I have great news!! My FAVORITE essential oil company, Spark Naturals is now carrying coconut oil! I’m so exciting because, while I love my usual source for unrefined coconut oil, it can be overwhelming to be ordering ingredients from several different places! Spark Naturals sent me a jar to try out before I suggested it to you and I’m very happy with it! It is organic, unrefined and cold pressed. I use coconut daily so I thought I would share how and why along with this happy introduction!
First things first, I always add coconut oil to my daily smoothie. I do THIS to save time. Coconut oil in a smoothie is actually an anti fungal! It has been known to speed up metabolism and burn fat too. Plus, healthy fats are so important for your body to work properly. This is a super easy way to get fatty acids because let’s face it, eating avocados and/or nut butters doesn’t always happen enough. I also use coconut oil on skin issues as well-not so much on my face but I find it is extremely helpful when healing from sunburns or cuts. Read THIS post on how I rehabilitate my skin and hair using only coconut oil!
Benefits of Coconut Oil:
- Stimulates collagen production
- Strengthens skin
- Anti fungal/antibacterial
- Balances hormones
- Improves digestion
- Reduces Inflammation
- Helps with gum disease and tooth decay
- Moisturizes skin
- Strengthens and heals hair
- Increases metabolism
- Reduces appetite
- Boosts energy
Uses for Coconut Oil:
- Cooking-unlike Olive Oil, coconut oil can be heated at high temps.
- Use as a butter substitute (equal parts)
- Moisturizing-Easy and quick for hydrating skin and hair!
- Add to smoothies
- DIY skin care-Perfect addition for salves-especially healing salves.
Top Coconut Oil DIYs:
- Homemade Neosporin
- Homemade Vapor Rub
- Coconut Cream Moisturizer
- Coconut Lotion Bars
- Coconut Sticks
- Coconut Conditioning Hair Treatment
- Eye Makeup Remover
I found most of the information in this post from the amazing Well Being Secrets blog. It is jam packed with good info! This blog is my new go-to when researching a post!!
I hope you’ll order some coconut oil from Spark Naturals next time you run out! They’ve priced it very reasonably. Spark Naturals is having lots of specials lately so I’ll be sure to alert you when coconut oil goes on sale but in the meantime, you can use my coupon code, JENNIRAINCLOUD for 10% off your order!
Find coconut oil HERE.