We use coconut oil, either by itself or mixed with lotion or essential oils for massage at Balanced Bodies. The oil has good amounts of the antioxidant vitamin E, which is very protective for the skin and it helps to moisturize with leaving the skin feeling super greasy. The warmer it gets the easier it is to glide over the skin. Coconut oil also helps in treating various skin problems including psoriasis, dermatitis, eczema and other skin infections.
You can even use coconut oil as a mask on dry, damaged, or even healthy hair to keep it lustrous and protein rich. Studies show coconut oils penetrate the hair shaft and reduce protein loss. If you tend to have a dry itchy scalp coconut oil can lessen dandruff and improve moisture levels. Woop woop! Coconut oil can actually strengthen your nails and can be used to treat nail fungus! I know, right! Now you’re probably thinking what can’t coconut oil do!?!
Now for the good stuff! Because coconut oil is so close to our body’s natural lubrication it is not only effective for sex but is also safe. Like I said earlier, “The warmer it gets the easier it is to…glide”. You’re welcome. The special fats in coconut oil exhibit potent anti-viral, anti-bacterial and anti-fungal effects. You can ingest coconut oil or apply topically to heal yeast infections. Because the oil heals and protects micro tears, women are less likely to have bacterial infections after sex. That is not to say that coconut oil treats or prevents STD’s though. Refined coconut oil is best for sexual use, food use, and for hair skin and nails. So have some fun with your new favorite oil!
We are now carrying refined coconut oil at Balanced Bodies for you to take home! You can even add essential oils to your magical oil or keep it clean for other uses. Stop in to get yours today.