Friday, September 6, 2013

Coconut Oil - The Oil of Endless Uses and Benefits!

One of my favorite foods is Coconut.  It can be used in so many ways - not only for eating but also externally on your skin.  Coconut oil is an excellent substitute where ever you may use butter  or oil.  

Because it is stable at high heats, it makes a great oil to fry and cook in.  As a pure and natural oil, it also makes a great moisturizer for you skin as it has no chemicals or perfumes added.  Also a scoop of the oil on your hair an hour or two before you shower moisturizes and adds shine to your locks.  If you wouldn't eat it- you shouldn't put it on your skin or hair!  

When buying coconut products, look for virgin coconut oil, and organic whenever possible.  The oil is solid at cooler temperatures and liquid when warm.  It can be stored on your counter or in the fridge if you want to keep it solid.  Coconut milk, cream, butter, flour, sugar, and yogurt are also wonderful products to add to your diet.  

Some of the beneficial properties of Coconut oil are listed below: