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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