Monday, March 18, 2013

Coo Coo for Coconut Oil!

Coconut Oil: Trader Joe's

We have been getting tons of submissions about coconut oil lately and it seems like everyone is going coo coo for coconut oil!  Everyone loves coconut oil because not only does it have different purposes, but it's really good for your health as well.  Coconut oil is a significant source of Vitamin E!

Sure, there are hundreds of different uses of coconut oil, but we've broken down the list to the top 10 easy, conventional ways to use coconut oil, so you can give it a try!

1. Immunity
Eat one to two spoonfuls of coconut oil to boost your overall immunity function.  Coconut oil will help fight against any viruses and bacteria that may be inside your body.  Eating a spoonful will also help your colon with digestion.

2. Hair
If you're looking for a natural, organic product that will help strengthen, lengthen, and make your hair shinier- well, coconut oil will do it all for you.  Melt the coconut oil under natural heat (do not microwave), and apply it all throughout your hair to create a hair mask and leave it in for a couple of hours before you rinse it out.  If you have a shower cap, leave the hair mask on overnight to give it an extra boost.  

3. Nails
Put coconut oil all over your nails and cuticle to strengthen your nails.  Remember, oil can stain fabric so be careful before you touch any of your favorite closet pieces!

4. Body Lotion
Coconut oil will not only leave your skin feeling nice and smooth, but using coconut oil for body lotion has actually been proven to reduce cellulite and stretch marks! Which is why so many pregnant women uses Coco Butter, which contains coconut oil to prevent or reduce stretch marks.

5. Face Moisturizer
There are different reasons why you should use coconut oil as your face moisturizer and here's why:
   -Prevents and reduces wrinkles and sagging.
   -Evens out your skin tone.
   -Helps heal sunburn 
   -Leaves your skin feeling smooth and silky. 

6. Cooking
Replace unhealthy vegetable oil with coconut oil when cooking and baking.  You can also use coconut oil as a non-stick spray for your pots and pans- Trader Joe's actually carries a coconut oil non-stick spray can.  If you don't like the flavor of coconut, don't worry- the taste won't seep through into your dish.

7. Make Up Remover
Many people use oil to remove heavy duty waterproof mascara and eyeliner, but by using coconut oil, it does the same work while evening out your skin tone and reducing wrinkles and sagging around your eyes.

8. Deodorant
Weird, right? We know, but many people utilize coconut oil for deodorant by dabbing just a little bit for a natural, organic deodorant.

9. Tanning Oil
Instead of buying a $7 tanning oil spray that contains tons of different chemicals, spend the same amount of money on a jar of coconut oil with multiple uses and still be a bronze beauty!  The oil will absorb the sun and will give you a natural glow.  It also doesn't feel as sticky so it's wonderful!

10. Lip Moisturizer
Carry around a little container of coconut oil around with you to moisturize your lips and also give that natural shine.  The great thing about using coconut oil is that your lips do not become heavily reliant on coconut oil, unlike chapstick.  

Try these different ways to use coconut oil!
How do you use coconut oil?  We would love to know!

2 comments :

  1. Looove coconut oil! I use it as a conditioner before I wash my hair and also use it to moisturize my hands. Coconut oil is so yummy too! Because it's made up of medium chain fatty acids, it's easier to digest and also has antiviral and and antibacterial properties. BTW, love your site :)

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  2. I had no idea how many uses there were! I've been on an Argan oil kick lately, but I'm definitely going to have to invest in a jar! Where do you get it/ are there any brands you're partial to?

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