Virgin Coconut Oil Beyond our Gluten-Free Cupcakes

100% Organic Virgin Coconut Oil, CocoBono

100% Organic Virgin Coconut Oil, CocoBono

Since using Virgin cold-pressed Coconut Oil (VCO) for our gluten-free cupcakes & cakes, I have been learning so much about the health and beauty benefits of it, besides how it has helped make our gluten-free treats much more delicious. So I thought it will be fun to share it here with you. VCO is excellent for the skin. The skin absorbs everything so it’s ideal for use everyday since you can gain all the health benefits by using it as a moisturizer. For SKIN : I use it daily as a natural make-up remover and moisturizes at the same time. For the body, I

like to add some essential oils, Peppermint for a boost of energy or tea

tree if I feel like I need a boost to my immune system. For HAIR : VCO is an amazing hair moisturizer. I simply comb it through my hair from scalp to ends and leave it for 15-20 minutes and then wash as usual. To share a silly incident (or accident), a while back my hair caught fire from a burning candle at a friend’s birthday party. No trauma or drama, VCO came to the rescue! I masked my hair super generously with VCP, after brushing off the ‘dead hair’ and went to sleep with a shower cap. Next day, my hair was smoother than ever before!! For MOUTH : Several days a week, I use VCO doing a technique called oil pulling. step 1 – first thing in the morning, on a empty stomach and before any fluid intake, I take one tablespoon of VCO into my mouth and step 2 – start swishing it around in the mouth and through the teeth, without swallowing, for about 10-15 minutes. step 3 – the oil/saliva mixture in the mouth will become thicker as it is pulling out toxins from the body. I then spit the mixture , which may look yellowish or whitish, into the toilet. step 4 – rinse out mouth with warm water and do not swallow. Brush teeth as usual. The VCO we use is directly imported from the farmed in the Philippines and this reduces carbon footprint as most are sent from Asia to North America and back to Asia. If you would like to get your hands on a jar of VCO to improve your health and beauty, feel free to drop us a line at sarah@sweetsecrets.com.hk with subject line ‘I want some VCO’ and I will try to sort something out for you. Hope you enjoy this little health share! Below is a chart which I have found very helpful to know:

VCO CHART

Comparison Chart – Processing Method of VCO Determines it’s Quality and Health Functions

For more health benefits and comparison of VCO versus other oils, click here http://cocobono.com/health_benefits/superfood.html