They Said Coconut Oil Was Hreat For You, But This Is What They Didn’t Tell You
Coconut Oil and Topical Health Problems
-when applied topically it aids, relieves, or even cures the following health issues
- Acne –dry skin often causes occurrence of acne which means that your glands produce more oil and clogs the pores
- Head Lice – topical application
- Allergies/Hay Fever – rub a little inside the nostrils for fast relief. The pollen clings to the oil.
- Athletes Foot
- Toenail Fungus
- Back Pain and Sore Muscles
- Boils and Cysts
- Circumcision healing – even though I am not being supportive for circumcision, coconut oil fastens the healing process after circumcision.
- Decongestant – in case of colds or allergies just rub coconut oil on the chest and under the nose
- Ear infection –drop some coconut and garlic oil inside the ear twice daily to relive the ear pain and cure the ear infection as well.
- Genital Warts – genital warts often go away on their own after 2 years of the initial infection. Applying a coconut oil on genital warts can help in this case.
- Gum Disease, Gingivitis and Canker Sores – use as a toothpaste or rub directly on gums
- Herpes – applied topically and taken internally
- Hives – decreases the itch and swelling
- Pink eye – applied around and in the eye
BONUS: Coconut Oil and Pets/ Animals
The recommended dosage for animals is 1/4 teaspoon for every 10 pounds of body weight twice daily. However, ask your vegetarian for confirmation.
- Helps in healing of digestive disorders – like inflammatory bowel syndrome and colitis
- Helps in arthritis or ligament problems
- Helps in elimination of hairballs and coughing
- Accelerates the healing process – when applied topically to cuts, wounds, hot spots, dry skin and hair, bites and stings
- Clears up skin conditions – such as eczema, flea allergies, contact dermatitis, and itchy skin
- Disinfects cuts –accelerates the healing process after wounds
- Provides general wellness for dogs and – Just add a teaspoon to their water bowl daily.
- Helps prevent or control diabetes
- Helps sedentary dogs feel energetic – Medium-chain triglycerides (MCTs) in coconut oil are helpful in improving brain energy metabolism and reducing the amyloid protein buildup that results in brain lesions in older dogs.
- Promotes weight loss– increases energy levels
- Improves digestion and stimulates nutrient absorption
- Makes coats – coat becomes sleek and glossy, and deodorizes doggy odor
- Prevents and treats yeast and fungal infections such as Candida
- Reduces allergic reactions and enhances skin health
- Eliminates bad breath in dogs
- Regulates insulin and contributes to normal thyroid function
BONUS: Other Uses for Coconut Oil
- Chewing Gum in Hair Remover – just rub some coconut oil over the stuck chewing gum, let it stay in for 30 minutes, and then roll the gum between your fingertips and see how it disappears!
- Goo Gone –Apply a mixture of equal parts coconut oil and baking soda to the “sticky” area and let it stay for a minute. Then scrub off using an old toothbrush or the scrubby side of a sponge.
- Insect repellent –extract and rub a mixture of coconut oil and peppermint oil all over exposed skin.
- Moisturizes and cleans leather products
- Oiling wood cutting boards and wood bowls
- Polishing Bronze –just rub a small amount of oil into a cotton towel and then wipe down the statue. It cleans and deepens the color of your bronze.
- Polish Furniture – polish your wood furniture with mixture of coconut oil and some lemon juice, but first test it first on a very small, unobtrusive part of your furniture to make sure it works the way you like.
- Seasoning animal hide drums
- Seasoning cookware
- Soap making – coconut oil can is used as one of the fats in soap.