The Benefits of Coconut Oil

Coconut Oil is an incredibly versatile product, and it brilliant for busy families. It has so many benefits, and can be used by both children and adults and is a medicine cupboard must. Coconut Oil has been used to treat a huge range of ailments, from infections, to weight loss and skin complaints, for many years, and is just as popular now.

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One of the most common uses these days is for skin and hair care. It is perfect for busy mums on the go, and using just this one product can significantly reduce the time spent on your skincare routine, whilst not sacrificing it in any way.

It moisturises the skin, and can treat various skin problems such as psoriasis, dermatitis and eczema; and is an excellent preventative of wrinkles and sagging skin, and makes a brilliant anti-aging product. I am constantly using mine!

When massaged into the scalp regularly, you can keep your hair free of dandruff, and can help keep children’s hair free from lice and eggs. It also acts as a deep conditioner, and can protect and heal damaged hair. In fact, coconut oil has long been used in both hair and skin products, often providing the base ingredient.

Coconut Balm is the perfect addition if you feel that your skin needs extra help and nourishment, as it contains other natural ingredients that are all designed to aid skin care, such as tea tree oil, which can help blemished and problem skin, almond oil, which is one of the best natural skin moisturisers, olive oil, which will further help the anti-aging process, as well as the wonderful coconut oil.

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Other health benefits include its healing abilities. If you have young children, you can apply coconut oil to bruises to speed up the healing process, and can form a protective layer on scrapes and grazes.

It can also boost you and your family’s immunity and digestion, when used as a cooking oil, as it contains antimicrobial lipids, lauric acid, capric acid and caprylic acid, which all have antifungal, antibacterial and antiviral properties. These are not only good for immunity, but also for your heart and cholesterol.

Finally, it can be used as a weight loss aid, alongside a healthy diet and exercise regime. Research that has been carried out suggests that it reduces abdominal obesity in women, by increasing the body’s metabolic rate, removing stress on the pancreas, and thus burning more energy. It is the perfect cooking oil alternative that can keep your whole family healthy.

The above are simply a few of the health benefits that coconut oil provides. It really is a miracle product that is so perfect and essential for everyone to have in their homes. It is a multi-functional, completely natural product that can help your body literally from head to toe.

Have you used coconut oil before?

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24 Comments

  1. 21st January 2016 / 9:17 am

    Iv only recently started to use coconut oil but already I love it can’t believe I hadn’t started using it years ago so many benefits.
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  2. 21st January 2016 / 9:20 am

    I LOVE coconut oil for shaving my legs and I use it instead of lip balm. Since using it as a cleanser, my skin has improved no end too! I have yet to cook with it, as I was worried it might make things taste coconutty (OK in cakes but maybe not in spag bol!) Becky x #coolmumclub
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  3. 21st January 2016 / 12:52 pm

    I’ve heard before that coconut oil is good for you but wasn’t quite sure how. Great post x

  4. 21st January 2016 / 2:31 pm

    Oh yes can’t beat the benefits of coconut oil we could with it as much as I use it for beauty. lol Great post. #love2blog
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  5. 21st January 2016 / 7:39 pm

    I became obsessed with the stuff after watching an article on this morning last year! I love to cook with it, but find it works only in certain dishes (mainly oriental, thai curries etc), I did try and persevere with mixing into coffee but found it too oily, and it makes a fab cuticle cream or lip balm! Thanks for sharing with #coolmumclub
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  6. 21st January 2016 / 10:01 pm

    I haven’t tried coconut oil before but I’ve heard so many good things about it. I’ve started bleaching my hair, and it’s supposed to be a great way to keep bleached hair in good condition, but I didn’t realise it was so good for other things. Definitely going to buy some now!
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  7. 21st January 2016 / 10:32 pm

    Oh what an interesting read I have a jar of the stuff that I don’t use I will defo get on it.. head lice is one of my fears since daisy started school great tip! xx
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  8. 22nd January 2016 / 9:33 am

    Great post – I am reading everywhere about how good this stuff is! I will look out for it now. Kaz x

  9. 22nd January 2016 / 11:43 am

    LOVE LOVE LOVE, coconut oil. It has so many uses with great benefits! Lovely read x

  10. 22nd January 2016 / 12:03 pm

    Everyone’s been raving about coconut oil lately, and yet I still haven’t tried it! Nice summary of why it’s awesome :)
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  11. 22nd January 2016 / 8:31 pm

    We’ve been using coconut oil for cooking for around six months now and love it. It’s completely changed our cooking habits too! xxx
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  12. 22nd January 2016 / 8:48 pm

    I’ve heard so many people rave about coconut oil but I am yet to try it, I really must give it a go, I especially like that it helps with dandruff as mine is playing up terribly at the moment.

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  13. 22nd January 2016 / 11:42 pm

    Coconut oil is a favourite in my house and we use it for everything! When I was younger it really helped to clear some scars I had on my legs! Recommend it to everyone!

  14. 23rd January 2016 / 2:53 pm

    I’ve used on skin and in my hair but I’m yet to cook with it, must get some and try it out! Great post x
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  15. 23rd January 2016 / 5:33 pm

    Oh we have started using it in our cooking and we love it so far! However I didn’t realised it was good for so many other things too.
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