My focus in life is making things as simple as possible so that I can focus on the things that matter, being present for my child, creating, and going on fun adventures! If there is a way to simplify anything, I am on it! That’s one of the reasons that I love multi-purpose buys, such as essential oils and coconut oil.
Not only does coconut oil have a million uses for beauty, home, and diet, it has an equal number of health benefits. Coconut oil is known to combat Alzheimer’s, prevent heart disease, boosts immune system, has antibacterial and antimicrobial properties, heals skin related issues, helps with weight loss, aids in digestion, improves memory and brain function, prevents teeth and gum disease, improves bone health, improved energy and endurance, kills candida overgrowth, benefits hair health, stops inflammation, stimulates the thyroid, and lowers cholesterol. Wow! Talk about a list of benefits!
Here are some of my favorite uses:
→Use as a heart healthy addition to recipes.
→Use coconut oil to shave with (just beware of a slippery shower!).
→Remove eye makeup.
→Use as an Oil Wash
→Use as a face and body moisturizer. I like to mix with castor oil for a luxurious and ultra moisturizing formula for legs and face. Castor oil has the added benefit of reducing wrinkles and growing eyelashes and brows!
→Use as a pomade or cream to prevent frizz and keep curls intact.
→Use as a deep-conditioning treatment.
→Mix with baking soda to make an all-natural whitening toothpaste.
→Mix with peppermint oil to use as a bug repellent.
→Use as a lip balm. You can even combine beet juice to create a tinted product.
→Use to prevent sun burns or treat sun burnt skin. You can add carrot seed oil or non-nano zinc to make it more effective against burns.
→Use for oil pulling.
→Mix with lemon essential oil and use as a natural furniture polish.
Are you as obsessed with coconut oil as I am? What are your uses?