5 Surprising Uses for Coconut Oil
I’m sure most of you are familiar with the wonderful benefits and many uses of coconut oil. It’s anti-microbial, full of antioxidants, and high in essential fatty acids. Here are 5 surprising and useful tips for getting the most out of coconut oil.
The Ultimate Lip Balm:
Slowly warm 1-2 oz of cold pressed coconut oil until it just hits a soft liquid form. Mix in 1/2 teaspoon of cinnamon and pour the contents into a tin or plastic balm container. You can usually find those at a health foods store in the skin care section. Allow it to cool and set. Use this balm on your lips - the oil will moisturize and the cinnamon will give a slight plump as it draws blood circulation to the area.
Repeat steps for process above, only without the cinnamon. Consider adding a drop of essential oil instead for the aromatherapy properties. This salve will moisturize and keep your cuticles from cracking.
More studies are showing that some saturated fats are good for you. Have you heard the latest trend of putting butter in your coffee? Try this instead: Add 1 to 2 tablespoons of coconut oil into your coffee. The fat will help suppress appetite, while the caffeine will give a boost of energy and also help to suppress appetite. If you are not a fan of the taste, try adding a few drops of natural vanilla extract for extra flavor.
Eye Makeup Remover:
Emulsify a dab of cold pressed coconut oil on the back of your hand, then dip a q-tip into the oil and swab away. Or, just use your pinky finger to cover a larger area.
Because of its high vitamin E content and anti-microbial properties, coconut oil is a great scar minimizing remedy for minor scrapes and wounds.
Hope this was helpful! Which ones will you try this week?
Read the full article by Rey Medrano from Beyond Beauty