Coconut oil has an entire host of benefits when it comes to beauty and health. It’s a big reason why so many people have jumped on the coconut oil train in recent years.

What’s the Big Deal About Coconut Oil?

This magical product has healthy fats for dietary benefits, but it can also be used to fortify and strengthen your hair, as well as moisturize the skin. Coconut oil also has several other uses around the home.

 

The Hair

The coconut produces a nourishing oil which has literally been utilized for centuries. The ancients found its unique fat composition useful for certain hair types. Coconut oil can be used for a hot oil treatment, or even in homemade beauty products, like shampoos, soaps, and conditioners.

The Skin

Take a look at any of your organic soaps, body washes, shampoos, or a number of additional beauty products. Many of them likely already have coconut oil, due to it being a naturally effective moisturizer. Coconut oil also has youth-extending antioxidant properties which help fight wrinkles and skin irritation.

For Cooking

Coconut oil is better for cooking at higher temperatures than, say, olive oil (even the extra virgin stuff). It’s more stable and doesn’t break down as easily as other oils. Cook eggs, stir fry, and even grain free baked goods (you know, if you’re on the Ketogenic Diet — which coconut oil is on the list of accepted foods with healthy fats).

For Your Diet

Coconut oil is heavily concentrated with beneficial fats as we just mentioned, which make it a helpful aid during digestion. This miracle oil also has antimicrobial properties, which will help fight inflammation, irritation, and even gut infection from Candida.

Did you know that over 50% of fat in coconut oil is lauric acid. Ever heard of that stuff? Lauric acid, when digested, forms a beneficial substance called monolaurin. Lauric acid and monolaurin work in tandem to help fight off harmful pathogens (bacteria, viruses, and fungi).

Fun fact: coconut oil is the second most abundant source for lauric acid behind breastmilk.

Around the house, coconut oil can be used as a laundry detergent, dish soap, leather softener, or even if your doggie has dry, itchy skin.

That’s just a few benefits you stand to gain from using coconut oil. If we were to list all of the benefits of coconut oil, we might be here all day. Use it in your diet, use it for cooking, use it for beauty products, and use it around the house. It will make your life better and easier as a result.

If you’re interested in incorporating coconut oil into any aspect of your life mentioned above, Organic Fiji is a great place to start. We carry everything from raw coconut oils to body scrubs, from cooking oil to lip balms. We’ve gotten pretty good at creating tropical coconut oil products that your body craves. Visit our site to explore and learn more about the world of organic coconut oil and all the amazing beauty and health benefits you stand to gain.