Ten uses for Virgin Organic Coconut oil
1. Shampoo and conditioner
Many shampoos and soaps tend to strip the natural oils in hair. Many people use Virgin Organic Coconut oil in homemade shampoo and conditioner formulations.
2. Lice killer
Not pleasant to discuss but if you have children who have head lice use Virgin Organic Coconut oil to treat the infestations. Its anti-viral, anti-fungal and anti-bacterial.
- use 5mls of melted oil on hair from root to tips before bed.
- Place a towel on the pillow (as the oil will suffocate the live nits and the eggs by the time you wake up
- Shampoo hair thoroughly in the morning
Follow up treatments can be done every two to three days. For a maximum of three weeks.
3. Weight loss
Many people are discovering the Coconut oil diet including celebrities like Jenifer Aniston.
4. After sun treatment
Applying the oil to skin after sun exposure can soothe the burn and the formation of damaging free radicals and aid in the healing process.
Some vehicles are currently being run on a mixture of 85% coconut oil and 15% kerosene.
6. Shaving Cream
Reccomended if you have sensitive skin or ingrowning hairs.
Mix approximately equal parts Virgin Coconut Oil, Bicarb-Soda and Water in a small jar. The water makes it more like a paste, vary the quantity of water to change the consistency.
5-6 Tbsp Virgin Organic Coconut oil
1/4 cup baking soda
1/4 cup arrowroot powder or cornstarch
Combine equal portions of baking soda & arrowroot powder. Then slowly add coconut oil and work it in. You can either scoop this into your old dispensers or place in a small container with lid and apply with fingers with each use. After applying the product, you can just rub the remains into your hands as a lotion.
9. For your pet
If your pet is overweight or lacking energy, try a teaspoon of Virgin Organic Coconut Oil in your pet's food every day to see if it helps. The oil can be mixed with food as a liquid or as a solid, it also makes their coats nice and shiny.
10. Stress Relief
As previously mentioned massaging the oil into your scalp after a stressful day helps soothe stresses - the natural aroma helps ease stress and aid relaxation.
posted by Nina