Coconut oil has become incredibly popular over the past few years due to its incredible versatility, along with its fantastic benefits – at Shore, we absolutely love it. If you haven’t hopped on the coconut oil bandwagon yet, you’re sure to do so as soon as you’ve tried it. It’s quite a bizarre substance in that it’s a white solid, but it turns to liquid when warmed up, even in the heat of your hands. Here are a few of the top uses for coconut oil – try them, and we’re pretty sure that you won’t turn back to the conventional alternatives any time soon.
Healthy Oriental cooking
Next time you make a stir fry or a curry (particularly Thai curry and other Thai inspired dishes), be sure to use coconut oil instead of vegetable oil. Increasing your intake of coconut oil has incredible health benefits. Lauric acid can be found in coconut oil, while one of the byproducts of coconut oil is monolaurin – both of these can kill off bacteria, viruses, and fungi, protecting you from infections.
Add raw coconut oil to your coffee or hot chocolate for a delicious energy boost. Zap your hot beverage in a blender for a healthy, frothy, tropical twist on your morning latte. Add slow-burning energy boost to the health benefits listed above, and you’ll never even consider going back to your usual brew.
Coconut oil is a great alternative to conditioner. It does a fantastic job of minimising split ends, meaning that you won’t have to make the time to visit the hairdresser as often. Try rubbing it into the ends of your hair in the evening and leaving it in overnight for best results. Rubbing it into your scalp has also been known to get rid of dandruff. Coconut oil for hair is an all-round great idea.
Coconut oil also doubles as an excellent make-up remover. Use a small amount to avoid clogging your pores, and you’ll notice it does the trick better than most specifically-manufactured, commercially-available options. It even leaves the skin around your eyes feeling wonderfully moisturised.
If you’re looking for raw, organic coconut oil, look no further than Shore.