Coconut Oil for Your Health

Zahna Klaver By Zahna Klaver, 25th Apr 2015 | Follow this author | RSS Feed
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Coconut oil has been at the forefront of health news lately. It is healthy, inexpensive and has an extended shelf life. Here are 5 tips for adding Coconut Oil to your daily routine.

Coconut Oil for Your Health

Coconut oil has been at the forefront of health news lately. It is healthy, inexpensive and has an extended shelf life. Here are 5 tips for adding Coconut Oil to your daily routine.

Leave in hair conditioner

Use coconut oil after a shower as a leave in conditioner in your hair. If you like the coconut scent use the scented type, if not, use the unscented and even add an essential oil of your choice. Lavender is nice. Just put a bit on your fingers, rub your hand together and then through your hair. Frizzies disappear even in the most humid of climates!

Skin Cream and Sun Screen

Use coconut oil as skin cream. On your face, or anywhere on your body, it is hard to beat coconut oil for moisturizing and protecting your skin. It even works as an all natural sunscreen! Simply put a bit on your fingers, rub your hands together to melt the oil and rub onto skin where required. Wait a few minutes (longer if you have dry skin or want to get rid of wrinkles) then wipe lightly with a dry cloth to remove any residue.

Cooking

Use coconut oil to cook. Any curry, or other coconut flavoured food is even better, healthier and tastier when the meat and/or veggies are sautéed in flavoured coconut oil. Use as you would any oil.

Instead of butter or margarine

Use coconut oil instead of butter or margarine. So much healthier, especially than margarine, coconut oil, flavoured or unflavoured is delicious spread on toast or used in a sandwich. No special instructions, just do not get crumbs in the jar if you are using the same jar for face cream. (I recommend getting 2!)

Skin Ointment

Use coconut oil to soothe your skin after minor wounds. An insect bite, a scrape or even a paper cut will feel better after soothed with coconut oil.


Coconut oil has so many uses in our daily lives!

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Alternative Health, Coconut Oil, Coconut Oil Benefits, Coconut Oil Essentials, Coconut Oil Tips, Cooking, Skin Care, Sunscreen

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author avatar Zahna Klaver
An early retirement in South America leaves me time to finally write about the subjects I have studied throughout my life. Health, nutrition, business, homesteading and cooking are my passions!

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author avatar brendamarie
26th Apr 2015 (#)

great article, I use coconut oil many different things

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