdown grease and oils. When combined with sea salt, coconut oil makes a great lip exfoliate and leaves lips feeling moisturized as well. Oils get a bad wrap for being greasy, however you can use coconut oil to remove makeup. There are no harsh chemicals, yet your face is left feeling clean with no traces of makeup.
Coconut oil can prevent and reduce the appearance of stretch marks. Simply warm some oil up and slather on the proper area before going to bed. Soften your bath water with coconut oil to leave skin feeling smooth and healthy after a long day. You can also use this oil as a massage oil. Massages work wonders for your well-being and this oil will work wonders on your skin in the process.
Coconut oil can help to relieve constipation, improve blood circulation and soothe rashes. Feel a cold sore coming on? Dab a little coconut oil on the affected area and eat three tablespoons worth as well. You can do this by mixing it into your food. It has no taste, so this is not something to be hesitant of. The coconut oil works to fight off the herpes virus that causes cold sores faster than your immune system can alone.
Not only is coconut good for you and your body but also around the home. Polish metal, grease a chain, and clean up ink stains using coconut oil. If you happen to stain your hand with ink, instead of scrubbing tirelessly, rub some coconut oil over the area, let it sit for a minute or two, and then rub it off with a dry clean cloth.
Ditch the stereotypes on essential oils and start reaping the benefits. The reasons to use coconut oil is never ending. There are tons of extra benefits to each of these categories that will have you riding the coconut oil train in no time. Go out and grab you a jar and let me know what you think. Xo!