Friday, February 22, 2013

Nuts about Coconut Oil!

So one day recently we were walking around Hy-Vee looking for lentils.  A woman approached me and started asking me about where to find honey in the store.  I had some spare time and we started talking about lentils, and honey, and she pointed on the shelf to the coconut oil.  What?  She couldn't believe I hadn't heard the rage about coconut oil - Dr. Oz is all about it these days, apparently.
It's a solid in the jar but the heat of your body quickly warms it to an oil.  There are cheap versions NOT in the organic aisle, and I haven't enjoyed $6 this much in a long time.  It has so many uses and here are just a few:
  • A great moisturizer for any skin parts, from scalp to heels
  • Substitute it for any oil
  • Good for baby and household plant leaves, too
  • Removes gum
  • Mix it with baking soda to get rid of difficult goo
  • One spoonful a day alleviates migraines, improve digestion, and curbs appetites (in theory)
  • It's a natural eye makeup remover and strengthens your eyelashes
  • It's great (with a little butter) on popcorn and apparently you can fry chicken with it, too
  • For a DIY face scrub, combine with oatmeal and cinnamon
  • Soothes bee stings and bug bites
  • Add a few drops (1/4 tsp) of essential oil, and voila, it's massage oil

2 comments:

  1. I need to get some of this!

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  2. It's supposed to help prevent dementia and alzheimer disease as well - but be aware - it packs a load of calories!

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