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Different Uses for Coconut Oil

Coconut oil is an edible oil that is usually made from putting dried coconut kernels in a heated hydraulic press.  In recent years, coconut oil seems to have surged in popularity. This is no doubt the reason behind its many diverse uses. For instance, this inexpensive oil can be used for:

  • Cooking and baking – Cooking with coconut oil can give food a subtle coconut taste, depending on the type of oil used. It can be used to prepare stir fry, fried plantains, and other dishes. When it comes to baking, coconut oil can be used as a substitute for butter, shortening, and vegetable oils.
  • Moisturizing hair – Coconut oil can help add moisture to distressed tresses. Not only can it eliminate frizz caused by humidity, but it can also make for an excellent hair mask. One popular mask consists of 1 tablespoon of honey, 1 tablespoon of coconut oil, and 1 tablespoon of organic plain yogurt, which can be left on the hair for about 30 minutes.
  • Skincare products – Anyone looking for an alternative to traditional moisturizer may want to consider coconut oil. It can be used as a body butter on its own. When mixed with coconut sugar or brown sugar, it can also be used as a body scrub.

You may be able to find coconut oil at any of the stores near our apartments near The Villages, FL, which are conveniently located close to different shops. To learn about our community, stop by for a tour today.