The One Thing You Didn’t Know Coconut Oil Was Good For

Beauty & Style | Melanie Yvette Martin | 02/12/2016 | 01:45 PM EST

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A little coco cure is the secret to that pesky yeast infection

It's time to get real personal...Raise your hand if you’ve ever had a yeast infection.


Okay, now raise your hand if you’ve had a yeast infection, and hated the over-the-counter medication that stung and caused major discomfort. We thought so. Yeast infections are the worst. But coconut oil can help.


So why and how can coconut oil actually cure a yeast infection, you ask?

 

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Aside from being amazing for the skin and hair, experts say that coconut oil is rich in the active ingredients lauric, capric and caprylic acid. These ingredients have anti-fungal, anti-viral and anti-microbial properties that help get rid of bad bacteria, but keep the good bacteria. Cool, right?


It also naturally kills the Candida yeast, which causes the infection; and helps heal and soothe the sensitive skin and sores that appear for women who experience intense yeast infections.


One of the best ways to apply the oil is by using an odor-less tampon (organic if possible) and dip it in the oil. Insert overnight, and voila!


You and your vagina can thank us later…
 

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