The wonder product: The uses and benefits of coconut oil
We are all very familiar with the product coconut oil, but there is so much more to it than you could imagine.
Coconut oil is not just used for cooking and baking, it also has a lot of benefits for your skin, hair and even for babies.
Coconut oil in food
Coconut oil is very high in medium fatty acids and therefore boosts your good cholesterol. It also improves the absorption of vitamins A,D,E,K, magnesium and calcium. It has general health benefits that include reducing kidney stones, putting off colds and flu, as well as diabetes and acid reflux. It can even help digestion which in turn will benefit weight loss.
It can help prevent and reduce wrinkles and stretch marks. You can mix it with baking soda and corn starch and use it as a deodorant. Because coconut oil is such a good moisturiser it can be used to help prevent or cure dandruff and razor burns, It can also be used as a lip moisturiser.
Coconut oil is a natural nipple cream that can be applied with a cotton ball.
You can use it for babies with cradle cap by messaging it into you infant’s scalp and then gently combing it out. It helps for nappy rash by soothing irritated skin. Coconut oil can even be used for teething by targeting inflamed gums.
It really is a must-have product in every household’s cupboard.
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