There are literally thousands of beauty products for body and hair care. Speedy solutions are promised. But beautiful hair and beautiful skin are primarily determined by what you eat, drink and your lifestyle. Yet there is one magical product that can help you be radiant. A moisturized face, bright white teeth, fewer varicose veins, less cellulite etc… and that’s Coconut oil!

woman with blonde, braided hair cared for with coconut oil
Coconut oil for healthy and well-cared-for hair

18 fantastic and surprising benefits of coconut oil for hair and body:

1. Coconut oil disentangles your hair

Lots of women and girls with long hair, but men as well, struggle with tangled hair. Hair products with their chemicals offer an easy yet rather unhealthy solution. There are better ways to do that. A wholly natural solution, effective and safe remedy is organic coconut oil.

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Rub some liquid coconut oil into your hair. Massage it in thoroughly. Let the oil do its job under a hairnet for 15 minutes to 2 hours. Wash your hair afterwards and use conditioner. If you repeat this a few times your hair will no longer tangle as much or not at all. Hair growth will be stimulated and your hair will regain its healthy shine.

2. Coconut oil strengthens your hair

Lifestyle habits can cause your hair to grow or to break off. For long, healthy and beautiful hair, you should, above all, eat healthily, which means healthy fats are given an important place. Omega 6 is known for its ability to prevent or reduce flaky skin. What’s more, premium coconut oil is known to be beneficial for hair.

How can you strengthen your hair?

Wet your hair, rub some apple cider vinegar with the ‘mother’ through it. Then rub coconut oil through your hair and let it soak in for a while. Rinse your hair with shampoo and use conditioner if you want. This guarantees beautiful hair as a result.

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3. Coconut oil stimulates hair growth

Lots of hair growth products promise you a lot, but the result is usually disappointing and toxic substances also penetrate the hair follicles and scalp. Massaging your hair every week and letting cold pressed coconut oil soak in feels heavenly.

4. coconut oil removes dandruff

Dandruff is a sign of dry skin or a sunburned scalp. Flaky skin can be removed with shampoo. But the cause of a dry scalp is a deficiency of omega 6. Eat more products rich in omega 6 A burnt scalp and a dry scalp will also benefit a lot from a scalp massage with coconut oil. Repeat this a couple of times if needed.

5. Coconut oil makes your hair shine

Restoring your hair’s ‘look’ is easy with coconut oil. Forget about hair care products. Behind almost every hair care product there are chemicals tucked away in the 18 fantastic and surprising benefits for the skin. Coconut oil to combat foot fungus, dry hands, skin infections, eczema, psoriasis ingredients list. Incomprehensible Latin names. Coconut oil makes your hair shine and is 100% natural. Without a chemical shine.

6. Coconut oil prevents split ends

Split ends are a sign of hair that isn’t so healthy. Healthier food and less stress are the watchwords here. The hair is lacking minerals and healthy proteins. Treating your hair with coconut oil every week does your hair good. Cut off the split ends below the split. Rub in some coconut oil and massage your hair. Let it soak in and then use shampoo and conditioner.

7. Coconut oil brightens your teeth

Whitening teeth using all kinds of methods can be risky. With a combination of apple vinegar which has the ‘mother’ and organic coconut oil, you have the ‘white brigade’ for your teeth at your disposal. Take 4/5 water and 1/5 apple cider vinegar, raw, not pasteurised and which has the ‘mother’. Pour it into your mouth and gargle. Repeat. Until it runs out. Then pull oil using coconut oil. After three months you will have beautiful white teeth again. An additional benefit: the enzymes in cider vinegar with the ‘mother’ effectively reduce calcification. Coconut oil is mildly antibacterial, antiviral and anti-fungal. It’s that simple!

8. Coconut oil for oil pulling for healthy oral hygiene

Oil pulling is an Ayurvedic method to completely cleanse the inside of your mouth. Mouthwash is toxic, but mouth oil is superb. Oil pulling with extra virgin coconut oil is cheaper. Its antibacterial, antiviral and anti-fungal effects do the rest. A healthy mouth is essential for a healthy body.

woman with a beautiful white smile thanks to oil pulling with coconut oil and apple cider vinegar which has the mother
Coconut oil for healthy and white teeth

9. Coconut oil as a natural deodorant

Deodorants usually contain chemicals and have chemically synthetic fragrances. They do your armpits no good In addition, armpits also need to be moisturised as they tend to suffer from friction. Coconut oil yields 2 results. Extra virgin coconut oil moisturises the armpits. Coconut oil also prevents the growth of bacteria, which means that it cannot produce any odours from sweat. Coconut oil also soothes and cares for the armpits. You can also add any scent you like to coconut oil. Oil of lavender, cloves, cinnamon, rose, jasmine…

10. Coconut oil strengthens eyelashes

Eyelashes can thin out, fall out, become dull and shrink in size. That’s something plenty of people really don’t want. Coconut oil with a touch of citrus oil can keep your eyelashes permanently protected. Make it a weekly routine.

