Coconut Oil has so many benefits it's hard to count them all!
Here are some of the benefits you may experience from using coconut oils:
1. Natural skin moisturizer and wrinkle reducer:
Feel the softness of this goddess oil in your skin. It's natural anti-oxidant properties make it great for stopping wrinkles and skin irritation. Use as natural body moisturizer. Rub a small amount between fingers and pat on to freshly washed skin. Coconut oil will hydrate dry skin.
2. Natural makeup removerPerfect for a make remover:
Just a small dab of coconut oil will quickly liquefy eye makeup, making it easy to wipe off. Rub coconut oil gently onto the upper lids and lower lids in a circular motion. Wipe off with a warm cloth. The benefit over commercial eye makeup removers, is that coconut oil will not sting or irritate eyes, and as a bonus, will help to hydrate around the eyes.
3. Help fighting cellulite:
When used consistently on the skin coconut oil can help get rid of cellulite. Mix 1tablespoon of coconut oil with 10 drops of grapefruit essential oil and massage in a firm circular motion into affected areas. Follow with dry brushing to help stimulate circulation and encourage cellular detox.
4. Natural after shave lotion and in-grown hair treatment:
Coconut oil helps to soothe skin and in-grown hair treatment and preventer after shaving. Rub areas where you frequently shave or are prone to bumps and infection with coconut oil. The oil helps to soften skin so hair can easily grow through the follicle properly without becoming ingrown, plus it kills bacteria at the same time.
5. Naturally low SPF sunscreen and sunburn remedy:
Coconut oil has a natural SPF and is great to protect your skin from sun damage. SPF in coconut oil just enough to protect against sun damage, and the best of the nonvolatile herbal oils. Reapply as necessary, throughout the day. If you get too much sun, gently rub coconut oil into affected areas and it will promote healing, and soothe the pain.
6. A salve for Cracked Heels:
Find relief for your dry, cracked heals naturally by rubbing them with coconut oil and allowing the oil to penetrate your skin. Try using 2 tablespoons of oil for both heels, and feel free to add other essential oils- like lavender oil- which can help to further reduce dryness and bacteria, plus give your feet a nice, relaxing scent.
7. Use on skin to avoid stretch marks during pregnancy:
Try rubbing coconut oil all over the stomach during and after pregnancy to reduce unsightly stretch marks that occur when skin’s elasticity is compromised. The oil helps to fade dark marks, discoloration, and redness plus it hydrates the skin and allows it heal more quickly.
8. Smoothing body scrub:
Mixed with equal part coconut oil with coconut sugar or ground coffee beans or ground rice to create a homemade facial or body scrub that will help remove dry skin. Do this twice weekly for smooth skin that is less likely to develop ingrown hairs, acne, blackheads, or other unwanted dullness.
9. Natural lip balm:
Make your natural and save to consume lip balm with mixed 2 spoons of coconut oil, 2 spoons of beeswax and 1 spoon of shea butter in a double boiler or a glass Pyres mixing bowl in a pot of boiling water and let it sit for few hours before using it. If you like some color in your lip balm, you can add small amount of beetroot powder, turmeric, cocoa and cinnamon powder depending on the color you like.
This nourishing oil has been used for thousands of years in hair and its unique fat composition makes it especially beneficial for certain hair types. Use it as a hair mask, hot oil.
1. Natural conditioner and hair mask:
As a moisturizer, coconut oil can help strengthen hair while helping hair to retain moisture. Use as healing all-natural hair mask by applying on your hair dry and by gently massaging your scalp. Let sit for 1 to 2 hours and then rinse your hair with warm water using a mild shampoo.
2. Hair Growth Stimulant:
Stimulate new hair growth by rubbing the oil into your scalp daily.
3. Natural pomade and hair gel replacement:
Mixed well 3 spoon coconut oil with 2 spoon beeswax and 10 drop essential oil you like. To get better texture for your pomade you can add 2 small spoons of bentonite clay.
