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Coconut Oil – 500ml

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Changing Habits Coconut Oil not only tastes great but has many health benefits!

PLANT-BASED SOURCE OF NATURAL ESSENTIAL FATS | IDEAL FOR COOKING | EASILY DIGESTIBLE | COLD PRESSED | SUPPORTS IMMUNITY

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Our story… why we source and supply organic Coconut Oil

Our organic, cold pressed Coconut Oil is sourced from Sri Lanka. Wanting to provide the best quality, organic Coconut Oil available as a form of essential fats for her family, Cyndi spent a long period of time researching the product from various importers and producers which included checking certifications for authenticity and organics, and testing samples in various cooking methods and blind taste testing.

 
 
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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Serving suggestions

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.

Storage instructions

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?

 

  • 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 

External uses

Fungal infections

 

 

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.

Makeup remover

  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


Moisturiser
 
  • 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

Oil scrub
 
  • 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


Method

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.

 
Deodorant
 
  • 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.

 
Foot scrub
 

  • 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
 

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.

 
Itchy eyes
 

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!


Shaving oil/cream
 
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.

 
Nits
 


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.


Decongestant  
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.


Sunburn relief
 


After sunburn, rinse with a little apple cider vinegar then finish with some soothing coconut oil on your skin.

Athletes foot

 

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.


Skin conditions
 

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.

 
Jock itch
 


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
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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.

Common wounds/ailments
  Wound healer – apply to area
Thrush – use as an external and internal application.
Vaginal dryness – most natural lubricant of any on the market.




Pure extra virgin coconut oil

The good news about Coconut Oil

For centuries the Asian communities have known about the benefits of coconut oil. Coconuts are a big part of their diet and lifestyle and have been used as a constant in the diet as well as an all over healer by the medicine men and women within each of the communities.  

Coconut oil has short chain and medium chain fatty acids which means that these fats have the ability to be anti-viral, anti-fungus and anti-bacterial.  Placed on the skin, coconut oil does wonders for any eczema or infections.  Taken internally, it has been known to keep the GUT healthy, inhibits yeast and candida growth and feeds the body with instant energy.

There are three ways that we get saturated fat in our diet – both plant based and animal based fats (no. 1 & 2) are the best and we recommend hydrogentated oil saturated fat (no. 3) should be avoided.

  1. Plant Based Saturated Fat – coconut oil
  2. Animal Based Saturated Fat – butter, cream, meat
  3. Hydrogenated Oil Saturated Fat – margarine, vegetable shortening, vegetable fat, hydrogenated vegetable oil and partially hydrogenated vegetable oil, fractionated vegetable oil 

Saturated fat has been made a scapegoat for disease, especially heart disease.  Scientists have looked down the barrel of a microscope and victimised this totally natural fat that has been in the human diet throughout evolution.  Plant and animal based saturated fats that are natural and not made in a chemical laboratory have a lot of good qualities.

Coconut oil has medium and short chain fatty acids that are digested and absorbed differently to long chain fatty acids.  Basically they are a quick form of energy as they do not use the enzyme system of the body but are used by the liver for instant fuel and energy and satiety from hunger.  

Coconut oil has one downfall in that it does not have essential fatty acids. These are fats that you must consume for health as your body doesn’t make them.  So using coconut as well as other sources of fat would be a prudent rule.  We recommend Changing Habits Inca Inchi Oil because it is 84% essential fatty acids.  They are a perfect combination.

Coconut oil – the miracle

1. Medium chain fats are used for energy, not storage – Coconut oil contains medium-chain saturated fatty acids (MCFAs), these are wonderful fats for producing instant energy.  Our body metabolises these fats in the liver, converting them into energy rather than storing in fat cells.

2. Supports immunity – Coconut oil is made up of lauric acid, caprylic acid and capric acid which contains anti-fungal, anti-bacterial, anti-viral properties to boost the body’s defenses.  The body turns lauric acid into monolaurin.  Decades of research has demonstrated the germ-killing and disinfectant properties of this natural compound. Monolaurin is a component of breast milk, which provides immune support that is passed from mother to child and vital to the survival of the human race.

3. Eases digestion – If you suffer from poor digestion or stomach bloating try adding coconut oil to your diet. Coconut oil has been found to benefit digestive disorders including irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) and bacteria or viral related stomach bugs. The fatty acids in coconut oil contain anti microbial properties, which can help improve digestion, assimilation and absorption.  It is also good to note that after a course of antibiotics it would be wise to include 1 TBS of coconut oil  20 minutes before every meal along with Changing Habits Natural Probiotics taken with the meal.

