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Coconut oil has been around for centuries with some research dating back as far as 3000 years ago. Natural beauty enthusiasts know the benefits of Coconut oil and use it in their products, making it a regular part of their health and beauty routines. However, many don’t realize that in addition to being ulta-moisturizing, Coconut oil has antimicrobial and anti-fungal properties and provides many other remarkable benefits that help keep the body and skin healthy. Discover the value of this wonderful oil and start incorporating it into your routine.

Moisturize & Protect - Coconut oil keeps skin moist by forming a protective layer from moisture loss and can be used all over the body. For best results, apply Coconut oil immediately after showering and before toweling off to “trap” in moisture on the skin resulting in greater hydration. If using Coconut oil by itself for a number of weeks, skin may become dry due to the oil creating a protective barrier which makes it difficult for the skin to absorb any water and become “hydrated”. Therefore, incorporate some water or a lotion that contains water in order to balance hydration and protect from moisture loss. Try our Cutisyn Body Butter to moisturize, hydrate and protect.

Add Highlights to Your Cheekbones - Sweep a small amount of organic Coconut oil on top of your make-up. It will give your skin a glow and accentuate your cheekbones.

Replace your Current Shaving Gel with Coconut Oil - Use coconut oil to shave legs, underarms and bikini line. Its antimicrobial and soothing properties and will leave skin moisturized, soft and reduce razor burn and post shave bumps.

Beautify Your Hair - Coconut oil penetrates the hair and prevents protein loss and works better than other vegetable oils or mineral oil. For deep conditioning; use a quarter size amount and work into hair. Cover with a towel or shower cap overnight, then shampoo out the next morning. To smooth split ends and reduce static fly-aways; rub a pea size amount into hands and run over hair, working into the ends. Coconut oil will smooth down the hair cuticle adding shine and reducing frizz. You can also try our Silicone free Smoothing Oil which is made with Coconut oil.

Use Coconut oil to Remove Makeup -  Gently massage onto face in a circular motion and tissue or towel off to remove makeup, dirt and oils. Follow with a foaming facial cleanser to remove any excess residue. For eye make-up including waterproof Mascaras, put a small amount onto a cotton ball and sweep gently over eyes. For a more advanced eye makeup remover, try our Gentle Eye-Makeup Remover which contains Coconut oil, but also Eyebright and Bilberry extracts, Pro-Vitamin B5, Vitamin E and more.

Exfoliate Dead Skin Cells and Renew Dry, Dull Skin - Combine a half cup of Coconut oil to 1 cup of Brown Sugar or fine Sea Salt. Mix together and massage all over the body, then rinse. If making a scrub from scratch isn’t your thing; try our Aromix Sea Salt & Coconut Oil Body Scrub in 8 luscious scents.

A Favorite for Massage Therapists - Its initial thickness gives good grip and as it melts with your client's body temperature it provides a good, long-lasting slip. Add your favorite essential oils or cut half the amount with a different carrier oil to reduce the level of buttery goodness to suit your massage needs. If looking for a lighter weight oil, try Fractionated Coconut Oil instead of the traditional, thicker version. You’ll receive many of the same moisturizing and “slip” benefits, in a thinner, lighter and less greasy form. It won’t stain sheets either! Try our Aromix Bath, Body & Massage oils for a pre-blended version available in 8 scents.

Improve Teeth & Gums with Oil Pulling - Oil pulling is a popular trend to improve & whiten teeth and reduce bacteria in the mouth that can lead to toothaches and gum problems. It works by extracting or “pulling” bacteria out of the mouth and into the oil. The result is a cleaner, healthier mouth, teeth and gums. Many report toothaches and gum issues become reduced with regular oil pulling prior to brushing teeth. To perform; take a tablespoon of Coconut oil and work or swish (oil will soften with your body heat) the oil around your mouth and through your teeth, for 10-20 minutes. Afterwards, spit the remaining oil in the trash and brush teeth as usual. Do not swallow the oil for it will then contain bacteria and could make you sick. 

Increase Stamina, Concentration & Boost Metabolism - MCT (Medium-Chain Triglycerides) oil or Fractionated Coconut Oil as it is also known has been found to benefit the brain and body when taken as part of a healthy diet. Take a teaspoon a day alone or in a smoothie or coffee drink. The fatty acids help to increase brain health improving memory, focus and concentration and help enhance metabolism which can help improve weight loss. It has also been found to boost energy and stamina. Try our MCT Oil in 3 different flavors to see if it is right for you.

Utilizing Coconut oil can help achieve beautiful skin and a healthy body. Try incorporating it into your daily routine or make sure to use products that contain it to naturally moisturize, soothe and heal.   

References:

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