benefits of coconut oil include hair care, skin care, stress relief, maintaining cholesterol levels, weight loss, increased immunity, proper digestion and metabolism, relief from kidney problems, heart diseases, high blood pressure, diabetes, HIV and cancer, dental care, and bone strength. These benefits of coconut oil can be attributed to the presence of lauric acid, capric acid and caprylic acid, and its properties such as antimicrobial, antioxidant, antifungal, antibacterial, soothing, etc"
This is a bit of an over-share, but recently I have been dealing with a skin infection on my foot...most likely caused from a pedicure (gross, I know!!!). Even with the help of an antibiotic cream, this has been irriating me for weeks. So, my mom suggested I get coconut oil because it is said to cure skin infections because of its antifungal and antibacterial properties.
After visiting 2 local GNC's (which were sold out) I finally was able to get my hands on some today. It was buy one half off at GNC, so I got one tub to cook with and one to use for skin remedies. I can't wait to see if it's worth all the hype. My mom swears it works, and she has been using it for the past year.
Anyone else Coconut Oil users? If so, let me know your favorite way to use it!