Being a vegan is not only a diet, it is a lifestyle. The commitment is about finding all types of products that meet the principles of veganism. Plant-based beauty products, health products and food products are all items that vegans have to search for. You can end this difficult search now. Get ready to learn about the wonderful facts of coconut oil.
Coconut oil can be used to make all of these products. Yes, something as simple as oil obtained from a coconut, can act as a base to create products of all kind. It is like magic! And don’t forget, not only does coconut oil replace non-vegan products, it is loaded with benefits that will give you the nourishment that your body needs. Here are a few specific ways you can start adding coconut oil to your life.
It Brings Beauty
As some of you may be aware of, beauty products commonly utilize resources from animals and test on animals. Fortunately, there are beauty products that promote cruelty-free. Coconut oil is a great alternative. It can serve as a great base for mixing up some of your favorite beauty products. This technique is simple and can give you the beauty enhancements that you want without the involvement of animals (that is what we like to hear!) Body scrubs and hair masks are popular homemade beauty products that use coconut oil as a base.
Because of the moisture that coconut oil holds, it can also make as a great vegan lip balm. Personally, I make sure coconut oil is a part of my daily beauty routine. I use it as a makeup remover and it is heavenly. My makeup slides right off and leaves my skin feeling smooth and it sets as a perfect base for when I re-apply my makeup.
It Takes Care of Your Hair
Another reason to love coconut oil is that it serves as a hair mask independently. There is no need to combine any other product to create a coconut oil based hair product because of the nutrition it carries by itself. Adding nutrition to your hair will do wonders. The simple task will do it: rub a small amount of coconut oil between your hands (too much will weigh your hair down and result in oily hair) and apply. This will restore moisture, soften damaged hair, and leave a natural shine on your hair.
It Pleases Your Taste Buds
Adding coconut oil into your diet is not only tasty, but also supports your healthy food choices. Coconut oil can be a substitute for several products in the kitchen. It can replace fatty oils such as butter and vegetable oil, sugar, and even dressings. As for food recipes, one of my favorites is using coconut oil as a delicious base to make a tropical flavored smoothie. Here is my recipe that I use every morning to keep me energized throughout the day.
- ½ cup of pineapples
- ½ cup of strawberries (I use frozen strawberries to keep the smoothie cold and refreshing)
- 1 whole banana
- 1 tbsp. of coconut oil
- 1 cup of almond milk (vanilla or original works)
- Place all of the ingredients into a blender and blend until smooth. I love how the strawberries give the smoothie an appealing PINK color!
It Keeps Your Body Happy
A healthy body means a happy body! Coconut oil will give you amazing benefits no matter how you choose to use it. The benefits go on and on: immunity boosting (heals infection or relieves pain), stomach relief (helps inflammation and regulates digestive system), heart care (reduces high blood pressure), and oral care (try oil pulling). Can you think of a better product that supports such a satisfying and vegan lifestyle? There is nothing better. So, add coconut oil to your necessities list and tell us; what is your favorite way to use coconut oil?