Coconut oil is growing in popularity. here is why:
- Scientific research has proven that despite being high in saturated fats, it is actually extremely good for us! Although it is still a saturated fat, coconut oil contains a type of fatty acids called Medium Chain Triglycerides (MCTs) which are more efficiently metabolised by your body, boosting energy levels! To retain the properties it is best not to heat the oil to high temperatures.
2. Facial Cleansing!
Now coconut oil is becoming the chosen substitute for almost everything in the bathroom cabinets. You can use coconut oil to remove make-up and cleanse your skin! Apply some to a small part of your skin and use warm water and a flannel to gently remove any impurities. If you have no adverse reactions use on a larger area of the face. Using the flannel with the oil acts as an exfoliator!
Are you tired of having to read all the ingredients on creams? The best thing about using coconut oil is that you don’t have to worry about any unnecessary and harsh chemicals causing reactions and irritating the skin.
4. Mouth wash.
Oil pulling is a traditional Ayurvedic method for keeping the mouth clean. It involves putting a tablespoon of coconut oil in your mouth and allowing it to melt before pushing and pulling the oil between your teeth for about 20 minutes.
It may sound crazy and its hard to get used to initially, so start of with 5 minutes and build up. You can give your teeth a brush afterwards but remember not to swallow the oil.
It is the lauric acid in coconut oil which gives it its antibacterial properties and what makes this Ayurvedic technique so effective in keeping the mouth clean. This technique can help prevent tooth decay, plaque build-up, bad breath and gingivitis. For me it reduced my tooth sensitivity and I noticed my gums become much healthier.
5. Boost immunity
If you’re looking to boost your immunity naturally, simply eat a teaspoon of coconut oil a day. I have seen huge benefits from doing this and I have seen the number of everyday coughs and colds reduce since starting to use it.
Which brand to buy? Tune in to the blog soon for a review of different oils. Have a question? Contact me to ask!
Ideally, use organic, unrefined and extra virgin coconut oil to guarantee quality and as little processing as possible to give maximum natural benefits.