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5 Best Ways to Use Coconut Oil

 

You can use coconut oil for….what? Yes… even that.

Almost everything! You can eat it, you can wear it, you can use it, and you can lube with it. Coconut is one of the most simple and amazing gifts from nature. Here are my top 5 favorite uses of coconut oil that have revolutionized my life for the better.

1. Cooking

Use coconut oil instead of olive oil or butter.Coconut has a higher burn temperature than olive oil. It is great for stir-fry vegetables or when cooking on high heat. My favorite is coconut curried vegetables.

2. As eye makeup remover

Simply use coconut oil on a cotton pad instead of chemical filled eye makeup remover. The antioxidant rich oil will even soften wrinkles overnight. It hydrates the skin for that healthy sexy glow.

 3. To lose weight

Adding a tablespoon of raw coconut oil to into a meal a day can help speed up the metabolism and increase weight loss. Coconut oil is high in healthy saturated fats and filled with vital vitamins and minerals. Substituting coconut oil for other fats increases weight loss. My favorite is to add coconut oil to my oatmeal for breakfast.

 4. Lotion for body or massage oil

Feeling dry? Coconut oil is perfect for any areas of dry skin on the body, especially the elbows and the knees. Giving a juicy massage with coconut oil is fantastic. The sensual smell and touch might even lead you to a deeper romantic encounter with your lover! The low melt temperature turns the coconut oil from a paste to an oil when it touches the body.

 5. Natural conditioner for split ends

Go to the beach often? I find that my hair can get very dry. Before I head out into the sun I will add a little coconut oil to the tips of my hair to protect it from the ocean and harsh sun. If that isn’t enough uses for you please check out this article by Wellness Mama where there are 101 Uses for Coconut Oil.  http://wellnessmama.com/5734/101-uses-for-coconut-oil/   Also, if you want to know the scientific reasons behind coconut oil, check out this amazing article as well.
28 Science-Verified Health Benefits of Coconut Oil
As always, choose organic whenever possible! Thanks for reading! Enjoy your coconut.