Monday, April 20, 2015


     Coconut oil has many benefits that include health care, hair care, skin care, weight loss, memory benefits, metabolism benefits, boosts your immune system, and much more. Lauric acid is in coconut oil and is said to contain antibacterial, antioxidant, anti-fungal, and soothing qualities. 

Health care:
     Coconut oil prevents high cholesterol and high blood pressure levels because of the amount of lauric acid it contains. It is also used to prevent memory loss
  • I apply to my toast instead of using butter and sprinkle cinnamon on top of the coconut oil. 
Hair care: 
     Coconut oil can be used to repair damaged hair by depositing proteins required for nourishing and healing strands. It is also used as a conditioner to keep hair from drying out and locks in moisture. By massaging coconut oil in to your scalp, you can also prevent lice from burrowing in your strands due to its antibacterial/ anti-fungal properties.
*Topical application
  • I apply a small amount to my ends.
Skin care:
     Coconut oil can be used as a moisturizer for your skin and will keep bacteria and fungus away. You can use it to kill bacteria on your skin like herpes, diaper rashes, and athlete's foot by rubbing infected area. You can also apply it to eczema and other skin infections.
*Topical application
  • I use it as my lotion.
Weight loss:
     Coconut oil increases the body’s metabolic rate by removing stress on the pancreas, so your body can burn more energy. A lot of people use coconut oil to cook with instead of vegetable oil.
  • I add a tablespoon to my coffee.
Immune system:     
     Coconut oil boosts your immune system by keeping dangerous bacteria like listeria from growing in your body. It's anti-fungal and antibacterial properties keep your body healthier and therefore boosts your immune system.
  • I blend coconut oil with peanut butter and apply to my toast and bananas. 


  1. I also use it for oil pulling. Makes my teeth whiter and breath fresher. I use the organic unrefined coconut oil.

    1. I have heard about it, but have not tried it. My sister in law to be told me I would have to swish for 20 minutes. How long do you do it for?

  2. 15-20 mins no longer. I do it once a day at night and right after brush my teeth. You don't have to brush after I just like the mint flavor instead of coconut. It has shown to help with the immune system, teeth (breath and whiteness), skin, and many more. I just know that within days I noticed that I would have less buildup on my teeth through the day, morning breath was 10x better, and within 2 weeks my teeth were whiter. Amazingly after you do it a few days it doesn't seem like 20 minutes is that long and flys by. My only issue is my husband is a talker and hates waiting til I am done. You have to remember to spit in the trash and not in the sink because it can clog the sink when it hardens again.