The Holy Grail of Holy Grails: Coconut Oil

IMG_9870.jpgI never realized this before now, but if I were stuck on a tropical island–thinking LOST here–I would be basically be set as far as beauty items as long as there was a coconut tree that I had access to. Obviously anything warm and summer-y is on my mind after the past few cold months, but this winter would have been a lot longer without coconut oil.

Coconut oil is more than just a natural alternative to chemically products. It is the ultimate all-in-one. If you’re looking for a new product to try for any of the following uses, considering picking up some coconut oil!

My Current Uses:

  1. Face Moisturizer: My skin is miserably dry all year but especially in the winter. I apply solid coconut oil twice in the morning and twice at night, a few minutes apart. This might seem excessive, but my skin soaks it up and I don’t even want to think about how flaky my skin would be without it.
  2. Hair product: The first thing I do after I get out of the shower is comb my hair…then I dry it a bit with a towel… THEN I put some coconut oil in it.
  3. Body Lotion: I don’t use coconut oil as lotion everyday, but it is really nice when targeting specific areas that are really dry.IMG_9873.jpg

I have been trying to minimize my routine and coconut oil has been a big help in starting to do so! I’ve read about a lot of other uses for coconut oil to I thought I would share the ones that I think are worth trying.

Still to Try:

  1. Makeup Remover/Face Wash: It would be nice to basically just have to carry around a jar of coconut oil when I travel if this actually works. Just add water!
  2. Shaving Cream: I know conditioner works in a tight fit, but coconut oil might be nice too! Avoiding that ‘woman tax‘ stuff too…
  3. Cooking: I’ve read about a lot of health benefits that come from consuming coconut oil, both in cooking and literally just by the spoonful. Looks like I could still get some daily vitamins if I ever get stuck on that island!
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Whole foods sells some coconut oils, marketed separately for cooking or beauty, but Trader Joe’s sells coconut oil at a nice price with nothing added to it so that it can be used for anything! I also think it smells amazing.

The uses for coconut oil seem endless, according to everyone from Doctor OZ to Popsugar Beauty. I’m sure you will be hearing more from me about it in future daily routines or favorites!

Do any of you have an experience with coconut oil and have any suggestions for what use I should definitely try next? I would love to know and to hear from any of you that try any of my suggestions!

Cuckoo for Coconuts,

Casey

 

 

 

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