You must have read a few million times or have heard that coconut oil is the solution to all the problems and can be used for absolutely everything. However, this is not exactly true.

Although it is excellent for hydrating skin and hair, it is healthy for nutrition and is fighting against various infections, but it should not be used for specific purposes. And not because it would have no effect but can be quite dangerous for health.

The first thing to remember is the fact that not every coconut oil is good for us, but only that organically extra virgin that can be obtained in stores of healthy food. Avoid refined, processed coconut oil as it can clog pores and cause pimples.

For any purpose, do not use coconut oil in any way:

  1. As a lubricant

Coconut oil is an excellent natural lubricant, but it is not recommended to use it with a latex condom. Lubricants based on oil literally ‘eat’ a condom and it is no longer usable.

  1. Like salad dressing

Although at first this seems a good idea, it will be very disappointing if you try to make a sauce of a coconut oil for a salad. The salad will have mild coconut flavor (which does not suit everyone), and if you put the salad in the fridge, the coconut oil will be squeezed so you will get fat granules.

  1. When showering

Do not use coconut oil as a substitute for soap because you will remain greasy and slippery. Also, the coconut is hardened at low temperatures, so there is a possibility that it will get stuck in the bowels and through the winter it blocks the flow through them.

  1. As a protection from the sun

It is not denied the fact that coconut oil has protective properties against harmful sun rays, but it is in no way sufficient. Use creams with a protective factor, and leave the coconut oil to hydrate your hair after sunbathing.

  1. Like a toothpaste

You’ve probably heard of oil pulling – shaking coconut oil in the oral cavity to help with a bad breath and preserve the gums. However, according to some studies, this oil does not have too much use in killing bacteria in the mouth.

  1. When frying at high temperature

Coconut oil is stable fat and has a high heating point, but not above 180 ° C, and should be careful when cooking and frying.

  1. As a mask for very thick hair

Nothing returns moisturize like coconut oil, but it will not help with your hair. It is better to replace the coconut oil with argan oil.

  1. If you have sensitive skin

Many women swear that coconut oil has revived their face and even use it to remove their makeup. However, on some skin it is potentially comedogenic, which means it can cause inflammation, irritation and acne. Every skin reacts differently so be careful what’s happening to yours.


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