3.21.2016

holistic health // coconut oil benefits

Do you know that there are so many things that you can do with coconut oil, besides cooking? I have two jars of coconut oil, one for my kitchen, and one I keep in the bathroom. My favorite brand is Trader Joe's. It's organic, cold-pressed, and unrefined.


There are so many things you can do with coconut oil. Oil pulling, makeup remover, hair mask, lotion, face wash, moisturizer, healing chapped lips - I feel like the list can go on, and on!

Every morning I oil pull while I take a shower. Oil pulling is great to help whiten your teeth, suck out toxins from your body, and keep your mouth clean. I just grab a glob, and swish it around in my mouth for about 15 minutes, spit in the the trash, rinse with warm salty water, and then brush my teeth. 

I used to think using coconut oil as a moisturizer would make my skin oily. Not so much. I don't buy moisturizers anymore, and just use coconut oil after washing my face. It really makes my skin glow, and I don't breakout from it either. After I rub it on my face, neck, and chest, I rub it into my cuticles for extra protection. I have really dry cuticles, and it really keeps them from cracking. Also, this makes the best eye makeup remover. I just take a tiny bit, rub it on my face, and then take a cotton ball to remove all the excess makeup. 

If you have really dry hair, or want to help your hair grow - do a coconut oil mask. I love doing coconut oil masks for my hair. I take a glob, rub it into my hair, and let it sit overnight while wrapped in a towel. I wash my hair the next day, and let it air dry. Coconut oil also helps remove buildup from your scalp, which will help your hair grow faster. Win, win. 

This is probably the best $5.99 I spent. 

xo, Steph 



2 comments:

  1. I've been really wanting to try oil pulling, but I'm afraid I'll gag or something! I like the idea of doing it while I'm in the shower though. I'll have to stop by Trader Joe's this weekend. Thanks for sharing!

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