one of my favorite skin products is found in the food isle! Virgin Coconut Oil is one of the best moisterizers out there! i buy it by the tub at Whole Foods and use it as an all over body lotion, eye make-up remover and scalp and hair conditioning treatment. you know i love my natural and safe, preservative-free cosmetics and this one i swear by…and it smells like Hawaii!
the benefits of Coconut Oil both as a topical skin/hair treatment but also as a food source are endless. some include:
stress relief, maintaining cholesterol levels, weight loss, increased immunity, proper digestion and metabolism, relief from kidney problems, heart diseases, high blood pressure, diabetes, cancer, dental care, and bone strength. These benefits of coconut oil can be attributed to the presence of lauric acid, capric acid and caprylic acid, and its properties such as antimicrobial, antioxidant, antifungal, antibacterial, soothing, etc. it’s even been shown to cure pneumonia in children!
…and because it is an antimicrobial you can feel better about smearing it even on your face! and the natural fatty acids (the good kinds of fat) make it one of the best wrinkle creams out there. let’s get greasy!!!
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