Life Wellbeing Coconut oil: Different ways to use coconut oil in your daily life

Coconut oil: Different ways to use coconut oil in your daily life

Coconut oil can be extracted through dry or wet processing.
Coconut oil can be extracted through dry or wet processing. Photo: Getty
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Coconut oil is often labelled the ‘superfood’ that is claimed to relief stress and boost one’s immunity system.

The oil is extracted from the flesh out of a coconut and possesses a nutty flavour.

Due to its high levels of saturated fat, some claim that coconut oil should be limited or avoided however experts claim that it is fine to consume in moderation.

What can coconut oil be used for?

Hair treatment

Due to the oil having the richest natural source of medium chain fatty acids, it provides the hair with nourishment that is needed for it to grow. It has been used for centuries as a hair masks or in homemade hair products. It works as an anti frizz solution or a natural conditioner.

Moisturiser

The oil can be used as a moisturiser to enrich the skin. The natural antioxidant elements stop skin irritation and prevent ageing with reducing wrinkling.

Coffee

Adding a spoonful of the oil can give your drink an extra energy boost. Blending coffee, coconut oil and a natural sweetener can eliminate the use of milk.  Together those ingredients gives the drink a creamy flavour.

Make up remover

A teaspoon of the oil can remove make up from one’s face. Just add the warm, liquefied oil straight to the skin.

There are many different ways to use coconut oil in your everyday routine.
There are many different ways to use coconut oil in your everyday routine. Photo: Getty

Prolonging the freshness of eggs

Swiping a small amount of oil over the shells of the eggs can hep prevent their exposure to oxygen. It is said to extend their expiry by one to two weeks.

Popcorn topping

Who doesn’t love the smell of popcorn? Well instead of adding butter, coconut oil can be used as a healthier topper.

Throat lozenges

Swallowing one teaspoon of the oil three times a day can ease the pain of a sore throat . You can also combine liquorice root tea to enhance the effectiveness.