The benefits of coconut oil are endless. Rich in a unique combination of fatty acids, this superfood can be used for just about anything from lip balm to hair conditioner to sunscreen to an insect repellent to a hormone balancer – you get the idea! Coconut oil is something that all of us should keep at least one jar of in our kitchen pantries. Read on to find out some of our favorite ways to use this miracle product a.k.a. coconut oil.
1. Prevents chaffing
If your little one has a diaper rash, try dabbing a small amount of coconut oil on the area that’s irritated and allow it to dry before replacing the diaper.
2. Soothes sore throats
There’s nothing more irritating than an itchy, sore throat, right? The next time you feel one coming on, try swallowing a teaspoon of coconut oil or adding it to your cup of tea.
3. Heals wounds
Because of its antibacterial and antifungal properties, coconut oil can be lightly applied over superficial cuts and scrapes. This isn’t for deep cuts.
4. Improves cholesterol
Coconut oil contains lauric acid, which boosts your HDL cholesterol – the “good” kind – levels. High HDL levels can…