- Cooking: It is a good source of good cholesterol (HDL) when used appropriately in cooking.It is particularly suitable for sautéing and also a great substitute for butter in baking or on toast.
- Used in Coffee: For coffee drinkers, a tinge of coconut in your coffee will give you the boost you need for a day. This combo is popularly called bulletproof coffee. This is a great way to fuel your morning workout.
- Body Moisturizer/ crème: This is the best oil for a post-shower full-body moisturizer. It is also awesome when used as a facial night cream. You can also use it for chapped lips. You just can’t go wrong with coconut oil, it is a great option that will quickly sink into your skin. Coconut oil has antioxidant and antibacterial properties which can be very beneficial to the skin.
- Used for Stretch Marks: Specifically, coconut oil can be used in pregnancy. It has been found that rubbing the oil on their growing bellies can help prevent the development of stretch mark. (vague back up evidence on this)
- Used as Makeup Remover: This oil can break down cosmetics on the eyes and face so makeup wipes away easily, without the need for any harsh chemicals.
- Used as Hair crème: Rubbing the oil into your hair, from roots to tips will give your hair a healthy outlook.
- Used as Teeth Cleaning agent: When combined with baking soda, coconut oil can be used as
- Used as a Massage oil: This oil can serve as a natural massage oil with its own relaxing scent of the tropics. So, get your partner to give you a relaxing coconut massage, or rub the oil into your own temples when you’re stressed.
- Used in treating cold Sores: It has antibacterial and antiviral properties, which can be used in treating cold sores.
- Used as a natural deodorant: It might not be quite as effective as the stuff you buy at the grocery store, but coconut oil’s antibacterial qualities can defend against the bacteria that causes odors—no chemicals necessary.
- Used as Immunity Booster: This oil strengthens the immune system because it contains antimicrobial lipids, and some healthy acids, which have antifungal, antibacterial and antiviral properties.
Chudi Godson. MD
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