Your Guide To DIY Coconut Oil Uses In Beauty Products – [Infographic]
A few years ago when I saw Rhianna on a billboard promoting a coconut water brand I finally knew one of my favorites fruits had hit the big time. I was proud. Seems like just yesterday I was picking coconuts off the trees in Miami to quench my thirst. Fast forward 20 years ahead to now and coconuts (oil) have gained huge hype and you don't even need to climb a tree to enjoy one, you can simply just purchase some coconut oil online or at your nearest health food store.
Oh dear coconuts, the sexy amazing superfruit that gives us so many benefits. Just some of benefits of coconut water it's a great electrolyte that helps re-hydrate your cells after some hard exercise or previous night of drinking, the meaty flesh inside (full of good medium chain fatty acids) can be blended to make coconut milk which you can use for so many things like making ice cream, coconut cream for desserts, or one of its most common uses is to turn it into coconut oil.
Coconut Oil Uses
Some of the amazing uses and benefits of coconut oil when taken with food is it can increases HDL (the good) and lowers LDL (the bad) cholesterol, balances blood sugar, improves energy (if you add a spoon to your coffee it will make the caffeine last longer with less of a crash), improves digestion, and helps burn fat.
Used it topically it helps moisturize skin, decrease wrinkles and age spots, and it has strong antibacterial properties.
side note: When it comes to having optimum health what we put on our skin is just as important as what we consume internally. Besides our skin is the largest organ we have.
You can also use coconut oil for oil pulling which is a natural alternative to whiten your teeth while at the same time makes your gums and teeth healthier. (Oil pulling has been used for thousands of years in Ayurvedic medicine) Simply put one tablespoon of coconut oil in your mouth and swish it around for 10-20 minutes, then spit it out. Rinse and brush your teeth afterwards. If you want to read more coconut oil benefits check this site out here.
The best Coconut oils to use are the ones that are unrefined extra virgin organic coconut oil. Other kinds are over processed and chemically enhanced
But let's get to the main reason your on this page and that is to find out about it's wonderful uses in natural homemade coconut oil beauty products such as coconut oil face mask, coconut lip balm, coconut hair masks and so on.
Thanks to the wonderful people at Health Perch for making this great easy to follow infographic that will teach exactly how to make these coconut oil beauty products.
So as you see there are many of uses of coconut oil as an easy and great alternative for beauty products. Let me know how your diy beauty products turned out in the comments below. And remember sharing is caring, so feel free to share this infographic with anyone you think would benefit from using less of their regular toxic (chemicals) beauty products.
If you need to find the some good quality coconut oil below is a link to the Top Coconut Oils I recommend you use. It's also the best deals I've found on Extra Virgin Organic Coconut Oils, I mean $22 for 54 ounces is quite the deal (do you know how much that would cost you at wholefoods, it hurts just to think about).
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