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BN Skincare: 5 Unique Benefits of Using Coconut Oil

Angel Obasi



Coconut oil has undoubtedly become one of the best all-purpose oils in the world. This oil has been recommended for several purposes, from hair to food, and even skin care. It is safe to say that coconut oil is a must have.

According to Dr Axe, there are over 1500 studies proving that coconut oil is one of the healthiest oils in the world. Using coconut oil has a lot more benefits than most people realise. Here are 5 unique benefits of using coconut oil

For Hair 

Coconut oil has the perfect fatty acids to help improve your hair and prevent it from getting dry or even having dandruff. After washing your hair, use coconut oil as an all-natural hair conditioner.

To get rid of dandruff and to thicken hair massage, use 1 tablespoon of coconut oil mixed with 10 drops of rosemary essential oil into your scalp, massage for 3 minutes, then wash 30 minutes later.


According to research, coconut oil improves antioxidant levels and can slow ageing. Coconut oil works by reducing stress in the liver and by lowering oxidative stress.

Also, it was discovered by scientists that coconut oil may support detoxification because of how it works with the liver. To slow ageing, take 1 tbsp of coconut oil with anti-oxidant rich berries for breakfast. You can also apply it directly on your skin for additional benefits and smoothing.

Prevention of Heart Disease and High Blood Pressure

Coconut oil is high in natural saturated fats. Saturated fats not only increase the healthy cholesterol in your body but also help to convert bad cholesterols into good cholesterols.

It helps promote a healthy heart and lowers the risk of heart disease.

Weight loss

Coconut oil has energy creating abilities which are beneficial for losing weight. It was discovered that capric acid shows significant improvements in thyroid function, helps lower resting heart rate and assists your body in burning fat for energy.

Improves Energy and Endurance

Today, many athletes use coconut oil as their source of fuels during training and races for long distance events. You can make a homemade energy fuel by mixing coconut oil, raw honey and chia seeds together. Simply put together 1 tbsp of each and consume 30 minutes prior to exercise.

Coconut oil is easy to digest and therefore produces a longer sustained energy and increases your metabolism.

There you have it BellaNaijarians. If you have an additional purpose for your coconut oil please let us know in the comment section.

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Angel is a Fashion and Style blogger and loves to be described as a woman with creativity and grace. Angel is a Mass Communication graduate with a degree from North American University. All things Fashion, Beauty and Architectural Designs are her thing. Follow her on Instagram @styleconnaisseur


  1. Jejelaiye

    May 9, 2017 at 4:11 pm

    You guys should stop with all these inconclusive articles. This is yet another vague article that doesn’t tell us anything totally useful. Coconut Oil aids weight loss? Sure, but how? How should it be used to achieve such results? For what duration? When can we expect to see results? For example, drink one cup of CCN Oil every morning and night and you can expect to lose 10 pounds in 1 month. Use it to cook all meals instead of Veg or Canola oil etc. Back it up with someone who follows this and it worked for them. Same as Hair. How often should it be used on hair? Once a week? everyday? Rub a little in your hand and rub hands through your hair or should you painstakingly part hair line by line and rub it on scalp? Within what time frame should one start to see results? 6 months of doing this diligently or 1 year?. Skin – Mix with other lotions or use sans other lotions? Twice a day or na? When should a user start to see evidence of this magic oil? in 1 month? 6? 9?

    If you are really going to post things like this, please be detailed and specific. This is how you get people interested in your article. Otherwise na so so waka pass.

  2. Chibuzor Okafor

    May 9, 2017 at 4:41 pm

    Nice one

  3. funmilola

    May 9, 2017 at 5:26 pm

    Coconut oil is a wonder….I can’t wait to make my next batch and no1 is totally correct, dandruff showed me pepper before it disappeared courtesy of coconut oil.

    • marvel

      May 9, 2017 at 7:27 pm

      that’s very true, funmilola…my dandruff is gone courtesy of coconut oil

  4. Anon

    May 9, 2017 at 5:59 pm

    Oil pulling.

  5. Free

    May 9, 2017 at 6:28 pm

    The wonders of coconut oil is endless. I didn’t realise until I started selling it and it was necessary to read more about it.

  6. Joyce

    May 10, 2017 at 2:18 am

    I’m 67 years young and use coconut oil every night as my moisturizer. It’s amazing and no one believes my age!!!!

  7. Tom Liberty

    May 10, 2017 at 7:51 am

    Lovely discovery

  8. patty gail

    May 10, 2017 at 10:18 am

    coconut oil is the best oil ever,I use it for skin,hair,I eat 2/3 tablespoons in my porridge lowered my cholesterol,I simply love coconut oil.cannot live without it.

  9. Naina

    May 10, 2017 at 12:15 pm

    I’m just waiting for coconut oil to increase my account balance.

  10. Judith

    May 10, 2017 at 3:29 pm

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    May 10, 2017 at 11:22 pm

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  12. coconex

    May 18, 2017 at 12:05 pm

    Hi, I loved reading your article. Very informative and i share it my social media pages. We are also manufacturing cold pressed virgin coconut oil with other natural ingredients as coconex oil. Please have a look.

  13. Aika

    February 13, 2019 at 12:58 am

    Thanks for sharing this information. Coconut oil has been widely used for cooking as well as it offers several nutritional benefits. I often use coconut oil for my hair because it’s usually dry due to my hair color.

  14. Khayrie

    February 18, 2019 at 4:52 pm

    Thank you for sharing this post about the benefits of coconut oil. I really didn’t know that it is great for weight loss as well. I will share this with my mom and sister who are also trying to lose weight like me.

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