Today I thought I’d share some of the many benefits of using beautiful, organic coconut oil. Now, if you’re like me and you’re obsessed with anything coconut, you will absolutely love this product. I cannot go a day without using coconut oil in my routine, as it is so multi purpose. If you really want to get the full health benefits of coconut oil, you must get cold pressed extra virgin organic coconut oil. I swear by Niulife Coconut Oil that I found at a health food shop and can also be ordered online here. What I love about this brand is that this coconut oil is certified fair trade, certified organic, unrefined, vegan, non gmo, and much more!
Can we just talk about the delicious smell of this coconut oil…it’s absolutely divine! A must have for any coconut lover. The size may seem small, and you can order larger sizes, but in my experience I take around a full year to use up this whole jar and would rather have a smaller size so that I can use it all up before it expires (even though it does have a long shelf life). Keep in mind, that in warmer temperatures, the oil will liquify, and in cooler months, it will become a pure white solid.
Coconut oil is known to be antimicrobial, antibacterial, and antifungal, serving many health benefits. Coconut oil is also the key ingredient in one of my favourite makeup lines, RMS Beauty!
I’ll start off by listing the many benefits of using coconut oil below:
-Healthy cooking oil
-Daily health/energy supplement
-Luscious body/hair oil
-Luxurious moisturiser and massage oil
-Baby oil: skin, rashes, etc
-Supports your immune system
-Keeps skin youthful, smooth and healthy
….and the list goes on!
–Moisturiser: I’ve heard that using coconut oil as a face moisturiser either breaks people out or keeps their skin clear. Unfortunately, my skin type does clog up when using heavy oils, so I don’t use coconut oil on my face. However, it does make a fantastic lip balm for dry, cracked lips! I also suffered from bug bites all over my legs at one point and used only coconut oil everyday and they magically disappeared so quickly and without a trace left behind. It also soaks in really quick and helps to even out the skin tone. The smell of coconut also lingers on your skin afterwards, leaving it baby soft. I do agree that coconut oil is fantastic for any irritation, bites, and rashes. On this note, it is also fantastic for calming down razor burn and getting rid of those nasty bumps.
–Oil Pulling: I also have started to get into oil pulling (swishing oil in your mouth for 15-20 minutes), which you can read up on about all the health benefits. I mainly wanted to do this to whiten my teeth and keep my mouth clean, and I do notice a difference in the whiteness of my teeth and after one use I notice the enamel on my front teeth to look significantly better!
Overall, if you’re looking for an all purpose product that can offer you several health and beauty benefits and doesn’t cost you much, I would highly recommend using certified organic cold pressed extra virgin coconut oil. You won’t regret it!