The Badass Benefits of Coconut Oil

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Where are all my coconut oil aficionados? Coconut oil has become quite popular in the past few years due to it's lovely smell and multible uses. Haven't jumped on the bandwagon of coconut love yet? After we share these 6 benefits of the tropical fruit, we can guarantee that you'll be come a fan!

Breath Freshener

With antifungal and antibacterial properties, coconut oil not only freshens breath, but leads to whiter teeth and overall healthy dental care. Gargle for 20 minutes for best results.

Stimulates Hair Growth & More

Coconut oil penetrates hair faster than most oils so it is great to use as a deep conditioner and daily moisturizer. The vitamins and essential fatty acids naturally found in coconut oil nourish the scalp and help to remove sebum build-up from your hair follicles. 

Natural SPF

Coconut oil has an SPF of 4 which blocks 75% of UV rays. What does this mean you say? If you apply coconut oil to your body every 45 minutes, you will be protected from the sun organically! 

Cook Healthier Foods

Substitute coconut oil for butter in baked and roasted dishes. Not only is it a healthier alternative but amazing to taste!

Eye Makeup Remover

Coconut oil can remove waterproof mascara. Need we say more? The oil breaks down all makeup without drying your face!

Body Oil

Get the "Beyonce Glow" with coconut oil! Coconut oil is a great moisturizer for your skin because it penetrates deeply. The saturated fats in coconut oil help to retain moisture content in your skin, thus keeping your skin healthy and smooth. Coconut oil has also been known to heal skin disorders like acne, psoriasis and eczema.

What are some ways that you have used coconut oil? Do you like it? Share below!