Coconut Oil is the jack of all trades of oils. From beauty to house hold remedies, this does it all. Originally, I started doing my research on the benefits of honey. But coconut oil seemed to be everywhere, so I switched it up.
It’s impossible to do a simple search on the subject. So let’s start from the very beginning.
What is coconut oil? Coconut oil or Copra oil is an edible oil extracted from the kernel or meat of matured coconuts harvested from the coconut palm.
Contrary to popular belief, is not a new product or “fad”. It has been a staple in tropical countries, and the diets of millions of people for thousands of years. Yes, you read that correctly; thousands of years.
There are literally hundreds of uses for this oil. You could log in to Pinterest right this instant, and spend and entire day scrolling through the uses and health benefits of coconut oil. I’m serious, you can.
Today, I am going to share with you three out of the box ways to use this product.
According to Mostly Morgan rubbing coconut oil on her lashes before bed, helped grow them longer, thicker, and no longer experiences fall outs. If you’re going to try this, please be careful with your eyes.
WHITENING YOUR UNDERARMS
Head lice gives parents nightmares. But getting rid of them it doesn’t need to be. CoconutOil.com has a remedy just for that. You’ll need a jar of coconut oil & a bottle of apple cider vinegar. Click here for directions.
Now, you’re allergic to coconut, could you still use it? Health Impact News says:
Most food allergies are due to the inability to digest proteins, such as gluten (found in wheat), casein (found in dairy), protein found in tree nuts, etc. The coconut is technically a tree nut, but protein is found in the meat of the coconut, not in the oil.
Therefore, if one has problems digesting or eating coconut oil, it is highly unlikely that it is due to an “allergy”. It is more likely due to not being able to digest fats well, or possibly to the detoxification properties of coconut oil which can cause symptoms such as diarrhea, skin eruptions, etc. These are typically NOT allergic reactions, and can be minimized or even eliminated altogether by reducing the amount of coconut oil one eats to very small amounts until the symptoms don’t occur, and then gradually increasing the amount over time.
For topical use, my opinion is, do an overnight pre-test on a small patch of skin before actually using it.
Hopefully this information helps, and I encourages everyone to search coconut oil and it’s benefits. You’ll be surprised at the hundreds of ways it could be used; from frizzy hair, wrinkles, and even remedies for your pets.
Have a unique way to using coconut oil? Sound off below!