We send you greetings from the snowy winter mountains of Tyrol.
Year after year, we feel the urge to go up into the mountains for skiing.
The sun shines from the blue sky, everyone is in a good mood and we can spend the whole day outdoors in the fresh air.
When we travel, there are certain things, which we always carry with us.
Something that definitely must not be missing is coconut oil.
For centuries coconut oil is valued by many cultures around the world.
And it also became essential to our way of life.
Therefore, let's share a few of our own experiences with you today.
Here are our favorites:
1. Coconut oil for cooking
Coconut oil is full of healthy ingredients such as lauric acid, calcium, magnesium, potassium, iron and zinc.
It is one of the best oils for cooking; because you can heat it without destroying the quality.
It also gives your food a nice exotic touch.
2. Coconut oil for the immune system
Because of its antimicrobial action of the contained lauric acid, coconut oil is a universal remedy.
It can be applied for protection against bacterial and viral infections.
Also fungal infections can be treated. You can take it either orally through your food or apply it externally directly on the specific points.
3. Coconut oil for oil pulling
Many people swear by a routine of oil pulling. First thing in the morning after getting up, take 1 tablespoon of oil (coconut oil is excellent) and swish around your mouth for about 10-20 minutes, then spit out and rinse your mouth with warm water.
This helps to free the body and especially the mouth from unwanted plaque, bacteria and toxins.
4. Coconut oil as a sunscreen
For years, we've been using no sunscreen.
In our experience, sticking to certain rules of behavior and eating a healthy diet, let's you almost entirely dispense of it.
Apart from the fact that most products are full of chemical additives, which we do not want to have on our skin.
If we really need to stay in the sun for longer, we use coconut oil as a chemical-free alternative.
It has a natural sun protection factor of 4-6 and smells like holidays in the South Seas.
5. Coconut oil as a lotion / baby care
Coconut oil is an ingenious skincare.
It provides the body with sufficient moisture, is completely natural, chemical-free and softens the skin.
Apply the oil to damp skin, then it can be absorbed in the best way.
Coconut oil also helps with acne, cracks and dry lips.
6. Coconut oil as a deodorant
Have you ever read the ingredients on your deo?
We can assure you, after closer inspection, you do not really want to lubricate them to your skin on a daily basis.
Aluminum salts, sodium laureth sulphate, preservatives...; because of their harmful effects deodorants fall more and more into disrepute.
The ones who eat a healthy diet with an excess of alkaline nutrients does normally not need any deodorant.
If you don't want to go without it, you can mix your own deodorant from only two ingredients.
Heat 5 tablespoons of coconut oil until it is liquid and add 5 tablespoons of baking soda. Mix everything well, place in a glass and put it overnight in the refrigerator to solidify.
7. Coconut oil as dental care
The same reasons as for the deodorant also apply to toothpaste.
Fluoride, Triclosan, flavors, abrasive grains, artificial sweeteners - we do not want to have it in our toothpaste.
Alternatively, we can recommend the same recipe as for the deodorant.
But you can also brush with pure coconut oil.
Anyone who is used to regular toothpaste, probably needs some time to adjust, because the foaming effect cannot be achieved with the oil. But who says that toothpaste actually has to foam?
8. Coconut oil as hair care
Have you ever wondered why women in tropical areas have such beautiful thick long hair?
They have a secret recipe!
And that is coconut oil.
Coconut oil is full of fatty acids which protect your hair from breakage and heat.
Apply the oil to your scalp, massage properly and allow it to soak in for 1-2 hours under a towel.
Wash your hair as usual.
We hope we could give you some good tips.
And now we will hit the slope!
Do you have any experiences on coconut oil?
We are happy if you share them with us!