Coconut oil has several science-verified benefits such as preventing a number of diseases, including diabetes, cancer, thyroid disease and heart disease. And, that’s why most of us use it in our smoothies, hair and frying pans.
But, what I love about it is the fact that I can use it to treat chapped lips and dry scalp. So, if you haven’t joined the band wagon yet, then I hope this article inspires you.
Coconut oil benefits that should change your life
1. To whiten teeth
If you smoke or drink too much coke, you might have slightly discolored teeth. You’ve tried toothpastes that claim to whiten and brighten but nothing works. Well, next time you brush your teeth, take some baking soda and coconut oil with you. Mix them together to create a teeth-whitening toothpaste. You can use this mixture to also fight plaque. What’s more, taken orally, the oil facilitates absorption of calcium by the body, helping in developing strong teeth. Once you coconut on your teeth, you’ll never go back.
2. For silky smooth lips
The minerals in coconut oil add lots of moisture to not only cure dried out lips but also them soft and smooth.
All you have to do is apply a little bit of the oil onto your chapped lips and wait. The super-hydrating oil works its magic to combat chapped lips very quickly.
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3. For stronger nails
Using coconut oil is a great way to stimulate nail growth because it contains all the nutrients required to keep your nails moisturized. It also gets rid of peeling skin and strengthens your cuticles. All you have to do is massage a small amount of the oil into your cuticles. Because coconut oil is anti-fungal, applying it to the nail is a great remedy to get rid of nail fungus. Also, adding the oil to your diet can help boost iron levels that cause weak nails.
4. For dry hair and scalp
The hydrating benefits of this oil are endless… If you have dry hair or dandruff, coconut oil has the perfect fatty acids for this. Simply use it directly on your scalp as an intense moisturizer. Massage it in very well, but don’t use too much, as it can get greasy. Then shower after 30 minutes.