Extra virgin coconut oil (EVCO) has a myriad of health benefits. When eaten, it can help regulate blood sugar, fight heart disease, speed up weight loss, and improve the immune system. Used topically, it can dramatically recover the condition of both skin and hair, preventing wrinkles and making your tresses stronger and shinier.
One of the best things about coconut oil benefits is the fact that it eradicates the need for some of the most toxic, potentially harmful and drying “beauty” concoctions out there on the market. Look on the back of any one of your shampoo or conditioner bottles and you will almost without fail find alcohol of some sort or another as one of the main ingredients. How does adding alcohol to a product that is supposed to moisturize hydrate anything?
Another common culprit in most beauty products is petroleum- despite being a known carcinogen that potentially causes cancer, it’s in almost everything. Seriously, it’s in almost everything; toothpaste, makeup, lotions, deodorant, clothing, foods…
EVCO is a natural and effective way to lessen your exposure to toxins without having to sacrifice any superficial benefits of a beauty routine.
It is important to choose a product that is cold pressed, unrefined, organic, and basically as minimally processed as possible. I highly recommend IND Organic Extra Virgin Coconut Oil, as it is as minimally processed as possible and also has no trans or hydrogenated fats (which is especially important if you are going to be using it for cooking or as a supplement). It smells fantastic, but the smell quickly fades once you have applied it to skin or hair.