Coconut is truly nature’s gift to us. Rich in fatty acids, coconut oil has many beneficial properties both when taken orally and used externally. In some parts of the world, coconut oil is used for daily cooking and even as substitutes for butter and vegetable oil for baking or frying.
FeedFond has collected the top 32 benefits of coconut oil for health and wellness. Read on to find out more.
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- #32 Mosquito protection
- #31 Healthy bones
- #30 Thyroid glands
- #29 Getting over a hangover
- #28 Fever or pain
- #27 Reduces inflammation
- #26 Oral hygiene
- #25 Wound healer
- #24 Skin softener
- #23 Body scrub
- #22 Nail hardener
- #21 Lip balm
- #20 Rid yourself of dandruff
- #19 Mask for damaged hair
- #18 Remedy for dermatitis
- #17 Eye cream
- #16 Wrinkle-free skin
- #15 Moisturizer
- #14 Increase the shelf life of eggs
- #13 Mayonnaise
- #12 Smoothies
- #11 First and second courses
- #10 Frying and baking
- For moms-to-be and newborns, coconut oil is useful.
- #9 For breasts
- #8 Moisturizer for baby
- #7 Remedy for stretch marks
- #6 Diaper rash
- Everyday hacks just got better with the use of coconut oil. Here’s how.
- #5 Leather goods
- #4 Stuck zipper
- #3 Kitchen appliances
- #2 Igniter
- #1 Furniture polish
#32 Mosquito protection
Mix several drops of ylang-ylang essential oil with coconut oil and apply on exposed areas of the skin. The mosquitoes will stay away.
#31 Healthy bones
Oral consumption can prevent osteoporosis. If you have arthritis, massage on joints to reduce the pain.
#30 Thyroid glands
Regular consumption of coconut oil improves the function of thyroid glands.
#29 Getting over a hangover
Consumption of coconut oil can reduce the effects of excessive drinking.
#28 Fever or pain
If you feel you’re coming down with a cold, consume coconut oil to reduce chances of fever and pain.
#27 Reduces inflammation
Its anti-inflammatory properties help to reduce swelling from insect bites and burns. It’s also helpful to suppress swelling inside the throat if you use it to gargle.
#26 Oral hygiene
If you wash your mouth with a tablespoon of melted coconut oil before brushing your teeth every morning and night, your tartar and bad breath will disappear (Link to Home Remedies for Removing Tartar and Getting the Best Oral Hygiene).
#25 Wound healer
By applying coconut oil to wounds and cuts, it helps them heal faster.
Coconut oil is also a wonderful ingredient for your beauty needs.
#24 Skin softener
The rough skin on the heels, elbows, knees, and around the nails can be softened with the regular use of coconut oil.
#23 Body scrub
Mix a tablespoon of coconut oil and a tablespoon of ground coffee. You can replace coffee with finely ground sea salt, sugar, grits, or coconut shavings.
#22 Nail hardener
For soft nails, applying coconut oil on the nail plates will harden them.
#21 Lip balm
A natural substance, coconut oil can be used on the lips to prevent cracking and to soften lips.
#20 Rid yourself of dandruff
By applying coconut oil to the hair roots and leaving it overnight, you can get rid of dandruff. The oil helps moisturize the scalp, keeping it healthy.
#19 Mask for damaged hair
Before you shampoo, apply coconut oil at the roots and then down the length of your hair. Leave for half an hour to an hour.
#18 Remedy for dermatitis
Applying pure coconut oil twice a day to dermatitis affected areas can help improve the skin condition.
#17 Eye cream
To reduce the wrinkles around your eyes, apply coconut oil every night before going to bed.
#16 Wrinkle-free skin
If you want to fight wrinkles, you should both consume and apply on the affected areas to get quick results.
Use coconut oil as a natural moisturizer on a sponge to wipe your face with. Follow the massage lines on the face to avoid stretching.
#14 Increase the shelf life of eggs
By applying coconut oil to the eggshells, you can increase the shelf life of the eggs. The antibacterial properties of coconut oil help to keep eggs for longer.
For making mayonnaise, use coconut oil instead of sunflower oil to get a healthy version. The coconut oil reduces the level of bad cholesterols in the body.
Add a teaspoon of coconut oil to make an energizing smoothie. The coconut oil also helps to reduce weight, so this is especially beneficial for weight-watchers.
#11 First and second courses
Adding coconut butter to mashed potatoes, soup, and porridge will give an interesting flavor and also help curb the appetite.
#10 Frying and baking
Unlike other oils, coconut oil retains its properties and structure, even at slightly higher temperatures. As a result, feel free to use it for baking and frying to add some aroma and enrich the flavor of your recipes.
For moms-to-be and newborns, coconut oil is useful.
#9 For breasts
It’s safe for babies. Coconut oil doesn’t cause allergic reactions, so new moms can apply some on their cracked nipples caused by breastfeeding.
#8 Moisturizer for baby
Coconut oil is the best type of moisturizers for babies. Apply before a bath and even when you massage your new bundle of joy.
#7 Remedy for stretch marks
If you apply coconut oil regularly on your baby bump, you’ll have fewer stretch marks.
#6 Diaper rash
Every time you change the nappy, dab some coconut oil on the baby’s bottom to prevent diaper rash.
Everyday hacks just got better with the use of coconut oil. Here’s how.
#5 Leather goods
Shine your bags, shoes, and purse by applying coconut oil.
#4 Stuck zipper
Apply some coconut oil to your stuck zipper in your jacket or bag and see how smooth it gets to run the zipper up and down.
#3 Kitchen appliances
If you apply coconut oil to the blades of your grinder or blender, it will help prevent rust formation and keep them sharper longer. You can also use coconut oil on wooden cutting boards to prevent cracking.
Instead of using chemical liquids to start a fire, use a cotton ball soaked in coconut oil.
#1 Furniture polish
Apply coconut oil on a natural cloth and wipe your furniture with it to give it luster.
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