10 life hacks using coconut oil
coconut oil will change your life
(seriously, this stuff is magical.)
Have you ever wished you could buy one product to take care of all your health and beauty needs? You probably haven't because the thought is completely unrealistic... or is it? Enter your new best friend: coconut oil. This inexpensive, natural substance has an endless amount of benefits and uses.
here are 10 easy ways you can start using coconut oil today!
1. as a conditioner
Coconut oil helps in healthy growth of hair and gives your hair a shiny quality. It also reduces protein loss, which can make your hair dull and brittle. Many expensive hair care brands have even begun marketing the use of coconut oil in their products. You can get the same, salon-shiny results with an inexpensive bottle from the grocery store. Simply use it like you would a deep conditioning treatment, making sure to rinse the oil out completely when you're finished.
2. as a moisturizer
The same properties make coconut oil great for skin as well. Many people like to use it as a natural moisturizer. Its natural antioxidant properties make it great for stopping wrinkles and skin irritation.
3. for healthier teeth
Coconut oil facilitates absorption of calcium, an important component of healthy teeth. It also stops tooth decay by reducing plaque formation. Combine it with baking soda to make a natural toothpaste!
4. as a makeup remover
Just a teaspoon (or less) can take off a day's worth of makeup with ease, no matter the staying power. Massage a dollop of warmed, liquified coconut oil straight onto skin and watch as makeup melts away, then rinse with warm water.
5. to fight infections
The Pacific Islanders have been using coconut oil as a cure-all for centuries. When applied to infected areas, coconut oil forms a chemical layer that protects the infected body part from external dust, air, fungi, bacteria and viruses. It's also highly effective in helping get rid of bruises faster by speeding up the healing process of damaged tissues.
6. as a stress reliever
According to research, coconut oil gives relief from stress and has antioxidant properties. Applying it directly to the forehead can help eliminate mental fatigue.
7. to fight allergies
The moisturizing properties mentioned earlier can be beneficial in alleviating the itchy symptoms that accompany allergies. Simply rub a small amount on the inside of your nose to provide a layer of protection from dust and other sneeze-inducing particles.
8. in your morning coffee
Adding a spoonful of coconut oil to your coffee can give you an extra boost of energy and replace dairy creamer. If you put your hot coffee in a blender, with the coconut oil and your favorite natural sweetener, and blend, you will be amazed at the rich creamy flavor, without adding any dairy.
9. as an alternative to bug spray
Mix coconut oil with mint, rosemary, or certain essential oils to ward off mosquitos and other biting bugs without the use of harmful chemicals.
10. to boost your immune system
Coconut oil contains lauric acid, which is known to fight bacteria and create a hostile environment for viruses. Many diseases today are causes by the overgrowth of bad bacteria, funguses, viruses and parasites in the body. Take 1 TBSP of coconut oil 3x daily when sick to give your immune system a kickstart for faster healing.
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