4. Manages Type 2 diabetes and sugar cravings – The Garvan Institute of Medical Research found that coconut oil protects against insulin resistance, reducing the risk of type 2 diabetes.  Medium Chain Fatty Acids found in coconut oil are absorbed into the cells through the cell membrane where they’re quickly converted to energy as well as being converted in the liver for instant energy. It is this process that not only reduces the amount of fat we pack into storage, but improves insulin sensitivity.  With insulin resistance comes sugar cravings so instead of reaching for the lolly jar for a sweet treat,  try taking a tablespoon  of virgin coconut oil to beat sugar cravings. Good quality fats do not move sugar levels in the blood, whereas carbohydrates and sugars can shoot them higher and then plummet them down especially if insulin resistance has already made its mark in the body.   Constant hunger and cravings is a major clue that your body is not being fed correctly.  With the proper amounts of fats and protein, you can fuel your energy reserves properly, and come off the sugar roller coaster.

5. Improves blood paramaters LDL, HDL, Cholesterol and Triglycerides – Clinical Biochemistry Journal in 2004 published research on the effects of coconut oil on lowering lipid levels in the blood. Virgin Coconut oil reduced total cholesterol, triglycerides, phospholipids, LDL and VLDL cholesterol levels and increased HDL cholesterol in serum and tissues. The preventive effect of polyphenol fraction PF of virgin coconut oil was also found to be capable of preventing in LDL oxidation.

6. Improves a sluggish metabolism – A 2009 study in the Journal of Nutrition found that coconut oil boosts metabolism. Researchers found that participants who consumed two tablespoons of coconut oil per day burned more kilojoules than those who consumed less. A speedy metabolism helps boost the body’s immune system, keeps weight off and helps with energy levels.  

7. Great for skin, nails and hair – Coconut oil is not only beneficial to eat but also for hair and skin too. It hydrates and keeps the skin’s connective tissues strong, which may prevent sagging and wrinkles.  Try smoothing coconut oil mixed with some beautiful essential oils on your skin. It’s also great for taming that fly away hair by dabbing a little oil in your hands then smoothing on your hair.  For damaged hair, especially hair that has been sun bleached, it is a wonderful treatment to leave in.

8. Cooks at high temperatures – Because coconut oil is a medium-chain saturated fatty acid, it has a higher smoke point than most refined polyunsaturated or monounsaturated oils (canola, grape seed, cotton seed etc). If you’re preparing recipes that require high temperatures, consider coconut oil as one of your best fats.

9. Great for oil pulling –  The art of oil pulling is taking up a momentum of its own.  Wikipedia defines oil pulling or oil swishing as a traditional Indian fold remedy that involves swishing oil in the mouth. It is mentioned in the Ayurvedic text Charaka Samhita where it is called Kavala Gandoosha or Kavala Graha. Ayurvedic literature describes oil pulling as capable of both improving oral health and treating systemic diseases such as diabetes mellitus or asthma. While scientific evidence is lacking to support any systemic benefits of oil pulling, some studies have suggested that it may reduce oral plaque, bad breath and inflammation of the gums.  If you want to try oil pulling, rinse your mouth with approximately one tablespoon of coconut oil for 15–20 minutes on an empty stomach (before eating/drinking) then spit it out.  This is not always easy to do in the beginning so start for a couple of minutes and slowly work your way up to 15 minutes.  You will need to do this for a couple of months to reap the full benefit.  

10. A perfect inclusion for the Ketogenic Diet (controlling epilepsy) – For many decades the Ketogenic Diet has been popular for weight loss but more importantly for helping adults and children control brain seizures (epilepsy).  The ketogenic diet is basically removing carbohydrates from the diet and living on proteins and fats.  Most of the diet is made up of fats and coconut oil helps fulfill the caloric and nutritional needs of the individual along with essential fatty acids as in inca inchi oil and other nuts and seed oils.  Ketones are formed when the body uses fat for its source of energy. Usually the body  uses carbohydrates (such as sugar, bread, pasta, grain) for its fuel, but because the ketogenic diet is very low in carbohydrates, fats become the primary fuel. Ketones are not dangerous and the diet has been shown to reduce seizures by 50% with up to 15% of participants doing the diet becoming seizure free.

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1 review for Coconut Oil – 500ml

  1. 5 out of 5

    (verified owner):

    We love Changing Habits coconut oil. It has a smooth texture and tastes real! We have bought both sizes but the 500ml size glass jar is very handy and gets re-used in the pantry often!

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