Benefits of Coconut Oil
Laura Lee - May 1, 2022

We have all seen our mothers use essential oils as homemade quick fixes. This article discusses the various benefits of using coconut oil.

 

 

coconut oil on spatula

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Makeup remover

You do not need to get those fancy makeup removers to remove your makeup. Coconut Oil does the job. Just get some coconut oil and warm it in your palms. Rub all over your face in a circular motion. You will instantly notice all the harsh makeup melting off. Don’t forget to wash your face with a cleanser then.

 

Stress minimizer

Coconut oil is an excellent mood booster. Some researchers even claim that coconut can be used as an antidepressant. It has many antioxidant properties that ensure the release of chemicals that release happy hormones in the brain. These hormones ensure that the feeling of depression doesn’t overcome the body.

 

Teeth Whitening

Coconut has been fairly beneficial in teeth whitening as it is used for oil pulling. Oil pulling not only helps in removing cavities but also ensures that the enamel of the teeth is protected. Oil pulling is the practice of swishing oil around your mouth like a mouthwash. Multiple studies have been proving this, particularly a 2017 study that informs us about the benefits of oil pulling.

 

Helps in weight loss

The research was carried out on mice which showed that giving them food cooked in coconut oil led to a decrease in their weights. This research made the scientists believe that this evidence could also be applied to humans. Furthermore, another research showed that fats in coconut oil decreased the likelihood of gaining weight as it was saturated fat derived from plants. Therefore it was considered that the use of coconut oil not only had benefits but also helped people get rid of obesity.

 

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