Coconut Oil: Health Benefits

Coconut Oil: Health Benefits

"The health benefits of coconut oil include hair care, skin care, stress relief, cholesterol level maintenance, weight loss, boosted immune system, proper digestion and regulated metabolism.
It also provides relief from kidney problems, heart diseases, high blood pressure, diabetes, HIV, and cancer, while helping to improve dental quality and bone strength.

These benefits of oil can be attributed to the presence of lauric acid, capric acid and caprylic acid, and their respective properties, such as antimicrobial, antioxidant, anti-fungal, antibacterial and soothing qualities."
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So, my dears, coconut oil should never miss in our diet and our body care!
Let's see how we can use and how diy it!!

Body Lotion
You can use this versatile oil as the base to make your own body moisturizer.
Here there is a simple recipe to make with natural ingredients at home...

  • 1/2 cup Almond or olive oil
  • 1/4 cup coconut oil
  • 1/4 cup beeswax
  • Essential Oils you prefere

  • Put all ingradients in a jar and mix well. In a pot, warm up 2 inches of water and add all ingredients here.
    When all ingredients are completely melted, pour into your jar for storage.

    Cuticle Oil
    Remedy peeling skin with a coconut balm right at the base of nails to avoid dehydrated cuticles.
    Let's see the recipe...

  • 1 tsp of Grapeseed oil
  • 1/2 tsp Coconut oil
  • 1/2 tsp of vanilla extract
  • 1 tsp of plain natural yogurt
  • 1/2 tsp of honey

  • it's very simple to do: you need mix well together and apply and massage before go to bed!

    Body Scrub
    Scrub involves the removal of the oldest dead skin cells on the skin's outermost surface. It's important keep body skin younger and brighter!

  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup coconut oil
  • Essential Oils you prefere

  • Combine all ingredients and exfoliate your body at least one tme for week!

    Ever made your own lotion? How did it go? Let me know below!

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