By Fehinti Ojelabi
Coconut oil is an essential oil that can be used daily for several purposes like for dry scalp, bubble baths, cooking oil, prevents heart disease, fights bacteria, acts as sunscreen and so much more. The taste may not be amazing neither is the smell due to being high in natural saturated fats but its impact is overly immersed.
Coconut oil has Proven to improve skin tissues, used as a cleanser, moisturizer and sun screen and can also treat many skin disorders like eczema, dandruff, burns and Dermatitis. Speeds up healing when applied to affected areas.
This oil is a great way to remove oral bacteria by using a cotton ball to swish around the mouth which reduces risk of periodontal disease. It has been used to heal gums and repair teeth for centuries.
It reduces stretch marks to an extent with daily application on skin. Rubbing and massaging the skin with coconut oil heals and repairs skin stretch.
The famous coconut oil can thicken hair and give it a glow and shiny appearance. Gently massaging the scalp with coconut oil can condition the hair.
According to Dr Newport, his research discovered that coconut oil dramatically boosts the brain function and can be used to treat Alzheimer’s disease.
Coconut oil helps burn calories and fat whilst adding it to meals or muscle-building shakes, extremely helpful in getting rid of belly fat. It increases drastically the body’s metabolic rate by removing stress on pancreas hereby burning more energy.
Coconut oil can boost digestion and prevents digestion related problems including irritable bowel syndrome (IBS). Helps with the absorption of minerals such as vitamins and amino acids.
Coconut oil helps can be used as sunscreen, protecting the skin from ultraviolet rays which usually cause wrinkling, brown spots and raise risk of skin cancer. Coconut oil has a sun protection factor (SPF) of 7, which is still lower than the minimum recommended in some countries.