I think It's safe to say when COCONUT OIL comes up in a conversation the first response is usually, "OMG, I use It for everything!!" Sometimes you get those aliens that don't know what coconut oil is. (I know, right? j/k) Well It's ok if you haven't heard of coconut oil and It's many magical uses. Below are just a micro amount of uses you can try and some I use often. VIRGIN COCONUT OIL Holds all it's medicinal and natural properties (meaning without the application of heat - only NATURAL SUN LIGHT.) which does not lead to alteration of the nature of the oil. Virgin oil contains vitamins, anti-oxidants and minerals which are beneficial for COOKING, skin care and beauty products, aromatherapy blends, massage oils, soaps and hair care products more!
HAIR - Friz treatment and Moisturizer /deep conditioner - (Fellas, great to use on your hair and BEARD too!)
SMOOTHIES - Add one tablespoon of coconut oil into your favorite smoothie recipe and increase your energy with the oil's MCTs.
OIL PULLING - Swish coconut oil around in your mouth for 20 minutes before brushing. ( It's a tough one to do but just distract yourself. ) You can do it for those pearly whites! P.S. - Spit out in the garbage or outside. Too much oil in the drains can cause clogging.
HOMEMADE TOOTHPASTE- Combine equal parts coconut oil and baking soda.
FRY EGGS- Lightly coat the bottom of your skillet with coconut oil to create a non-stick surface.
REPLACE VEGETABLE OIL FOR COCONUT OIL - Next time you MEAL PREP or make your favorite brownie recipe, replace the vegetable oil with coconut oil. Your friends will be begging you for the recipe. (Shout out to my peeps Alpha - He's a meal prep King)
BODY SCRUB - Combine coconut oil and sugar.
BABY CARE - Apply regularly to the baby's bottom to improve skin health.
MOISTURE DURING PREGNANCY - Moms-to-be love coconut oil to help moisturize a growing belly.
SQUEAKY DOORS - It really works! (Tell them Asha!)
BODY MOISTURIZER - Apply directly after showering. (I've heard of people doing some really awesome body butters and lotion recipes with coconut oil as the base)
LEAVE-IN OVER NIGHT CONDITIONER - Looking for a deep conditioning hair treatment? Rub a small amount of oil into hair (mostly at ends), comb through and put hair in a loose bun before bed, and wash out in the morning.
AFTER SUN CARE - A great moisturizer to use after you've gotten a bit too much sun. (Your skin will be glowing after this one!)
As mentioned in the beginning, these are just the "micro few" uses for coconut oil. I mean, My best advice would just be to use it for EVERYTHING! Why not? It's natural and the best part is being able to experiment with so may ways to use it. You can even remix it by giving it a scent with ESSENTIAL OILS. I'll be sure to write another blog on the essential oil mix with coconut oil soon. Doesn't that sound like a mix tape? "Essential oil mix with coconut oil".. make sure you cop it. (Hahaha, I crack myself up)
Thanks so much for your support & being a part of my journey!
Peace, love & coconut oil