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10 Healthy Uses of Coconut Oil

Coconut Oil is the new craze in health, healing and beauty and there’s a good reason. Many of the incredible benefits of Coconut Oil stem from its high concentration of healthy fats including the medium chain fatty acid lauric acid. The uses of Coconut Oil are seemingly endless but we’re sharing our top 10 here today.

#1: Boosts Energy

Coconut Oil tastes like, well, coconut. It’s delicious and perfectly safe to eat straight up. Skip the coffee and sugar and take a plunge in a delightful spoonful of Coconut Oil when you need a boost of energy.

#2: Wards off Sickness

Coconut Oil has many long term health benefits that contribute to disease prevention but when you have an immediate illness such as allergy symptoms, sore throat, cough or cold, Coconut Oil can help too. You will help heal your body when you digest it, dab it in your nose, and gargle with it.

#3: Baking

Replace vegetable oils with healthier Coconut Oil in baking recipes. Not only will you get to enjoy the delicious coconut flavor, it will add nutrients to all of your baked goods. Coconut Oil has a high smoke point so it can be used for a variety of cooking and baking purposes.

#4: Heals Skin

Bites, burns, cuts, and sores don’t stand a chance when you apply Coconut Oil on your skin. It absorbs quickly and deeply to soothe problem areas in no time.

#5: Deodorizer

For personal hygiene use and around your house, Coconut Oil has natural antibacterial properties that keep odors and germs at bay.

#6: Nourishes Skin

Coconut Oil is a natural toning and moisturizing skin salve that can be used in many ways all over the body including as a face mask, exfoliant, moisturizer (on rough patches from hands and elbows, to knees and feet), skin softener (think cuticles and lips), cleanser, make-up remover and under-eye cream. When you use Coconut Oil in your beauty routine you’ll be left with gorgeous, supple, younger-looking skin.

#7: Toothpaste

You can make your own toothpaste using Coconut Oil and baking soda. These two ingredients help fight microbes that land in your mouth and can even help whiten your teeth.

#8: Skin Barrier

Protect your skin from bug bites, chlorine and sun by coating it with Coconut Oil before heading outdoors or to the pool. Coconut Oil creates a barrier against unwanted skin exposures and absorption.

#9: Relaxation

Sit back and relax with Coconut Oil essential oils for your skin or mixed into your bathwater.

#10: Revitalizes Hair

When your hair needs a pick-me-up, Coconut Oil is a terrific solution. After washing, coat your hair with coconut oil as a deep conditioner that will add moisture and silkiness to your strands. You can also use it to stimulate hair growth in slow-growing areas, treat split-ends and tame frizz.

These are only just a taste of the phenomenal health uses of Coconut Oil. Between practical uses in the kitchen, around your home and for beauty and healing purposes, you’ll want a jar of Zokiva’s all-natural Coconut Oil in every room of your house!

 

If you are pregnant or breastfeeding you should consult with a doctor before use. If you are on any medications check with your doctor or pharmacist before taking any supplement.

These statements have not been evaluated by the FDA. This product is not intended to diagnose, test, cure or prevent any disease.

 

What is Coconut Oil

Coconut Oil is a phenomenal oil that has a variety of culinary, therapeutic, medical and beauty applications.  Coconut Oil contains 90% saturated fats, but unlike animal-based saturated fats, plant-derived Coconut Oil is made of medium-chain triglycerides.  This chain formation is much healthier when consumed in small doses and allows the body to more easily digest and absorb nutrients.  Additionally, Coconut Oil contains other healthful fats and essential fatty acids that are terrific for the heart, brain and skin.

The combination of essential fatty acids in Coconut Oil make it a wonderful source of energy throughout the day.  Not only does it get the heart and brain revved to face daily challenges, it also speeds the metabolism, which helps maintain a healthy weight.  The heart benefits from Coconut Oil because fatty acids help energize blood to keep it pumping steadily throughout the body and stabilizing blood pressure and cholesterol levels.  Plus, Coconut Oil’s anti-microbial faculties helps cleanse the body by aiding in immune defenses against bacterial, fungal and viral infections.

These same great anti-microbial properties are amazing for skin as well.  As the outermost organ, skin is most vulnerable to dirt, germs, toxins, UV rays and other environmental factors that age skin cells.  Coconut Oil helps combat skin aging by depositing fatty acids directly where it counts to cleanse, purify, hydrate, repair and rejuvenate skin all over the body.  Coconut Oil can also be used to revitalize hair and moisturize the scalp. 

How to use Coconut Oil

Zokiva’s Virgin Organic Coconut Oil is hand-extracted from fresh tropical coconuts.  Many coconut oils are hydrogenated or partially hydrogenated using heat and chemicals to extract the oil.  Our unrefined methods of extraction helps you get the purest and complete benefits of this incredible oil.

Coconut Oil can be used in a variety of ways.  It seems unusual that the same jar of Zokiva’s Virgin Organic Coconut Oil can be used for cooking as for skin care but the same great nutrients that are healthy for your internal organs work wonders on your external skin organ as well. 

Cooking with Coconut Oil:  The healthier medium-chain triglycerides and essential fatty acids found in Coconut Oil are an excellent source of healthy fats when consumed in moderation as part of a balanced diet.  Stir fry or sauté meats and vegetables using one or two teaspoons of Zokiva’s Virgin Organic Coconut Oil over a medium heat.  Coconut Oil can be used when preparing eggs, sauces and other recipes that call for a natural oil.  Coconut Oil also makes a wonderful base for salad dressings.

Skin and Hair Care with Coconut Oil:  The natural cleansing, anti-bacterial and moisturizing properties of Coconut Oil make it a natural fit for your skin.  Plus, your skin cells will thrive with a direct drink of the essential fatty acids in Coconut Oil.  Apply Zokiva’s Virgin Organic Coconut Oil to skin and hair by gently massaging it into the desired area.  Coconut Oil works particularly well on dry, flaky, irritated and inflamed patches.  Alternatively, mix Coconut Oil into your favorite facial cleanser, toner, body wash, shampoo or conditioner to intensify their effects.

 

If you are pregnant or breastfeeding you should consult with a doctor before use. If you are on any medications check with your doctor or pharmacist before taking any supplement.

These statements have not been evaluated by the FDA. This product is not intended to diagnose, test, cure or prevent any disease.