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3 Coconut Oil rituals that will change your life

  Right when you wake up is the perfect time to set yourself up for having a great day, and Coconut Oil can play a big part in that process. With dozens of uses, Coconut Oil is the all-natural wonder food that dovetails nicely with the Paleo diet plan and an all-natural lifestyle.   Coconut Oil is one of the recommended oils on Paleo, and is a great alternative to some of the most commonly used unhealthy oils out there. But it goes much further than just being an ingredient in a recipe, it can be used both internally and externally for better health. The best brands to choose are organic, unrefined, and cold-pressed, leaving all of the beneficial nutrients...

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Coconut Oil and the Magic of Massage

  The benefits of massage were limited to a few who could visit spas in past. But today massage therapy and its benefits are well known to large number of people.   In a nutshell massaging is pressing, rubbing and manipulating your skin, muscles, tendons and ligaments. There are numerous benefits massage offers and some of them are: Increased blood circulation and improves metabolism Relief from stress – the stress can be due to lifestyle, work or emotional. Massage seems to help Massage also helps in case of depression and helps calm your mind Relieves pain and removes stiffness from body Depending upon the massage oil used, massage can also help revitalizing skin cells and make skin softer and smoother....

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SELF MASSAGE using Coconut Oil – Reduces Stress and Beautifies

  There is no greater expression of self-love than lovingly anointing ourselves from head to toe with warm oil—this practice is called Abyanga. The Sanskrit word Sneha can be translated as both “oil” and “love.” It is believed that the effects of Abyanga are similar to those received when one is saturated with love. Like the experience of being loved, Abyanga can give a deep feeling of stability and warmth.   Even warmed, Coconut Oil’s cooling properties make it a soothing, calming oil for self-massage or Abyanga, especially infused with relaxing essential oils such as lavender, cinnamon, chamomile or geranium. A good basic start is to choose oils that smell good to you, as its application will make you feel better as well. More research into various...

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Coconut Palm – The miracle tree

  The scientific name for coconut is Cocos nucifera. Early Spanish explorers called it coco, which means “monkey face” because the three indentations (eyes) on the hairy nut resembles the head and face of a monkey. Nucifera means “nut-bearing.”   The Coconut Palm is integral part of tropical life where it serves food, water, nutrition, shelter and medicine needs. In many areas of south east Asia coconut is considered as auspicious and people break coconut before starting new ventures (new home, new factory etc.) as it is considered to bring good luck.   In Maldives, the tall graceful coconut palm grows by the seaside or on dry sandy soil. Islands used to be valued based on the amount of coconuts...

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Coconut Oil scrubs – and why you should try them!

Put simply, a body scrub is a skin care product whose primary function is to remove dead skin cells through exfoliation as well as cleanse the skin and increase the body's blood circulation. Sometimes a body scrub is referred to as a body exfoliant, body gloss or body polish. The exfoliating component needs to be abrasive enough to achieve this but not too strong so as not to damage healthy skin.   Body Scrub Benefit # 1 - Makes Skin Look Fresh and Rejuvenated Essentially the benefits of using a body scrub are the removal of dead skin cells from the body and impurities, leaving you feeling fresh and your skin looking rejuvenated and revitalized.   Body Scrub Benefits #...

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