Benefits of Coconut Oil


The coconut oil craze hit the market some years ago and continues to this day for very good reason. This one ingredient fulfills so many functions that if you were stuck on a deserted island and only had access to coconut oil, you’d be able to moisturize your face and body, de-frizz your hair, deodorize, protect your skin against the sun, keep your teeth clean, your breath fresh, treat infections and even speed up your metabolism and keep your cholesterol down. Not only could you survive on coconuts and coconut oil, you could thrive and live your best healthy life.

Let’s take a closer look at the key benefits of coconut oil:


First off, coconuts are so nutritious they’re classified as a superfood. They provide us with nutrients, an important antioxidant called selenium, protein, vitamin B, minerals and specifically manganese -- a mineral that is essential to bone health and metabolizing carbs, proteins and cholesterol.


Coconut oil has antimicrobial properties, which kill bacteria for effective treatment of skin infections, breakouts and conditions like acne. Coconut oil has also become a replacement for mouthwash and the inspiration for the “oil pulling” trend, which involves swishing the oil in the mouth for 15-20 minutes to reduce the amount of harmful bacteria. Coconut oil has also been deemed an effective treatment for more severe oral conditions like gingivitis and gum inflammation.


In the beauty world, coconut oil is incredibly versatile and one of the most practical items to keep on the frontlines of your skincare artillery. Coconut oil makes the perfect moisturizer since it seals in the moisture content of the skin and reduces the levels of transepidermal water loss, which is the water that evaporates through the skin. Coconut oil is particularly therapeutic for dry skin and eases symptoms of eczema and other skin conditions with dryness at the root. It also makes for a great natural lip balm and is known as an ancient nourishing hair treatment. The unique composition of coconut oil is ideal for hydrating and reviving dull and dry hair. Want more? Coconut oil also acts as a salve for wounds and burns. Oh, and it’s perfect for applying to nails to improve the health of the cuticle. Is there anything that coconut oil cannot do? Probably not. Sign up for Organic Reef emails (LINK) to be the notified of upcoming coconut oil launches. Organic Virgin Coconut Oil and Fractionated Coconut Oil are coming soon!


So what’s the deal with free radicals and why should we care? Free radicals are highly reactive molecules that have the ability to destroy healthy cells and tissues and can even spread throughout the body in a process called oxidation. Damage caused by free radicals has been linked to premature aging, fatigue and even heart disease. Antioxidants are the body’s defense system against free radicals and coconut oil is packed with them. Coconut oil is also the most resistant to oxidation and is the healthiest oil to use as a moisturizer (INSERT LINK) and for cooking. Organic Reef Face Cream (INSERT LINK) is made with organic coconut oil and other ingredients high in antioxidants to keep the free radicals away. Shop HERE! (INSERT LINK)


Coconut oil is incredible for human health and does everything from aiding digestion by helping the body absorb vitamins and magnesium to improving brain function in Alzheimer’s patients and guarding against liver damage. It also lowers obesity levels and lessens insulin resistance, which can lead to diabetes. Equally as significant, since coconut oil is high in saturated fats, it helps prevent heart disease by boosting High-Density Lipoprotein (HDL), otherwise known as good cholesterol. Unrefined coconut oil is a natural healer and energy booster. It helps with weight loss and will even keep you looking younger thanks to the antioxidants that slow down the aging process.

If you weren’t sure about the benefits of coconut oil before, are you convinced yet? Organic Reef has the highest quality coconut oil. It’s 100 percent natural and organic and extracted with the highest level of antioxidants and lauric acid. Sign up to Organic Reef to be notified of their upcoming coconut oil launches.

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