My Review on Using Coconut oil
Coconut oil Frenzy
I am sure you have heard by now the different benefits using coconut oil. We know that it is a great replacement for butter when cooking, and the fatty oils are good for us. Now, I have never used it for cooking purposes, but that's because I am not that big of a cook. I am not a cook at all. But here I will share the ways on how I have incorporated coconut oil in my every day routine.
I have extremely dry skin, specially when winter rolls around. I don't know if it is because I grew up in the tropics, and now I live in the states and get to experience all of the season changes. I always used lotion for extra dry skin, and it worked fine, until mid day, when my skin would appear once again dry, so I would have to continue to apply lotions through out the day.
The first time I read on coconut oil it was over 4 years ago when I got pregnant with my first daughter. I quickly went online to see what I could use to "prevent" stretch marks (even though you cant prevent them). I suddenly started seeing more and more information on coconut oil. So I went to the whole food store and grabbed a jar of virgin, unrefined coconut oil. When you buy the oil, it solid, you can either melt it in the microwave for a few seconds, or do what I do, rub it n your hands until it becomes liquefied. I started putting it in my tummy, only my tummy. Then I started realizing that part of my tummy would stay moisturized, so I went ahead and started using it as a lotion, all over my body. The results were great, my skin was softer and moisturized.
After this, I started using it as a face moisturizer as well. I realized, it helped with blemishes, it helped clear my skin as well as it kept it beautiful and radiant during the day. It is still my go to moisturizer for my face and body.
Coconut Oil for the Hair
Another great discovery was when I started to use it on my hair. I have very curly, frizzy hair and I do not like the buildup that products leave in my hair. The way I use it is I either air dry my hair, or I diffuse it, then after it dries a put a little tiny amount on it. You have to be careful not to put too much because then it looks too greasy.
It does wonder for the hair, not only as a styler, but also a deep conditioner. What I do is put a lot of it, then I wear a plastic cap over my hair and I leave it anywhere for 20 minutes to sometimes over night! Then the next day I wash my hair with low sulfate shampoo and my hair feels incredible and soft and more manageable.
It is my go to product when I get any bleaching done, I will put a tiny bit of coconut oil and let it sit on my hair for a few hours, and it seems to help protect the hair from the damage that bleach does.
Coconut oil for the Kiddos
If you have young kids, then you know all about rashes, dry skin, boo boos, all of it. When my kids where in nappies, I used coconut oil on their bums to prevent rashes, or to heal them. It worked magic. My son, who is now 2 has very dry skin, and I use the coconut oil on his skin, as well as his lips, and it heals his baby skin perfectly. I also use it on their boo boos, because, I prefer to use the natural way, and try to stay away from medications as much as possible, specially with my kids.
I highly recommend coconut oil to everyone
I am a coconut oil fan. It works wonders, even for toothaches!! So if you are ever walking down the oil aisle at your market, don't be afraid to grab the jar, and explore!! It may turn out to be your go to product, and at the same time, you will be saving a lot of money!!