These days it's no surprise what a wonderful thing coconut oil is. The word is out. After using it for a little over a year in cooking and on my body, I feel as though I've found the answer to all ailments. In fact, I'm a lot like the character Gus Portokalos in My Big Fat Greek Wedding.
Only I say just put coconut oil on it. It's true! Now I'm not good with photoshop, but with a little help from my brother, and a few clicks of paint that I added, I think Gus looks much better holding this jar of coconut oil. Yep, this is pretty much me...only female and quite a few years younger. Sorry Gus. You should've been using that coconut oil instead. It might just be the fountain of youth.
Some of the reasons why I love coconut oil~
Coconut oil contains antibacterial, anti-fungal, and antiviral properties thanks to the lauric acid it contains.
It is a great oil for cooking at high temperatures because of the high smoke point.
It keeps skin soft and supple.
It can help you to lose weight by increasing your metabolism.
To receive the wonderful benefits of coconut oil, you need to consume about 3-4 Tablespoons per day.
Some ways to use coconut oil~
Dish some out into a glass container and keep it in your bathroom to put on after your shower.
Eat it plain right out of the jar.
Add a Tablespoon or two to your coffee.
Put it in a smoothie.
Cook everything with it.
Use it plain as a deodorant or try this deodorant recipe for sensitive skin.
Use it to wash your face...for real!
Use it to remove your make up.
Make toothpaste with it.
Make sunscreen with it.
Try oil pulling.
Smooth a small amount into your hair to give it shine.
There are so many other uses for this amazing oil. I've only listed a few.
My favorite place to get coconut oil is Tropical Traditions. I love their Gold Label oil! They have weekly sales and tons of recipes and helpful info on their website. If you are a first time buyer and decide to buy through my links, you will also get their Virgin Coconut Oil book free. This book contains lots more information on the benefits of coconut oil as well as testimonials of people who have been helped by using it. Get your free copy now by shopping here.