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.

The wonder product: The uses and benefits of coconut oil

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.

For you

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.

For babies

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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Steenhuisen has, reportedly, copped some heat from the senior structures within his party too. When President Ramaphosa told the nation lockdown would be extended to 1 May, the KZN-born politician said he disagreed with the decision. His denouncement also caused a stir amongst the South African public.

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The DA’s front-man has alternatively suggested a “Smart Lockdown”, which would break the restrictions into four sectors. They range from the severe rules we have in place now, to a more relaxed version of lockdown which will allow businesses to open up and give citizens permission to leave their homes for recreational reasons.

“Hunger, looting means we can’t go on like this” – John Steenhuisen

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“Widespread hunger and looting shows that a hard lockdown is not sustainable – and why a ‘Smart Lockdown’ is the correct way to go. Additionally, distributing R1 000 into the accounts of each SASSA grant recipient will immediately bring food and household relief to about 30 million vulnerable citizens.”

John Steenhuisen
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