11. coconut oil as an effective allergen-free make-up remover

Toxic make-up products are commonplace. Organic coconut oil is much better. Coconut oil removes make-up like no other can. Moreover, it nourishes the skin 100% naturally. Try it…

12. Coconut oil helps for a gentle shave

Shave without any rashes, red spots or irritation: this can be done perfectly well with coconut oil. Apply extra virgin coconut oil while shaving, but especially after shaving. Coconut oil prevents bacteria from irritating the skin. Even small wounds are protected.

13. Coconut oil reduces varicose veins

Varicose veins are not particularly bad for your health, but they don’t look great. All sorts of creams with ingredients, which you can rightly question, are a phony solution for your veins and health. These care products are harmful in the long term. Massage the areas with varicose veins thoroughly with coconut oil every day and eat some coconut oil too. Also make sure you get enough exercise (blood circulation) and healthier food and drinks.

14. Coconut oil and reducing cellulite

Cellulite is a tricky problem. Not just fat people, but also some thin women suffer from cellulite. The reason? It is difficult to say. What certainly helps is to exercise and massage the areas where there is cellulite every day. Coconut oil is the massage oil to use for cellulite. Massage helps you relax and improves blood circulation. It is also anti-inflammatory and stimulates collagen formation.

15. Coconut oil soothes cold sores

Cold sores in the mouth or on the lips are unpleasant. They tend to turn up during periods of stress and fatigue. The Herpes simplex virus is the culprit. Extra virgin coconut oil can kill viruses. Viruses with a fat protection layer such as herpes simplex virus are eliminated by coconut oil. The key message is to eat up to 3 tablespoons a day as well as rub it in. You can fortify coconut oil for external use with zinc and cinnamon oil. The pain goes away and the cold sores disappear.

woman with beautiful nails and hair thanks to treating them with coconut oil
Coconut oil for strong nails

16. Coconut oil for strong nails

Nails that break, split and peel are a sign of stress or unhealthy eating. Nails lack nutrients such as proteins and minerals (e.g. zinc). Make sure you eat healthy food and minimise stress. Dip your nails in coconut oil and try to keep them there for 5 minutes. Gently pat them dry, but definitely do not remove all of the oil. Nails also contain proteins. Make sure you eat high-quality proteins, such as eggs and seitan.

17. Coconut oil prevents nappy rash and makes nappy rash go away

Urine and stools wrapped in a hermetic nappy almost certainly cause redness of the skin, pain and irritation on babies’ bottoms. Nothing is better for the wee bottoms than organic extra virgin coconut oil. Rub in a little coconut oil with every nappy change. Coconut oil prevents bacteria from irritating bottoms. Coconut oil moisturises babies perfectly . Coconut oil is hypoallergenic, which means that it by its very nature cannot cause an allergic reaction.

18. Coconut oil soothes the nipples of breastfeeding mothers

Breastfeeding your baby is a way to give it good health and increase immunity levels. Sometimes this can become painful if a nipple is slightly inflamed. Washing a nipple and areola each time often prevents painful nipples. But nipples can also leak and then sugar in breast milk can cause inflammations. Bacteria are drawn to the sugar, causing inflammation and pain. Rubbing in coconut oil on your nipples and areola each time prevents inflammation As coconut oil naturally protects against bacteria, fungi and viruses. It is also very sensible to eat up to 3 tablespoons of coconut oil a day. The fatty acids present in coconut oil also work internally to promote greater immunity. More immunity for mum, a foetus or a breastfed baby. The MCTs live for a long time in coconut oil. With thanks to Britt Brandson ‘Coconut oil for health’ 2015

How do I take coconut oil?

Bake or fry with coconut oil, add coconut oil to smoothies and coffee, tea and other drinks. Try to ingest at least 1 tablespoon and up to a maximum of 3 tablespoons a day. For your health, preferably choose extra virgin coconut oil (also called raw or cold-pressed coconut oil) over deodorised coconut oil. Preferably buy organic extra virgin coconut oil. Your hair and body will thank you.