* Gluten Free, Dairy Free, Nut Free, Egg Free, Grain Free, Vegan
Benefits of Coconut Oil
- Best plant-based saturated fat
- Cold pressed
- Perfect moisturiser for skin and hair
- Supports immunity – antifungal, antiparasitic, antiviral, antibacterial
- Easily digests, can be used for quick energy
- Ideal for cooking, has a high smoke point
- Use in your baking as an alternative to butter
- Many more benefits….
If you have read Cyndi’s work over the last 30 years, you would already know that she loves saturated fat and believes it is a super food (against convention) – coconut oil is the best plant-based saturated fat.
We sourced the best coconut oil from Sri Lanka. We spent a long period of time researching the product from various importers and producers, which included buying several samples, having them tested in various cooking methods, blind taste tests and checking their certifications for authenticity and organics.
We used and tested this oil for six months prior to launching, with fantastic results. Unanimously, this oil was not only the best tasting coconut oil but also produced organically. Glass jars have been specifically selected for packaging our coconut oil as glass is much safer against leaching and has the added benefit of being recyclable or can be used to store other products in your pantry once the oil is finished.
The difference between coconut oil and coconut fat
There is some confusion about what is coconut oil and coconut fat. Basically they are the same thing, it just depends what temperature they stand at.
In the summer, the coconut oil/fat in your pantry may be a clear liquid (thus called an oil) if above 24oC.
In the winter, the coconut fat/oil will usually be a white opaque solid (thus called a fat).
Just a note that not all coconut oils are equal. Some are manufactured not using fresh coconut but rather copra (hydrogenated dry coconut flakes). These flakes are refined, bleached and deodorised which leaves the oil odourless, colourless and tasteless when extracted. The refining of the oil process uses chemical distillation dependent on lye or other harsh solvents.
Make sure your oil in non hydrogenated or non partially hydrogenated and that nothing has been added to it or taken away. Also look to see that it has not been fractionated or interesterified. Most fractionated coconut oil is used in the cosmetic industry rather than in the food industry.
Please note some slight yellow colour may appear at the bottom of the jar, this is perfectly edible. Our Coconut Oil is a completely natural product and as a hand-made, cold pressed oil it contains very fine particles of coconut (produced during the grating and pressing process). Most of this is removed by sedimentation – or “racking”. We rack the oil (settle it and pour off the clear oil) several times, from production in the village to final export. However, there is always a little bit of sediment left which is just tiny pieces of coconut. This takes the form of a slight cloudiness if the jar is shaken up when the oil is liquid, but it is very edible and nutritious. It is removed in industrial production by large scale filters and high speed centrifuges – not at all natural processes. The coconut sediment collects at the bottom of the jar when the oil has been liquid for a period and becomes visible as a golden tinge – especially once the oil has gone solid and white again.
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Use coconut oil as your everyday cooking oil. Add to your baking recipes or dishes, chocolate making and smoothies. A great moisturiser for your skin and hair.
Store in cool, dark place. May solidify in cool temperatures. All natural, thus, some golden-brown ‘coconut fines’ may settle at the bottom of the jar appearing golden and cloudy. This is perfectly harmless and edible.
Coconut oil, coconut fat – a very useful food!
Research shows coconut oil delivers beneficial health properties valued for hundreds of years.
Stop food cravings
If you have a sweet tooth after lunch or dinner just take a couple of tablespoons of coconut oil to curb the feeling. Give yourself 10 minutes for the body to figure out that you’ve eaten it before you delve into the sweet bowl.
Coconut oil is also a good appetite suppressant. Take 1 Tbsp of coconut oil before each meal if you have a tendency to overeat.
Coconut oil pulling
What is oil pulling?
The health practice of oil pulling comes from Ayurvedic medicine.
How you do it?
The best time to oil pull is first thing in the morning for maximum benefit.
Take 1Tbsp coconut oil (you can build up to this amount) and one drop of essential peppermint oil or oregano essential oil
Place into mouth and swirl and swish methodically and slowly so that the oil reaches the entire area of the mouth.
Build up to doing this for 10 minutes – the longer you do the swishing, the thinner the oil gets and the more foamy. Spit the oil out and rinse with water, brush with tooth paste and tooth brush immediately after.
What are the benefits of pulling?
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- clears skin
- decreases migraines
- clears sinuses
- decreases allergies
- improves PMT symptoms
- creates healthy pink gums
- helps with gingivitis (inflammation of the gums)
- decreases dental cavities
- whiter teeth
- improves sleep
Place on nails for fungal infections – simply get a cotton bud or q-tip and dip into the coconut oil then moisten each toe nail or finger nail infected with the fungus, repeat each morning and night until fungus has disappeared.
