All About Coconut Oil
Benefits & Uses for Coconut Oil
Coconut oil can be used for just about anything on the outside and what it does to our insides is pretty amazing! Coconut oil aids in digestion, boosts energy and stimulates metabolism. It has been shown to reduce headaches and to release tension in sore muscles. Coconut oil is a powerful virus-destroyer and antibiotic.
Essential oils are distilled from the leaves, bark, roots and other aromatic portions of a botanical whereas Carrier oils are pressed from the fatty portions (seeds, nuts, kernels).
Carrier oils dilute Essential Oils
kind of like carrying the essential oils onto your skin!
Less is more! Drop by drop of your essential oil(s) onto a tablespoon of carrier oil is all you'll need.
Carrier oils are mostly odorless, but some have a faintly sweet, nutty smell.
They should not have a strong smell.
Some things to keep in mind when using Carrier Oils:
Color! This may be important to you if you are creating a certain color blend or product.
Also, their unique smells may conflict with the smell you are trying to achieve. Their texture - too oily?, etc.
Storing carrier oils in your refrigerator can help they last longer, however, certain carrier oils should not be stored in the fridge(it will indicate that in the descriptions below).
If you do choose to store them in your fridge, return them to room temp first before you use them and
don't worryif they solidify or look cloudy at first!
Refined, virgin, fractionated...
Coconut Oil Properties
Coconut Oil Is:
· Improves nutrient absorption
Hair - massage it into scalp and hair; leave on for as long as possible before showering. Coconut oil restores shine and promotes growth. Coconut oil keep hair well moisturized, combating the heat from styling appliances.
Moisturizer – simply scoop some out of the jar and apply all over your body, including neck and face.
Skin Problems – coconut oil relieves skin problems such as psoriasis, dermatitis, and eczema
Uses for Coconut Oil
Bruises – applied directly to the bruise, Coconut Oil enhances the healing process by reducing swelling and redness.
Dandruff – coconut oil soaks into the scalp moisturizing dry skin and relieves symptoms of dandruff. It also helps to control oil secretion from the scalp, another leading cause of dandruff.
Exfoliator – coconut oil mixed with sugar or sea salt is a very nourishing and effective exfoliator and safe to use all over the body.
Fitness - coconut oil has been proven to stimulate your metabolism, improve thyroid function, and escalate energy levels, all of which help decrease your unwanted fat while increasing muscle.
Frizz - helps smooth away those pesky static-frizzed hairs. Simply rub a bit of coconut oil in your hand and swipe over your hair
Hair conditioner/ Deep Treatment – use as a leave-in hair conditioner by applying a teaspoon of Coconut Oil to your ends and then running your fingers through your hair to distribute the rest!
Healing - when applied on scrapes and cuts, coconut oil forms a thin, chemical layer which protects the wound from outside dust, bacteria and virus. Coconut oil speeds up the healing process of bruises by repairing damaged tissues.
Make up remover - just rub in in and wipe it off
Massage Oil – grab some and rub!