General Health care
Consuming 3 tablespoons daily of coconut oil is a great helped for your body to boost your immune system and fight diseases. The nutrient properties of coconut oil provides powerful antiviral, antifungal, antimicrobial and antibacterial protection. Some uses of coconut oil for medicines are:
1. Cold Sore Treatment:
If you experience cold sores in or around your mouth, try dabbing them with coconut oil several times per day to reduce healing time and pain. Coconut oil contains lauric acid, which can interfere with the virus' ability to reproduce. This means you experience relief faster and are less likely to have scars or discoloration left in the area of the sore.
Coconut oil supports both a healthy liver, and kidneys. According to researchers, virgin coconut oil, prepared without chemical or high-heat treatment exhibits an inhibitory effect on chronic inflammation. As inflammation is one of the leading causes of many chronic diseases, this study supports regular consumption of virgin coconut oil to help fight inflammation.
3. Prevent Bone Loss and Osteoporosis Risk:
Free radicals and oxidative stress are linked to the development of osteoporosis, a metabolic disorder. According to a recent study, virgin coconut oil is effective in maintaining bone structure, and preventing bone loss in estrogen-deficient rats. The report specified virgin coconut oil due to its high polyphenols and exerts antioxidant properties.
4. Alzheimer’s Treatment and Brain Health Protector:
There are several reports that coconut oil may be an effective natural treatment for alzheimer’s disease. A current double blind study recommends taking 1 tbsp 3x daily.
5. Sleep Aid:
Coconut oil is a perfect carrier oil when making soothing and relaxing home remedies using essential oils, like lavender or roman chamomile oil, that can help reduce anxiety and aid in getting a good night's sleep.
6. Acne Fighter:
Acne is a serious issue for adults in addition to teens and is commonly caused by bacteria overgrowth or an imbalance in oil on the skin. Coconut oil acts as a natural antibiotic, killing harmful bacteria that leads to serious breakouts. Try mixing the oil with tea tree oil and raw honey for added benefits and effectiveness.
7. Cancer Protection and Defense:
Coconut oil and medium-chain triglycerides have been shown to provide a “potent antitumor effect and maintenance of a normal immune system” supporting the belief that coconut oil can help protect from certain types of cancers.
8. Candida Killer:
Coconut oil contains caprylic acid which has anti-microbial properties that can kill yeast and candida. In a recent study, researchers found that coconut oil was active against species of Candida at 100% concentration, greater than the drug fluconazole. Add 1 tablespoon of coconut oil to your diet and apply pure coconut oil directly to affected areas twice per day, until symptoms resolve.
9. Fat Burning Supplement:
The MCT’s found in coconut oil have been proven to support weight loss and help your body burn fat for energy. Sounds odd right? Adding fat to your diet to burn fat? But the truth is that not all fats are created equal. Add a tablespoon a day to reap the benefits of these fatty acids that may help to reduce abdominal fat. According to a study published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, consumption of MCT oil leads to a greater rate of weight and fat mass loss than olive oil.
10. Hormone Balancer:
The healthy fats in coconut oil support the thyroid and adrenal glands which can lower cortisol to naturally balance hormones. Coconut oils helps to suppress inflammation, while supporting healthy metabolism, two things that are essential for balanced hormones. The lauric acid, and other compounds support the thyroid and adrenal glands. This helps to lower cortisol and naturally balance the hormones.
11. Digestive Support:
Coconut oil is easy to digest and contains compounds that destroy bad bacteria, promote growth of probiotics and helps heal leaky gut. Coconut oil promotes the growth of healthy probiotics in the digestive tract. The antibacterial, antifungal, and antimicrobial properties help to control parasites, and fungi, while aiding in the efficient absorption of essential nutrients.
12. Blood Sugar Stabilizer and Diabetes Preventer:
Coconut oil can help balance blood sugar levels and has been medically proven to improve diabetes. Coconut oil can help balance blood sugar levels by encouraging efficient secretion of insulin from the pancreas. In a 2009 study, researchers found that medium-chain fatty acids “may therefore be beneficial for preventing obesity and insulin resistance.”
