Lo’s Beauty Post: Coconut Oil – Eat it or moisturize with it?

Pure, unrefined 100% organic extra virgin Coconut oil

Hello Sweet Friends,

Wasn’t sure whether to make this a beauty post or a food post because quite frankly in our house, we eat Coconut Oil AND we use it to moisturize our face and booty.  The only cardinal rule is one tub STAYS in the kitchen and the other tub STAYS in the bathroom and too bad if we run out of one… you cannot under any circumstance “borrow” from the other tub!!!!!

You have probably read all about how good coconut oil is for you but in case you haven’t I have posted some links below for you to check out.

How we use it in the kitchen …

  • Spread on toast instead of butter
  • In smoothies to add a little good fat to the drinks (good fats keep you full)
  • Saute veggies (you can slightly taste the coconut flavor on the veggies but when I use it to make Brussels sprouts, Hubby said they were the best Brussels sprouts he has tasted)

How we use it in the bathroom …

  • All over body lotion – so much better than using products that have questionable ingredients and fragrances in them.  I love the tub in the picture above because it is so easy to get to the oil which is a solid but quickly melts into a lotion in your warm hands.  Just be sure to give it a minute to soak in before you dress so that you don’t stain undergarments.  It really only takes a minute but I know how we are all in a hurry in the morning to get to our cup o’ joe! ☕️💕
  • Facial moisturizer – I use this sparingly on my face, lips and love the glow it gives my skin.  I usually put a little on my hands and start off applying to my neck so that I don’t use it too heavily on my face.  Love what it is doing for those … uh um “fines lines.”
  • Hair – You can put a little on your hands and use it to smooth down your hair follicles and flyaways similar to how many of you may be using a moroccan oil that can be pricey.
  • Body Scrub – mix with salt or sugar for a hand or body scrub.

And just in case you weren’t too sure about using coconut oil in the kitchen… keep this in mind. Studies have shown the following:

Weight loss: Medium Chain fatty acids found in coconut oil can speed up metabolism faster than long chain fatty acids because they are easily digested and convert into energy.  Now, of course, using coconut oil alone is not going to make you lose weight but in conjunction with whole foods and exercise it will only help!

You have to love a product that does lots of different jobs and does them really well!!!   At $7.99 for a 12 oz tub, the price is right in line with your typical body moisturizers.  I promise you it will work better, last longer and be kinder to your body, inside and out!

I buy mine at my local Heinen’s Grocery Store.  You can read all about it at the company’s website  Carrington Farms link below and order from that site or Amazon also.

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Lo


Links:

http://store.carringtonfarms.com/coconut-oil-organic-extra-virgin-12-oz-tub/

http://store.carringtonfarms.com/health-benefits/

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/dr-mercola/coconut-oil-benefits_b_821453.html

6 thoughts on “Lo’s Beauty Post: Coconut Oil – Eat it or moisturize with it?

  1. lilsauntlynn says:

    Thanks Lo for posting this ~ I LOVE using coconut oil !!!!! I have been using it for a few years before it was readily available as it today. I use it to cook with ……LOVE the sweet taste it infuses into my veggies! Also make a great lip moisturizer !!!! And I use it to do the ancient practice of oil pulling which has MANY health benefits !!!! I tried to copy and paste a link to give everyone an idea of the benefits of oil pulling but for some reason it wouldn’t work. Oil pulling is used for many reasons….. It is done by taking about 1 teaspoon of coconut oil and swishing in your mouth for 20 minutes per day. They do recommend you do this first thing in the morning before you eat. It has a very pleasant taste . BUT DO NOT SWALLOW !!!!! Not because of the coconut oil but oil pulling a chief job is “pulling” toxins from your body which is absorbed by the oil. When your 20 minutes are up you spit oil into trash …..DO NOT SPIT IN SINK OR TOILET as this oil turns to solid and will clog pipes! Benefits from oil pulling are plentiful from whiter teeth, sinus issues, healthy teeth and gums, chronic halitosis cured ( bad breath) helping with skin breakouts as well as health benefits for diabetics…. And the list goes on. You can read further on coconut oil by searching ” Oil Pulling ” or even ” Coconut Oil ” benefits .

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    • Lo & Lil says:

      Hey Auntie! Look at you … I didn’t know you did the “oil pulling.” Yes it does work. It is just one more of those great early morning routines that should be incorporated into my day like hot lemon water. I have done oil pulling before and the biggest benefit for me was the clearing of the sinuses. You have inspired me to start this again especially with the allergy season returning. Great point not to sink into the sink! Hubby would not be happy with me. **Want to be a guest blogger on Lo and Lil and do a entire post on oil pulling? It is quite fascinating and like you mentioned it is an ancient practice that we should know more about.

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  2. Anonymous says:

    Love this! I have heard about coconut oil benefits for a long time but have not gotten around to actually purchasing and using – today I am stopping at heinens 🙂

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