Friday, September 2, 2011

The Kitchen & Bathroom: Benefits of Coconut Oil

I am just starting to use coconut oil.  Typically things that you can both eat and rub on your body kind of scare me, but coconut oil smells so nice and has lots of health benefits:
  • hair care (will rid your scalp of dandruff, kill lice, and is a super conditioner and shine giver)
  • skin care (great moisturizer and massage oil, apparently it helps with premature aging as well)
  • maintaining cholesterol levels (because it's 50% lauric acid, it helps prevent high cholesterol)
  • weight loss (less harmful saturated fats in this oil than other vegetable oils)
  • increased immunity (has antifungal, antibacterial, and antivirus properties)
  • proper digestion (the antimicrobial properties kill off the various bacteria & fungi in our foods)
  • relief from kidney problems, heart diseases, & high blood pressure
  • rich in antioxidants

Need I continue??

You can use coconut oil in my homemade deodorant, you can use it as a substitute for oil in baking and cooking, you can use it for hair and skin care...its an all-around great product. :)

Plus, with amazon's subscribe and save discount (which if you decide you don't like the service, you can cancel at anytime!) and coupon code NUTIVSEP you can get 2 jars of coconut oil for $6.49 each-- shipped free. 

Check out The Truth about Coconut Oil if you want to know more.

1 comment:

  1. Hey, I also saw recently that you can combine 1 T. of coconut oil with semi-sweet chocolate chips to make a nice hard chocolate shell - for covering fruit or ice cream. Sweet, huh?