Coconut Oil Benefits



   If I would have to pick a versatile fruit with multiple uses, I would definitely go for the coconut. Why is that, you might wonder. Well, think about it. The water or juice of the coconut is consumed as a refreshing beverage, the milk is used as the main ingredient for cooking and the shell is used and hand carved into cups, utensils, jewellery, and musical instruments. Of course, we must not forget about the coconut oil, which can be used for cooking, but also as a beauty ingredient. Surprised by that? Don't be, here are a few benefits of the coconut oil.


   Coconut oil is packed with vitamin E which is a powerful antioxidant with great health benefits when taken internally and wonderful on the skin when applied topically. Coconut oil also contains a fatty acid called lauric acid, that is antimicrobial and kills fungus, viruses and bacteria. Both vitamin E and lauric acid have incredible healing properties.

  Thanks to these two key ingredients, coconut oil can it make your skin heal rapidly, but it also forms a barrier on the skin, keeping it protected from harmful bacteria and infection. It is great if it's used as a moisturiser, because it sinks rapidly into the skin, leaving it hydrated and soft without leaving a greasy feel to it.

  Because it's so versatile, you can create your own beauty products using it. For example, you can mix a coconut oil with colour and create your personalised lip balm. Or you can mix it with sugar and have your own body scrub. I really think that the sky is the limit when it comes to coconut oil. It can be also used as a makeup remover or for the famous oil pulling technique.

The list of the benefits of coconut oil on the skin almost seems endless. I strongly encourage you to try it and see what amazing effects it can have on your skin. Just remember that not all coconut oils are the same. In order to receive these amazing benefits, you have to make sure that you only buy a pure virgin and organic coconut oil.


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