Loosely following our praise of white tea, I was inspired to share another favorite, all-round beauty and health remedy: coconut oil. Ever since I’ve learned of it’s myriad of uses, I’ve kept it on hand in both our bathroom and kitchen. Once you’ve learned more about the ways it can be used, you may be tempted to purchase a jar or two, as well.
This delicious oil, which contains lauric acid, a healthy fat, is used around the world as a part of many native diets and as a uniquely potent and diverse medicinal aid. Like white tea, coconut oil shows evidence of supporting heart health, lowering cholesterol, increasing metabolism, and raising immune function. It’s also said to support healthy pregnancy (as with other health conditions, please discuss with your doctor first).
Coconut oil works beautifully in stir-fries, salad dressings, smoothies, to fry eggs, and even as a tasty and heart healthy toast spread. It smells delicious and tastes creamy and subtly sweet, making it a true pleasure to use.
As if all of these benefits weren’t enough, coconut oil makes a wonderfully multi-faceted beauty aid—at relatively minimal cost. I’ve used it to remove makeup and to erase static from my hair, but its applications appear almost endless.
Tip: For optimal health benefit, make sure to purchase extra-virgin, organic coconut oil, which can be found in most health food stores.
If you know of any additional uses for coconut oil, we’d love to hear from you!
All the best,