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There are numerous different coconut products such as coconut oil, coconut milk, coconut cream, coconut butter, coconut water, etc. Coconut is a popular fruit originating from the Arecaceae family and the Cocoidead subfamily. It is rich in healthy fatty acids, which vary in quality depending on the type and oil processing. Coconut oil contains 90% of medium-chain fatty acids as well as mono and poly-unsaturated fatty acids.

Why does our body need medium-chain fatty acids?

Our body uses medium-chain fatty acids from coconut oil as an energy source for the brain. There are 2 types of coconut oil – virgin and refined. The virgin coconut oil is completely natural and widely available and possesses anti-cancer, anti-inflammatory, anti-microbial and antioxidant properties.

How to use coconut oil for personal body hygiene

Removes age spots

Applying coconut oil on the affected area will easily fade age spots if used regularly.

After shave lotion

Instead of chemical-laden lotions, apply some coconut oil after shaving to soothe the irritated area without clogging the pores.

Cures baldness

Coconut oil can stimulate cell regeneration and prevents hair loss. Apply a mixture of coconut oil, lavender, rosemary, thyme, cedar, Jojoba, castor oil and some cayenne pepper 3 times a day and before going to bed in order to prevent hair loss.

Body scrub

Mix some coconut oil and salt and apply it on your skin to soften and smoothen it.

Eliminates bruises

Apply coconut oil directly on bruises to heal them fast and efficiently.

Heals bug bites

Coconut oil is able to heal bug bites and soothe the scratching and burning sensations.

Treats burns

By applying coconut oil on the burnt area you will be able to prevent scars later.

Chap stick

Coconut oil hydrates, moisturizes and protects your lips.

Eliminates cradle cap

Apply a teaspoon of coconut oil on your baby’s cradle cap to nourish the skin and eliminate the problem.

Eliminates dandruff

When applied to the scalp, coconut oil will reduce dandruff and regulate oil secretion.

A natural deodorant

A combination of coconut oil, baking soda and corn starch is a powerful natural deodorant which can replace your favorite commercial deodorants.

Diaper salve

Apply coconut oil on your baby’s bottom to effectively heal diaper rashes.

Eye cream

Apply a small amount of coconut oil on your eyelids to reduce puffiness, bags under the eyes as well as wrinkles.

Facial wash

Mix some coconut oil, olive oil, almond oil, avocado and castor oil and wash your face with the mixture to deeply clean your skin.

Hair conditioner

Apply a teaspoon of coconut oil on your hair and comb it through – you will see that this natural ingredient is a great hair conditioner.

Hair gel

Rub a little coconut oil on your palms and apply it on curly, wavy or straight hair for a natural hair gel.

Heals cuts

When you apply coconut oil on cuts, it forms a thin protective layer which will protect the wound from dust, bacteria and viruses. Coconut oil will also accelerate the healing process.

A natural lubricant

Coconut oil is a natural and safe lubricant for sex – try it once, and you will never wear latex again!

Makeup remover

Coconut oil is a powerful makeup remover – try it and you will never use commercial products again!

Massage oil

Massaging with coconut oil is the best way to relax your body.

Nipple cream

If you’re suffering from inflamed and sore nipples, apply some coconut oil and you will easily resolve the problem.

Acne remover

Apply some coconut oil on your face to reduce oil gland stimulation and effectively cure acne.

Pre-shave lotion

Applying coconut oil on your face before shaving will moisten it just enough to prevent razor burns.

Treats skin conditions

Coconut oil can help you in cases of psoriasis, dermatitis and eczema.

Stretch marks

This amazing natural ingredient can easily nourish damaged skin.

Treats sunburns

Apply some coconut oil on sunburns to soothe and hydrate the affected area.

Treats swimmers ear

Make a mixture of coconut oil and garlic and put a few drops in the affected ear for much needed relief. For best results, repeat the process 2-3 times a day.

Tattoo moisturizer

Applying coconut oil on your tattoo will prevent it from fading and will also prevent infections and accelerate the healing process.

Toothpaste

A mixture of coconut oil and baking soda creates a great natural toothpaste.

Reduces and prevents wrinkles

Apply coconut oil on your wrinkles and watch the disappear!

Using coconut oil for your wellbeing

Helps breastfeeding

Coconut oil enriches the mother’s milk supply which is why breastfeeding mothers should consume it every day.

Strengthens bones and teeth

Coconut oil improves calcium and magnesium absorption in the body which results in stronger bones and teeth.

Helps the digestive system

Coconut oil can help you with irritable bowel syndrome, improves the absorption of vitamins and minerals and your overall health as well.

Makes you stay fit

Coconut oil accelerates your metabolism and increases your energy levels, effectively helping you to stay fit.

Regulates your insulin levels

Consuming coconut oil regularly will improve the insulin secretion and the use of glucose.

Regulates lung function

Coconut oil can increase the fluidity on the cells’ surface.

Treats nausea

Apply some coconut oil on your wrists and forearms to calm your upset stomach.

Prevents nose bleeds

Coconut oil can prevent nose bleeds and protects the capillaries from rupturing.

Lowers stress

Massage your head gently in circular motion with coconut oil to lower your stress levels and relax.

Aids weight loss

The saturated fat content of coconut oil will help you lose weight faster.

Improves mental focus and productivity

The medium-chain triglycerides in coconut oil can pass the blood-brain barrier and produce alternate energy, effectively improving your mental state.

You can also use coconut oil against: acid Reflux/ Indigestion, adrenal and chronic fatigue, allergies, Alzheimer’s disease/Dementia, asthma, autism, constipation, IBD (inflammatory bowel disease), gut infections, bronchial infections, cystic fibrosis, cancer, candida albicans, colds and the flu, depression, diabetes, flaky and dry skin, gallbladder disease, gasses, H. Pylori infections, heart disease, hemorrhoids, jaundice, kidney stones and diseases, liver disease, lung disease and malnutrition.