Basically, the method of making VCO is not much different from the way of making palm oil, vegetable oil, or palm oil (palm), which is squeezing or extracting coconuts to the last drop of oil produced. The difference lies in the VCO extraction method which is processed with cold-pressed technique without involving heat, either heat from the stove or the sun’s heat. This process produces the best variant of coconut oil for your health. However, it should be noted that not all VCOs are made using this technique. VCO is also believed to have a medium-chain triglyceride (MCT) which is believed to trigger “good cholesterol” so that it is good for our heart. Then, what are the uses of VCO?
Substitute for Palm Oil
There is a lot of research that says that palm oil or palm oil contains a lot of trans fat (trans fat) which is known to be dangerous because it can cause blockages in the blood vessels and the emergence of heart and liver disease. For this reason, the presence of VCO as cooking material can be an appropriate substitute because VCO contains 0% trans-fat and is rich in saturated fatty acids (fatty acids saturated fat). Saturated fatty acids are known to increase the work of the digestive organs and help cure brain diseases such as epilepsy and Alzheimer.
Butter substitute for baking
Butter can increase levels of bad cholesterol in the body which can lead to coronary heart disease or other cardiovascular diseases. To get around this, you can immediately switch to VCO instead of butter in cakes or bread. The content of Omega 3 Fatty Acids (o mega 3 fatty acids) in the VCO helps prevent blockage of blood vessels (the cause of stroke) and helps nourish the quality of important organs in your body.
Natural Beauty Products
VCO is also known to beautify and moisturize the skin of the body. The natural content of VCO such as triglycerides and omega 3 can provide long-lasting moisture to the skin. We can also use VCO as a massage oil, make-up remover, reduce wrinkles on the face, prevent bacteria and fungi on the skin, and natural body scrubs.
How do you use it?
- As evening oil, gently rub all parts of the face evenly before sleeping and feel healthy and tight skin the next day.
- As a massage oil, apply it to the body during a massage. You can also add essential oils if you want a particular aroma. Our favorite, add lavender aroma essential oil for relaxation or lemongrass to trigger energy.
- As a make-up remover, pour a few drops of VCO on the cotton and gently wipe the face. Repeat this process until the make-up on the face is completely gone.
- To get rid of wrinkles, replace your anti-aging serum with VCO. The trick drops 3-4 drops of VCO into the palm of the hand, swipe both palms until warm, and stick to the face while gently massaging.
- As a body scrub, mix VCO with brown sugar, salt, and stir evenly. Gently rub on the part of your body you want.
Secrets of Natural and Shiny Healthy Hair
Use VCO to moisturize hair and scalp, prevent dandruff, strengthen hair roots, and make hair shiny. Research results from the Journal of Cosmetic Science state that VCO is able to replace lost protein in the hair. The missing protein makes hair dry and easily fall off. In addition, Omega 3 content in VCO can help hair grow faster, moisturize the scalp, and strengthen hair roots. Here’s how to use it
- As a hair moisturizer, pour 1 teaspoon (for short hair), or 2 teaspoons (for shoulder length hair), or 1 tablespoon (for long hair) into the palm of your hand. Rub slowly from the scalp to the tip of the hair. Cover the hair with a shower cap and let stand for 1-2 hours. After that, rinse with shampoo.
- To grow hair, massage the scalp evenly with 1 teaspoon of VCO for 10 minutes. Do it 3-4 times a week.
- To fight dandruff, mix Virgin Coconut Oil with essential oils and apply it to the scalp. Massage slowly and let stand for 20-30 minutes. Rinse with shampoo.
Well, there are lots of uses for VCO! So, always stock VCO at home and replace expensive beauty and hair products with VCO. Also, use VCO for cooking and baking!