Studies have shown that pure coconut oil contains a unique collection of healthy fatty acids, improves lipids, helps you loose weight, and coconut oil’s structure often breaks down into Ketone bodies which help the brain and help fight against epilepsy. These are only a few of the reasons why using coconut oil is helpful and beneficial to your body.
Coconut oil is not only good for cooking, but for personal hygiene as well.
Coconut oil comes in two forms: Refined and Virgin. And the difference is a big one!
Refined coconut oil has been processed to eliminate the coconut smell and taste. This process removes most of the beneficial properties of the oil.
Virgin coconut oil is pure and contains amazing nutrients that can be used in a variety of ways. Virgin coconut oil naturally contains antibacterial and antiviral properties. It is a good source of healthy fat when used in moderation.
It’s amazing all the things you can replace with coconut oil.
Here are some of the ways you can use coconut oil for your personal hygiene:
Soft, Healthy Skin
Replace your daily moisturizer with coconut oil. A little goes a long way and your skin can feel soft and smooth. After a few days of hydration, it can start looking healthier too! Add a few drops of essential oils for new scents.
When you use coconut oil on your tattoos, it can help in preventing the fading of the pigment. If you have a new tattoo, use it to speed the healing time. It will also help prevent any infection.
Make a batch of body scrub using coconut oil and try it out as healthy, inexpensive substitute of your normal commercial scrub. Mix a half cup of sea salt or sugar with an equal amount of melted coconut oil, and then use your hands to rub it over any rough patches of skin. The scrub moisturizes while removing dead skin cells.
Helps sooth and heal rashes. With all of the anti-viral, anti-fungal and antibacterial properties, it is also quite medicinal.
Just rub a little into lips and it not only acts as a softening agent but it also has an SPF of about 4 so you get a little protection
There are numerous recipes out there but you can simply just mix coconut oil and baking soda and dab a little of the mix on your toothbrush.
Tame your mane with a dab of coconut oil. Over-washing and heat-styling can damage hair. A little bit of coconut oil can tame the frizzies and add shine to your locks.
One of the best uses – massage oil. Coconut oil smells great, and works as a great massage tool! Not to mention, it will help relieve achy muscles too, thanks to its anti-inflammatory effects.
You can also use coconut oil for removing makeup. Just take some of the oil on a cotton pad and use it to rub the makeup. Then wash your face using natural soap product.