Coconut Oil–It’s the Be All!

DSC08283 (422x450)This is not original. I found it on the Internet. It shows how revered coconut oil is to many and how many uses people have found for it.

What can a jar of coconut oil do for YOU? Just look at the many ways this “fabulous fat” can help moisturize, heal and restore.

Moisturizer– simply apply it all over our body, neck and face.

Eye cream – apply under the eyes to reduce puffiness, bags and wrinkles.

Preshave – coconut oil will prep skin for the damage caused by shaving.

Aftershave – coconut oil will help heal your skin after shaving without clogging pores.

Deodorant – coconut oil alone can be used as a deodorant, but even more effective in combination with cornstarch/arrowroot powder and baking soda!

Hair Conditioner/Deep Treatment – use as a hair conditioner by applying a teaspoon of coconut oil to your ends and then running your fingers through your hair to distribute the rest! For a deeper treatment, rub 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/Defrizzer – rub a little between your palms and either scrunch into hair (for curly hair) or finger comb it through from scalp to ends (for wavy/straight hair).

Toothpaste – mix coconut oil and baking soda and dab a little onto your toothbrush.

Makeup remover – use a cotton swab and a dab of coconut oil and you would be amazed at how well it works!

Chapstick – 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!

Massage Oil – pretty simple; grab some and rub!

Stretch Mark Cream – coconut oil is great at nourishing damaged skin. It may not be the magic stretch mark cure, but it helps.

Nipple Cream – for nursing mothers, it works great to nourish cracked, sore or dry nipples. Apply to a cotton ball and leave on your nipples between feedings.

Diaper salve – very comforting on a rashy bum with no harsh chemicals.

Cradle cap – having issues with dry skin on your baby’s scalp? Coconut oil will not only nourish your baby’s skin, it also helps eliminate cradle cap. Just rub a teaspoon onto scalp daily.

Body scrub – mix coconut oil and sugar together and rub all over! Rinse off and your skin will be super soft! You can add in essential oils as you like.

Healing – when applied on scrapes and cuts, coconut oil forms a thin, chemical layer which protects the wound from outside dust, bacteria and virus. Coconut oil speeds up the healing process of bruises by repairing damaged tissues. Plus, it smells great!

Bug Bites – when applied directly to a bug bite, coconut oil can stop the itching and burning sensation as well as hasten the healing process.

Skin problems – coconut oil relieves skin problems such as psoriasis, dermatitis and eczema.

Swimmers Ear – 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 until healed.

Stress Relief – relieve mental fatigue by applying coconut oil to the head in a circular, massaging motion. The natural aroma of coconuts is extremely soothing thus lowering your stress level.

Digestion – the saturated fats in coconut oil have anti-bacterial properties that help control parasites and fungi that cause indigestion and other digestion-related problems such as irritable bowel. The fat in coconut oil also aids in the absorption of vitamins, minerals and amino acids.

Fitness – coconut oil has been proven to stimulate your metabolism, improve thyroid function and escalate energy levels, all of which help decrease your unwanted fat, while increasing muscle.

Nose bleeds – coconut oil can prevent nose bleeding that is caused by sensitivity to weather such as extreme hot and cold. This condition happens when the nasal passages become dry resulting in burns and cracks to delicate mucus membranes. To prevent this, put a dab of coconut oil in your nostrils. Doing this will help strengthen and protect the capillaries in the nasal passages.

Helps with weight loss and controls cravings.

Helps keep blood sugar levels stable and/or helps with cravings in those with diabetes.

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GreenAcres has tremendous coconut oil sales going on the rest of this month. Check in to your favorite store and get a jar of the “all-purpose” coconut oil now!