January 21, 2022

Can you imagine a product that is so versatile it can help you lose weight, moisturize every part of your body, and repel mosquitos? And that’s not even all it can do! No, I’m not talking about some new miracle product- I’m talking about something you may already have on your pantry shelf.

If you thought coconut oil was just for cooking, you are missing out! Its natural SPF, natural antibacterial, and antioxidant properties make it the go-to product for so many things. Keep reading to learn 13 amazing things coconut oil does for your body.

Increases metabolism

Metabolism plays a huge role in maintaining a healthy weight. Since coconut oil converts into energy quickly in your body it can simultaneously increase your metabolism, which helps with weight loss.

Coconut oil is helpful to people with thyroid problems who are having a hard time losing weight. It works by stimulating the production of thyroid hormones that make thyroid sufferers feel sluggish. This is important to know because other oils such as vegetable and soybean oils can impede thyroid function.

Soothes a Toothache

The anti-inflammatory and antimicrobial properties of coconut oil make it the perfect remedy for an aching tooth. Just mix a few drops of clove oil with coconut oil and apply it to the affected tooth for pain relief.

Boosts Weight Loss

Need a little encouragement in the weight loss department? Coconut oil is calorie-free and helps curb your appetite. Sneak some into your diet by putting one tablespoon of coconut oil a day into your tea or coffee in the morning and you will see results.

Improves Hair Health

If you’re not using coconut oil somewhere in your hair care routine, you are missing out! If you struggle with dandruff flakes, try giving yourself a head massage by rubbing some coconut oil on your roots and scalp. Not only will it moisturize your scalp and alleviate your dandruff, but it will also promote hair growth. Coconut oil also strengthens your hair and prevents hair loss.

Make your hair color last even longer with coconut oil. Since the oil can penetrate your hair quickly, it is very effective at making your hair color more vibrant and preventing damage and fading.

Treats Diaper Rash

If your little one is struggling with diaper rashes then I have the answer for you. Smoothing some extra virgin coconut oil on diaper rash is a natural way and effective way to treat and soothe your baby’s bottom.

Repels Mosquitos

Are you unable to enjoy the outdoors because of pesky mosquitoes? Just rub on some coconut oil (or lotion with coconut oil in it) and your problem is solved! Coconut oil not only repels mosquitos but can also soothe bug bites. Just apply topically to the bug bite for relief.

Lengthens Eyelashes

If you want long luxurious lashes but don’t want to pay for expensive last extensions I have the solution for you. Mix equal parts coconut oil and black castor oil and apply it to your lashes using a clean mascara wand. Doing this every night before bed will nourish your lashes and help them grow longer and thicker naturally.

Whitening Agent

By now you know that coconut oil is very moisturizing and nourishing to your body, but did you know it’s also a natural whitening agent? It’s true! Coconut oil can be used to whiten teeth and even your armpits.

To whiten teeth with coconut oil (as well as detox your body), do a method known as oil pulling. Put a spoonful of coconut oil into your mouth and swish it around for 10-20 minutes.

If dark armpits bother you, make an underarm scrub by mixing a tablespoon of baking soda or fine sugar with enough coconut oil to make a scrub. Exfoliate your underarms by gently rubbing the scrub in small circular motions then rinse off. This will naturally remove dead skin to reveal brighter and softer underarms.

Smooths Dry Lips

Winter weather got your lips feeling dry and chapped? No problem! Coconut oil can heal your lips and keep them soft and healthy. Smooth coconut oil onto your lips with your fingers or just look for chapstick made with coconut oil. You will be amazed at how soft your lips become!

Overall Moisturizer

Quit spending money on those fancy lotions and creams full of chemicals and go pick up some coconut oil instead. Coconut oil is chock full of antioxidants and nutrients your skin is craving. Apply oil to your face and body before bed and see how magical it is!

Got dark circles under your eyes? Dab a small amount of coconut oil under your eyes for an intense moisturizing remedy.

Trying to prevent stretch marks? Sadly, coconut oil won’t get rid of stretch marks that are already there, BUT it is a great preventative for future stretch marks. Just apply topically to areas like your stomach, chest, and thighs to keep those stretch marks away.

Suffering from a little too much sun? While aloe vera works great to soothe the pain from a sunburn, coconut oil will help prevent your skin from aging due to sun damage.

Natural Makeup Remover

Speaking of saving money- say goodbye to those makeup-removing wipes or liquids that don’t work half the time anyway. Waterproof mascara and other stubborn makeup are no match for coconut oil! Just dab a small amount of oil on a cotton ball or pad and be amazed at how easily it removes your makeup. Don’t forget to cleanse your skin afterward with water for a fresh makeup-free face.

Healthier Alternative to Cook With

The number of cooking oils to choose from at the grocery store can be overwhelming and confusing. Should you use vegetable oil? Olive oil? Avocado oil?

Stick with coconut oil for your cooking needs and you will be satisfied. Not only is coconut oil healthy for your body, but it can also withstand higher cooking temperatures. Other oils like flax and olive oil can’t compete when you turn up the heat.

Boosts Your Energy

Who couldn’t use a natural energy boost in their life? People who begin to consume more coconut oil often experience more energy throughout their day. This is because coconut oil contains healthy omega 3 fatty acids that increase your metabolism. Another bonus- increased metabolism means more weight loss!

Are you sold on coconut oil yet? If not, go back to the beginning of this article and remind yourself how awesome coconut oil is! Just like anything else on your health journey, you should always do your research and make the best decision for yourself. If you do decide to use more coconut oil, make sure you find one that is 100% raw or pure so no additives will interfere with the benefits of this amazing oil.

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