Coconut oil has become increasingly more popular these days. From an alternative to cooking oil to using it as a moisturizer, there are many amazing uses for this powerful oil! I use it in my daily routine in three unique ways that you may have not heard before. I swear by these daily rituals and I know you will love them too!
1. Oil Pulling- You may not have heard of oil pulling before, but if you haven’t starting oil pulling yet, you need to! I have always struggled with having low enamel on my teeth and whenever I went to the dentist, they would always prescribe me special medicine (full of chemicals) in order to help my teeth enamel. It seemed like whatever I would try, nothing would help build the enamel and whiten my teeth. One day I got so sick of it that I got on the computer and started googling natural remedies for oral health. I came across oil pulling and thought it sounded super strange but I was willing to give it a shot. I use about a tablespoon of coconut oil and I swish it in my mouth for about 20 minutes. I cannot even begin to tell you all the amazing things this simple ritual has done for me! My teeth have never been whiter, stronger or healthier! Coconut oil not only rebuilds your teeth but it also purifies them and gets rid of the bad bacteria. It’s truly amazing what this natural health remedy can do!
2. dry Brushing/Oiling- Another daily ritual I have added to my routine is dry brushing my body and then putting coconut oil on my skin before I take a shower. Dry brushing is amazing for circulation and removing dead skin cells. After dry brushing, massage coconut oil into the skin for five minutes and then rinse it off in the shower. It’s the best moisturizer for your body (along with my R+F moisturizer for extra dry days). I would NOT recommend putting coconut oil on your face, though. This will clog your pores and cause unwanted breakouts! I use an AMAZING oil free moisturizer and exfoliant that works for my face. E-mail me and I can tell you more about it!
3. Coffee Creamer- Yep. I’m one of those people that makes “bullet-proof coffee”. Ha! For reals, though. Coconut oil in your coffee is a game changer! It makes your coffee taste silky smooth and creamy without all the calories and bad fats. Coconut oil has a ton of HEALTHY fat and it has also been known to help with digestion, weight loss, and inflammation! Don’t be afraid of this health source of fat. It will do much more good than harm!
I buy the big container of Organic Coconut Oil from Costco to use for all of these uses. I promise, these daily rituals will be a game-changer for you. Try them out and let me know what you think!
Hugs + Kissees,