Coconut Oil has been used by people for thousands of years so let’s check out these surprising Other Uses for Coconut Oil
List of Other Uses for Coconut Oil
You may have noticed all the hoopla about coconut oil recently.
There are so many Other Uses for Coconut Oil and it’s all natural.
Coconut oil is great for helping to condition suborn hair.
You can use them on your scalp for a deep conditioning treatment but you really just need to use them on the ends of your hair.
The reason for this is that the hair ends are where it breaks the most and it is the hardest to reach area for the natural oils to get to.
Itchy dog skin
Some dog breeds are prone to itchy skin.
Coconut oil is ideal for helping skin that is dry or irritated.
While it may not completely get rid of the dry skin, it will help greatly with the itching and scratching.
You can give it internally or apply it externally. If you have a small dog breed, you want to use about 2 teaspoons and if you have a larger breed of dog, use a tablespoon.
Cold sore relief
Cold sores may be small in size but they can be a huge pain.
There is currently no cure for cold sores but coconut oil can help.
While it cannot get rid of the virus, coconut oil can reduce the spreading of it.
There is an ingredient in coconut oil called Lauric acid and can great something called Monolaurin when combined with glycerol.
Monolaurin has been known to stop the virus from spreading.
Just apply some coconut oil right on the cold sores three or four times a day.
Sun Protection for your Skin
A study published by PubMed.gov reports that:
Sesame oil resists 30% of UV rays, while coconut, peanut, olive, and cottonseed oils block out about 20%.
It has been reported by PubMed.gov that Coconut Oil is among a group “Fixed Oils” to have the highest sun protection factors (SPF).
Diaper cream to reduce Skin Irritation
Coconut oil is great for chapped baby bottoms.
Coconut oil has amazing antiviral, anti fungal and antibacterial properties and is ideal for moisturizing and soothing diaper rash.
Adults have found relief to reduce skin irritation caused by Eczema.
You can try melting the coconut oil with Shea butter and apply to the area that is affected.
Good for Your Hair?
Our friends at PubMed.org report great news for your hair if you use Coconut Oil:
Previously published results showed that both in vitro and in vivo coconut oil (CNO) treatments prevented combing damage of various hair types
Have you had Your Sugar-Free Dark Chocolate Today?
We all need a reason to eat dark chocolate right?
Sugar-Free makes it easier to justify.
Watch this video to make your own 4 ingredient sugar free dark chocolate at home.
The four ingredients are:
- Coconut Oil (what-a-surprise)
- Coco Powder