| ||For eyes (water proof mascara – especially) and face makeup. Simply rub coconut oil over face and eyes, wipe of with a tissue then use a warm wash cloth to take of the excess|
- Blend with an essential oil for moisturiser – 3 drops of essential oil for each application
- Night moisturiser – I blend with lavender or Twenty8’s Instant Calm click here for Twenty8
- Day moisturiser – I blend with Twenty8’s Energy and Vitality click here for Twenty8
- 4 grated or ground Changing Habits Cacao Wafers
- 4 Tbsp changing habits Rapadura Sugar
- 4 Tbsp Changing Habits Coconut Oil
- 4 drops of peppermint oil
Combine all ingredients into a bowl, wet your body in the shower, turn the shower off and scrub your body with the mixture. Rinse thoroughly with warm shower. I recommend you give you shower a good rinse otherwise the ants love this stuff and come running.
|Sunscreen|| || Make your own!|
- 2 Tbsp Changing Habits Coconut Oil (SPF factor 4-6)
- 1 Tbsp Shea butter or cacao butter
- 1/2 tsp sesame oil (SPF factor 2)
- 2 tsp non-nano zinc oxide (SPF factor 15) you can purchase this at a pharmacy in powder form
- 4 drops of either lavender or frankinsence from the Twenty8 range
Warm the first three ingredients, then beat in the zinc oxide. Place in a dark glass jar, in the summer keep in the fridge – will last 6 months.
This has a SPF factor of around 20. You can also use this wonderful mixture for nappy rash, it acts as a barrier cream.
- 1/4 cup arrowroot
- 1/4 cup baking soda
- 5 tbsp Changing Habits Coconut Oil
- 4 drops of essential oil – sandalwood
Warm your coconut oil then mix thoroughly all ingredients into the oil. Once mixed pour into a suitable container and keep in your bathroom. If you live in a cold climate then you could almost use it as a stick, but seeing most homes are at around 25C I suggest that you dip your fingers in the deodorant, melt in your hands by rubbing your hands together and then wipe onto your underarms.
- 4 tbsp seaweed salt refined down in the thermomix or a grinder although this is not necessary.
- 2 tbsp coconut oil
- 5 drops of Twenty8’s essential peppermint oil
Mix all ingredients and use as a foot scrub.
Toothpaste made from Coconut Oil
- 1/4 cup of Changing Habits Coconut Oil
- 1/4 cup baking soda
- 3 drops of liquid stevia
- 3 drops of Twenty8’s peppermint oil
Place all ingredients into a bowl and mix thoroughly store in a small glass jar in your bathroom. Pour a small amount on your toothbrush and start brushing.
Put a dab of organic coconut oil in itchy eyes. You will have blurred vision for a couple of minutes but this will pass quickly!
The best shaving cream is actually shaving oil. Moisten legs or face.
Apply a generous amount of Changing Habits Coconut Oil onto the skin surface you want to shave.
Make sure you have covered the skin surface to be shaved enough for your razor to glide smoothly over it.
Shave as normal. Rinse with warm water.
Best of all, you won’t have to grab some lotion because your legs and face won’t feel dry from the shaving foam and you can see where you are shaving as it is clear.
Aftershave and hair tonic
Make your own!
If you need an aftershave – make up your own with a drop a sandalwood and a scoop of coconut oil – moisten your face with a fresh fragrance and nourishing aftershave.
Make your own hair tonic and tame your hair. Coconut oil is wonderful for taming hair and just making it look smooth. You can use it straight from the jar or add a little essential oil to make your hair not only look good but smell good too.
| Neutralises|| ||Neutralises the smell of onions and garlic – simply wash you hands with coconut oil and rinse with warm water.|
With Twenty8’s immune boost, rinse your hair with apple cider vinegar and then place coconut in the oil to ward off more infestations and create an anti-parasitic environment.
Mix Changing Habits Coconut Oil with a few drops of peppermint oil and rub just under the nose and on the chest for a natural decongestant.
After sunburn, rinse with a little apple cider vinegar then finish with some soothing coconut oil on your skin.
Use as an external and internal application, by eating 3 TBS every day as well as applying the Coconut oil to your feet when possible.
Psoriasis dermatitis and eczema or any skin condition – Changing Habits Coconut oil will help sooth however it is also important to look at diet. If you have psoriasis, it would be prudent to stay away from all gluten and wheat especially, and follow the Changing Habits diet and lifestyle suggestions.
Rub onto the affected area as often as you need to. The anti-fungal properties of the coconut oil will keep flare ups at bay. Remember a good healthy diet based on real foods will also help – follow the Changing Habits principals.
Pregnancy and breast feeding
Great for preventing stretch marks. While pregnant, rub coconut oil onto your stomach every day, right up until the baby stops breast feeding. If you have cracked nipples from lactation, sooth and heal with coconut oil. Rub on breast after breast feeding
Nappy rash and wipes
Coconut oil is also great for nappy rash and you can make up your own baby wipes with coconut oil. As a young Mum Cyndi never used any of the baby wipes as most of them were laced with chemicals. Don’t be swayed by advertising and marketing and the baby bounty bag that you get at a hospital, most of the products arechemicals rather than natural ingredients. A good rule of thumb is if you can’t eat it, then don’t put it on your baby’s skin.
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Thrush – use as an external and internal application.
Vaginal dryness – most natural lubricant of any on the market.