Oil of the Week: Coconut Oil
Coconut oil has quickly gained popularity within the last couple years and the unique blend of healthy fats allows usage in the culinary, health and hair department. With well over a hundred uses, one jar could knock out several beauty and health products found around the house. Major health benefits such as boosting the metabolism, removing makeup, repairing damaged hair, and preventing nosebleed are just a small fraction of its abilities.
Instead of using butter or margarine, coconut oil will add a subtle sweet, nutty flavor and it can withstand a higher heat. Chemically induced coffee creamers and artificial sweeteners cause health risk such as headaches and drowsiness; coconut oil mixed with a little bit of vanilla extract is a perfect alternative. Even your pets will benefit immensely from this amazing product. A quick Internet search will floor you with endless possibilities.
You can pick up coconut oil at any pharmacy or grocery store.