By: Jessica Z.
Who isn't coco-nutty about coconut oil???
Here at EXSENS, we absolutely love coconut oil because of its myriad useful applications in natural skincare. We are particularly smitten with the use of coconut oil as a daily moisturizer for nourishing dry skin because of its delicious summery scent and the way it leaves our skin super-smooth and soft.
But did you know you can use coconut oil as an intimate moisturizer both before and after shaving or waxing to soothe irritation and inflammation? How about coconut oil as toothpaste? Or deodorant?
We wanted to share our love of coconut oil by giving you quick, easy access to some great information and ideas. Check out these 3 articles to learn more about both the scientific properties of the coconut as well as lots of suggestions on how to incorporate coconut oil into your daily self-care routine:
1. Is Coconut Oil Good for Your Skin?
BY: Rachael Link, MS, RD
READ IT HERE: Healthline.com
WHAT WE LEARNED: The short story is that coconut oil is rich in antibacterial, anti-aging, antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties making it a super-useful tool in your self-care toolbox. Author, Rachael Link, talks about how the high content of medium chain fatty acids in coconut oil makes it ideal for protecting our skin from harmful microorganisms. It's anti-inflammatory properties make it useful in treating skin irritation such as folliculitis, cellulitis and more.
2. 16 Life-Changing New Ways to Use Coconut Oil
BY: Alanna Nunez
READ IT HERE: Cosmopolitan.com
WHAT WE LEARNED: There's LOTS to learn here about alternative uses for coconut oil, but our absolute fave is "#1 An alternative to shaving cream". Our team knows, as does Cosmo, that the right mix of coconut oil and shea butter is irresistable! If you are a do-it-yourselfer, be sure to check out the recommended recipe for homemade Rosemary Mint Shaving Cream. Don't have that kind of time on your hands? Start with our certified organic coco shea oil.
2. Coconut Oil for Skin: 20 Secret Uses
BY: Kissairis Munoz
READ IT HERE: DrAxe.com
WHAT WE LEARNED: We're always on the lookout for news and tips from world-reknowned health and wellness guru Dr. Josh Axe, DC, DNM, CNS, a doctor of chiropractic, certified doctor of natural medicine and clinical nutritionist with a passion to help people eat healthy and live a healthy lifestyle. We were happy to learn even more uses for coconut oil - ranging from soothing stretchmarks to sunburn protection and relief. We can't wait to try the homemade deodorant recipe. We think you'll find some stuff here that you'll want to try out as well.