Coconut oil is one of the most effective natural ingredients that is used for skin moisturizing and hair. It is also a commonly used oil in many homemade bath and body products. Coconut oil has tons of benefits for your skin, hair, and just about everything else! This oil contains properties that are perfect for moisturizing and caring for your body.
Coconut oil penetrates your skin easily, making it one of the most efficient skin lightening treatments. 60% of all coconut oils are comprised of the above three fatty acids, while 90% of coconut oil fats is comprised of heart-healthy saturated fats. The latter figure is a high one, and not one that is recommendable to many doctors. For example, 14% of olive oil calories come from saturated fat, and 63% of butter calories come from saturated fat.
Coconut oil on skin fades varicose veins, moisturizes peeling cuticles, softens rough patches and acts as a natural sunscreen. Other benefits include;
- Healthy skin
- Shiny hair
- Preventing liver disease
- Reducing asthma symptom
- Coconut Oil Can Help You Lose Fat, Especially The Harmful Abdominal Fat
- Controlling blood sugar
- Reducing stress
- Dental health
- Coconut Oil Can Increase Fat Burning
- Helps Fight Back Against Alzheimer’s Disease
Coconut Oil Nutritional Facts
Here is how coconut oil is broken down, nutritionally (based on one tablespoon of coconut oil.)
- 120 calories.
- 0 grams of protein
- 14 grams of fat (12 = saturated fat; 1 = monounsaturated fat; and 0.5 grams of polyunsaturated fats.)
- 0 milligrams (mg) of cholesterol
What you need
- A blender
- Chopping board
- Stainless steel pot
- Hot water
- Split the coconut with a heavy blunt object.
- Scrape the meat of the coconut from the shell with a knife.
- Cut the meat into small pieces to help your blender.
- Blend the coconuts with warm water until smooth.
- Pour in a sieve to separate the coconut milk from the chaff.
- Grind the chaff a second time to get more coconut milk.
- Use a sieve with a finer mesh to remove the tiniest particles from the coconut milk. Squeeze hard, to make sure you get every last drop.
- When done, cover the bowl of coconut milk and leave it for 24 hours. Refrigerate the jar so the milk hardens. If you do not have a fridge, leave the jar in a cool room
- The next morning, you will see that the coconut oil has separated from the water. The pure virgin coconut oil is left in the jar. Take the caked white coconut oil and place in a clean dry stainless steel pot.
- Cover the pot and start cooking on low to medium heat.
- Cook for 1 hour 15 minutes.
- Set the pot aside so the coconut oil can cool down to a comfortable temperature.
- Sieve with a chiffon cloth or a cheese cloth to remove the charred bits.
- That’s it! Use coconut oil for cooking, for your hair and body. Google for other uses of coconut oil