Coconut Oil, Think Outside the Kitchen
There are many recipes and reports about how good coconut oil is in the kitchen for your favorite treats and meals. However, did you know coconut oil is useful in other rooms? Take the bathroom for example. Coconut oil has many uses in your bathroom routine. Coconut oil is a healthy and safe to use for many common bathroom activities from head to toe.
Those of us with longer hair know what the elements can do to the older ends of our hair. Coconut oil is the perfect deep conditioner. It actually helps the hair hold in vital protein, keeping the hair flexible and healthy. It can be used as a pre treatment or post treatment. For pre treating, use ½ tablespoon more or less, depending on the length of your hair. Work it in from root to tips. Leave on hair for at least an hour before washing. Coconut oil is also a perfect frizz control. Use sparingly, it will keep frizzy hair under control.
Your teeth. Yes, I said your teeth. There is a traditional way to clean teeth that is effective at killing bacteria. It is called oil pulling. Oil pulling is simple and very healthy for your mouth and sinuses. Simply rinse your mouth with a teaspoon of high quality, organic coconut oil. Swish it around for 10 to 20 minutes, the longer the better. Controlling bacteria in the mouth helps prevent it from entering the sinus area, thus keeping sinus problems at bay. Learn more at Mercola.com, just search “oil pulling.”
Oil cleansing is also very healthy for your skin and a great makeup remover. Massage a quarter sized drop of coconut oil into your face for a few minutes. Dab with a warm, damp cloth until face feels free of excess oil. Pat, never rub! It will help keep skin tight and keep it soft. Oil cleansing does not strip your skin like traditional skin cleansers.
Pure, raw coconut oil is a great all over skin moisturizer. Whipped body butter keeps skin tight and healthy. It will also minimize scars and stretch marks. For the healthiest way to shave your legs, use coconut oil as well. Smooth a little on your legs or arm pits before shaving.
Raw coconut oil should be in every first aid kit. It can sooth a rash, cool a burn and heal diaper rash. Coconut oil is naturally anti-fungal and anti-bacterial. It is also very good for finger nails and toe nails to keep hang nails and fungus away.
With all of the benefits of raw, organic coconut oil, everyone should be buying this stuff by the gallon.