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Monday, November 4, 2013

Coconut Oil Wonders

Do you remember the days when I thought Origins Vitazing was multi-purpose? Ha--well, those days are gone and the bronze-inducing number been knocked out by coconut oil.
It seems as everyone has gone nuts for the stuff (literally). You'd be hard of hearing if you haven't heard of it and nearly blind if you haven't read about it. I've spotted it in nearly dozens of nutrition essays and articles, and I'll touch on this ego soon, but, as of right now, it's strictly beauty and we're talking the uses of coconut oil.

If you're buying the right stuff, coconut oil is hard at room temperature, but melts as the temperature increases. Similarly, the aroma is h e a v e n l y. The New York Times famed it's cooking uses for supplying a nutty and sweet, vanilla flavor. What if I told you it smells like it sounds?
Now the uses are endless, but I've noted a list of my tried and tested and am spilling on the deats.

First--a cleanser. It removes makeup in a pinch and massages nicely into the skin, as well. The only problem? It's %$*& hard to get off, but if you're a dry-skinned gal, you and this one-ingredient coconut cleanser would get along nicely (and also consider using it as a moisturizer).
For those of us who can't quite deal with the heavyness on the face, we can reap the moisturizing benefits on out limps, feet, nails, hands....

Come bath time, a tablespoon chocked into the tub fills the room with that same knee-knocking aroma, a nourishing lipid layer, and an imparted sheen that remains once you part your warm abyss.
While you're soaking, run some from roots to tips of your locks for a shine-enhancing, soft-ness inducing hair mask (also good for irritated scalps).
Consider coconut oil a better cheaper version of the L'occitane Shower Oil everyone raves about. With the same slip, same scent (I won't say it again), and even a shed-load more of the moisturizing properties, it works as a good shaving emollient.

Just as I recommended its use for an facial moisturizer, the same goes for your limbs, knees, and toes. In fact, consider it your all-purpose balm. Slip some over cuticles (which is far more effective than my other nail dud coming on Friday) or over hands for a softening concoction.

So, those are the only uses I've got going now, but definitely send over your other notes (and I'll bring my list). But, next time, we'll be discussing nutrition *rubs hands*.


13 comments :

  1. This sounds lovely! I may have to give it a try. I actually haven't read anything about it until now! Where have I been ha
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  2. Love coconut oil. My doctor has been having me use it on my psoriasis for years, but recently I've discovered that mixing a few drops in with tea tree is a great cleanser for when my skin is being particularly difficult. I love using it as an over night hair treatment too, if I know I don't have to rush anywhere in the morning. I always wear a shower cap though, because or else it would go everywhere. :)

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  3. Coconut oil is my favorite too...so multi-use. I like to use to make DIY lip scrubs...very moisturizing. I also put a tablespoon in green tea and drink it...it helps to balance out my digestive system xx

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  4. I use it for everything, my favourite being as a hair mask! x

    Maddy from UNSTITCHEDD

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  5. Coconut oil is amazing! I love using olive oil as well; for a while, I applied olive oil to my eyelashes before bed and the ends of my hair before shampooing to keep them nourished and long.

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  6. Oooo; I'll have to try that! Thanks for the tip (they're always welcome). x

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  7. That makes two of us. I love putting it on at the end of my shower; then it means I can skip body lotion! x

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  8. Good idea. I'm so glad I've been getting more into green tea. x

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  9. Ha! With TEA TREE OIL?! Sounds dreamy.... Care to spill any other secrets you have held up in there? x

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  10. Whoa! You must live somewhere where people are happy with their bodies. I've only seen it for its claim to weight loss claim. Can I move in with you? *wink* x

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  11. Hahah of course. I tend to add essential oils to it when using it as a body lotion as they usually need another oil before they can be used on the skin (if I'm going to bed I use something relaxing like lavender). I have used it in the past when I have ran out of eye makeup remover (though that can be quite messy). I've heard of people using it as a highlighter, and my mam's friend mixes it with bread soda as a natural teeth whitener. :)

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  12. Hi, I love your blog just discovered it !
    I was wondering where you bought your coconut oil from ? Thx xx

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  13. Merci, merci; I'm glad you like it. I've gone through loads of coconut oil, but I always just buy it from my local grocery store or health food store. Are you in the US? xo

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