When you stand in front of the mirror every morning admiring your beauty, you can’t help but notice the clutter that your dressing table is. With so many products on your shelf, you wonder if there can’t be just one beauty solution for all your problems. What if I told you there sure is one magic potion that is not only efficient but also natural and harmless (and which can be an answer to a lot of your health issues)? Sceptical? I was too, until I stumbled upon this wonder oil. And guess what? I didn’t have to scour too much to find this as it was lying in one of the corners of my house. I had given it a royal ignore till I read about its many benefits and decided to give it a try. Presenting – the humble coconut oil!
Now that I have unveiled the wonder oil, here are the many ways in which this edible oil can be used for your benefit. Ready to learn? Dive right in…
It’s not easy to survive with a ringworm (red, scaly bump). Rubbing a small volume of coconut oil on the area thrice a day can do wonders to treat the same.
Itchy scalp causing flakes? Use coconut oil to moisturize the area. Regular application of this oil on your scalp can prevent dryness and flaky skin.
If you want to remove your makeup till the last trace, coconut oil is your best bet. Natural and gentle on the skin.
Nursing A Wound
An ideal solution for a bruise or a wound would be coconut oil as its topical application can accelerate the healing of the tissue.
Anti-aging Skin Treatment
Take my word for it and throw away all those anti-aging creams you have been using. We now have a natural solution to tackle the wrinkles and fine lines that appear as your skin ages. Generously massaging your skin with coconut oil can reduce the appearance of fine lines.
Eczema is a skin condition characterized by redness in patches of skin. Rubbing a thin layer of coconut oil on the affected area will not only keep the skin moisturized but also ward off bacteria that might lead to further skin infections.
Most of us are familiar with coconut oil as a hair oil. But, did you know that it can do more than just boost hair growth? Coconut oil is a rich source of fatty acids. Dipping the ends of your hair in a cup of warm coconut oil can do wonders to prevent split ends.
Treats Diaper Rash
If you are looking for a mild and natural substitute to chemical-laden diaper rash cream, coconut oil is your best bet. What makes it an ideal solution are its antiviral, antifungal, and antibacterial functions.
Swish a tablespoon of coconut oil in your mouth for about 15 minutes first thing in the morning. This is an oral detoxification process that offers the following benefits:
- Cleans dirt in the teeth
- Whitens the teeth
- Eliminates bad breath
- Eases inflammation
- Heals bleeding gums
- Soothes a dry throat
- Reduces acne
- Prevents cavities
- Improves immune system
- Smoothens cracked lips
Getting a tattoo done is a dream come true for many of us. While some people can handle it quite well and ignore the itching that comes with it, those with sensitive skin may experience an irritation that could even lead to a rash. Using coconut oil will not only soothe the area but also keep it moist.
Winter is the time your skin breaks up and gets itchy. Coconut oil can help. Give yourself a massage with this oil, and watch your skin glow and turn softer. This can be the best moisturizer in winter.
Who doesn’t like to have long, thick eyelashes? If you thought achieving the same was a Herculean task, here’s a simple solution — coconut oil. Applying this edible oil on your lashes will not just boost hair growth but also prevent hair breakage by sealing in moisture.
More often than not, dandruff is the result of fungus on the scalp, which leads to dry and itchy skin. Massaging coconut oil on the area can eliminate dandruff.
As I already said, coconut oil can penetrate deep into your skin. It is a rich source of saturated fats that can strengthen the cell walls while fighting free radicals to prevent stretch marks.
We all suffer from dry skin and literally can’t stand the sight of cracked skin. The first victims are our heels. But believe me, no cream can heal cracked skin like coconut oil. It smoothens the region and ensures the moisture is retained, thus preventing further drying of the skin.
As I already said, coconut oil is an excellent moisturizer. So why not use the same after waxing or shaving? This can prevent skin itching and also ensure the waxed area remains smooth.
On a diet, but can’t keep your hands off tempting junk foods? Well, join the club. If you are one of those who can’t control cravings, coconut oil can help. Having a spoon of this oil can suppress your appetite.
Cracked, discolored lips? Try coconut oil, which moisturizes chapped lips and also provides SPF protection.
Well, well, now that you know about the innumerable ways to use coconut oil, your first task should be to get yourself a bottle! Can you think of any more ways to use this oil? Do share them with us in the comments section below.
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