COCONUT OIL BENEFITS

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We’ve been enjoying the benefits of coconut oil for years. It’s a main ingredient we use in our homemade toothpaste and mouthwash. It cleans the mouth and makes our teeth shiny and smooth. We use virgin, unrefined coconut oil every once and a while in our hair for a half hour to keep it strong and shiny.

Coconut oil is a great moisturizer for the face, lips and body. The skin absorbs it very quickly and it isn’t greasy, which is a major plus. It can even be used to remove makeup, protect skin from the sun and it makes an amazing natural deodorant. Mothers can even use it to massage and relax their newborns.

Coconut Oil Benefits | Skin Cleaning Moisturizer | The Lills

Coconut oil is an anti-inflammatory, anti-bacterial and anti-fungal. You can purchase refined (loses some nutrients) or unrefined (retains nutrients). It smells and tastes amazing. We use it as a natural sweetener when cooking and as substitute for butter. There are over a hundred ways you can use coconut oil, like cleaning stains in a carpet and polishing wood.

Since getting on the coconut oil train, we’ve said goodbye to a whole bunch of products that had nasty chemicals in them. It turns out there are so many better options out there, we just have to do the research and share the info among each other. Try coconut oil and see why we love it so much!

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