The Benefits of Coconut Oil

I’ve always been a huge fan of coconuts. I snack on them, add coconut flakes to my smoothies and drink straight from them. Little did I know that coconuts can benefit you in so may ways other than your diet! Well to be more specific, it’s coconut oil that is the real “superfood” here.

The health benefits of Coconut Oil include hair care, skin care, better brain function, stress relief and increased immunity, to name a few. Who knew?! So at my most recent trip to the grocery story, I picked up a jar of coconut oil and began researching how I can incorporate it into my daily routine. Here are some tips and tricks I discovered…

  1. Homemade Hair Mask – Apply a quarter size dollop to your hair and comb through. Put your hair in a loose bun, and then either sleep with a towel on your pillow or use a shower cap. Shampoo as usual in the morning.
  2. Add to Foods & Beverages — If you aren’t down with eating a spoonful of coconut oil a day, there are plenty of other ways to incorporate it into your diet so you can reap all of the amazing health benefits, such as adding to coffee, tea and smoothies. Check out this list of 7 ways to eat more coconut oil.
  3. Lip Balm – Store some in a contact lens case so you can carry it with you and dab on throughout the day.
  4. Energy Booster — Mix with a tablespoon of chia seeds at the start of your day for a natural energy boost
  5. Get Rid of Cellulite — Apply daily over affected areas to reduce the appearance of cellulite
  6. Baking – I love baking so I will definitely be giving this one a shot! Use as a replacement for butter and get all the wonderful health benefits as you indulge in a delicious treat!
  7. Add Shine to Your Hair – Smooth a tiny dab (and I mean really tiny so your hair doesn’t appear greasy) through the ends of your hair to increase shine and fight frizz
  8. Body Moisturizer – Apply a quarter-sized amount right after you get out of the shower and let it soak into your skin. Coconut oil is extremely hydrating and is an amazing way to soothe dry skin. It also smells amazing so I can’t wait to try this one!
  9. Body Scrub – Mix a half cup of sugar with a half cup of melted coconut oil and rub over dry skin in the shower.
  10. Fight Off Sickness — Mix a tablespoon into hot tea to speed up recovery from a cold or the flu

Obviously, I’m new to coconut oil so I would recommend checking out some of the reading materials I looked at to learn more about the benefits of this healing superfood. Here’s one article that I found particularly helpful.

If you decide to give some of these uses a shot at home, make sure you buy organic, virgin coconut oil. You can find some good options on Amazon.

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  1. Thanks for posting the tips and tricks. Get to know how extra virgin coconut oil can be used for newborn babies and expectant mothers. –

  2. I put coconut oil on my hair and I wasted it out and my hair wouldn’t dry it’s been like 2 hours and my hair is oily i think I put too much coconut oil and I’m worried if it will do any damage to my hair

  3. Thank you for these fun ideas of how to use coconut oil. I especially benefited from the point that stated that this oil is good for our hair. I love natural ways of enhancing the body. I have also heard that pure argan oil can be used for these same reasons and am interested to try that as well.

  4. Coconut oil has multitude of health benefits, which include but are not limited to skin and hair care and improving digestion and immunity against infections and diseases. I got this very helpful information from this From there, I’ve known that it is also excellent as a massage oil, acting as an effective moisturizer on all types of skin like dry skin. This solution is safe for preventing dryness and flaking of skin.

  5. I use the coconut oil for my hair from my childhood. I really like to use it. Because its very effective for hairs. With using it I got my hair long and silky. Thanks for sharing this information with us.

  6. There is no end of the benefits of coconut oil for health. I use it daily at night and it works effectively. It keeps the skin moisturize and looking glowing. I like this article so much. Thanks for sharing.

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