Some Ways to Incorporate Coconut Oil into your Life

Some Ways to Incorporate Coconut Oil into your Life

Mackenzie Thompson

by Mackenzie Thompson

Life Saver, AMC

posted on Jan 1, 2015, at 9:49 pm


YOU MAY HAVE HEARD SEVERAL GOOD THINGS about coconut oil or even purchased a tub. So how do you use it?

Organic coconut oil, which – like its name implies – is derived from coconut, has recently become a pantry staple. But how can you utilize it? Consider our top six ways to incorporate coconut oil into your life today.

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Facial Moisturizer:

Coconut oil has powerful
moisturizing, anti-aging, and antiviral properties. It’s cheaper than most facial creams and leaves skin glowing. Unlike traditional face creams, organic coconut oil doesn’t contain any synthetic ingredients, making it useful for any age. Coconut oil also contains vitamin E, a supplement known for lessening the appearance of wrinkles.

Lip Balm:
If you seem to live with your tube of lip balm, consider switching over to coconut oil. It’s deeply moisturizing, but not greasy. Coconut oil has the power to relieve, repair and heal lips naturally. You can even use coconut oil to make your own
coconut oil lip balm.

Swimmer’s Ear and Ear Infections:

Because coconut oil anti-viral and anti-fungal, it can be used all over the body, both internally and externally, as a natural healer. When combined with garlic, the infused coconut oil can be put into an eyedropper and used twice a day in the
ears to minimize symptoms and clear infection. (Remember to consult your physician prior to utilizing any home remedy, including coconut oil!)

Eczema, a condition causing inflammation and irritation of the skin, typically creates itchy, dry skin patches. While there is no cure for eczema, the symptoms are manageable by avoiding irritants such as perfumes, dyes and allergens. Deeply rubbing coconut oil onto eczema a few times a day can lessen the severity of eczema-related symptoms. Coconut oil cannot, however, cure eczema. Therefore, you should continue to work towards the elimination of the cause of your eczema.

Furniture Polish:

Conventional furniture polish often contains potentially harmful ingredients like phenol and nitrobenzene, which have been discovered as carcinogens. As a cheaper and more natural alternative, consider using coconut oil and a touch of lemon juice. Simply use a polishing cloth like you would with store-bought furniture polish.

Coconut oil is a safe, natural, multi-functional staple in the home and it has an impressive array of uses. While there is little clinical evidence on the use of coconut oil for disease, many people find relief from their symptoms. Dietary intake of coconut oil, like all saturated fats, should be limited to 7 to 10 percent of your daily calories, since according to the American Heart Association (AHA), saturated fats can increase your risk for heart disease. Use it in moderation as you would any other oil while cooking.

We want to know, what’s your favorite way to incorporate coconut oil into your life?

About Mackenzie

Mackenzie is a lover of world travel, photography, design, style and Chinese cooking. She is passionate about working towards a purpose, recently graduated from Indiana University with a degree in Media and Marketing, and is currently residing in Manhattan.

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