It seems that almost everything contains coconut these days. For example, we have coconut oil, coconut butter, coconut shreds, coconut milk and cream, coconut water, coconut flour, and coconut soya sauce. Coconut oil is part of the Arecaceae family. The coconut flesh contains high amounts of healthy fatty acids, and the composition of fat is different depending on the type and processing of the oil. 90%of the coconut oil is actuall.90%of the coconut oil is actually the medium-chain saturated fatty acids and there is also a slight contribution of mono-unsaturated fatty acids and poly-unsaturated fatty acids.
What’s so good about medium chain fatty acids?
These acids can be easily absorbed, digested and used by the body. They can cross the blood-brain barrier freely and the brain can use them as a source of energy. Furthermore, the virgin coconut oil is very expensive completely natural, and delicious. It has many benefits: anti-inflammatory, anti-carcinogenic, anti-microbial, and antioxidant properties. Also it improves the absorption of nutrients and it is not toxic for both humans and animals.
Coconut Oil for the Body and Personal Hygiene
1.Helps with the age spots
Rub in some coconut oil directly on the affected area to reduce the appearance of spot
2.Useful as an after shave
It heals the irritated skin without clogging the pores.
If you have problems with baldness, you only need to apply a mixture of coconut oil and lavender, rosemary, thyme, cedar wood, Jojoba oil, and a little cayenne pepper, three times per day to the affected area and massage gently, and you will solve your problem quickly and easy
4.As a body scrub
Mix coconut oil and salt and rub all over your body and then rinse off the skin and you will get soft and beautiful skin in a moment.
It is excellent aid for reducing swells and redness of the skin, thus speeding up the process of healing of bruises.
Coconut oil can stop the itching coming from bug bites and the burning sensation.
Rub a bit on your lips and it will soften them immediately.
8.It nourishes the baby’s skin.
If your baby has dry scalp skin, rub a teaspoon onto the scalp every day and the coconut oil will eliminate the cradle cap.
Mix equal parts of coconut, olive, almond, avocado and castor oil then rub it on a wet face, leave it on for 2 minutes, rinse off and pat dry in the end. You can use this mixture instead of soap when washing your face.
Apply some coconut oil on your eyelids before going to bed to reduce puffiness, bags, and wrinkles under the eyes.
Coconut oil is very soothing for diaper rash.
12.Hair gel and defrizzer
If you have curly hair, rub a little between your palms and scrunch into your hair, and if you have wavy and straight hair, comb in through from the scalp towards the ends with your fingers.
Apply some coconut oil to your hair ends running your fingers through your hair to distribute the rest. For deeper treatment you need to rub in some coconut oil on dry scalp and work your way towards the ends; put a shower cap on and leave it act overnight;
Apply on wounds to protect from outside dust, viruses and bacteria.
Put some coconut oil on a cotton swab and you can remove any excess makeup
You can use a pea-sized amount underneath your makeup to reduce oil gland stimulation
Coconut oil is excellent for nourishing cracked, sore, and dry nipples. All you need is to apply it with a cotton ball and leave it on between feedings.
It is great for relieving the symptoms of psoriasis, dermatitis, and eczema.
It can be used as a sunscreen with a SPF 4.
20.Sun burn relief
All you need is to massage the oil t gently into the painful area, and your pain will go away.
Coconut oil nourishes damaged skin and it is the best solution for stretch marks.
Mix coconut oil and baking soda to make your own homemade chemical-free toothpaste.
23.Tattoo healing and moisturizer
Applying coconut oil onto tattoos will prevent the fading of the pigment.If applied on new tattoos, it speeds up the healing process and reduces the risk of infection;
mix garlic and coconut oil and put a few drops of this mixture in your ear, then leave it to act for 10 min.You should repeat the treatment 2-3 times a day, and you will solve your problem.
25.Wrinkle prevention and wrinkle reducer
Coconut oil makes the connective tissues stronger thus restoring the youthful look.
Coconut Oil for Overall Health
26.Bones and teeth
This oil stimulates the absorption of calcium and magnesium in the body which improves the proper development of bones and teeth.
Women who want to enrich milk supply, they should consume 3 ½ tbsp. of the oil a day.
Coconut oil stimulates the metabolism of blood glucose and insulin secretion, which makes it ideal for both non-diabetics and diabetics.
It speeds up metabolism, improves thyroid function, increases energy levels, reduces excess fat, and boosts muscle mass.
The saturated fats which coconut oil contains enable the control of parasites and fungi- the main culprits for bad digestion and irritable bowel syndrome. Also it stimulates the absorption of vitamins, minerals, and amino acids.
Coconut oil prevents nose bleeding caused by weather sensitivity. In order to stop this,you should apply a little bit of coconut oil in the nostrils and in this way you will make the capillaries in the nose stronger and resistant to bleeding.
Rub the oil inside the wrist and the forearm to calm the upset stomach.
Every time when you fell stressed you only need to apply a little bit of coconut oil onto the head and massage it circularly. This will relax you and it will lower your stress level.
The saturated fats in coconut oil stimulate weight loss and curb carvings;
35.Vitamin and nutrient
Coconut oil makes the fat-based nutrients including vitamins A, D, E, and K easily absorbable.
Coconut Oil for Internal Health Problems
36.Relieves acid reflux.
37.Reduces chronic and adrenal fatigue.
39.Helps with Dementia and Alzheimer’s.
42.Improve the bowel function.
43.Cystis Fibrosis and Bronchial Infections.
45.Improves cholesterol levels.
47.Helps fight flues and colds.
48.As a treatment for cognitive diseases and mild depression.
51.Reduces epileptic seizures.
52.Moisturizes the skin.
53.Helps with gallbladder disease.
56.Protects against heart disease.
58.Helps with hot flashes.
59.Improves the immune system.
60.Helps with the Irritable bowel syndrome.
61.Helps with Jaundice.
62.Helps with kidney disease and kidney stones.
67.Relieves menstrual pain.
70.Stops tooth decay
71.Prevents prostate enlargement
72.Soothes stomach ulcers
73.Regulates the thyroid function
74.Helps with infections of the urinary tract
source:e: The Hearty Soul