Because I love coconut oil so much– and people seem ultra curious about it lately– I decided to create a week dedicated to the miracle in a jar: coconut oil! Read on for the what’s what on coco oil, and 160 uses for it! By now I’m sure you’ve heard that although coconut oil is calorie dense, its health benefits are out of control. I make sure to consume some every day, and here’s why you should too: Coconut oil is an antibacterial, anti-inflammatory, and antioxidant that improves nutrient absorption. Despite its unassuming look, it has the power to:
Heal digestive disorders
Clear up skin issues (acne, eczema, etc)
Prevent and treat infections (throat, ear, UTI, you name it)
Prevent or control diabetes
Increase energy reduce weight
Help fix adrenal fatigue, promote normal thyroid function, and balance hormones
and so much more! This week I’ll be sharing my favorite uses and recipes with you.
Let’s start with my favorite NATURAL BEAUTY & TOPICAL USES:
Makeup Remover– use a cotton swab and a dab of coconut oil, works wonderfully
Fade age/sun spots, reduce wrinkles– apply and leave on overnight to even out complexion
Eye cream– apply under the eyes to reduce puffiness, bags and wrinkles
Deep hair conditioning treatment– use as leave-in conditioner overnight
Heal bruises faster– apply directly to bruise to promote faster healing
Bug bites– stops itchiness and speeds recovery
Some surprising uses?
Personal lubricant– all-natural, perfectly safe personal lubricant
Mole Remover– “when applied after an apple cider vinegar compress for several weeks, moles ‘slide off’ or just disappear” (ew).
For the full 160 uses, go here! Hope you’re as excited as I am for coconut oil week!