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August 1, 2014

Benefits Of Coconut Oil + A Coconut Oil Scrub Recipe



Coconut oil has many health benefits including boosted immune system, proper digestion and regulated metabolism, weight loss, cholesterol level maintenance, skin and hair care.  It has also proven to provide  relief for kidney problems, heart disease, high blood pressure, diabetes, HIV and cancer.

Coconut oil contains lauric acid which our body turns into monolaurin which is known to help the body deal with viruses and bacteria that cause diseases. Check out the many more health benefits of coconut oil below!

Coconut oil:
  • Is one of the best natural nutrients for your hair by promoting healthy growth and shine while reducing protein loss.
  • Excellent moisturizer for the skin and can help with treating psoriasis, dermatitis, eczema and other skin infections
  • Helps Improve weight loss by helping maintain a healthy functioning thyroid and endocrine system
  • Aids digestion and helps prevent stomach and digestion related problems including Irritable Bowel Syndrome as well as deal with bacteria, fungi and parasites that can cause digestion.
  • Has been proven to prevent and even cure candida
  • Heals infections such as influenza, measles, mumps, hepatitis, SARS, ulcers, throat infections, urinary tract infections, pneumonia, athletes foot, thrush, diaper rash and pink eye.
  • Strengthens the immune system with it’s higher levels of lauric acid
  • Great for the heart since it contains about 50% lauric acid which helps prevent heart problems like high cholesterol and blood pressure.

Coconut Oil Sugar Scrub Recipe – Great for summertime to keep your skin moisturized after being out in the sun and to remove sunscreen
  • ¼ cup of coconut oil
  • ½ cup of granulated white sugar
  • 1 T of lime juice
  • Zest of 1 lime (grated)

Directions:
  1. Mix in small dish coconut oil, granulated sugar, lime juice and zest of lime
  2. Store in sealed container and use on skin when desired. It stores for up to one month!

5 comments:

Bradley York said...

Do I store for one month before using? Do I eat this, rub on skin? I followed you til the end please let me know. I'm new to the gluten free world and struggling with it as you can probably imagine. Thank you!

Taylor Miller said...

You use this to rub on your skin then wash off before a shower! It can be used right away but will last up to 1 month if stored in a container.

Kelly Williams said...

If you use lime or lemon essential oil drops in it, instead of lime juice and zest, it will last a lot longer. This is exactly how I make my scrub. You do need to store scrubs made with essential oils in glass containers. They will damage plastic.

Kelly Williams said...

If you use lime or lemon essential oil drops in it, instead of lime juice and zest, it will last a lot longer. This is exactly how I make my scrub. You do need to store scrubs made with essential oils in glass containers. They will damage plastic.

Penny Shepard said...

Thank you for the surgar scrub recipe. I just started using scrubs and wanted to know how to make some for Christmas. The thing is people like to use in the shower, so I was wondering how I could use the essential oils but put in a plastic contained to make shower safe. Also, Taylor, I just started my first writing blog and at Blog Spot but my posting just comes up with a few lines, see more. I would like to have a page like yours can you help? Oh and thank you for the glutton free information. I am visting an elderly lady and trying to make deserts for her and he son said she loves deserts but they have to be gluton free. We could all benefit from this diet. Thank you for sharing.

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