LUX Wellness: Did you know, Coconut Oil?

We've all seen endless lists about the benefits of Coconut Oil such as:

Being a proven Alzheimer’s treatment, prevents heart disease and high blood pressure, reduces arthritis and inflammation, cancer prevention, immune system boost, improves memory and brain function, improves energy and endurance, improves digestion, improves skin issues, hair care, prevents gum disease and helps with weight loss. (to name a few).

The bottom line is that it's a household staple! But here are some additional ideas on how to infuse it in your life, outside the kitchen. Did you know...

For All:

1. Clean Makeup brushes - It’s important to clean makeup brushes on a regular basis. Dip the bristles in a little bit of melted coconut oil. Use a paper towel to rub the brush until the makeup is off. Rinse in warm water and let air dry.

2. Sore Throat - Next time you get a sore throat, mix a little melted coconut oil and honey to ease the pain.

3. Remove Eye Makeup - Simply put a penny-size amount on your fingers or cotton pad and rub your face in small circles. Rinse with water and use a mild face wash to clean the face.

4. Bath Oil - Put a few drops in your bath to instantly moisturize the skin.

5. Mosquito Bites - Rub a little coconut oil on the bites to help relieve itchiness.

For Mamas and Babies:

1. Baby Eczema - Instead of topical steroids, try coconut oil. The anti-inflammatory properties should help calm down the rash.

2. Baby Acne - Baby skin is far from perfect, but coconut oil can be used topically on your babe's acne to help clear it up.

3. Diaper Rash - Run a little coconut oil on your tot's diaper rash instead of diaper cream, and watch it disappear.

4. Cradle Cap - Coconut oil is just like olive oil, so soaking your babe's cradle-cap-ridden head in coconut oil is considered a great au naturel topical treatment for getting rid of that pesky, yellow scaliness without all those chemicals.

5. Nursing - Nursing Mama's swear by using it over lanolin on dry / cracked nips to help sooth them.