Master Aesthetician Patricia at Red Lotus Facial and Skin Salon in Beaverton, Oregon talks about how Raw Coconut Oil is one of the best kept beauty secrets around.
Dry skin, eczema, dry hair, weight loss, all the answers in a jar of raw coconut oil?
Coconut oil has many different uses. Using it instead of olive oil or vegetable oil in cooking is a great alternative but it can be used in your beauty routine as well.
Coconut oil is sold in jars at about $10 a jar. We recommend getting virgin coconut oil which is easily found at Trader Joes at half that price. Some things that you can cook with coconut oil are eggs, cookies, salad dressings, smoothies, curry, oatmeal and even popcorn. Coconut oil has a slight buttery taste but without all the trans fat.
Now besides cooking what else can you use it for?
Mouthwash ~ Using coconut oil instead of mouthwash is believed to do a better job of getting rid of plaque and other bacteria in our mouths, and boosting the immune system overall. Simply use like you would a regular mouthwash. Swish for a few minutes and spit.
Moisturizing ~ The oil strengthens and removes excessive dead cells which make the skin dry and rough. Coconut oil has no chemicals in it making a better option then some lotions you get at the drugstore.
Hair Conditioner ~ Coconut oil can help grow hair long, strong and healthy. It also keeps the hair shiny.
Treat Eczema ~ Eczema can be treated with coconut oil because it is very moisturizing, easily soaks into the skin and contains no ingredients that can irritate the skin.
Cuticle Oil ~ Have a problem with hangnails? Coconut oil may be the solution. Rub some into your cuticles and let it work it's magic. Also use it for dry hands and feet.
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