What Are 5 Benefits of Using Coconut Oil?

By Frank Coutinho | May 17, 2018
Photo by: Pexels Why Should You Use Coconut Oil?

Coconut oil can be used both on your body and inside your body as coconut oil is edible. In fact, if you visit many tropical countries around the world, you will find that millions of people use coconut oil as a regular part of their diets. Coconut oil has a wide variety of uses in the food industry, pharmaceuticals industry, health and wellness industries among others. Coconut oil can also be used for cooking at high temperatures like frying. Coconut oil can also last up to two years in storage due to its high saturated fat content. In this article, we will discuss five different ways you can use coconut oil.

 

Skin Care and Maintenance

Coconut oil is an effective massage oil that you can use all over your body. It has the same benefits on the skin as mineral oil. Coconut oil also helps in the treatment of various skin problems such as psoriasis, dermatitis, eczema and other skin infections.

 

A Reduction in Hair Loss

Studies have shown that the regular and continuous use of coconut oil could reduce hair loss by as much as 50 percent in many cases. You can apply warm coconut oil to the roots and tips of your hair. For best results, leave the coconut oil in your hair overnight to really seep into your hair and follicles, and then shampoo the oil off in the morning. Coconut oil also strengthens your hair follicles. Coconut oil is beneficial in your thickening hair, in helping to make hair curly and full, and in giving you beautiful hair.

 

Deep Conditioning

Unlike other hair oils that remain on the surface of the hair, coconut oil penetrates three times deeper than some other hair oils. Contrast this with Olive oil which can only penetrate up to 25 percent% into the hair shaft, while coconut oil can penetrate 90 percent. Both hair oils are beneficial in maintaining hair health, but in different ways.

 

Relief of Stress

Stress can be a silent killer for women. Combating stress should be an integral part of a woman's health regiment. When you use coconut oil, it is very soothing on your scalp and therefore can help in removing stress. Applying it to your scalp while massaging gently helps in calming nerves and combat mental fatigue. The last time I used coconut oil for a scalp massage, it felt exhilarating. I felt it on top of my head all the way down into my toes! This is one of my favorite massage oils.

 

Weight Loss

Coconut oil is very useful in reducing weight. It contains beneficial acids that help in losing weight. It is easy to digest and it helps in healthy functioning of the thyroid and enzymes systems. Further, it increases the body metabolism by removing stress on pancreases, thereby burning more energy and helping women of all ages shed pounds.

 

So, there you have it, five different ways you can use coconut oil that you may not have heard of before. From skin care and maintenance to reducing hair loss, conditioning your hair, relieving stress and weight loss there are many ways you can use coconut oil daily.

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