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18 Mind Blowing Reasons Why You Need Coconut Oil In Your Life

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18 Mind Blowing Reasons Why You Need Coconut Oil In Your Life

18 Mind Blowing Reasons Why You Need Coconut Oil In Your Life


The myriad health benefits of coconut oil include hair care, skin care, stress relief, cholesterol level maintenance, weight loss, healthier immune system, proper digestion, and a regulated metabolism.

Coconut oil is good for you, inside and out. There are numerous claims that simply adding coconut oil to your diet increases energy, balances hormones, and stimulates the thyroid gland.

Some of the everyday uses for coconut oil include:

1. Metabolism Booster 

2 Tablespoons per day is proven to boost your metabolism.

2.  Cooking at High Heat 

Some oils are unsafe to cook with at high temperatures, coconut oil is a great alternative.

3. On Toast Instead Of Butter

You can substitute coconut oil for butter on toasted bread.

4. Homemade Lip Balm or Lip Gloss

Apply directly to your lips, this is useful in cold winter months and hot summers.

5. Shaving Lotion 

Use coconut oil for a closer shave, it doubles as a facial moisturizer.

6. Oil Pulling

Swish coconut oil in your mouth for 2-10 minutes before brushing your teeth. Learn more about oil pulling here.

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7. Smoothies

Add two tablespoon coconut oil to your favorite smoothie recipe and increase your energy level.

8. Replace Vegetable Oil for Baking

Next time you bake you favorite cake, brownies, pie, or cupcakes replace the vegetable oil with coconut oil.

9. Coconut Oil Coffee

Adding a spoonful to your coffee is a delicious way to start your day with a huge energy boost!

10. Makeup Remover

Coconut oil can be used as a natural makeup remover. Healthier, stronger, and longer eyelashes are a great bonus!

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11. Stretch Mark Preventer

Coconut oil is used to prevent and reduce visibility of stretch marks, it can be applied multiple times each day to help moisturize your stretching and dry itchy skin.

12. Body Moisturizer

Apply directly to your skin after showering to nourish and moisturize your skin.

13. Defrizz & Detangle Hair

Simply apply a small amount of oil to your frizzy hair and work it through with your fingers.

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14. Homemade Toothpaste 

Combine equal parts coconut oil and baking soda, sweeten with your favorite sweetener or flavor with your favorite essential oil, if desired, it works just fine without flavoring, it conditions and moisturizes your mouth and whitens your teeth naturally.

15. Dry Feet Treatment 

Mix coconut oil and salt to use as a scrub to soften and remove dead skin from your feet, knees, and elbows.

16. Aromatherapy 

The soothing aroma of coconut oil will help you wind down after a long day.

17. Cheekbone Highlighter

Apply a small amount to your cheekbones over makeup to make them pop! It gives your face a youthful, dewy appearance.

18.  Feed It To Your Cat Or Dog 

Coconut oil isn’t just healthy for humans, it is also beneficial for your pets.

These are just a few everyday uses for coconut oil, it is truly a wonderful work of nature!

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[Edited 7/18/14 by Stephanie Dawson]

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