To date, there are over 2,000 studies proving coconut oil to be one of the healthiest foods. Virgin Coconut Oil is a true superfood.
Coconut Oil Beauty & Skin Uses
Natural Skin Moisturizer
VCO Organic Bioactive works well as a moisturizer for the face. It is absorbed quickly and is non-greasy. At room temperature, the coconut oil is a solid, but it quickly melts when it comes into contact with your hands. Before bed, wash your face, and pat dry. Warm a dollop the size of a pea in your hands and rub in a circular motion into your face. Let sit for 5 minutes and then wipe off what is still on the surface.
For the eye area, dab just a touch to help fight premature aging. Leave the oil on overnight to soak in, and wake up looking refreshed. Combine with frankincense oil for additional anti-aging benefits.
Natural Makeup Remover
Just a small dab of coconut oil will quickly liquefy eye makeup, making it easy to wipe off. Rub VCO Organic Bioactive gently onto the upper lids and lower lids in a circular motion. Wipe off with a warm cloth. The benefit is that coconut oil will not sting or irritate eyes, and will also help to hydrate skin around the eyes.
Lock in Moisture After Showers
After your shower, apply VCO Organic Bioactive all over your body. The coconut oil will hydrate dry skin and helps to soothe skin after shaving. Coconut oil has a natural SPF and can protect your skin from sun damage.
Mix equal parts of VCO Organic Bioactive with baking soda, then add a few drops of peppermint essential oil for homemade toothpaste.
The healing properties of VCO Organic Bioactive helps to nourish the lips, provides a touch of sun protection, and most importantly, is safe to consume. Combine 2 tablespoons of coconut oil with 2 tablespoons of beeswax, and 1 tablespoon of shea butter in a nonstick saucepan. Warm slowly until melted. Use a small funnel to refill used lip balm containers. Allow to set up for 6 hours.
Mix equal parts of coconut oil and baking soda, and then add a few drops of peppermint essential oils. Use daily to help whiten teeth, improve gum health, and freshen your breath. According to researchers at the Athlone Institute of Technology, the antibiotic properties of coconut oil destroy the bacteria that causes tooth decay.
Coconut Oil Pulling
To improve the health of your teeth and gums try oil pulling with coconut oil. In Ayurvedic medicine practice, oil pulling is used to detoxify the mouth, killing bad breath, fighting bacteria, cures tooth decay, and helps to boost the immune system. Swish 1 tablespoon of VCO Organic Bioactive immediately after rising in the morning. Spend 10-20 minutes swishing; do not swallow the oil. Spit the oil into the trashcan (not into the sink!) and rinse with sea salt water.
Coconut oil has been used for thousands of years to speed healing of rashes, burns, and open wounds. To make a homemade salve mix coconut oil, frankincense, lavender and melaleuca oil. The antibacterial and antifungal properties of coconut oil help to keep the area free of infection, and the lauric acid in coconut oil helps to speed healing.
Soothing Shaving Cream
If razor burn, ingrown hair, or other skin irritation is a problem after shaving, start using VCO Organic Bioactive as your shaving “cream”. Warm a dab in the palm of your hands and rub on your face, under arms, on the legs, or the bikini area and then shave. Rinse well, and pat dry.
Sunscreen / Sunburn Remedy
VCO Organic Bioactive is an all natural sunscreen and sunburn remedy. In fact, it is SPF 4, just enough to protect against sun damage and the best of the nonvolatile herbal oils. Reapply as necessary, throughout the day. If you get too much sun, gently rub coconut oil into affected areas and it will promote healing as well as soothing away the pain.
VCO Organic Bioactive is a soothing and conditioning massage oil. Add a couple of drops of lavender oil and peppermint oil to help heal sore muscles and stimulate mindful relaxation.
Mix a tablespoon of VCO Organic Bioactive with a couple of drops of peppermint, rosemary, and tea tree oil to repel flies, mosquitos, gnats, and bees. This can be applied safely on all areas of the body.
Due to its antibiotic capabilities, coconut oil can be used topically to treat athletes foot and skin fungus. Apply some to the affected area and either leave it on or wipe off with a paper towel after it has time to set in.
Cold Sore Treatment
Try dabbing cold sores in or around the mouth with VCO Organic Bioactive several times per day to reduce healing time and pain. This is because of the lauric acid in the coconut oil.
Soothing Foot Rub for Cracked Heels
Find relief for your dry, cracked heals naturally by rubbing them with VCO Organic Bioactive and allowing the oil to penetrate your skin. Use 2 tablespoons of oil for both heels, and feel free to add other essential oils- like lavender oil- which can help to further reduce dryness and bacteria, plus give your feet a nice, relaxing scent.
VCO Organic Bioactive can cleanse hair if used with apple cider vinegar. This leaves your color intact for longer, prevents dullness and orange or yellow discoloration, and makes your hair soft and shiny. This can also help to encourage new hair growth and will discouraging dandruff. Rinse twice and then style as usual. Your hair should be healthy, shiny, and full of body. If the coconut oil weighs your hair down, use less the next time, and rinse well.
