Coconut oil is used in various cooking and baking recipes because it is a tasty way to boost metabolism. This is because coconut oil contains ample amounts of lauric acid and triglycerides. Coconut oil is enjoyed either as a cooking oil, condiment or ingredient in biscuits, cakes, soups and stir-fry meals.
Coconut oil is commonly used as a moisturizing facial and body beauty treatment and as a natural hair moisturizer to tame frizzy locks. Coconut oil contains fatty acids that make it an ideal moisturizer that keeps the skin soft and supple. A small amount of coconut oil applied to the face at night helps keep wrinkles at bay. The oil also moisturizes dry elbows, knees and skin patches. Coconut oil makes a nice alternative skin cleanser as well. Thanks to its natural anti-bacterial properties, it is an effective and gentle acne treatment when mixed with baking soda. This mixture exfoliates skin and helps prevent pimples from developing. In addition to cleansing the face, the oil also makes a great foot scrub. Make a natural foot scrub by combining sugar and coconut oil in a bowl. To get rid of dry hair problems, use coconut oil as a leave-in conditioner after shampooing.