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Coconut Oil | Feeling Fine Friday

For months, I’ve been wanting to come up with a way I could talk about benefits of different foods, vitamins, oils, and maybe some self help ways to be healthier physically and mentally.

I was inspired with this title just a few moments ago and now I have a series I can use, finally!!! πŸ™‚

My selection for the first post probably isn’t something new to many of you, which is great. Coconut oil.

Though it may be trending now, coconut oil usage has been going on for thousands of years.

It is amazing what coconut oil can do that and the benefits it shares πŸ™‚

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Nutrients Of Coconut Oil

Coconut oil has antioxidants in it. Antioxidants help repair tissue and strengthen blood cells.

Nutrients/Vitamins in Coconut Oil (there is not a significant source in coconut oil)

Vitamin E– this tends to be added, it is not something naturally made.

Vitamin K- helps makes protein for bones and blood clotting.

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Benefits of Using Coconut Oil

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Hair – Helps damaged hair. Used as a conditioner, and can help dandruff.

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Dry Skin– Coconut oil is really good at helping flaky and dry skin. I’ve used coconut oil on my hands before when my eczema flared up making the skin on my fingers flaky.

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Anti Aging– Bags under eyes and wrinkles could have an added benefit of using coconut oil.

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Itchy Skin– I’ve used coconut oil for this reason and I was shocked at how instant using coconut oil gave me relief. As I mentioned, I have eczema and it’s said for skin conditions like that, using coconut oil may help.

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Face OilΒ – Another use of coconut oil is to use as a face oil. You don’t need much, just a little bit goes a long way. If you have oily skin, like I do, you may want to use coconut oil on your face not every day, or just in some parts of your face.

Removing Make Up– I’ve heard of people using coconut oil to remove make up. I myself have not done it, but others really enjoy this method.


Hope you all enjoy this series πŸ™‚ and have a wonderful Friday!!!

What do you use coconut oil for?

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Link Sources:Β 

https://www.optiderma.com/interviews/antioxidants-diet/amp/

https://www.livestrong.com/article/310233-vitamins-in-coconut-oil/

https://www.organicfacts.net/health-benefits/oils/health-benefits-of-coconut-oil.html

12 thoughts on “Coconut Oil | Feeling Fine Friday

  1. Oh man I love the stuff! I use it when making salves, for greasing pans (works better in the winter), for making popcorn…sometimes I use it for diaper rash. I know some people prefer to use the liquid kind (fractionated coconut oil) for aromatherapy, to make roller blends. I like sweet almond oil for that purpose though. Thanks for sharing!

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  2. I love using coconut oil! I usually use it for cooking. I have oily skin as well and have tried it on my face. It actually clogged my pores. So, it didn’t work as good for me. But, I have heard that some people really enjoy it on their face. So, it probably just has to be something that you try out for yourself. I can’t wait for more in this series!

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    1. I’m glad you enjoyed it. Yeah, I’ve read when first using it on the face it may initially cause some breakouts, but to try. I know from my research on transitioning to shampoo bars our body naturally needs oil. Sometimes it takes time to adjust, but face is different than hair of course, and you’re right. Using it as a face oil isn’t always for everyone. The first time I used it, I used way too much haha. I just do dabs now and every two to three days, if that. Thanks for sharing!!! I love how many topics and different things I can cover with this series. I think this week it will cover body care.

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    1. πŸ™‚ I use the non liquid kind (I didn’t even know there was a pure liquid kind till I saw it in stores haha). It’s good for cooking too, which I didn’t cover in the post. But I find it quite handy πŸ™‚ myself.

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  3. This is such an awesome, informative post, girl!! ❀ I have been seeing the great benefits of coconut oil for years, but alas, I’ve never gotten to use it because my mom had an allergic reaction to it once. 😦 She and I have very sensitive skin, so we have to be careful about what we buy/use, and coconut oil is unfortunately one of those things. Anyway, I love the idea for this new weekly series! I can’t wait to read more!

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