Coconut oil has amazing benefits for your skin. It is an ingredient in several of our salves and balms.
Provides Protective Barrier:
Coconut oil’s emollient properties can be beneficial to repairing the skin’s barrier function (the outermost layer of skin that defends your body against environmental threats), making it a helpful addition to your skincare routine. Adds dry, sensitive skin or atopic dermatitis.
Antioxidant & Anti-Inflammatory Properties:
Its antioxidant properties can help neutralize and prevent free radicals from UV rays and pollution. Coconut oil is rich in medium chain fatty acids—most notably, lauric acid, which has some serious antibacterial and antimicrobial skills, and linoleic acid.
Hydrates & Maintains Moisture:
Provides protective layer that sits on top of the skin and locks in moisture, while also preventing transepidermal water loss (where water passes through the skin and evaporates into the air).
Speeds Wound Healing:
This protective layer helps repair cracks in the outer layers of the skin more efficiently, making it harder for harmful bacteria—such as Staphylococcus, a bacteria commonly found on the skin—to invade and cause an infection.
Coconut Oil has a natural SPF of 8
Check out our Coffee Care Hand salve that features coffee infused organic coconut oil.
If you are following a Keto diet or are Intermittent Fasting, this Vegan version of Bullet Proof/Butter Coffee can be your delicious start to the day. The healthy fat from coconut oil and coconut milk will keep you full and in your fat burning zone. The cinnamon helps regulate your blood sugar and has anti-inflammatory benefits. Perfect cup of love to take on the go with no dairy and added health benefits.
Coconut Milk (canned/full fat)
Blend together in blender or use an immersion blender until milk is nice and frothy.
Bulletproof coffee calls for pretty high concentration of fat from oil and butter. For me I find 1tsp of coconut oil and 1tbsp of full fat coconut milk is enough to tide me over and give me the energy I need for my morning classes. You may need to add more depending on your needs. I also use Ceylon Cinnamon but you can use regular cinnamon as well. Whip up a cup and enjoy.
My husband came down with a cold bad enough to keep him down in bed for 2 days so I made this smoothie to help him get back on his feet quickly. 4 tablespoons of coconut oil a day has been shown to shorten cold and flu symptoms and Vitamin C is the champion of cold fighters. 2 clemintines has your recommended daily allowance of vitamin c. Plus, it is delicious, refreshing and soothing.
1 frozen banana
1/4 cup frozen pineapple
1/2 cup orange juice
1/2 cup coconut milk
2 tbsp coconut oil
1/4 inch piece of ginger, peeled and chopped
Place all ingredients in a blender and mix on high speed until smooth.