Baby Ointment and Diaper Rash Guard
When your baby experiences painful diaper rash, rub some coconut oil around the affected area to sooth swelling, redness, itch, and burn. Use 1 tablespoon to start and allow it to seep into the skin.
Natural Vapor Rub and Cold Remedy
Combine VCO Organic Bioactive with eucalyptus oil and rub the mixture on your chest or the chest of your children to open up your airways and facilitate breathing. Together these two work to increase circulation and clear congestion to help you get a good night sleep when you are sick.
Stretch Mark Reducer
Rub VCO Organic Bioactive all over the stomach during and after pregnancy to reduce unsightly stretch marks that occur when the skin’s elasticity is compromised. The oil helps to fade dark marks, discoloration, and redness plus it hydrates the skin and allows it heal quickly.
Coconut Oil Medicinal Uses
VCO Organic Bioactive supports both a healthy liver and kidneys. According to researchers, virgin coconut oil prepared without chemical or high-heat treatment exhibits an inhibitory effect on chronic inflammation. As inflammation is one of the leading causes of many chronic diseases, this study supports regular consumption of virgin coconut oil to help fight inflammation.
VCO Organic Bioactive’s profile that is rich with lauric acid, capric acid and caprylic acid provides for strong antiviral, antifungal, antimicrobial, and antibacterial properties that have an immune boosting effect.
Prevent Bone Loss and Osteoporosis Risk
Free radicals and oxidative stress are linked to the development of osteoporosis, a metabolic disorder. According to a recent study, virgin coconut oil is effective in maintaining bone structure, and preventing bone loss in estrogen-deficient rats. The report specified virgin coconut oil due to its high polyphenols and exerts antioxidant properties and you should take 3 tbsp daily for best results.
Alzheimer’s Treatment and Brain Health Protector
There are several reports that coconut oil may be an effective natural treatment for Alzheimer’s disease. A current double blind study recommends taking 1 tbsp 3 times daily.
VCO Organic Bioactive is a perfect carrier oil when making soothing and relaxing home remedies using essential oils, like lavender or roman chamomile oil, that can help reduce anxiety and aid in getting a good night sleep.
Acne is a serious issue for adults in addition to teens and is commonly caused by bacteria overgrowth or an imbalance in oil on the skin. VCO Organic Bioactive acts as a natural antibiotic, killing harmful bacteria that leads to serious breakouts. Mix the oil with tea tree oil and raw honey for added benefits and effectiveness..
VCO Organic Bioactive contains caprylic acid which has anti- microbial properties that can kill yeast and candida. In a recent study, researchers found that coconut oil was active against species of Candida at 100% concentration, greater than the drug fluconazole. Add 1 tablespoon of coconut oil to your diet, and apply pure coconut oil directly to affected areas twice per day until symptoms resolve.
The healthy fats in virgin coconut oil support the thyroid and adrenal glands which can lower cortisol to naturally balance hormones. VCO Organic Bioactive helps to suppress inflammation, while supporting healthy metabolism, two things that are essential for balanced hormones. The lauric acid, and other compounds support the thyroid and adrenal glands. This helps to lower cortisol, and naturally balance the hormones.
VCO Organic Bioactive is easy to digest and contains compounds that destroy bad bacteria and promote growth of probiotics. Coconut oil promotes the growth of healthy probiotics in the digestive tract. The antibacterial, antifungal, and antimicrobial properties help to control parasites, and fungi, while aiding in the efficient absorption of essential nutrients.
Blood Sugar Stabilizer and Diabetes Preventer
VCO Organic Bioactive can help balance blood sugar levels and has been medically proven to improve diabetes. VCO can help balance blood sugar levels by encouraging efficient secretion of insulin from the pancreas. In a 2009 study, researchers found that medium-chain fatty acids “may be beneficial for preventing obesity and insulin resistance.”
Ezcema and Psoriasis Cure Treatment
VCO Organic Bioactive can be used as to naturally heal dry and flaking skin for those with Eczema and Psoriasis. Mix coconut oil, shea butter and geranium oil for the best benefits.
Many people swear by VCO Organic Bioactive to cure chronic constipation and relieve bloating. Take one tablespoon of VCO in the morning or before bed in order stay regular. The oil penetrates the digestive track, killing off harmful bacteria and allowing your gut flora to re-balance.
Fight Heart Disease
After decades of coconut oil being vilified due to its saturated fat content, new research is now proving that medium-chain fatty acids in coconut oil are beneficial to heart health and help lower high blood pressure.
Help Sick Pets
Just like their human caretakers, dogs and cats can benefit from the addition of coconut oil to their diet. Pets with digestive upset can benefit from a teaspoon or two of coconut oil mixed into their food. Skin allergies, irritations, and wounds can be soothed, and healing accelerated with a topical application. Unlike other salves, since it is edible coconut oil, there is no health risk if they lick it off their coats.