Coconut oil is taken from coconut kernels. It’s tasteless and colorless, and is available for consumer usage in refined and unrefined coconut oil. Coconut oil is very high in fatty acids – medium-chain fatty acids, to be exact. These types of fatty acids are healthy when absorbed. Your body then uses them as a source of energy, but also for other curative, restorative, and preventative measures. It’s an anti-microbial, anti-carcinogenic, antioxidant, and an anti-inflammatory. Coconut oil improves your body’s nutrient absorption (particularly with vitamins A, D, E and K). Coconut oil has grown in popularity in recent years, amid claims that it can do everything from supporting weight loss to slowing progression of Alzheimer’s disease.
Benefits of Coconut Oil:
- Battles insulin resistance issues that often lead to type two diabetes.
- Helps turn bad cholesterol into good cholesterol
- Boosts energy and endurance
- Acts as a sunblock and as a moisturizer for the skin
- Slows the ageing process
How to use Coconut Oil:
- Apply it on the skin as a moisturizer, to protect the skin from the sun’s UV rays and to relieve skin irritation and eczema.
- Use it around the nails to heal ragged cuticles
- Massage it on the skin and wipe it off with a tissue or soft towel to use it as a make-up remover
- Massage on the scalp and through the length of your hair to promote healthy, shiny hair
Avoid contact with eyes and inner ears. Discontinue use if irritation or rash occurs. If you are pregnant or nursing, or have a history of allergic reactions, speak to a doctor before using any carrier oil. Always store the oils in a safe area away from children.