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There has been a lot of talk recently about the numerous benefits of coconut oil. Interestingly, this natural remedy can be used for almost anything you can think of. It is anti-bacterial, anti-carcinogenic, anti fungal, anti-inflammatory, anti-microbial/infection, anti-parasitic, anti-protozoa, anti-retroviral, and anti-viral. It also is nontoxic to humans and animals, helps to fight infection, gives no harmful side effects, and improves nutrient absorption.
You can receive multiple health benefits if you drink coconut oil. For example, it can improve digestion, acid reflux, and cholesterol. However, if you plan on drinking coconut oil to improve your health, you must be careful about how much you consume each day. Here is a chart that provides a recommended dosage of virgin coconut oil for people over the age of 12. Kids under the age of 12 should not be given coconut oil unless it is approved by a healthcare practitioner.
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Various Uses for Coconut Oil
- Age Spots – applying coconut oil directly on the age spot daily will help it fade.
- Shaving – if you apply the oil before and after you shave, it will prep your skin for pending damage and heal your skin without clogging your pores.
- Birth Marks – can be used after a laser removal or apple cider vinegar treatment to aid in the healing process.
- Body Scrub – mixing coconut oil and sugar together will create soft skin.
- Bruises – applying directly to the bruise will reduce swelling and redness.
- Bug Bites – applying directly to a bug bite quickens the healing process.
- Burns – applying to a burn continually will aid in the healing process and decrease chances of permanent scarring.
- Lip Balm – rub on your lips and it will soften and protect your lips because it carries an SPF of about 4.
- Dandruff – apply it to your scalp to moisten dry skin and control oil secretion from the scalp, which are causes of dandruff.
- Exfoliator – mix it with sugar or sea salt and apply it to your body to nourish your skin.
- Eye Cream – apply under the eyes to reduce puffiness, bags, and wrinkles.
- Hair Conditioner – apply one teaspoon of coconut oil from the top of your hair to the ends of your hair to use as a leave in conditioner.
- Makeup Remover – apply a dab of coconut oil on a cotton swab to remove makeup.
- Massage Oil – put some in your hands and rub it on your body as a massage oil.
- Oily Skin Remedy – apply a pea-size amount before applying makeup and it will reduce the appearance of oil.
- Skin Problems – relieves skin problems, such as psoriasis, dermatitis, and eczema.
- Stretch Mark Cream – apply to your stretch marks and it will help to nourish damaged skin.
- Tattoo Healing and Moisturizer – apply coconut oil to your tattoo and it will keep the pigment from fading, improve the healing process, and decrease the chance of infection.
As you can see, there are so many uses for coconut oil, and there are even more uses than you see here. Coconut oil is an oil to keep around the house for almost any problem you have. Try it out and comment below with other uses you come up with!
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