Coconut oil has been a part of folk medicine for centuries. The oil contains numerous essential nutrients for our health and is greatly beneficial for our skin and cardiovascular system.
Coconut oil contains saturated fats which can help in the reduction of cholesterol and improve the function of your heart. Furthermore, the oil has antibacterial, antifungal, antiviral and antioxidant properties which can help in the treatment of numerous ailments.
Thanks to the enzymes it contains, coconut oil can improve your nutrients absorption, while the vitamins and minerals improve your digestive health.
Here’s how coconut oil improves your hygiene and health:
Eliminates age spots
Rub some coconut oil on the affected areas of your hands in order to remove dark spots.
A great diaper rash salve
Your baby has diaper rashes on their tushie? No problem – just rub some coconut oil and it’ll soothe the rashes.
Natural hair conditioner and gel
For straight and wavy hair, you can use coconut oil instead of gel. Just apply it on your hair and comb it through. If your hair is curly, apply it on just like with a normal gel. Furthermore, coconut oil is a great conditioner for your hair. Run a teaspoon through it, then cover your head with a shower cap and let it work for an hour.
Treats insect bites, minor cuts and wounds
In cases of minor cuts and wounds or insect bites or stings, rub some coconut oil on the spot to disinfect the area and relieve them. The oil will also accelerate the healing process of your skin.
A natural lubricant
If you don’t have a lubricant close at hand, coconut oil is the safest alternative you can use.
Run out of makeup remover? Don’t worry – coconut oil can get the makeup out just as efficiently and will also hydrate your skin.
A natural face soap
Wash your face with coconut oil every day. An even better solution is to mix some avocado, coconut, castor and almond oil and wash your face with the mixture every single day.
Reduces the appearance of wrinkles
Apply a bit of coconut oil on your wrinkles every day and they should disappear after a while.
Reduces the appearance of stretch marks
Just like with wrinkles, rub a bit of coconut oil on your stretch marks to reduce their appearance.
Helps your tattoos heal
Rub a bit of the oil on your fresh tattoos to accelerate the healing of the skin.
Regulates your glucose levels
Consume a bit of coconut oil or use it for cooking to regulate your blood sugar levels and prevent diabetes.
Improves your productivity
Coconut oil will boost your energy levels almost instantly, so you can use it to improve your productivity as well.
Prevents nose bleeds
If you’re suffering from nose bleeds for whatever reason, coconut oil can help. Simply add it to your diet in order to hydrate the dry mucous membranes inside the nose and prevent them from drying out and bleeding.
Topical application of coconut oil can help in the cases of herpes, fungal infections, cysts, allergies, back pain, acne, head lice, inflamed skin and cellulite. It can also help the skin recover faster after a surgery.
Internal health problems
You can use coconut oil against these internal problems:
*Weakened immune system;
*Dry and flaky skin;
*Impaired blood circulation;
*Cysts, fibroids and bronchitis;
*Colds and the flu;
*High cholesterol levels;
Thanks to its incredible benefits, we suggest giving coconut oil a try.