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Uses Of Coconut Oil

For several years, organic coconut oil has also found its place in German kitchens. But this oil is much more than just a healthy alternative to conventional fat because there are a variety of ways to use coconut oil sensibly outside of the kitchen.

Coconut oil for colds and sore throats

Coconut oil has antimicrobial properties that can help you recover from a cold. Mix it with warm tea and honey for a sore throat remedy.

Cuts and abrasions

Coconut oil can be used as a topical cream for common cuts and abrasions. It protects against infections and supports the skin in its natural healing process. It can also prevent scarring.

Coconut oil for dandruff

Dip your fingertips in coconut oil and massage it into your scalp several times a week. This is how you get a simple but effective anti-dandruff cure. This is an effective yet very gentle method that is also suitable for small children or babies with cradle caps.

Coconut oil as a deodorant

You can use coconut oil without any additives as an effective deodorant. You can also add some baking soda or cornstarch to the oil for continued protection against odor build-up.

The application for detoxification

Coconut oil has a detoxifying effect on the body while providing it with energy. A popular method of application is to consume one to two teaspoons of coconut oil seven times a day for a period of one to seven days. In this way, the body is effectively supported in cleansing itself of toxins, impurities, and candida.

Hair conditioner with coconut oil

Put some coconut oil in your hands and apply it to your scalp and hair. Leave it on for a few minutes before washing your hair as usual. With this method, you can do without hair conditioners.

Lip care

Lip moisturizers are often full of chemical additives and natural products are often expensive. If you need a moisturizer for your lips, try coconut oil. You can simply fill the oil into a standard container for lip care products.

Coconut oil as a make-up remover

Coconut oil is a very effective make-up remover. Since the oil is also an all-natural moisturizer, it does not cause skin dryness or irritation.

Skincare

Since coconut oil is moisturizing, antimicrobial, and anti-inflammatory, it is a very good remedy for all kinds of skin problems, from acne to rashes, eczema to eczema. Coconut oil is also ideal for baby care.

Coconut oil is used as a sunscreen

Coconut oil provides natural sun protection without exposing your body to the questionable chemicals found in conventional sunscreen. Coconut oil also protects the skin from free radicals. Due to the relatively low sun protection factor, it is particularly suitable for pre-tanned skin or less sensitive skin types.

Toothpaste made from coconut oil

Mix an equal amount of coconut oil and pure baking soda (sodium hydrogen carbonate, e.g. Kaiser Natron) to create your own natural, fluoride-free toothpaste with coconut oil. Add spearmint or peppermint oil with xylitol for a fresh taste.

As you can see, there is a lot more to coconut oil than meets the eye!

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Written by Bella Adams

I'm a professionally-trained, executive chef with over ten years in Restaurant Culinary and hospitality management. Experienced in specialized diets, including Vegetarian, Vegan, Raw foods, whole food, plant-based, allergy-friendly, farm-to-table, and more. Outside of the kitchen, I write about lifestyle factors that impact well-being.

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