September 2 is World Coconut Day and is all the more reason to celebrate the humble ingredient that is a powerhouse of goodness.
The ubiquitous nature of coconut is being seen in varied applications. Coconut oil is used to moisturize the skin and hair and in soaps and cosmetics. In addition, the hard shells, fibrous husks, and long pinnate leaves may be utilized to produce a range of furniture and decorative goods. Thus, coconut is a versatile fruit that may be utilised in a variety of ways.
Coconut is an emollient and a humectant made from fatty acids, which can sometimes be comedogenic. There are many ways to incorporate coconut oil into your beauty routine as a lip balm eye makeup remover, gentle cleanser tame split ends and even moisturize elbows and knees.
Coconut helps in detoxifying your system, since it is rich in lauric acid, fatty acids, antioxidants and it’s full of minerals and vitamins. Lauric acid is useful in fighting viruses, fungi and bacteria, which cause many illnesses within the body. It is effective in reducing triglyceride and cholesterol levels, which lessens the chances of getting a stroke or cardiovascular disease.
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