There are so many benefits & over 1000 uses for coconut oil!
Personal story with coconut oil:
About 5 years ago, I remember I went to a high-end department store where I purchased the “top of the line” skincare set, and I was incredibly excited after spending $350 on the entire set. I imagined smooth, golden, beautiful clear, youthful and supple skin. Basically perfectly healthy skin.
I was so disappointed because upon trying the set at home (No they don’t provide samples because the product was so expensive) I had such a bad reaction to it my entire face burned, (and the lady at the counter said it’s anti-aging so it tingles a bit, to expect that). Thinking my skin was more sensitive than most, I expected mine to burn more so I just sat there, thinking it will go away.
An hour later, after using my computer, replying to emails and the such, the tingle finally went away and I wanted to see if there was any immediate effects of it. I was entirely horrified because my whole face was red, it had tiny dots all over and my face felt so ‘raw’ and sore!
Immediately washed it off with water and I felt my face burn as I was washing off the product. I was so horrified that I’m trying such a risk with my own skin. I heard mixed reviews with this product either it was the best thing for someone or the worst. I was banking on being one of the most prestigious lines out there, it would work.
I quickly took out my oatmeal, African black honey and remembered about Coconut oils anti-inflammatory properties! Made a paste with the 3 ingredients and applied it to my skin. It felt so soothing and such a relief as a face mask. Later I removed it and I just applied coconut oil on and it was relieving the burn on my skin and it had a pleasant smell to it too. In 1 day I already saw the effects of the coconut oil I put ontop of my daily moisturizer and I could see how fast my skin was healing.
Ever since then, I knew coconut oil definitely helps with inflammation and when I read more on it, I was shocked to know there are so many uses to it!
First off coconut oil has properties of:
1. Anti-bacterial (fights infections, ulcers, other bacterial diseases)
2. Anti-fungal (prevents fungi, yeast)
3. Anti-viral (fights flu, SARS, herpes, measles, hep C, AIDs etc)
4. Anti-carcinogenic (cancer fighting)
5. Anti-parasitic (fights tape worms, lice, etc.)
6. Anti-inflammatory (helps calm any allergic reactions or flare-ups)
7. Is an antioxidant (detoxing the body)
8. Nontoxic (safe for animals, humans)
9. Helps the body digestion better (metabolism and nutrient absorption)
10. Has no harmful or unpleasant side effects, and the smell (if at all) is pleasant!
Here is what you can do by having coconut oil around the house or your life, it can help you save on hundreds of dollars in medication, pills, creams and other beauty related products. Here are some benefits!
• By keeping a small bottle/jar by your desk, you are helping your:
– cuticle oil
– face moisturizer
– hand cream
– eye cream
– lip balm
– frizz tamer
• Keeping in a bottle by bathroom sink (where you wash your face):
– makeup remover
– natural deodorant
• Bathroom products:
– added to soap
– bath oil
– shaving oil
– hair mask
• Keeping in a bottle by body products:
– massage oil
– mild sunscreen
There are so many uses for it! Even can help weight-loss, even bones and teeth! It has helped even planes diesel fuel to run cleaner and smoother.
How do you think coconut oil can benefit you?
How much money do you believe it will help you save? Today? In a day? In a week? Over a month?
How will it benefit your body overtime?
If you have more tips on natural oils, please share your comments below or if you use coconut oil in your cooking, beauty regimens!
Enjoy the coconut oil!
Makeup • Hair • Beauty Specialist