Chances are you have heard about coconut oil, its high smoking point, and like many, started using it in your kitchen as a replacement to vegetable and canola oil. But did you know that Coconut Oil has countless other Health Benefits as well?
Coconut oil contains short term medium-chain saturated fatty acids (MCFAs), which is a
"healthy" form saturated fat compared to trans fat. Trans fatty acid consumption is linked with heart problems, depression and increased cholesterol levels. What does consuming MCFA fats in coconut oil mean for your body? Our body metabolises these fats in the liver, immediately converting this into energy (fuel for the brain and muscle function) rather than it being stored as fat.
For Fine Lines and Wrinkles
Coconut is not just for your cooking – it's a wonderfully hydrating treat for skin too. It keeps the skin's connective tissues strong, which prevents sagging and wrinkles. Apply coconut oil directly to your skin to soften the appearance of fine lines or use it daily on your face and body for a healthy glow. Be sure you use virgin coconut oil with no additives.
For Skin Complaints
A common cause for skin problems and dehydration is a build up of toxins, fungi and bad bacteria. Coconut oil helps to cleanse and neutralise these toxins, fungi and bacteria on the outer layers of your skin, which not only detoxifies but also helps to build your skins natural immune system and protection.
For your Hair
It can also be used in your hair as a deep conditioning treatment. Coconut oil will make your hair shine and glow by bringing out your natural vibrancy and beauty. Simply rub coconut oil into the ends of your hair and leave in overnight (probably best to put a towel over your pillow) then wash out in the morning (you may need two shampoos)!
There are many other uses for Coconut oil, a simple Google search will bring up hundreds! The Truth about Coconut Oil is that it is truly amazing! We use Coconut Oil in many of our products including the Free Me Moisturiser, Pre Natal Blendand the Wise Women's Blend.