There are so many different ways you can use coconut oil on a daily basis but it can be especially beneficial during pregnancy. Your body goes through so many changes while pregnant and on top of that your hormones go crazy while growing a baby. Coconut oil during pregnancy can be a lifesaver in so many different ways.
Here are 5 awesome beauty uses for coconut oil during pregnancy to provide you with the great benefits it can offer your body and growing bundle of joy.
1. Use it daily for stretch marks and to keep skin moisturized.
With your changing hormones, you will notice that your skin will change throughout your pregnancy. Your stomach will expand as the baby grows and that can bring stretch marks along with it. Rubbing coconut oil into your skin in the morning and at night before bed will help to keep stretch marks from forming.
Coconut oil is so moisturizing; it deeply penetrates into the skin rather than just sitting on the skin’s surface like many other lotions do, all without leaving you feeling all greasy or slimy. Many women’s skin may even be itchy throughout pregnancy as it stretches and the protective barrier that coconut oil leaves on your skin will not only keep it moisturized but keeps away environmental and other damage. It also helps with flakiness and dryness that can be associated with eczema, psoriasis and dermatitis, and many ladies who suffer from these normally find it can worsen during pregnancy. Having a daily coconut oil regime for the skin can certainly be a lifesaver.
2. Keep away frizzy pregnancy hair.
For some women, pregnancy brings unwanted frizzy hair along with it and this is another way that using coconut oil during pregnancy can help! If you smooth coconut oil on your hair, it will keep the frizz at bay. Kapuluan Coconut Oil for hair can also restore moisture, strengthen and make your hair feel healthy and soft!
3. Get your daily dose of coconut oil.
Coconut oil boasts so many amazing benefits to your body. It has antifungal, antiviral and antibacterial properties that can help you to prevent a cold, flu and other viruses. It also helps increase metabolism, improves digestion, boosts key mineral absorption and is very beneficial to the heart. While pregnant, your immune system needs as much help as it can get to stay healthy. Having just two tablespoons of coconut oil per day could keep your immune system strong! Try mixing the oil into a favorite beverage or smoothie or even use the oil while cooking.
Here is a yummy coconut oil smoothie recipe we found on Healthy Smoothie Headquarters that you may want to try:
Strawberry and Coconut Oil Smoothie
• 1 cup frozen almond or coconut milk (water works too)
• 1 cup strawberries
• 1 banana
• 1 tablespoon coconut oil
• ½ tablespoon honey
• 1 serving of your favorite protein powder
• 1 tablespoon cacao powder or nibs
Place all the ingredients into your high-speed blender and blend for around 30-45 seconds or until nice and smooth. If you do not have a very powerful blender and your coconut oil is in liquid form, you might want to blend everything except the coconut oil first, then drizzle it on and blend for another 5-10 seconds to avoid clumping.
4. Relax and de-stress with a nice bath.
Being pregnant can make your body feel exhausted and tired; especially after a long day when your feet are swollen and your back is aching. A warm bath is the perfect way to relax and unwind. Add in a few drops of coconut oil into the tub for a natural and hydrating form of stress relief.
5. Get rid of under-eye circles.
During pregnancy, it can be very difficult to get a good nights rest (which is just getting you ready for a newborn baby to keep you up all night long)! If you toss and turn and can not get comfortable at night and wake up looking sleepy with dark circles under your eyes, dab a little bit of coconut oil under each eye twice a day to freshen up and combat those tired eyes.
Kapuluan Coconut has what you need if you are pregnant and looking for some coconut oil to use during your pregnancy. We are positive you will be hooked by the amazing benefits that it has as soon as you try it! Shop now and see for yourself how Kapuluan Raw Organic Coconut Oil is just what you need to keep your body and skin hydrated and moisturized throughout your entire pregnancy.