With all the uses one product can have, it’s no wonder coconut oil is a must-have amongst healthy-living folks and wellness trends. People looking for alternative and natural solutions to a world of products filled with chemicals we can’t pronounce, process food labels that look more like a science experiment, and ‘natural’ products with so many unnatural chemicals it’s no wonder why the world ‘natural’ is even allowed on it’s packaging.
The saving grace in this is how as consumers are waking up and realizing quality products means knowing what the ingredients are and where they came from. An ingredient praised for its versatility and actual natural source is coconut oil.
Once you realize the multitude of ways you can use this product, you’ll realize why everyone is going nuts over this old but newly novel product. Make sure to pick up a high quality unrefined (or virgin/extra-virgin) coconut oil. Unrefined coconut oil equates to how the extraction of oil happened – cold-pressed from the coconut meat.
- Cooking Oil – Coconut oil is a definite companion in the kitchen beyond its aromatic and nutty addition to any dish, its properties allows the oil to withstand higher heat.
- Natural Supplement – Coconut oil is a great source of the healthy fatty acids you should incorporate into your diet. Known to boost immunity and help with digestion, adding a tablespoon or two into your smoothie or morning oatmeal will do more than excite your palate.
- Butter Replacement – Check out the multitude of recipes online dishing out amazing baked goods and delicious recipes substituting unflattering butter for one of nature’s most versatile oil.
- Hair Mask/Hair Moisturizer – If the ends to your hair is dry or if you have frizzy curly hair you need taming, adding a little drop of coconut oil to the tips of your hair is always a good idea! Remember a little goes a long way.
- Moisturizer – Lather coconut oil all over your body after a warm shower (or cold shower) and you’ll quickly realize the power this simple oil has. Be ready for silky smooth skin!