If you know anything about me, you know how much I love coconut oil. I quite literally use if for almost everything in my house. It’s like my windex
I’ve noticed a lot more people asking about it lately, so I wanted to make it easier to trudge your way through the information overload that’s out there on the topic.
Your First Coconut Oil Purchase
This is what you want to buy: Organic, unrefined, virgin (or extra virgin) oil in a glass jar. I use Trader Joe’s most of the time, but Wegman’s, Whole Foods, and many places online sell it as well. As with all health products, you want the best quality oil and it will yield better results.
Coconut oil turns solid at room temperature. So right now, mine is rock solid. Other times of the year, it’s pure liquid. Either forms are fine to use! I scoop it from the jar and it melts into my hands pretty quickly.
What Do I Use My Coconut Oil For?
- After shower from head to toe as moisturizer
- Instead of baby lotion, we have used coconut oil from day 1
- Tablespoon into Xavier’s bath in the winter for dry skin – this is a sneaky way to get it on their skin as well
- Replace olive oil and cook with it. Because it doesn’t get damaged at high heat levels, it retains all of its natural flavors and health benefits
- Last week, I made homemade frosting with it! Recipe coming soon
- Shave with it (Mike does as well)
- Repair split ends: Apply with fingers to dry strands. Let sit for 30 minutes and then wash it out.
- Oil pulling/detoxification
- Base ingredient in my homemade hand and body scrubs
- Furniture polish
Okay, I think you get the picture! I LOVE the stuff and think everyone should try it out.