Monday, May 20

How To Improve Your Life With Coconut Oil

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Coconut Oil is like that one cool cousin or friend who excels at everything. From haircare to skincare, cooking and even for oral health, the number of uses for coconut oil is vast. Here’s a list of all the great things you can do with coconut oil and how it will improve your wellbeing.

Coconut Oil In Your Diet

There are numerous studies citing the benefits of adding coconut to your diet. It can boost your metabolism, balance your hormones, regulate your blood sugar and improve digestion. Here are some fun and easy ways to add it to your diet.

  • Use it as butter on your toast
  • Use it as creamer for your coffee
  •  Use it as a substitute for regular cooking oil
  • Top your popcorn with it
  • Boost your smoothies with it

Try These Coconut Oil Recipes

Coconut Oil contains MCTs (Medium-chain triglycerides), which are a form of saturated fatty acids. Its benefits include an increase in metabolism (helping you maintain a healthy weight, an immediate energy boost and even helps fight viruses and bacterial infections.

  1. Coconut Energy Drink Recipe

1 tablespoon of coconut oil                             Some chia seeds                                      Half a lemon                                         

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Mix it all together in a mug of water and you have your very own energy drink.

        2. Coconut Oil Mayonnaise Recipe

    1 teaspoon of mustard                        ½ cup olive oil                                        ¾ cup of coconut oil, melted

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Including:

  • Pinch of sea salt and black pepper
  • 2 teaspoons fresh lemon juice
  • 2 egg yolks that are at room temperature

Mix it all together and you have your very own coconut oil mayonnaise. 

Coconut Oil For Your Skin

Air pollution, dust particles and even the makeup we wear on a daily basis, all risk harming and deteriorating our skin; Also, because our skin is the first point of contact to this type of chemical exposure, it is vital to keep our body’s protective layer in the best condition. Coconut oil is excellent for this as it contains natural antibacterial and anti-fungal compounds to restore and enhance your skin.

Try These Skincare Products:

Coconut Oil Hand Cream                      Coconut Oil For Skin                                    Coconut Oil Soap  

Hand Cream Coconut Oil 60g              Pure Coconut Oil 50ml                      

Available from R34.95                    Available at R18.95                                 Available at R316

Coconut Oil For Healthy Hair

If your hair is struggling to grow or if it is looking a bit dull, then maybe coconut oil is just what you need. Due to the natural fatty acids and vitamins found in coconut oil, it helps nourish the scalp and encourages hair growth by getting deep into the hair follicles.

Try These Hair Products:

Conditioner                                                Hairspray

                            Shea Butter For Natural Hair Coconut Oil Shine & Hold Mist 237ml

Available from R34                       Available from R199.95

Coconut Oil For Oral Care

Coconut Oil contains a wonderful ingredient called lauric acid which acts as an antimicrobial. In this way, using coconut oil for day-to-day oral hygiene prevents tooth decay and fights gum disease.

Try This Coconut Oil Oral Care Range

              Charcoal and Coconut Oil Toothpaste

Available at R371

Other Curious Uses For Coconut Oil

  • Natural Deodorant
  • Massage Oil
  • Shaving Cream
  • Personal Lubricant
  • Cold Sore Treatment

Do you know any other uses of coconut oil?

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