Coconut oil is lactose free and a popular vegan ingredient for cooking. It is very similar to the natural oils already present in your skin which makes it a wonderful choice for beauty treatments. Coconut oil is also antimicrobial, antifungal and antibacterial which explains why it is an excellent healing agent. There are many coconut oil uses. Here are a few to keep in mind:
There are plenty of recipes that include butter, but coconut oil or butter is a perfect vegan substitute. You can use it for baking cookies, breads and cakes. It can really be used as a substitute for most recipes that call for butter. Enjoy the delicious flavor and texture that coconut oil is sure to bring to your vegan dishes.
It can be used to prep skin before shaving or as a men’s aftershave that will not clog pores. It can be used as an all-natural lip balm or even mixed with sugar and used as a body scrub. Coconut oil can be applied to the scalp overnight to get rid of dandruff, or applied to the skin and foot soles to condition the skin. Coconut oil can even be used as a makeup remover, deodorant and to smooth down frizzy hair!
First Aid Help
Did you know coconut oil would be a good addition to your home First Aid Kit? It can be used to soothe insect bites, provide relief from skin problems, promote healing of burns in the kitchen, provide sunburn relief and clear up cold sores.