Coconut Oil has so many benefits for your overall heath but you might be surprised to know all the benefits it has when you apply it to your skin! Coconut oil is amazing for oily skin! It actually regulates oil production! It is rich in fatty acids and triglycerides which help retain moisture in your skin. Coconut Oil is antibacterial and has microbial properties. It is very high in Vitamin E. Coconut oil is usually in a solid form. It does melt at about 80 degrees or so. It doesn’t matter what form it is in when you put it on your skin. The benefits will be the same but I prefer to whip mine. You won’t believe how creamy, light and fluffy it becomes! It’s the perfect body cream!
Coconut oil is incredibly healing. I know this first hand. In the summer we have a lot of ticks outside. Occasionally they will latch on and the bump they leave is not only painful but it’s itchy too. It leaves a mark for months on me. I was using Coconut Oil for my daily moisturizer and within a week it was completely gone. I had no pain or itching and no scar. I have never had a tick bite heal so quickly! I’ve gotten several more bites and each has healed just as quickly! I also swear my stretch marks that I’ve had since I was a teen are becoming much less visible. Coconut oil is jam packed with antioxidants which combat those pesky free radicals that break down skin cells and cause premature aging.
How to Whip Coconut Oil:
- Whatever bowl you are going to use to whip your coconut oil in needs to be cold. I put my bowl in the fridge or freezer until it’s really cold.
- Add 1/2 cup coconut oil to your COLD bowl.
- Using a mixer, begin whipping your coconut oil until it becomes light and fluffy.
- Transfer to a jar and ENJOY!
All coconut oils are not made equal. When you need all the healing benefits of coconut oil you must always choose Unrefined Coconut Oil. Unrefined means they have been minimally processed. Unrefined coconut oil will have a very strong scent of coconut. You can use it topically or ingest it. You also want to look for cold pressed coconut oil. I prefer to get my coconut oil from Spark Naturals, my essential oil company of choice. You can find it HERE.
Enjoy your new creamy moisturizer!!!!
P.S. To learn more about coconut oil’s many benefits, go to the Well Being Secrets blog. It is jam packed with good info on coconut oil!