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If you remember the dad in “My Bg Fat Greek Wedding” who thinks that putting Windex on everything “fixes” it, that is how I feel about coconut oil.
I use it in everyday life in the treatment for many issues such as dry skin, natural toothpaste, frizzy hair tamer, etc.
Coconut oil is incredibly versatile, healthy, beneficial and a natural solution to many “problems.”
However, you should keep in mind that not all coconut oil is created in the same way. There are 2 types of coconut oil: virgin and refined.
Let’s take a closer look at 5 things you must know about coconut oil:
How Can You Use Coconut Oil?
Coconut oil has many uses, from baking and cooking, to body and hair care. Based on your personal preference for the coconut taste and smell, both virgin and refined coconut oil can be used interchangeably.
Refined coconult oil has a higher smoke point of 400 degrees when it is used for cooking, so that’s why it is perfect for stir-frying, sauteing and baking. Its taste is neutral.
Which Coconut Oil Is Better For YOU?
Both coconut oils are good for you because they share the same nutritional profile. You are to one to choose which one you will use, depending on if you enjoy a coconut aroma and taste. Both oils have 63% medium chain triglycerides, including 50% lauric acid.
How To Shop For Coconut Oil
We will present you some key characteristis you should look for when buying coconut oil.
- Verified non- GMO
- Certified organic
- Confirm that virgin coconut oil is:
- Never deodorized or bleached
- Made without hexane
- Confirm that refined coconut oil:
- Has never been refined using harsh chemicals
- Be sure to check that it is steam-refined
What is YOUR favorite and most creative use for coconut oil?
My favorite use is to brush my theeth and take off my makeup with it.
You can share some of your ideas in the comments bellow and then share this article with your friends and family who love coconut oil as well.