Coconut Oil Is The Greatest Thing To Happen To This Universe

Sunday, June 5, 2016

Okay, lets be real, if you're not already obsessed with coconut oil, you should be! I'm going to give you guys 9 reasons (out of 1 million thousand bajillion) why you n e e d coconut oil in your life. There is a never ending list of uses for this amazing stuff, but these are the ways I use it most in my life currently!

1. Oil pulling- Oil pulling may sound like the weirdest thing when you first hear of it, but let me tell you, it's also the most amazing! All you need is 1-2 tablespoons of coconut oil. If you're first starting out, I would use less at first, it takes some time to get used to (I gagged a lot at first). It's best to oil pull first thing in the morning before you brush your teeth or drink anything because this is the time your toxins are highest. Swoosh with your coconut oil for 15-20 minutes. (You may need to work up to this time, it's hard to go this long if you're not used to it!) When the time is up and you're ready to spit, the most important thing to remember is to spit your oil in the trash NOT the sink. The oil in your mouth is now so full of toxins that have been pulled from your body that you do not want it going back into the water system in your house. After you spit, rinse with water (some use salt water but it is not necessary!) and then brush your teeth. Basically this process eliminates toxins in your body which in return creates amazing health and beauty benefits such as whitening teeth and even clearing skin!
2. Skin moisturizer- Lotion is one of those things that gets soaked into our body...along with all of the chemicals in it, so having a toxin free moisturizer is so important!
3. Hair treatment- I normally have pretty healthy feeling hair, but after a mishap at a salon a few months ago and having to have my hair dyed 3 times in one day, (needless to say it was d e a d after), coconut oil is the only thing that got it back to it's normal strength and health. I put coconut oil in my hair before bed on nights that I was planning to shower in the morning. It adds back the moisture your hair needs and restores damage.
4. Hair growth- Putting coconut oil in your hair can also make it grow faster, eyelashes too!
5. Cooking- Seriously, you can put this stuff in anything, and it is so good for you. You can use coconut oil as an oil replacement for recipes that call for canola, corn, or vegetable oil- the oils that ya don't really want to be using in your food.
6. A base for almost any beauty product- Body scrub, lip scrub, lotion, lip balm, face masks, deodorant, etc!
7. Acne treatment- I know this sounds like the most contradicting thing in the world, putting an oil on your face to treat acne. It works!! Coconut oil has healing properties that is amazing for acne and eliminates acne-causing bacteria in your skin. If you're not comfortable leaving it on your face all day/night like you would a moisturizer, even just using it as a face mask for 20 minutes a day can do wonders! You can read more about my skin routine involving coconut oil here.
8. Makeup remover- Use as you would any other makeup remover, but now it's chemical free and won't burn your skin!
9. Cleans makeup brushes and beauty blenders- Just mix coconut oil with a couple drops of dish soap!
Everything you have ever known is out, coconut oil is in. 

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