Suggested Uses for Virgin Coconut Oil
Virgin coconut oil has long been used in a number of different ways. Here are some suggestions we thought we would share with you
As an Edible Oil
To detox the body, take 1 to 2 tablespoons in the morning. It is an excellent food supplement known to help you alleviate thyroid disease, obesity, ill digestion system and increase your immunity as the Virgin Coconut Oil is a Medium Fatty Acid Chain. It will kill the unfriendly bacteria only - leaving the friendly bacteria alone. (Ref: The Healing Miracles of Coconut Oil by Fife)
As Massage Oil or Face Mask
Massage Oil: Apply to your body liberally as needed. For dry lines around your eyes, apply a small amount and massage it in.
Face Mask: Take 1 medium size ripe avocado (dry skin) or peach (normal skin), peeled, cleaned, and segmented (meaty part only). Put in microwave for 1 or 2 minutes until soft. Mash with a fork. Add 2 to 3 tablespoons (more or less as appropriate) of virgin coconut oil to the cooked avocado or peach and stir. Mix in uncooked oats (up to 1 cup) until the mixture forms a thick consistency.
Apply the facial mixture to your face, dry lines around your eyes, and neck. Avoid direct contact with your eyes. Leave mixture for 10 minutes. Rinse well with cool water.
Treatment of Rash
Spread virgin coconut oil on the allergic area of the skin to make it soft and supple, with intense moisture and healing. The rash will be gone in 1 to 3 days. Virgin coconut oil is effective in curing the baby rash or any red rash caused by clothes irritation and dry weather.
Virgin Coconut Oil fights candida fungus very well which is generally found on the skin, mucous membranes of the mouth, intestinal tract and vagina and that may become pathogenic. Mix 1 tablespoon of oil in distilled water, shake well and drink it or apply the oil on the infected area.
Sores, Cuts and Abrasions
Clean affected area thoroughly and apply the oil directly on it. In order to make sure the oil cleans the wound completely and to stop infection, apply and saturate the bandage with oil and wrap around the wound.
Put few drops of Virgin Coconut oil in water and allow it to vaporize in the sauna.
Coconut oil is excellent for cleaning stains, ink, carbon and other marks off most plastic and vinyl. Also the oil works well to remove chewing gum, paint and ballpoint ink marks from clothes. Add a few drops of oil on top of the dirty area; rub it with a damp cloth.