Top 10 Benefits/Uses for Coconut Oil

Top 10 Benefits/Uses for Coconut OilTake a look at these 10 benefits/uses for coconut oil. (Photo Credit: Shutterstock)

Use coconut oil for cooking in my home – but there are plenty of good reasons to use it elsewhere in the home.


Take a look at these 10 benefits/uses for coconut oil.

  1. COOKING
    Coconut oil is stable and packed with nutrients. Unlike many other oils, coconut oil tolerates high temperatures and doesn’t go rancid easily. It is great for baked recipes, stir fries, frying eggs or omelets and countless other types of cooking.
  2. SMOOTHIES
    Coconut oil’s nutty taste and creamy texture makes smoothies wonderfully rich and smooth. It also adds a lot of beneficial nutrients and a big dose of healthy fats.
  3. SKIN TREATMENT
    Coconut oil absorbs fast and makes skin incredibly silky smooth and it smells great! If you havent tried this natural lotion yet, coconut oil is naturally anti fungal and antibacterial so it is great for dry skin, and even benefitial for those with oily skin or acne.
  4. HAIR TREATMENT
    Using coconut oil is a wonderful natural conditioner to make your hair soft, radiant and healthy, especially for damaged hair. Use it as DIY hair mask to soften your hair and locks in moisture – just apply to your hair, leave it in for 30 minutes  and rinse it out in the shower. The natural fats also help stimulate hair growth and nourish hair follicles.
  5. MAKEUP REMOVER
    It is excellent way to gently remove eye-make up remover and it also helps restore elasticity to the skin. Use some on a cotton pad and rub gently in circles around your eyes – just rinse it off after.
  6. SHAVING CREAM
    Using coconut oil as a shaving cream is a marvelous way to your moisturizes legs before shaving them smoothe and silky in the shower. It is also a great alternative to normal shaving creams for those who have sensitive skin.
  7. FACE AND BODY SCRUB
    Coconut oil mixed with some baking soda makes a gentle face exfoliator. You can also make a great body scrub by combining coconut oil with brown sugar. Its natural anti-fungal properties makes great for feet also.
  8. MASSAGE OIL
    Coconut oil is a light oil that is easily absorbed into the skin and its healing properties makes it the perfect choice for a massage oil. It has a relaxing tropical fragrance. You can also add other oils like lavender or peppermint oil to stimulate the skin.
  9. NAIL AND CUTICLE OIL
    Want healthier and stronger nails? Coconut oil contains important nutrients to help strengthen your nails and soften your cuticles. Just dab some coconut oil on them.
  10. TREATING INFECTIONS
    Coconut oil’s high lauric acid content means it has natural antiviral, antibacterial and anti-fungal properties, and is an effective natural treatment for yeast and other infections.

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