Coconut oil is an edible oil drawn from the kernel of matured coconuts harvested from the coconut palm trees through different means;
Aqueous Processing, Ram Press, Mechanical Centrifuge, Ghani Extraction and Expeller Method.
The Ram Press and Mechanical Centrifuge processes are considered the best because they are used to obtain virgin coconut oils, that means the oils from these processes requires no further refining.
The benefits of coconut oil cannot be over emphasized. It helps in weight reduction, provides moisture to the skin (especially very dry skin), For silky long hair and healthy scalp, It is also beneficial for stress relief and it aids digestion.
Coconut oil helps in reducing cholesterol level because it contains short and medium-chain fatty acids that help in taking off excessive weight.
It is also easy to digest and it helps in healthy functioning of the thyroid and enzymes systems
thereby burning out more energy and helping obese and overweight people reduce their weight.
To increase metabolism and lose weight, mix a tablespoon of coconut oil in warm water. Have the drink before working out.
By consuming coconut oil, you control your food cravings. The oil is rich in carbohydrates and calories which are helpful for controlling appetite.
Coconut oil works as an effective moisturizer on all types of skins including dry skin leaving you refreshed. The fat in the oil helps reduce the appearance of wrinkles without any irritation.
It is also a good massage oil for the body, it's aroma relaxes the body system
Unlike mineral oil, there is no chance of having any adverse side effects on the skin with the application of coconut oil. It is therefore a safe solution for preventing dryness and flaking of skin.
It also delays wrinkles, and sagging of skin which normally become prominent with age. Coconut oil also helps in treating various skin problems including psoriasis, dermatitis, eczema and other skin infections.
Therefore coconut oil forms the basic ingredient of various body care products such as soaps, lotions, creams, etc., used for skin care. Coconut oil also helps in preventing premature aging and degenerative diseases due to its antioxidant properties.
Try this easy, inexpensive recipe for a great honey and coconut oil moisturizer.
Honey and coconut oil have both long been used to moisturize the skin.
Combine them with this method and you have a super luscious body butter that will leave your skin soft as a cloud.
So while this formula does wonders for moisturizing your skin, it can also arouse your senses with yummy tastes and soothing texture.
2 tablespoons coconut oil (extra-virgin, unrefined)
1 tablespoon of your favorite raw honey
2 drops vanilla, peppermint, or sweet orange essential oil (optional)
In a small bowl, whip together all ingredients. This sweet treat is now ready to use.
Take several bath towels (enough to cover your body) and dampen them with hot water
(as hot as comfortable for you to touch) in an empty bathtub. Get in the tub and rub the honey and coconut oil mixture over your body,
recline and cover yourself with the hot towels. Sit, relax, and enjoy until the towels are cool and you are ready to rinse.
Rinse, pat yourself dry, and follow up with some plain coconut oil.
For a growing , silky healthy hair, Coconut oil is one of the most nutritious products you can put on your hair. It is an excellent conditioner and helps in the re-growth of damaged hair.
It also provides the essential proteins required for nourishing damaged hair. It is therefore used as hair care oil and used in manufacturing various conditioners, and dandruff relief creams.
Massage a bit of the oil onto your scalp and presto – no more dandruff. Since it provides the essential proteins required for nourishing damaged hair, it’s used in a ton of over-the-counter hair products anyway. Why not cut to the chase and skip all the unnecessary chemicals?
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.When applied on infections, it forms a chemical layer which protects the infected body part from external dust,
air, fungi, bacteria and virus. Coconut oil is most effective on bruises as it speeds up the healing process by repairing damaged tissues.
Coconut oil is very effective against a variety of infections due to its anti-fungal, antiviral, and antibacterial properties.
According to the Coconut Research Center, coconut oil kills viruses that cause influenza, measles, hepatitis, herpes, SARS, etc.
It also kills bacteria that cause ulcers, throat infections, urinary tract infections, pneumonia, and gonorrhea, etc.
Coconut oil is also effective on fungi and yeast that cause, ringworm, athlete's foot, thrush, diaper rash, etc.
Plus, it smells a lot better than anything from the pharmacy.
Relieve mental fatigue by applying coconut oil to the head in a circular, massaging motion.
The natural aroma of coconuts is extremely soothing thus helping to lower your stress level.
The saturated fats in coconut oil have anti-bacterial properties that help control,
parasites, and fungi that cause indigestion and other digestion related problems such as irritable bowel syndrome.
The fat in coconut oil also aids in the absorption of vitamins, minerals and amino acids, making you healthier all around.