13. Eczema and Psoriasis Cure Treatment:
Coconut oil can be used as cream to naturally heal dry and flaking skin for those with Eczema and Psoriasis. Mix coconut oil, shea butter and geranium oil for the best benefits.
14. Constipation Relief:
Many people swear by coconut to cure chronic constipation and relieve bloating. Try taking one tablespoon of coconut oil in the morning or before bed in order stay regular. The oil penetrates the digestive track and keeps things running smoothly by killing off harmful bacteria and allowing your gut flora to re-balance.
15. Balance Cholesterol Levels:
The healthy fats in coconut oil have been proven to increase HDL cholesterol and lower LDL cholesterol supporting heart health. According to a study reviewed by Harvard Medical School, coconut oil consumption increases HDL cholesterol, and improves the cholesterol ratio.
16. Fight Heart Disease:
After decades of coconut oil being vilified due to its saturated fat content, new research is now proving that medium-chain fatty acids and coconut oil are beneficial to heart health and help lower high blood pressure.
17. Help Sick Pets:
Just like their human caretakers, dogs and cats can benefit from the addition of coconut oil to their diet. Pets with digestive issues can even benefit from a teaspoon or two of coconut oil mixed into their food. Skin allergies, irritations, and wounds can be soothed, and healing accelerated with a topical application. Unlike other salves, since it is edible coconut oil, there is no health risk if they lick it off their coats.
Other Interesting Coconut Information
Coconut oil does not contain cholesterol.
More than 85% of the fats in coconut oil are medium-chain triglycerides. These medium chain fatty acids (MCFA’s) found in coconuts have tremendous health benefits. They are easy for the body to burn as fuel for energy and have anti-microbial properties, in addition to other important traits.
Coconut oil contains three unique fatty acids that are responsible for its various health benefits:
Lauric Acid – This beneficial fat makes up 40% of the total fat composition, making it one of nature’s highest natural sources. The body converts lauric acid to monolaurin, which is beneficial for immune function. Lauric acid has a particular structure that allows the body to absorb it easily. Once absorbed, it morphs into monolaurin, found inhuman breast milk, and coconut milk and oil. Monolaurin is known for its antiviral, anti-micorbial, and antibacterial properties.
Caprylic Acid – a healthy fat with antibacterial and antimicrobial properties.
Capric Acid – This fat converts to monocaprin in the body and has immune boosting and antimicrobial properties.
In addition, coconut oil contains linoleic acid, oleic acid, phenolic acid, myristic acid, Vitamin E, Vitamin K and iron.
Coconut oil is thermally stable and the antioxidants are not lost through the heating process. Multiple scientific studies conducted in Sri Lanka, Malaysia and other countries where coconuts are native have shown that the wet-milling fermentation method followed by “hot extracted virgin coconut oil” produces the highest level of antioxidants and lowers bad cholesterol, while raising good cholesterol.
While the heat process may seem counter-intuitive based on what we know about heating and the destruction of nutrients, coconut oil reacts differently to heat than other foods. For example, the case with harmful GMO oils is usually the opposite. They have been heated to the point of oxidizing and becoming toxic.
According to a study published in Food Science and Biotechnology, virgin coconut oil that is produced with heat, results in the highest number of antioxidants. Researchers believe that this may be due to the release of polyphenols from the bound structure.
Refined coconut oil has a higher smoke point and is void of the coconut flavor.
These coconut oils are mass-produced, typically through a chemical distillation process that starts with desiccated coconut that is not fresh. The coconuts are further bleached and deodorized to make them “more palatable”.
Some of these refined coconut oils are even hydrogenated, which morphs this healthy natural oil into a synthetic trans-fat.
The quality of our products comes from the know-how of natural and artisanal processes that preserve the taste and quality of the nutrients in our products.The freshly harvested coconut meat is first pressed cold to obtain a creamy coconut milk rich in nutrients. The oil is then slowly separated by a natural process of cold fermentation, which preserves all its nutritive value.