There are many useful benefits of coconut oil, and one of them is why we chose coconut oil as a main ingredient in our Slick Lips flavor slicks. Here are 12 popular ways people use coconut oil for self-improvement.
1. Boost Metabolism
Coconut oil is high in Medium Chain Triglycerides, which are fatty acids that are metabolized differently than most other fats. They are sent directly to the liver and digestive tract where they are either used right away or turned into ketone bodies which can be used as fuel, leadingÂ to beneficial effects on metabolism. A study showed that 1 to 2 tablespoons of coconut oil per day can increase calorie burning by 120 calories.
2. Waistline and Appetite Reducer
The medium chain fatty acids in coconut oil can increase the feeling of fullness, which in turn decreases the number of calories consumed. A decrease in calories consumed coupled with the increased number of calories burned by adding just 2 tablespoons of coconut oil to your diet can lead to some mild fat loss, typically seen in the abdominal area.
3. Antibacterial Rinse
Gargle and swish about a tablespoon amount of coconut oil for 20 minutes. The anti-fungal and antibacterial properties will help clear up germs in the mouth and help prevent plaque buildup. Coconut oil’s properties help have fresher breath, whiter teeth, and healthier gums, it can even help prevent tooth decay.
4. Oil Treatment
Coconut oil is a great way to treat dry, frizzy, and damaged hair. Apply coconut oil to your hair from roots to ends, one section at a time, and comb through. Leave the oil in your hair wrapped for at least 15 minutes and then follow with a gentle shampoo. For even better results try sleeping with it overnight, then shampoo in the morning.
5. Dandruff Treatment
Treat dandruff and dry scalp by sending moisture right to the roots. Apply a light amount of coconut oil to your scalp and massage in, leave in for a few minutes then rinse.
6. Frizz Tamer
Coconut oil’s natural oils repel water, which is perfect to tame frizzy hair. Smooth a tiny amount of coconut oil onto the ends of your hair to add a little shine, or lightly coat over the top of your hair, smoothing loose strands.
7. Eye Makeup Remover
Coconut oil does a great job breaking down even the most stubborn eye makeup. Its natural and delicate on skin and will leave the area hydrated. Put a small amount of coconut oil on a cotton ball or pad and gently sweep it over your eyes, making sure to get the under-eyes area. After, wash your face as usual.
Coconut oil provides is said to provide many benefits for the skin, one of which is increasing hydration and reducing water loss in dehydrated skin. Use a mild amount of coconut oil on your body after a shower or bath for soft smooth skin.
9. Cheekbone Highlighter
Dab a small amount of coconut oil on top of the apples of your cheeks and directly on the inner corners of the eyes and on the for a glowing, dewy look.
10. Night Cream
Coconut oil can be mixed in with your nightly moisturizer because to reinforce the skin’s natural lipid barrier. The oil helps lock in moisture, promoting hydration, while the antioxidants are great for smoothing fine lines and wrinkles.
11. Lip Balm
The same properties that apply for your skin, apply for your lips. Coconut oil’s natural lube and hydration properties make this a great way to have smooth, hydrated lips and is used as an ingredient in many other lip products as well, including Slick Lips.
12. Shaving Balm
Coconut oil is a natural lube, perfect for shaving. Most shaving creams you buy are an expensive cocktail of chemicals that you don’t want or need to use on your legs or underarms. Coconut oil is an inexpensive and natural antimicrobial alternative. The skin-soothing properties will leave your legs looking hydrated but never greasy!
And there you have it. Twelve amazing benefits of coconut oil.