Coconut Oil Week

coconutoilweekv2 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
Cease migraines

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!
Source: http://wakeup-world.com/2012/03/02/160-uses-for-coconut-oil/

3 Responses to Coconut Oil Week

  1. […] healthy, in moderation of course. And guess what you can thank for that? That’s right….coconut oil! And the rest of its pals, […]

  2. […] There is a lot of debate about the effectiveness of oil pulling, as some people claim it can pull toxins not just from the mouth but from the bloodstream as well. Lots of people even think of it as a spiritual activity. Either way, I figure there’s nothing to lose in trying. It’s like a completely natural (and cheap) mouth detox that improves oral health and whitens teeth. Although any vegetable oil can be used, many people prefer using coconut oil because of the taste and the antibacterial, anti-inflammatory, and antioxidant properties I discussed in day one of coconut oil week! […]

  3. Lex says:

    I’m not creepy from commenting on something a year later since you sent me the link 😉 and I’m sure glad you did! This is a great post — I’m just starting to dabble with coconut oil but it sounds like a miraculous thing!

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