Image via WikipediaCoconut oil, wonderful coconut oil!
As we know, our skin Is our biggest organ. Anything that goes on the skin will make it’s way into the body. A simple way to enhance ones health when environmental toxins are everywhere and unavoidable is to choose skin and hair care products that are free of chemical additives and preservatives. Coconut oil is a wonderful option that is not only good for the body, but can even lighten the load on your wallet since it can be used for multiple purposes!
I use coconut oil as an all over body lotion, hair treatment and for those occasional bouts of dry, itchy scalp. It disappears on the skin, absorbing well and does not leave a greasy feel, especially when used immediately after bathing. Coconut oil has many wonderful properties aside from being a great moisturizer.
- Antioxidant - coconut oil aids in repairing damage caused by free-radicals
- Anti-aging properties - may prevent wrinkles
- Blemish reduction - it may prevent and/or diminish the appearance of age spots
- Anti-microbial properties - it may aid and speed healing of infected skin.
And of course, because it is being absorbed into the body through the skin, there may be other benefits to overall health as well. Coconut oil is proven to help control many health problems. Google it for yourself...;-) or visit http://www.coconutresearchcenter.org/index.htm
Try to get extra virgin coconut oil because it has been minimally refined and will contain the highest amounts of beneficial naturally occurring agents. For extra special self-pampering, stir a few drops of essential oil into a softened cup of coconut oil, like lemongrass or jasmine, to uplift your spirits and smell great.