Thursday, January 23, 2014

Green Tip of the Week ~ Coconut Oil


Coconut Oil - What does it do for you?
#1 Rule - Make sure to choose organic, virgin coconut oil… Never use Refined Coconut Oil

  • Great to smooth dry skin - apply directly to your skin ....... Heels - Chapped lips - dry areas - scalp
  • Great when used in a conditioner - puts natural oils back into your hair - Helps prevent frizzing in dry hair
  • Great make-up remover - all natural
  • Effective as a screen, blocking about 20% of the sun’s ultraviolet rays
  • Use as a mouthwash - coconut oil can kill some of the harmful bacteria in the mouth, improve dental health and reduce bad breath
  • The triglycerides in coconut oil have been shown to increase 24 hour energy expenditure by as much as 5%, potentially leading to significant weight loss over the long term
  • The fatty acids and breakdown products in coconut oil can help to prevent infections
  • Coconut oil can significantly reduce your appetite
  • Coconut oil improves important risk factors like Total, LDL and HDL cholesterol
I found this great hair conditioner treatment online....it is amazing how great your hair feels after the treatment. Give it a try!

Hair Conditioner
1/2 Mashed Avocado
2 Tablespoons of Coconut Oil
2 Tablespoons Extra-Virgin Olive Oil
1/2 Cup fresh Mango cubes
1/2 Banana

Blend until smooth - then apply to hair from roots to ends. Put on a shower cap and wait 15 minutes. Then shampoo and condition.

23 comments:

  1. Love this post! I have a huge tub of it around here. Cold pressed and unrefined. I use it to put on my son's eczema...or to dilute oils...and chap-stick even!

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  2. That is a great one for conditioning. Love Coconut oil for so many things.

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  3. I use coconut oil all the time! It is so very good for you! Thanks for this info!

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  4. I was just trying to figure out how to add coconut oil to my diet. I use it as diaper cream for my daughter, since we use cloth diapers, but wasn't sure about using it in diet.

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  5. I know people who swear by using it but I've never tried it (other than cooking with it). I might have to try some of the uses you suggest.

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  6. I also love coconut oil and have a bar of soap of it! I never thought of making my own hair condition, but it sounds interesting .. I would also want to eat it! ;-)

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  7. I haven't used coconut oil yet, but I've heard so many good things about it that I will have to pick some up.

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  8. I'll have to try using this!

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  9. This sounds wonderful, and I'll bet it smells great, too!

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  10. I have never heard of using it as a mouthwash... really? How cool... thanks so much

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  11. I love my coconut oil!! Just make sure that if you use it in your hair and then rinse in the shower that you rinse your shower well! I almost killed my hubby - the shower was so slick after I had rinsed my hair and I didn't know it! Thank goodness he didn't fall!!

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  12. I recently discovered the many benefits of coconut.

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  13. it can also help with memory loss in some patients.

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  14. What a wonderful product! I have some coconut oil, but have only used it for cooking. I think I will have to try some of these ideas.

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  15. We love coconut oil. Know what else its great for that we found out this week? Lice removal! Ewww I know, but it worked!

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  16. LOVE coconut oil, I used it to clear up my babies cradle cap!

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  17. I really have to try coconut oil. It sounds amazing!

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  18. We use coconut oil for everything! I probably have 6 jars of it throughout the house at any moment. It's magical.

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  19. I love coconut oil. I grew up originally in the Caribbean where coconut oil is a staple there. It's pretty good for a lot of things. Will have to try out that hair conditioner.

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  20. Brilliant, thank you for this! I use coconut conditioner all the time, but have never tried making my own. Saving this to my list :)

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  21. I was just reading about the benefits of coconut oil the other day. It's a super food!

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  22. I love coconut oil, it has several great benefits!

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  23. They look so beautiful on you! Very informative post thanks for share this with us i highly appreciate you for this information thanks once again for sharing information like this!

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