Coconut oil is having its day.
Once thought of as the opposite of healthy eating because of its fat content, it has recently seen a resurgence and a desire for use.
Coconut oil by itself is already very versatile, but infused coconut oil takes it to a new level.
In this article, we'll be talking about some of the uses for infused coconut oil in your day-to-day life, as well as for personal care and beyond. Infused coconut oil takes your life to new heights, and we mean that quite literally.
Read on for more information.
Benefits of Coconut Oil
As we mentioned previously, coconut oil used to be demonized because of its fat content. However, as we've wised up to good fats and not-so-healthy fats, we've figured out that coconut oil has a ton of benefits we're missing out on if we write it off completely.
So what are some of the benefits of coconut oil generally, even when it's not infused?
Firstly, it gives us healthy fatty acids that our bodies desperately need and crave. Coconut oil is high in saturated fat, which the body can use as a quick source of energy, making coconut oil-based cooking a great idea. Those who eat coconut oil-based treats will get a boost of energy, making it an ideal thing to eat just before working out.
Coconut oil has a whole laundry list of other ways it can be helpful to your body. It may help your heart and lower the risk of heart disease. Studies suggest it helps burn fat and help reduce hunger. It may also help protect you from Alzheimer's later in life.
And, coconut oil is great for your hair, skin, and teeth. That makes it an excellent staple for beauty products, and a good base to create your own.
Now that we've discussed the benefits of coconut oil itself, let's take a dive into the positive effects of infused coconut oil.
What is Infused Coconut Oil?
You already know what coconut oil is. You can buy it at your local grocery store or order it online. Most health nuts have a jar somewhere in their pantry.
But infused coconut oil? That's a horse of a different color.
Infused coconut oil is coconut oil that has been, you guessed it, infused with the herb. That means that it can serve as a base for topicals, beauty products, or in your cooking. Not only will you get the benefits of the coconut oil itself, but you'll also get the benefits of this magical plant as well. Talk about a two for one.
Why is Infused Coconut Oil So Versatile?
We've already answered this question at the beginning of this article. Infused coconut oil is so versatile simply because coconut oil itself is versatile.
But what does that mean in terms of infused coconut oil? What are some examples of how to use it?
If you're still not sure how you can use it, we've got you. Read on for some examples of how you can use it in your home.
Using Infused Coconut Oil in Cooking
Are you looking for a way to cut down on oil in your cooking? A lot of people opt to try and cook without oil, and if that's your preference, that's totally up to you.
But some people want to still find a way to enjoy the food they would usually cook in oil, but to find a healthier way to go about it.
Enter coconut oil. You can use coconut oil itself if you're cooking healthier dishes for your family, for example. Say you want to cook eggs or a traditional American or British breakfast. Both of those things have a ton of oil, but you can substitute it for coconut oil.
But when the kids are away, the adults will play. And that can mean using your infused coconut oil for your cooking.
Our fabulous recipes will show you that you can make an edible out of nearly anything you can think of. Herb infused coconut oil makes the process a lot simpler than you probably thought. And soon, you'll be flying high after eating something as simple as a magical brownie or meatballs and spaghetti.
Use It as a Way to Make Your Skin Glow
Infused coconut oil alone will make your skin look like it has a shimmer to it. While lotions will moisturize your skin, coconut oil will do that and more. Coconut oil is a favorite for high fashion shoots because it makes models look positively radiant.
Simply take your infused coconut oil and rub it on your arms and legs. Within seconds you'll be taken from looking like your old self to looking as though you're heaven sent.
Yes, you can use infused coconut oil as a make-up remover.
Topicals are becoming increasingly popular and infused coconut oil can serve as a base for them. But in some cases, you don't even have to create the topical, as the coconut oil will do the function you need it without any extra ingredients.
Simply rub some infused coconut oil on your face and let it sit. Then, wipe it away with a cotton pad. Voila, your skin will be nice and fresh and make-up free.
Infused Coconut Oil Can Be a Base for a Variety of Skincare and Beauty Products
Infused coconut oil can be used on its own for tons of beauty products, but it can also work as a base for a variety of others. And these beauty products are relatively simple to make. In most cases, all you have to do is add a little bit of essential oil or a particular vitamin, and you can use it to do almost anything from moisturizing to anti-aging.
It can also be used as a base to create make-up, specifically lip products. To create infused lip balm, all you have to do is take some of your coconut oil and mix it with beeswax pellets, or a vegan alternative. Then, you can use it as a natural and infused lip balm.
You can tint the lip balm with a little bit of powdered drink mix to make it match your mood of the day.
In addition to keeping yourself looking beautiful, infused coconut oil can be a base for topicals to rub on your skin. Many people swear by topicals. You rub them in your skin, and then your body absorbs them.
Using topicals with T-C won't make you high, but they will help give you relief from soreness and inflammation, which is why they're often used for relief from arthritis and other similar conditions. Some women even rub them on their lower abdomen for relief from cramping while they're having their period.
Topicals can also be used to help with problems on the skin itself. People who deal with psoriasis, dermatitis, and struggle with itching may use such products to help relieve some of the more annoying symptoms.
Pour Yourself a Herbal Cup of Coffee
Did you know you can use coconut oil in your morning coffee? Yes, you totally can.
You can make yourself an awesome infused latte by whipping your infused coconut oil with hot coffee. The final product is a frothy and fun herb-infused cup of coffee that rivals your local Starbucks or Tim Horton's.
You can have fun with this one, and it makes an Insta-worthy cup of coffee to make all of your friends jealous of what you're cooking up in your kitchen.
Infused Coconut Oil is the King of Versatility
With this article, we've only scratched the surface of how versatile infused coconut oil is. You can use it for almost anything, from make-up to lotions to food to help relieve the pain from achy muscles and joints. It's a wonder food that can be used in every aspect of your life, not something many products can do.
If you're interested in infusing your own coconut oil, you can purchase our Magical Butter Machine, which can help you create a whole load of different types of infused items. From lotions and potions to delectable treats, we've got you.