Tuesday, 11 August 2015

Five more ways to use Coconut Oil

A couple of months ago I wrote about some of the many uses for coconut oil. Here are a few more:

1. Conditioner

Coconut oil can be used as a deep conditioning scalp treatment or on the ends of hair to help prevent splitting.

2. Cold Sores

Studies have shown that lauric acid found in coconut oil may help prevent the reproduction of the cold sore virus. Coconut oil can be applied to cold sores several times a day.

3. Wood Polish

Coconut oil can be used as a substitute for more traditional wood polish oils. It doesn't leave the wood with the same shine as some oils, but I was pleased with the result when I tried it.

4. Lowering Cholesterol

Taking 1/2 to 1 tablespoon of coconut oil daily may aid in lowering cholesterol. High density lipoproteins, which naturally lower cholesterol, can be boosted by lauric acid found in coconut oil.

5. In Baking

Coconut oil can be used as a substitute for butter or oil when baking. There are some interesting recipes using coconut oil here.

If you like to read my previous post on uses for coconut oil you'll find it here.

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