The versatility of coconut oil is impressive. Not only is it a healthy, ideal oil for high-heat cooking, but you can add coconut oil to your coffee or smoothie for added nutrients. It’s also an excellent addition to your beauty and hygiene arsenal. Check out the many science-based benefits of keeping coconut oil in your pantry.

Benefits of Coconut Oil

Aids in weight loss

  • Antibacterial and antifungal
  • Moisturizing for the skin and hair
  • Helps in building muscle
  • Curbs appetite
  • Promotes heart health
  • Good for oral health
  • Helps reduce inflammation

Try these recipes in your beauty and hygiene routine.

Hair oil

¼ cup coconut oil

¼ cup olive oil

¼ cup castor oil

Combine all oils in a small storage bottle. Use as needed.

Tooth Whitener

1 teaspoon activated charcoal

1 teaspoon coconut oil

Combine both ingredients.

Dip a slightly wet toothbrush into the charcoal and brush for at least 3 minutes.

Add the mix into a small glass of water and swish in the mouth for 2 minutes. Rinse thoroughly.

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