You’ve probably heard that coconut oil is one of the healthiest ingredients on the planet! Yes, they all say that coconut oil is good for you – but, THIS is what they didn’t tell you. Just take a look at the article below and find out more about this.
Ladies and gentlemen, we can easily say that coconut is (almost) everywhere! Yes, we have: coconut oil, coconut butter, coconut shreds, coconut water, coconut milk and cream, coconut flour, and even coconut soy sauce, etc. Did we forget something? Share your thoughts in the comment section below. And now, let’s get back to our subject – coconut oil!
Coconut – Facts You Must Know:
This fruit belongs to the Arecaceae family and the subfamily Cocoideae. According to the nutritionists, the medium-chain saturated fatty acids make up approximately 90% of coconut oil with a slight contribution of mono-unsaturated fatty acids and poly-unsaturated fatty acids.
Medium Chain Fatty Acids – YES/NO?
First of all, ladies and gentlemen, you should know that the medium-chain saturated fatty acids (MCFA’s) are easily digested, absorbed, and utilized by the body, while freely crossing the blood-brain barrier in the unbound form, which means it can be used by the brain as an energy source but also for neurological health. And, in my personal opinion, the best thing about the virgin (unrefined) coconut oil is that it’s affordable, readily available, delicious and completely natural.
The Virgin Coconut Oil Has Powerful:
Anti-carcinogenic properties – it prevents the spread of cancer cells and enhances the immune system
Anti-microbial properties – it’s very useful against bacteria, viruses, yeast, fungi, parasites and protozoa
Antioxidant properties – it will protect you against free-radical formation and damage
It also improves the nutrient absorption – the coconut oil is easily digestible; makes fat-based vitamins more available to the body – ie. vitamin A, D, E, K
The coconut oil is nontoxic to humans and animals
Coconut Oil for Personal Hygiene and the Body:
Age Spots – The coconut oil is very useful against age spots! How to use it – just apply it directly on them and you’ll be amazed by the results.
After Shave – Did you know that coconut oil will help heal your skin after shaving without clogging pores? Yes, this amazing ingredient is great for razor burn!
Baldness – Here’s what you need to do – just mix coconut oil with lavender, rosemary, thyme, cedarwood, Jojoba oil, Grapeseed/ castor oil and a little cayenne pepper. How to use it – just apply this mixture on the affected area – 3 times a day (or before bed). Coconut oil and these essential oils support cell regeneration.
Body Scrub – How to use it – just mix coconut oil and salt together and rub it on your skin! Rinse off and your skin will be super soft. Note: you can also add essential oils.
Bruises – The coconut oil will speed-up the healing process by reducing swelling and redness. How to use it – just apply coconut oil on the affected area.
Bug Bites – If you apply coconut oil on a bug bite, it will help you relieve or stop the itching and burning sensation, and speed-up the healing process.
Burns – Just apply coconut oil on the burnt area. It will help you reduce the chances of permanent scarring and promotes healing.
Chapstick – It’s very simple – you just to apply a little coconut oil on your lips. Coconut oil has an SPF of about 4, which means that you’ll get a little protection!
Cradle Cap – ladies and gentlemen, you should also know that the coconut oil will nourish your baby’s skin and it will help you eliminate cradle cap. Just rub a teaspoon onto scalp daily.
Dandruff – Coconut oil is also very useful against dandruff. Just apply coconut oil on your scalp, leave it for 30 minutes and then rinse with lukewarm water.
Deodorant – You can use coconut oil as a deodorant, or you can mix it with cornstarch/arrowroot powder and baking soda.
Diaper Salve – This ingredient is very useful for rashy bum – with no harsh chemicals. It’s also safe for cloth diapers.
Eye Cream – How to use it – just apply it under the eyes to reduce puffiness, bags and wrinkles. Or, you can use it on the lids in the evening.
Face Wash/Soap – Here’s what you need to do – just mix equal parts coconut oil with olive oil, almond oil, avocado oil and castor oil and use in place of soap when washing your face. How to use it – first, you need to wet your face, rub the oil in and leave it on for two minutes, rinse and pat dry. Note: 1 teaspoon should be enough.
Hair conditioner/Deep Treatment – How to use it – for a deep treatment, you need to rub in a tablespoon of coconut oil onto your dry scalp and gently work through to the ends. Put a shower cap on to prevent transfer onto bed linens and leave on overnight.
Hair Gel – It’s very simple – you just have to rub a little between your palms and either scrunch into hair or finger comb in through from scalp to ends.
Healing – You can also apply coconut oil on scrapes and cuts. How this works – well, this ingredient creates a thin, chemical layer which protects the wound from outside dust, bacteria, and virus. It also speeds up the healing process of bruises by repairing damaged tissues.
Lubricant – Yes, coconut oil is also an all-natural, perfectly safe personal lubricant for masturbation and sex.
Makeup Remover – Ladies, you can also use a cotton swab and a dab of coconut oil and you’ll be amazed by the results!
Massage Oil – It’s very simple – just apply coconut oil and rub!
Moisturizer – How to use it – apply coconut oil all over your body, including neck and face. Often lotions are water-based and can dry out your skin even more.
Nipple Cream – Coconut oil is also great for nourishing cracked, sore or dry nipples. How to use it – just apply coconut oil on a cotton ball and leave it on your nipples between feedings.
