Health Benefits of Coconut Oil

I found this book the other day and just had to own it!  Since January I have been using coconut oil as a replacement for many health and beauty items.  I like to try things for myself before sharing them with others to make sure that the claims are true.  I was pleasantly surprised by my results and now feel confident sharing with a reference link.  

In January after reading about oil pulling and all the benefits I decided to try it out for myself.  After about one week I could see improvements in my oral health with whiter teeth and fresher breath. Almost six months later I have seen nearly an 80% reduction in plaque.  I took oil pulling one step further in February and made my own toothpaste by mixing equal parts coconut oil and baking soda with 1 drop each of lavender, tea tree, and cinnamon leaf essential oils.  Not only is it less expensive but homemade toothpaste doesn’t contain the chemicals found in manufactured toothpaste.  This has made an even bigger improvement in my oral health.

Another thing that has been replaced by coconut oil is my daily face wash and moisturizer.  I use coconut oil to remove makeup by smoothing it on my face and then wiping it off with a warm washcloth.  After a shower I use coconut oil from face to toe to moisturize.  I have seen a big improvement in my complexion and my skin is soft and smooth.  Warning:  I did breakout during the first week of use but this happens with any change in product.

I have recently added taking 3 tablespoons of coconut oil with my daily supplements for added health benefits.   Coconut oil taken internally can help to strengthen the immune system, improve digestion, promote weight loss, and help prevent heart disease, cancer, viral infections and other degenerative diseases.  I don’t have any results to share yet but will let you know what changes in a couple of months.

The author of The Coconut Oil Miracle, Bruce Fife, has written over twenty books including Coconut Cures and Coconut Lover’s Cookbook.  He is the publisher and editor of the Healthy Ways Newsletter which is sent by email every 2-3 months.  You can also visit the website Coconut Research Center for more information.

Coconut oil has become a staple in my home.  Are you using coconut oil?  If so please leave a comment and let others know about this amazing oil.

Have a beautiful day! ~Pamela



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