You’ve heard about the huge amount of health benefits associated with Coconut Oil and how good it is for you, but how exactly should you consume or even use it on a daily basis? Given that the fatty goodness is now easily accessible in local stores and supermarkets, paired with its proven beauty and health benefits, we’ve put together a handy list on how to use the in-demand oil:
The easiest way to integrate Coconut Oil into your diet is as a substitute for existing cooking oils or butters. Use it in its solid form when baking, frying or even greasing baking pans. Coconut Oil also doesn’t break down easily at high temperatures like other oils do, plus it has a longer shelf life than others.
Not only is Coconut Oil a practical alternative to traditional cooking oils, but the health benefits associated with consuming it are plentiful! The composition of the oil means it is easier to digest than other cooking oils, as well as being antimicrobial and an antifungal. Your body will immediately convert the properties of coconut oil to energy instead of storing the oil as fat. This means you are able to break down the fat easily and quickly. What more could you ask for? A practical, healthy alternative and easy swap in your daily routine for a variety of health benefits…We are sold!
- Hair Care
Something we at Raw Sugar know all too well about…(And precisely why Coconut is a core ingredient in a Hair Care Line). The Vitamins and essential fatty acids naturally found in Coconut Oil help with hair growth and thickness. Not only does it deeply hydrate the hair, but it works to also nourishes the scalp and helps to remove sebum build-up from hair follicles.
Use the oil on its own as a moisturizing mask before your daily shower, or use this even better solution: Our Healing Power Hair Masque. It’ll maximize your hair care benefits due to the Vitamin properties of Coconut PLUS Avocado + Banana Oil + Honey. Click on the ‘Shop Raw’ tab for more information.
- Skin Care
Another one of our well-versed topics, Coconut Oil is a brilliant natural skin moisturizer (take it from us, we love making Coconut the hero ingredient in our products). It absorbs so easily and readily into the skin, and doesn’t leave behind any sort of residue. This means that even if you have naturally oily skin, Coconut will work for you.
Rich in Vitamin E and proteins, Coconut Oil is great at soothing irritating skin conditions such as eczema, sunburn, and psoriasis. The proteins also work to keep skin healthy, refreshed and rejuvenated – inside and out. It even helps to repair damaged skin cells and assist in healing scars or redness on the skin. Visit the ‘Shop Raw’ tab to view our full range of products containing Coconut.