If you don't have a container of coconut oil in your bathroom or kitchen (or both!), use this blog as your inspiration to buy some. You've probably read one of the many articles that have been published about the benefits, but as a quick reminder here are a few:
- Helps maintain a healthy heart
- Fights infections (including conditions like candida)
- Boosts immune system
- Improves digestion
- Supports healthy skin and hair
Below are a few of the ways to consider using Coconut Oil:
1. Apply to your skin and hair.
Coconut oil is a great moisturizer for your skin. It's a more natural and affordable solution than many of the beauty products on the market today. I cover myself from head to toe in this delicious smelling oil. Note: I do not use on my face due to my current skin care regimen (wedding prep!) but I know plenty of people who do.
2. Cook with it.
Coconut oil makes for a great cooking oil because it can withstand high heat. I use it for frying eggs, sautéing, or roasting. I now prefer the taste over olive oil (although we still have plenty of that in our house too).
3. Eat it by the spoonful. Frequently.
I also consume it raw by mixing it in my oatmeal and by adding it to my smoothies.
Note: When purchasing coconut oil, make sure you buy organic, cold-pressed, unrefined coconut oil. There is great option in the Stay Beautiful Shop.