Coconut Oil // BENEFITS

Friday, May 15, 2015

Since I was a little girl, I watched my grandmother use coconut oil made by herself on her hair, thinking -what the hell is she doing?- And now that I know what she was doing, I get why her hair is the most healthy, silky, gorgeous hair I've ever seen in my life. My grandma knew the truth about coconut oil since she was 13 in the mid 50s, and now it's time for me to share with you just a few of the many benefits that coconut oil has for you.

As I was telling you, my granny started using coconut oil when she was only 13 years old, now she has almost 72 and her hair looks amazing! My granny grabs a coconut and removes the outside part and then she use a cheese grater to make the white part into tiny little pieces. She leaves those all night and the next day she massage the roots of her hair with the shredded coconut, that for some reason gets all greasy and that's what coconut oil is, of course that is not the final form of coconut oil. You can find it in so many different ways. My grandma has this theory that she has black black hair because of coconut oil! I don't know if that is possible, but really her hair is sooo black and shiny, and I know for a fact that she has never dyed her hair because she is allergic to any product that stains her hair.


-Your hair: Use coconut oil on your hair to keep it hydrated, bright and healthy. For me it works better if you use it right after a shower. But don't use it when your hair is fully wet, or otherwise it won't work as it supposed to.

-Your Skin: Coconut oil is so good for our skin, in so many different ways. We can use it for our lips when they're dry. Since coconut oil is rich in vitamin E which is an awesome vitamin that helps the skin growth, it also helps to repair the skin cells, keeping them healthy, smother and it protects it against cracking. Just grab a bit of coconut oil, rub your palms against each other and then put that on your face or any place you want to keep hydrated.

-Your teeth: You can use coconut oil for the famous practice of "Oil pulling". Which consist on putting oil and use it like a mouth wash, in this case with coconut oil, for 15 to 20 minutes, without trowing the oil away -I know it sounds disgusting, but trust me it works- The way this oil pulling thing works, is that the bacteria "gets trap" every time you swish the oil around your mouth, because of the density of the oil. And a the major PLUS of this, is that it helps you to keep your teeth white without using any chemicals.

-Your Health: There's so much stuff that coconut oil can do for your health. From kidney diseases, to stress relief. Also if you suffer from diabetes, it can help you by controlling blood sugar levels. I recommend you to read "Coconut Oil for Beginners - Your Coconut Oil Miracle Guide: Health Cures, Beauty, Weight Loss, and Delicious Recipes"

I really, REALLY recommend you to give coconut oil a go! If you try any of the things that I mentioned here, let me know in the comments. Trust me for my experience, and my grandmother's experience, I can not recommend you coconut oil more that if you give it yourself a go and share with others your experience!

Lots of love,
Beatriz

*excuse me for the amount of  "coconut oil" is used in this pots! haha*

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