1. Coconut Oil contains vitamins E and K and essential minerals such as iron and magnesium which your bones absorb. Increasing the health of your bones!
2. Coconut Oil stops tooth decay.
3. Helps in the control of blood sugar and improves secretion of insulin.
4. When stressed use it for a gentle head massage and feel your mental fatigue fade away. It is soothing.
5. It is a preventative for liver, kidney and gall bladder diseases. And it helps dissolve kidney stones.
6. It can be used as an insect repellant when mixed with peppermint oil extract.
7. Helps prevent various heart problems including cholestoral and blood pressure.
9. Helps in absorption of other nutrients.
10. Helps in taking off excess weight. It is easy to digest and helps in a healthy thyroid. It increases the body metabolism.
11. It strengthens the immune system.
12. When applied to skin infections it forms a protective layer that protects the infected area. It speeds up healing of bruises.
13. It kills viruses. It kills bacteria that causes things like ulcers, throat infections, pneumonia etc..
15. It is a great massage oil, moisturiser. Has been found to delay wrinkles and sagging. And it is a treatment for psoriasis, dermatitis and eczema.
I had no idea when I started cooking with this oil, that it had so many benefits! I now use it as a moisturiser and my skin has never been better. My hands which dry out in winter are much better. I have also put some into the bath with the kids and their skin is so soft, and smells so good after their bath!! I am continuing my search on uses for coconut oil as I can see it becoming a very useful item in our home.
I am including a recipe I just found using Coconut Oil in making home made chocolate!!!
Head to Natural Health Strategies for the procedure....
- 5 tablespoons of virgin coconut oil
- 5 tablespoons of unsweetened cocoa powder
- 5 tablespoons of finely grated coconut
- 1 to 2 tablespoons of sugar (see notes below)
- 1 pinch of salt
- If you have natural vanilla extract, a few drops are a wonderful addition.
- a pinch of powdered cayenne pepper
- whole, chopped, or ground walnuts, almonds, Brazil nuts, cashews, hazelnuts, sunflower seeds, etc.
- fresh mint
- raisins or other chopped dried fruit