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To call coconut oil the product of the month is a huge understatement and a statement that is incomparable to this product! This amazing gift from nature should win title 'product of life'.
I've been using coconut oil for just under a year and it has changed my life. We've all probably read some pretty amazing things recently about this stuff and I've got to say, if you haven't been blown away by it's magic it's probably because you haven't actually experienced some of the things it claims to do.
Being a woman living in this century, there are curtain things we do because they're just "what you do".. You don't questions them, you just do it. For example, we cleanse tone and moisturize twice a day, morning and night, everyday.. It's just what you do! So It would have been very hard for me to believe that one day I would stop doing that and replace this action with smearing some sort of oil on my face especially suffering from acne for so many years. But that's exactly what I have done. I'm surprised and happy that my skin is beginning to look amazing and my acne is starting to clear up as well as having incredibly soft skin. I even think I am starting to look younger! Can't complain about that!!!!
I was a bit skeptical when I read on a blog that you can make you're own tooth paste using coconut oil and a few other ingredients, I thought "oil??" how will that actually feel clean? So of course the best thing to do when you're skeptical about something like this is try it and put that worry to rest! I came up with my own concoction.. At first I wondered if my teeth really felt "clean enough". After a few hours went by I began to notice that not only were they "clean enough" but they were still clean. RECIPE HERE >>
I started running my tongue acrossmy teeth amazed that they could still feel smooth after eating lunch and going out for an afternoon coffee with my mum.. I am truly converted and my mouth now feels clean AND healthy!
I even beat an ear infection with this stuff! Before I changed my diet to gluten free & clean eating, I used to suffer from recurring ear infections (at least once a month) so bad that I went to hospital a few times.. Since the changed I've only had one ear infection in nearly an entire year. I didn't really know if I should, but I put some coconut oil on the end of my pinky finger and proceeded to rub it into my infected ear... Sounds yuck I know, but in less then 2 days, my ear had cleared and I was back to life as I knew it! I've since discovered that this is actually something people do with coconut oil so I don't feel so silly anymore. :)
Now as far as cooking goes, O M G this stuff is so good! I use it to make desserts, in baking instead of butter, in the fry pan and even in salads! It is basically good for everything! But don't stop there, the whole coconut family is one to get yourself very well acquainted with. The coconut is responsible for other amazing products such as coconut water, coconut milk, coconut flour & coconut palm sugar to name a few AND we haven't even started on the health benefits yet.
Coconut oil is PACKED with health benefits including;
Helps build a healthy immune system.
Kills bacteria that causes infections.
It's anti fungal, anti inflammatory, anti viral and an antioxidant.
Improves nutrient absorption of vitamins, minerals and amino acids.
Enhances healing processes.
Stimulates your metabolism, improves thyroid function, and escalates energy levels, all of which help decrease unwanted fat.
Improves insulin secretion.
These benefits are truly only scratching the surface which is why I urge those who haven't gotten on the coconut oil buzz yet to go to your local health store and GET YOURSELF SOME! You will not regret it!