April 2, 2014

Take Care of yourself x COCONUT OIL

Coconut oil is going to be my new addiction. It works like a miracle for my skin, my hair, as make up remover, to prevent stretch marks… The list of benefits is long. Here we go!

















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    Uses for Coconut Oil

    1. In cooking as a great oil with a high smoke point. Great for baking, stir-frys or as a dairy free replacement to butter.
    2. Taken supplementally for daily energy
    3. As a coffee creamer when emulsified into coffee (The only way I’ll drink coffee)
    4. On the skin as a basic lotion
    5. In homemade lotion bars for soft, smooth skin
    6. In homemade deodorant or deodorant bars
    7. As an eye-makeup remover
    8. As a cloth diaper safe diaper cream (just rub on baby’s bottom)
    9. In making your own Remineralizing Toothpaste
    10. To lighten age spots when rubbed directly on the skin
    11. To prevent stretch marks during pregnancy
    12. To support healthy thyroid function
    13. In homemade Mayo without the high PUFA vegetable oils
    14. To help increase sun tolerance and avoid burning
    15. As a naturally SPF 4 sunscreen
    16. In homemade lotion recipes
    17. To get rid of cradle cap on baby- just massage in to head, leave on for a few minutes and gently rinse with a warm wash cloth
    18. Topically to kill yeast or yeast infections
    19. As a delicious tropical massage oil
    20. It’s high Lauric acid and MCFA content helps boost metaboism
    21. A tiny dab rubbed on your hands and then through hair will help get rid of friz
    22. As an intensive nighttime facial moisturizer
    23. Mixed with equal parts sugar for a smoothing body scrub (use in the shower)
    24. Rubbed on lips as a natural chap stick
    25. Topically, can help skin heal faster after injury or infection
    26. Directly on the perineum to help heal after birth
    27. As an incredibly intensive natural conditioner- Rub into dry hair, put a shower cap on and leave for several hours
    28. On feet to fight athlete’s foot or tor fungus
    29. In place of Lanolin cream on nursing nipples to sooth irritation (also great for baby!)
    30. Can help sooth psoriasis or eczema
    31. There is some evidence that regular ingestion of coconut oil can help prevent or reverse Alzheimers
    32.  With apple cider vinegar as a natural treatment for lice that actually works
    33. In natural Homemade Sunscreen
    34. In healthy brain boosting snack for kids like Coconut Clusters
    35. In a filling and energy boosting Brain Powder Smoothie
    36. Rub coconut oil on the inside of your nose to help alleviate allergy symptoms
    37. Nursing moms can take 3-4 tablespoons a day (and Vitamin D) to increase milk supply and nutrients
    38. There is some evidence that coconut oil helps digestion and may even kill intestinal parasites or yeast
    39. Mix a tablespoon with a tablespoon of chia seeds for an all-day energy boost (do NOT take this at night!)
    40. Can help improve insulin levels
    41. Oil pulling with coconut oil and a drop of oregano oil helps improve gum health
    42. Can help improve cholesterol ratios
    43. Blend a tablespoon into hot tea to help speed recovery from cold or flu
    44. In Homemade Natural Bug-Off Lotion Bars
    45. As a replacement for vegetable oils in any recipe
    46. Better for high-temperature cooking than olive or vegetable oils
    47. Can help reduce appearance of varicose veins
    48. After initial heat is gone, can help speed healing of sunburn
    49. Is an immediate source of energy when eaten and isn’t stored as fat
    50. As a natural personal lubricant that won’t disturb vaginal flora
    51. As a naturally antibacterial skin cream
    52. In natural homemade diaper cream
    53. As a natural shave cream and after shave lotion
    54. When used consistently on skin it can help get rid of cellulite
    55. To season cast iron skillets
    56. It’s anti-inflammatory properties can help lessen arthritis
    57. Can reduce the itch of mosquito bites
    58. Can help resolve acne when used regularly
    59. Can be rubbed into scalp daily to stimulate hair growth
    60. I’ve used in kids ears to help speed ear infection healing
    61. On split ends to de-frizz
    62. A small amount can be rubbed into real leather to soften and condition (shiny leather only… test a small area first)
    63. By itself as a great tanning oil
    64. Mixed with salt to remove dry skin on feet
    65. Can help speed weight loss when consumed daily
    66. Can help improve sleep when taken daily
    67. Can be used to speed healing of fungal infections when taken internally and used externally
    68. A tablespoon melted into a cup of warm tea can help sooth a sore throat
    69. To help sooth the itch of chicken pox or poison ivy
    70. It has been shown to increase absorption of calcium and magnesium
    71. Internally as part of the protocol to help remineralize teeth
    72.  Some evidence shows that the beneficial fats in coconut oil can help with depression and anxiety
    73. By itself as a natural deodorant
    74. By itself or with baking soda as a naturally whitening toothpaste
    75. For pets struggling with skin issues when used externally
    76. Some evidence suggests that the beneficial fats in coconut oil are helpful for those with Autism
    77. In homemade vapor rub
    78. As a safe cooking oil for deep frying
    79. A tablespoon taken before each meal can help improve digestion
    80. Can be taken in warm ginger tea to sooth heartburn or nausea
    81. As a completely natural baby lotion
    82. On hands after doing dishes to avoid dry skin
    83. Mixed with catnip, rosemary, or mint essential oils as a natural bug repellent
    84. Can be used on mom’s nipple and baby’s mouth to help treat thrush
    85. Many use it as an anti-aging facial moisturizer
    86. Use to make coconut cream concentrate for a brain boosting snack
    87. Can be used internally and externally to speed recovery from UTIs
    88. When taken regularly, it can help fight candida
    89. When taken regularly, it can boost hormone production
    90. Can relieve the pain of hemorrhoids when used topically
    91. Can boost circulation and help those who often feel cold
    92. On cuticles to help nails grow
    93. Rub into elbows daily to help alleviate dry, flaky elbows
    94. Add to smoothies to give them a nutritional boost
    95. Internally during pregnancy to help provide baby necessary fats for development (especially when taken with Fermented Cod Liver Oil)
    96. In any recipes where vegetable oils are used
    97. Whipped with shea butter for a soothing body balm
    98. One reader swears by using coconut oil to treat yeast infection. She suggests soaking a tampon in it and inserting the tampon for a few hours.
    99. Naturally clears up cold sores
    100. Ingesting coconut oil daily can help with allergy symptoms
    101. Ingesting coconut oil daily can increase mental alertness



       
















































































































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