Coconut oil, or copra oil, is an edible oil extracted from the kernel or meat of matured coconuts harvested from the coconut palm.
Studies have shown that intake of coconut oil can help our bodies mount resistance to both viruses and bacteria that can cause illness. Even more, it also can help to fight off yeast, fungus and candida.
Coconut oil has a saturated fat called lauric acid, a type of MCT. It has been shown that lauric acid increases the good HDL cholesterol in the blood to help improve cholesterol ratio levels. Coconut can help restore normal thyroid function. When the thyroid does not function optimally, it can contribute to higher levels of bad cholesterol. Coconut oil isn’t just for cooking: it’s also a beauty multitasker that you can use to hydrate your skin, fight frizz, and reduce premature signs of aging. You may have already made the switch to coconut oil in the kitchen, but did you know you can also swap out some of your beauty products for the wonder oil? The home you can make a luxurious face cream that costs a fraction of an expensive spa treatment. Best of all, this cream contains all-natural coconut oil and nothing artificial, so it won’t irritate your skin and you will feel fresh.
Add 2 tablespoons of coconut oil and 1 tablespoon of shea butter to a clean glass jar. Pour 2 tablespoons of grated or finely chopped beeswax into the jar. Mix in 1/4 cup oil, such as almond, grapeseed, jojoba or extra-virgin olive oil. Some oils have strong scents, so choose the one you like best. Add 1/2 teaspoon of vitamin E oil. Vitamin E gives your cream extra antioxidants. Blend in 1/2 to 1 teaspoon of grapefruit seed extract. The grapefruit helps keep bacteria and germs at bay. Add a few drops of your favorite essential oil for fragrance, if desired. Lavender, rosemary, rose and citrus scents are just a few choices. Fill a large pot halfway with water, then place the jar in the center of the pot. Set the pot on a stove and bring the water to a simmer.Stir the ingredients as they start to melt. Continue stirring until all the ingredients are fully combined. Add a small amount of distilled water if the mixture is too thick, then stir it in. Remove the jar from the pot. Set it aside and let the cream mixture cool and harden. Put a lid on the jar and store the cream in a cool place.
If you must add water to your cream, always use distilled, not tap water. Tap water often contains impurities and bacteria.