Healthy Coconut Oil Secrets


 

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  1. Lip balm: Coconut oil has a built in SPF of 4-6. Not enough to be your main source of sun protection in the summer, but enough to help in between your main application to keep the lips moisturized. This method can also be used on your body.

 

  1. Wound care: Coconut oil’s anti-bacterial and anti-fungal mechanism make a great wound care kit. Don’t apply to gaping cuts, but little cuts and scraps will heal great when coconut oil is applied to the area.

 

  1. Dark circles: Sick of waking up with dark circles and bags under your eyes? Apply coconut oil under the eyes before going to sleep and it will help reduce puffiness and help you look energized!

 

  1. Hang nails: Spring may be coming, but our dry skin is still lingering. Rub coconut oil on your cuticles to help soften the skin and prevent hang nails and other cracked skin.

 

  1. Fight acne: Rubbing a small amount in a circular motion on your clean skin can help reduce acne, dark skin and redness. The anti-bacterial and anti-fungal properties help fight against bacteria to keep your skin looking clear. Be careful to not apply too much to reduce an oily affect.

 

  1. Sore throat: Whether your throat hurts from an illness, cold weather or loss of voice. Melting 1/2-1 teaspoon and swishing it around in your throat before swallowing can help sooth the sore throat. Add some honey for some extra soothing and anti-bacterial. Repeat 3 x a day.

 

  1. Athletes foot: Once again, coconut oil’s anti-fungal agency, is great to fight against athletes foot. Clean the feet first, dry well and massage coconut oil in daily. This can help cure this itchy fungus. Make sure you wash your hands after applying the oil to your feet. You don’t want to spread the fungus.

 

  1. Exfoliant: Melt about 1/2 a cup of coconut oil, let it cool before adding some brown sugar. Add a lot of little for the coarse rub you desire. Rub all over you body in the shower, rinse and moisturize when finished! You’ll feel the softness and benefits from this home remedy. Repeat 1-2 times a week.

 

  1. Toothpaste: Mix melted coconut oil with baking soda for a homemade fresh toothpaste. This will help freshen breath and whiten your teeth.

 

  1. Hair care: Dry frizzy hair in the dry winters? Rub some coconut oil between your finger tips and apply to tame your frizziness. Also, apply some to your ends of your hair to help prevent split ends.

 

 

Have a furry friend? Here’s 2 ways to help protect them.

  1. Dogs: During the winter months the salt and cold can crack their paws. Rub coconut oil on their paws after being outside to help protect and heal the cracks.

 

  1. Dogs: Feeding your dog 1/2-1 teaspoon for 40 lbs + and 1/2 teaspoon for lighter dogs can help with their allergies, by reducing their dry, red, irritated or inflamed skin. This should be part of their already daily allergy regimen.