Monday, June 6, 2016

Coco Loco

Hello Lovelies! Hope you had a great weekend, in spite of all the rain if your here in Texas. Today's post is about my so called miracle oil, coconut oil. Like many of you, I have been using coconut oil for pretty much everything but cooking for a couple years now. Coconut oil has been around, and has been used for a very long time. Probably longer than you think. It's so versatile and multi-purposeful. I have not used or bought skin moisturizer/lotion for quite some time because I use coconut oil as a replacement. In fact, it stays on the ledge next to my bathtub. Not only do I use it for a skin moisturizer, I also use it in my hair, at least once a week. It helps, with my hair type, tremendously to control frizz and it makes my hair appear smoother and feel softer. During the winter season, occasionally, I will get an itchy scalp and coconut oil helps eliminate itching and dandruff.  I use it to remove eye makeup and mascara. I've also used it for deodorant with essential oils. I haven't personally tried it this way but you can put it in your morning cup of coffee and if you have ever heard of oil pulling, you use coconut oil for that method. And of course, you can cook and bake with it. Good coconut oils can be a little pricey but lets be real, compared so some lotions, creams, and makeup removers some people pay astronomical amounts of dinero for, coconut oil is cheap. And like I said, versatile. I've read to use unrefined coconut oils which is the only kind I have ever bought. There's a book I think everyone should read, especially if you use coconut oil or don't know much about coconut oil, called "The Coconut Oil Miracle" by Bruce Fife. You will have a better understanding of the uses of coconut oil, the history of it and what kind to use and buy after you read the book. Since I have been using it for years, I have tried several different brands.  I tested 5 different coconut oils for you and found 1 that I absolutely love. It's on the more expensive end but not the most expensive, and so worth it. You will know if you have used any of the coconut oils I tested and then try this one. The consistency of Dr. Bronner's Organic Virgin Coconut Oil is unlike any I have used. It's smoother than butter and melts to liquid immediately when you rub it together in the palm of your hands. When your applying Dr. Bronner's to your skin (or hair) it goes on more evenly than others, much like using an actual lotion. Try it as a head to toe moisturizer right after a bath or shower before towel drying (like you would use baby oil) or after drying off. Let me know what you think if you try my no. 1 preferred coconut oil. What do you use coconut oil for other than cooking? 
5. Lou Ann Coconut Oil
4. H.E.B's Central Market Organics Virgin Coconut Oil
3. Spectrum Organic Virgin Coconut Oil
2. Trader Joe's Organic Virgin Coconut Oil
1. Dr. Bronner's Organic Virgin Coconut Oil 










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