Friday, January 21, 2011

Crazy for Coconut Oil!

I am fascinated with the incredible health-protecting properties that are being discovered about Coconuts!  If you're not familiar with the new studies, I will try to share some of the great information that I've found.

1. Coconut oil is about 50% lauric acid, a rare medium-chain fatty acid found in mother's milk that supports healthy metabolism, has anti-fungal, anti-viral and anti-bacterial properties.  People have used Coconut oil to successfully treat pink eye, eczema, tooth decay, etc.  I've also read that it is being used to treat HIV patients.
2.  Studies have show that people with high quantities of Coconut meat and oil in their diet have a low incidence of heart disease or weight issues.
3. A study in the Philippine's found that coconut oil accelerated the normalization of respiratory rates in children with pneumonia.
4. Coconut oil is said to help promote weight loss and balance hormones.
5. Coconut oil works amazingly well as a skin and hair moisturizer.

These are just a few great benefits of Coconuts and Coconut oil.  A few sites to find more information  are:  and

A fellow Etsian JackAndJane (who has an incredibly cute shop that is sooo worth checking out)  suggested trying coconut oil in coffee or tea to get your daily dose...and I have to say it is DIVINE!!!
What Coconut oil should you buy?

Hands down Nutiva Coconut Oil is the best that I've found.  I have tried many different brands from the health food store that say organic,unrefined, etc. but Nutiva is not only unrefined, it is also made of fresh coconuts- within 2 hours of the coconut being chopped, the virgin coconut oil is cold-pressed.  This may not mean much to you, but just give it a other that I've found has the aroma and taste of coconuts!

At Le Box Boutique I make a Brown Sugar & Coconut Exfoliating Scrub that is made from pure Nutiva coconut oil and organic brown sugar.  There is nothing artificial, no fragrances added...just pure natural ingredients that smell good enough to eat...and you actually could!!!

I invite you to try it!!  Your skin will thank you:)

1 comment:

  1. The coconut scrub from Le Box is really beyond great! Thank you!