Thursday, March 18, 2010

Organic Coconut Oil for the Blooming Belly

Recently, my mom was in town and brought with her some coconut oil she uses for everything. I love to cook and bake with it myself, but hadn't yet tried to lather it on my belly yet because I have been using my new Earth Mama Angel Baby Stretch Oil (which I love, love love!). My mom also suggested I try to put it on a skin tag that had conveniently popped right under my bra line during my pregnancy. It was becoming irritated and painful but was still hanging on for dear life. After putting coconut oil and a bandage over it for three days, it fell off and I am happy to more irritation.

Thank you, Mother, for leaving your Spectrum Organic Coconut Oil with me. I have been lubing up my belly every night this week. Personally, I love the smell of coconut and don't mind the slipperiness of it on my belly at night. Knock on wood, the only tiny stretch marks that have appeared are coming from my appendectomy scar and the two very low scars from my ectopic pregnancy surgery. I am hopeful and determined to steer clear of stretch marks with the use of all of these great oils.
Gotta love a product with multiple uses! Coconut oil can also be used for:
  • Skin Care: Besides stretch marks, it is a great moisturizer for dry skin, dermatitis, psoriasis, eczema, and other skin conditions.
  • Stress Relief: Massage a bit into your skin in sore or stressed areas.
  • Aiding Digestion: It has anti-bacterial properties. You can swallow it plain or add it to your cooking to help the absorption of vitamins, minerals, and amino acids.
  • Fitness: It can stimulate metabolism, improve thyroid function, and increase energy levels.
  • Healing: Apply to cuts and scraps to protect against bacteria and virus and can speed the healing of bruises.
  • Hair Care: Can be one of the most nourishing products for your hair. Use it to prevent dandruff and dry scalp.
Anyone else had great success with coconut oil?


Carol said...

I made a deodorant using coconut oil. (Note-deodorant not antiperspirant so you sweat but dont smell. It covers my 8 hour shift in the grill at work so I mostly give it a thumbs up. I haven't tried it in the summer however.)

1/4 cup Baking soda
1/4 cup corn starch
5-6 tablespoons of Coconut oil
Old deodorant container (cleaned)

Twist the container all the way down.
Heat the oil in the microwave (or stove if you dont use a micro) just until its a liquid.
Mix in with the powders. (I put some essential oils in here this time it was lemon.)
Pour it in the old container and put it in the fridge. About 1/2 an hour later you have deodorant. When you put it on it will melt a tiny bit but it dries quickly.

Sirius B said...

Hi! Come across your blog looking for the connection between coconut oil and eczema, sensitive skin treatment.

I usually put coconut oil on my scalp to prevent dry scalp that causes dandruff because Nizoral no longer works 100% for me.

Well, I didn't think abt putting it on my skin at first. However, about half an hour ago, I put a little too much of the coconut oil on my scalp and it dripped onto my forehead and instead of wiping it off, I massaged my entire face with it. Right after I showered, my facial skin looked perfectly healthy. No flaky skin, no redness, no itchiness. It's just so amazing!!

I also just told my aunt who has rosacea. Hopefully it works for her.