We know it’s utility is far beyond the kitchen regime, it has countless health benefits and is one of the best ingredients for a skin nourishing massage. In fact, whether you opt to massage on your own or schedule an appointment with a massage therapist, you will find that coconut oil is the best massage oil – for body and hair.
So what makes coconut oil so beneficial? ( for the geeky ones)
The answer is that Coconut oil or copra oil is extracted from matured coconut kernel. This oil comes with approximately 92-percentage saturated fat with medium-chained triglycerides. So the secret lies here!
Let’s check the major benefits of Coconut Oil:
1.It has anti-microbial properties
Coconut Oil comes with anti-microbial properties. You can apply coconut oil over your skin to get rid of rashes or treat issues like nail fungus. We also recommend using coconut oil to make this amazing diaper cream for babies.
2.Super skin food
Coconut oil has huge doses of Vitamin E, which helps in nourishing the skin and thereby, making it soft and smooth. If you compare various commercial body creams and moisturizers to coconut oil, you will that the percentage of Vitamin E in our copra oil is far higher. Which brings me to the question – why you should use artificial products, when you get far better benefits from this natural oil?
Ageing leads to loss of softness, flexibility and colour to our skin. However, this miracle oil can help us look young.. In addition to vitamins, it has great anti-oxidant effect and helps delay signs of age spots and wrinkles.
Coconut oil is easily absorbed by the skin and hydrates it – you can use coconut oil as it is without even mixing anything in it.
5.Protects from Sunburn
Coconut oil provides protection from solar radiation and sunburn as it has a SPF 4. Moreover, if you have exposed to sunlight without any protection, you should immediately apply coconut oil afterward to reduce the skin damage as coconut oil has a soothing effect on burnt skin and works perfectly to reduce both pain and inflammation.
6.Reduces the appearance of scars
Coconut oil is great at minimizing the appearance of scars like stretch marks or burns. It also helps lighten chicken pox scars.
7.Great for oral detoxification
You can detox your mouth using coconut oil by swishing it in the mouth for 15-20 minutes on an empty stomach, and then discarding it. It is believed to pull out the germs and toxins along with the saliva. It prevents yellowing of teeth and bad breath.
Hope you find these tips useful and implement them in your daily health care regime.