Acne Skin Fix – if you’re prone to oily skin or an oily T-zone, then we recommend that you should use a pea sized amount underneath makeup or alone to reduce oil gland stimulation.
Pre-Shave – This oil will make you skin “ready” for the damage caused by shaving.
Skin Conditions – It can also relieve skin problems such as psoriasis, dermatitis, and eczema.
Stretch Marks – This amazing ingredient is also great for nourishing damaged skin.
Sun Burn Relief – How to use it – just apply coconut oil on the affected area.
Sunscreen – As we mentioned before, coconut oil has an SPF of around 4.
Swimmer’s Ear – How to use it – just mix garlic oil and coconut oil and put a few drops in affected ear for about 10 minutes. Do this 2-3 times a day and it usually works within one or two days.
Tattoo Healing and Moisturizer – The coconut oil will speed-up the healing process and decrease the chance of infection. So, make sure you use a very thin layer no more than twice a day.
This is the best homemade toothpaste recipe – just mix coconut oil and baking soda and dab a little of the mix on my toothbrush.
Wrinkle Prevention and Wrinkle Reducer – Did you know that rubbing coconut oil on wrinkles and sagging skin can help you strengthen the connective tissues, and help you bring back that youthful look?
Coconut Oil for General Health and Wellness
Breastfeeding – Note: breastfeeding moms should consume 3 ½ tablespoons of coconut oil a day. It will enrich the milk supply.
Bones and Teeth – You should also know that coconut oil improves the absorption of calcium and magnesium, which leads to better development of bones and teeth.
Digestion – The saturated fats found in coconut oil can help you control parasites and fungi that cause indigestion and other digestion related problems, such as irritable bowel syndrome. You should also know that the fat in coconut oil also aids in the absorption of vitamins, minerals and amino acids, making you healthier all around.
Fitness – This super healthy oil will stimulate your metabolism, improve thyroid function, and escalate energy levels, all of which help decrease your unwanted fat while increasing muscle.
Insulin Support – The coconut oil also improves the insulin secretion and utilization of blood glucose making it great for both diabetics and non-diabetic.
Lung Function – This ingredient also increases the fluidity of cell surfaces.
Nausea – You should rub some coconut oil on the inside for the wrist and forearm to calm an upset stomach.
Nose bleeds – Yes, you got that right – coconut oil can also prevent nose bleeding that is caused by sensitivity to weather such as extreme heat and extreme cold. How to use it – just put coconut oil in your nostrils. Doing this will strengthen and protect the capillaries in the nasal passages.
Gum Health – Oil pulling with coconut oil is also very good for you!
Stress Relief – Ladies and gentlemen, coconut oil can also relieve mental fatigue. How to use it – just apply coconut oil to the head in a circular, massaging motion. The natural aroma of coconuts is extremely soothing thus helping to lower your stress level.
Vitamin and nutrient absorption – As we mentioned before, the coconut oil makes fat-based nutrients more available to the body –vitamin A, D, E, K.
Weight loss – The saturated fats found in coconut oil will help you boost the weight loss and help you control your cravings.
Mental Cognition and Productivity – The medium chain triglycerides pass the blood-brain barrier and allow the alternate sources of energy to improve your mental cognition.
Coconut Oil for Internal Health Problems
Acid Reflux/ Indigestion – Just take coconut oil after a meal.
Adrenal and Chronic Fatigue
Asthma – It relieves asthma – even in children
Bowel function – The coconut oil will help you with constipation, IBD (inflammatory bowel disease), gut infections
Bronchial Infections and Cystic Fibrosis
Cancer – It can help you prevent breast and colon cancer.
Candida Albicans – A recent study has confirmed that coconut oil is 100% effective against the Candida microbe species. And, the researchers have recommended that candida can be treated with coconut oil instead of drugs, against which candida has become resistant!
Cholesterol – The coconut oil will improve the HDL (‘good’ cholesterol) to LDL (‘bad’ cholesterol) ratio in people with high cholesterol.
Poor Circulation – If you’re feeling cold all the time or edema, especially in the extremities, you should apply coconut oil to the skin in a light circular pattern towards the heart.
Colds and Flues – It also works great as an anti-microbial and anti-inflammatory agent.
Mild Depression and Cognitive Disease
Diabetes – The coconut oil will help you keep the blood sugar levels stable and helps with cravings.
Epilepsy – It will also help you reduce epileptic seizures.
Flaky, Dry Skin – The experts claim that poor oil intake often results in dry skin and dandruff.
Gallbladder Disease – You should know that dietary oils can help you increase bile flow, which can be helpful for gallbladder issues, but possibly harmful.
Gas – According to the experts, the foul gas is often due to an imbalance in the gut bacteria. Coconut oil is a mild anti-microbial to help re-establish healthy gut flora.
H. pylori – Be careful, because sometimes antibiotic treatment may be necessary.
Heart Disease – The coconut oil protects arteries from injury that causes atherosclerosis.
Hemorrhoids – The coconut oil can be applied externally or internally twice a day.
Immune System Builder
Irritable Bowel Syndrome – It’s very useful against alternating diarrhea and constipation.
Kidney Disease and Stones – The coconut oil also aids in dissolving small stones.
Menstruation Relief – It’s very useful against pain/cramps and heavy blood flow.
Migraines – It’s very effective (with regular use).