Since the advent of natural and organic products came, people has started to shift to natural organic products from supplements to food choices.
Coconut oil has become one of the healthier option as kitchen and cooking staple. The Philippines with its tropical climate has been home for abundant coconut trees.
Virgin coconut oil has been on the market recently and gained its place as a popular choice for natural oil because of its several health benefits. But here are some few benefits of Coconut oil that you never knew.
Research has found that insect repellent concocted with coconut oil has prevented tungiasis , a sand flea disease which is prevalent in Africa which is caused by sand fleas in some African countries where people are infested in the skin. Research made by Feldmeier H. has made prevention of this disease is feasible through regular application of this insect repellent made with coconut oil.
Even for pet fleas, coconut oil is a natural alternative for dog flea repellent. By massaging virgin coconut oil in your dogs coat, you give them a protective shield against flea and mites. With this natural remedy, you can assure safety for your dog’s health.
One unusual use of coconut oil is a underarm deodorant. Coconut oil has its antibacterial properties that it could act as odor neutralizer even for underarms. At times you ran out of your deo, you may want to check on the kitchen for it instead. Or if you would prefer concocting your own natural deodorant, you can mix coconut oil, with baking soda and organic cornstarch on equal parts then store them, all safe and natural.
Leather and furniture polisher
When applied in small amounts, coconut oil can be an alternative for a shoe polisher giving the same shiny new look of leather. Same goes for your home furniture, you can spread it thinly on your smooth wood furniture, leather and counter top.
Weight loss enhancer
Most diet management plans would suggest to avoid fats and oil, but recent studies and tagging on virgin coconut oil sees it as an aid for weight loss. By taking a 1-3 tablespoon a day, it enhances our metabolism and was said to reduce cholesterol. Although full of other health benefits, coconut oil is still comes as a natural alternative and it’s better to consult your doctor or nutritionist for serious weight concerns.
Sports drink alternative
Coconut oil is composed of medium chain fatty acids, making it a good source of fat that gives a quick boost of energy before a workout or exercise. Mixing a tablespoon with water, it can be a good replenisher of energy,
Lice infestation is such an unsightly thing for women. Coconut oil has been found to be good precaution for a lice outbreak. Combing it on your hair or massaging it on your scalp like a conditioner shields you from lice and at the same time makes your hair fizz free.