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How To Use Coconut Oil
Are you familiar with
how to use coconut oil?
Of all the ways to use this oil, the quickest and easiest is to eat it right off a spoon!
However, if you're someone who finds that challenging, here are some other ways that this versatile health food can benefit you and your family:
- As a healing medicine (it has anti-microbial, anti-viral, anti-fungal, anti-inflammatory and anti-tumor properties)
- To nourish, protect and heal skin
- For cooking, baking, grilling, sauteing or frying
- As a natural hair shampoo or conditioner
- As a deodorant
- As a toothpaste
- As a shaving cream
- For home improvement projects
- As a sexual lubricant
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Have you thought about how to use coconut oil medicinally?
The use of coconut oil as a natural medicine is commonplace in some cultures. For others its enormous healing powers are just becoming more well known.
Modern science has learned a few things about how coconut oil can be used. It's wonderful as a preventative but equally beneficial as a treatment. Here are several examples of why it's such a powerful natural remedy for a variety of conditions:
*Important: When the immune system is strong, any bodily condition can be healed.
Therefore, by consuming coconut oil regularly you will help your immune system become stronger because:
- The oil supports and aids its function.
- The oil is a strong antibacterial, antiviral, and antifungal remedy. It contains three (3) potent antimicrobial fatty acids which are: lauric acid, capric acid and caprylic acid.
Besides helping the body internally, it can also be applied topically to speed healing of external areas. This is another method of how to use coconut oil medicinally.
It can be applied to any skin wound like:
- Insect Bites
Applying it to such wounds will prevent infection because the oil provides a protective barrier between the affected area and outside contaminants. Consequently, you will experience a marked reduction in pain, itching, redness and/or swelling.
Ultimately, the use of coconut oil speeds healing time and heals the damaged tissue.
Also, coconut oil works beautifully if you're someone who bruises easily.
Here's yet another way of how to use coconut oil to prevent and treat disease. The process is simple and takes only minutes a day.
It's one of the most powerful alternative healing techniques known to man and has been around for thousands of years. It's an ancient Ayurvedic oral cleansing technique called, oil pulling therapy.
For even more information about how this oil can optimize your health see health benefits of coconut oil.
Below are still more ideas of how to use coconut oil...
We're sure you all know how to use coconut oil in the kitchen, right?
Coconut oil can work so nicely for a variety of food preparation. Whether you want to saute, bake, stir-fry, grill or use the blender this oil is a perfect choice.
You can use it like butter, in smoothies or hot cereals, and as you would other oils.
Find out why it's the healthiest oil to cook with by going to cooking with coconut oil where you'll learn much more.
Would you like to know how to use coconut oil around the house, garage or office? How many times do you go looking for WD-40 when you could just use a bit of coconut oil? If you need lubrication for any moving part like wheels, hinges, rollers or chains consider using this oil instead.
PERSONAL CARE and BEAUTY
Skin Emollient and Moisturizer
Coconut oil for the skin is a very popular way to use this oil. From head to toe it nourishes, protects and moisturizes. Due to it's anti-microbial, anti-fungal and anti-inflammatory properties, the oil is a remedy for all sorts of skin conditions like:
- diaper rash
Coconut oil is also an effective sunscreen too. It naturally protects the body from harmful rays without exposing it to unnecessary chemicals and toxic metals that are often in conventional sun blocks.
In addition, it's protective against free radical damage that can progress into skin cancer.
Facial Toner and Moisturizer
As part of a complete beauty regimen, there is nothing better than to use coconut oil for the face and body. It can be used anytime day or night, but is particularly wonderful after a shower or bath. As it gently moisturizes your skin, it will also soothe, refresh and tone. Your skin will be born anew feeling velvety soft and radiating youth!
It's also a perfect makeup remover and lip balm.
Have you ever considered using coconut oil as a shaving cream? Some men prefer using this oil versus commercial shaving creams and they claim they would never go back! They say the oil lessens irritation on the face and neck, detoxifies skin as they shave, and moisturizes the area all at once. Also, the oil makes it easier and faster to clear razor blades as they are used.
A few say the only downside is that it's a bit messy and they have to wipe the oil into a towel more often. However, in their opinion it's a small price to pay for all of the other advantages.
Another way to use coconut oil is as a deodorant. After using it on your underarms they'll be left feeling soft and silky. For a homemade recipe that you can easily do yourself, check out how to make an all natural coconut oil deodorant.
A really wonderful way of how to use coconut oil is on the teeth. There is nothing better for teeth especially if they're sensitive! Remember how the oil is highly antimicrobial? Can you think of a better way to clean your mouth everyday?
To make homemade oil toothpaste you just combine equal parts coconut oil, baking soda and water. For desired consistency, add water as necessary.
Natural Hair Conditioner
How many of you deal with dry, damaged hair? Have you ever had your hair highlighted or color treated? Do you use the blow dryer, curling iron or rollers on a regular basis? All of these things are great styling tools, but aren't the best for hair health. The use of coconut oil can change all that. Coconut oil for hair nourishes, protects, and revitalizes so that your hair is left soft, shiny and very manageable.
After you shampoo, just rub a little oil in your hands and massage it all over your head. Do not rinse out. If you are able to let your hair dry naturally, that's ideal. If not, blow dry your hair as usual.
You now have a non-toxic, all natural hair conditioner!
In addition to using it on wet hair you can also dab a little on dry hair as a styling gel. Just be careful-a little goes a long way!
Have you ever thought about how to use coconut oil... as a sexual lubricant? Forget jellies or creams that are full of chemicals. Coconut oil is completely natural, very soothing and works better than you could ever imagine. It's very practical, inexpensive and easy to use.
*Do Not Use coconut oil with latex condoms; it weakens them.
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