Coconut oil is life! 5 ways to use it effectively everyday…
Coconut oil is life. I use the unrefined style, and I buy it in bulk from Costco. Like the gigantic size tubs. I store them in my fridge because after a little while they start to melt in the jars (or in my case barrels), and to me, don’t smell as coconut-yummy-fresh.
Coconut Oil is amazing, here’s why
1. One way I use this delightful oil, is I put a table-spoon in my blender, just under a cup of freshly brewed coffee, and blend. Exercising caution, I always put my hand on top of the blender, because, not to scare you from doing this, but one time the lid almost popped off. Searing hot coffee only got on the counter, praise God. It was so easy to clean up. But it did scare the bananas out me. So be careful. Really careful. I’m serious. However, the results are spectacular. I feel like I’ve just indulged in a perfect caramel latte from Starbucks. It’s literally foamy on top, creamy, and a little sweet. I’m sure you could add stevia or honey, or what ever poison (blog about artificial sweeteners coming soon) you want, but I do enjoy it just as is. It’s truly my morning treat.
2. A second way I use it every day, is I doll it out in two tiny containers, like those teeny-tiny one-serving jam jars, and put one in my bathroom drawer, and the other in my husband’s. After I’ve taken out my contacts, I use the oil to remove my make-up. I use a wee dab on a wash cloth and gently run. I love to exfoliate my whole face with it. I normally don’t leave the oil on my face at night, because it can make my hair greasy, but I can if I feel like I need the extra moisturizer. My hubby tames his mustache with it 🙂
Yes I know, amazing! and there is more…
3. I also love to use coconut oil as lotion. It’s super healthy to use for the dry skin on my elbows and knees. It’s great for my feet too. You don’t need too much! If you do use a lot, it can get a little to oily. But it’s worth it. It also smells like ambrosia from heaven.
4. A fourth way I use coconut oil. Cooking. Baking. You name it. It’s so much healthier for you. I love it with eggs, or stir-fry, or chicken. It’s delicious. I put it in my soups, biscuits, pie crusts and even cookies. Normally I don’t put a lot in my pastry recipes, since I use it as an addition for flavor. I still love butter in my cookies and pie. Just being candid.
5. Now, I do use just the teeny-tiniest bit to tame the frizz everyday, though I do have naturally thick wavy hair, (might react differently on other beautiful hair types), but it’s really great once every few months as a hair treatment. I recently began bleaching my hair, and while the results are spectacular, and I’ve so enjoyed having a ballayage ombré, the bleach does leave my hair very dry. With the coconut oil, I coat my lox all the way to the roots. And I do leave it in overnight. Warning, it can be very tough to wash out, and you may need to buy some draino afterwards, but the results are just what my hairs needs. Smooth and silky, and the split ends seem to vanish.
Hope this find you well and is useful!
~Living Life with Dance Fitness with Jessica