Coconut oil is one of Nature’s miracles, as it offers countless benefits for our health, skin, and hair.
According to Dr. Josh Axe, DC, DMN, CNS:
“To date, there are over 1,500 studies proving coconut oil to be one of the healthiest foods on the planet. Coconut oil benefits and uses go beyond what most people realize, as coconut oil — made copra or dried coconut flesh — is a true superfood.
Research has finally uncovered the secrets to this amazing superfood: namely healthy fats called medium-chain fatty acids (MCFAs). These unique fats include caprylic acid, lauric acid, capric acid.
Around 62 percent of the oils in coconut are made up of these three healthy fatty acids, and 91 percent of the fat in coconut oil is healthy saturated fat. This fat composition makes it one of the most beneficial fats on the planet, as the USDA nutrient database shows.”
Here are some of the numerous uses of the miraculous coconut oil:
This oil withstands high temperatures, so it is great for cooking. Its saturated fats give a nice texture and flavor and improve heart health.
A perfect smoothie ingredient
To enrich the taste of your smoothies, add some coconut oil to them.
Prepare your homemade mayo with coconut oil and eggs to make it far healthier.
To provide a creamy texture, add some coconut oil to your coffee.
Rub some coconut oil on the furniture to polish it.
Apply some coconut oil on the rusty metal items, leave it to act for a few hours, and rinse with water to remove the rust.
To restore the shine and softness of the leather items, rub them with some coconut oil.
Use coconut oil to get rid of the gums stuck on your carpet or shoes.
Remove a stuck ring
Rub coconut oil just beneath the stuck ring on the finger to remove it with ease.
Body and skin care
Protects the hair from sun damage
Apply it on the hair to prevent sun damage and control the frizz.
Boosts hair growth
You can use coconut oil in the treatment of hair loss, to prevent hair breakage, and accelerate hair growth.
Hydrates the skin
Coconut oil hydrates the skin and treats various skin issues. You can apply it directly to the skin and see its instant effects.
The regular application of coconut oil on the face eliminates wrinkles and erases the signs of aging.
A natural antiperspirant
To make a homemade antiperspirant, in a small jar, mix coconut oil with shea butter and beeswax, and boil the mixture. Then, add a teaspoon of Vitamin E oil, 3 tablespoons baking soda and some arrowroot powder. Stir well, pour in molds, and leave it to cool down.
Coconut oil soothes the skin and can be used as an excellent natural shaving cream.
A great lubricant
Coconut oil is a great natural lubricant during sex.
To prevent inflammation and heal the skin, rub some coconut oil on your tattoos.
A body scrub
Mix coconut oil with some brown sugar and use the mixture to exfoliate your skin to perfection.
This oil is ideal for massage, as it is high in nutrients and antioxidants, and can do wonders for the skin and muscles.
A natural remedy
Boosts immune system
The regular consumption of this oil boosts the immune system and makes you resistant to various infections.
Relieves digestive problems
To quickly relieve constipation and other digestive issues, take a bit of coconut oil.
Oil pulling with this oil will kill bacteria and relieve a toothache.
Regulates cholesterol levels
A tablespoon of coconut oil daily regulates the levels of cholesterol and improves cardiovascular health.
Heals cuts and wounds
To speed up the healing of cuts and wounds and prevent infections, rub a bit of coconut oil on your cuts and wounds.
Promotes weight loss
Replace other fats in your diet with coconut oil to help digestion and support weight loss.
Mix equal amounts of coconut oil and Aloe Vera gel and apply it on the affected areas to soothe the skin.
Pregnancy and nursing care
Hydrates the baby’s skin
It hydrates the sensitive baby skin and prevents infections.
To soothe the irritation due to the teeth of your baby, rub some coconut oil in the nipples.
Soothes diaper rashes
The powerful antiseptic and antifungal properties soothe diaper rashes and prevent skin infections.
Dr. Axe adds:
“There are rarely any side effects for coconut oil. Occasionally, a contact allergy may occur for certain individuals that are allergic to coconuts. Some of the cleaning products created by coconut oil have been known to cause contact allergies as well, but it is not common. In fact, coconut oil is known for reducing the side effects of many medications. For instance, in studies, it reduced the symptoms and side effects of cancer treatments. “