The benefits of coconut oil
Natural Awesome Benefits of Coconut Oil
Coconut oil is starting to take its well deserved spot in most people’s cupboards, which is not surprising when you discover how many uses and benefits it has. We can gladly inform you of some uses, however due to EU regulations, we recommend you doing your own research to make a proper decision. There is a ton of useful information available in the web or if you are more traditional you can research on books and all sorts of printed documents.
Coconut oil is beneficial and healthy and has applications in fields such as health, cooking, beauty, and for the care of babies, it’s even useful for pets.
Unrefined coconut oil belongs to the group of fats, concretely it is a saturated fat. There are different kinds of saturated fats within this group. Due to its structure Coconut Oil is classified as a medium-chain fatty acid (MCFA). It predominantly consists of lauric acid (approximately 48% of it), which is found too in breast milk.
The smoke point of this saturated fat is approximately 176C. It’s non-toxic when heated. As a substitute for processed oils, it is suitable for all kinds of cooking. Some examples are frying, roasting, baking or even using it as a spread. At Maya Gold Organic, one of our favourite ways to use it is with our scrambled eggs – so delicious!
It is also great news for those who have lactose intolerance.Since it is naturally lactose free, it makes a perfect alternative to butter in any recipe.
Benefits for Babies & Moms
Several of our clients have told us how coconut oil has helped sooth the irritated skin of a nappy rash and if you use coconut oil to treat cradle cap, you can see the wonderful improvements.
Please do have a look at our ‘What People Say’ page under the ‘About’ menu for other testimonials. Many expectant mums also use it as a natural moisturiser that help prevent the apparition of stretch marks.
Natural Beauty Tips
Coconut oil as a natural beauty product is one of our favourite uses. It’s great as a make-up remover,to moisturise your skin or to condition your hair, specially if it tends to become dry of frizzy.
There’s many people that choose coconut oil for oral hygiene, too, including oil pulling.
Pets Can Benefit Too!
Many pet owners have shared with us how they add coconut oil to their pet’s feed.
Our raw, organic virgin coconut oil is available to buy from selected health food shops online via our own web shop and also soon, Amazon.
About Maya Gold Organic Coconut Oil
- Extra Virgin – Unrefined
- Cold Pressed
- Fair Trade
- No Cholesterol
- No Lactose
- No Gluten