There’s a really good reason why everyone is talking about coconut oil these days. From chefs and foodies to estheticians and beauty experts, its hard to ignore the buzz about this incredible ingredient.
Coconut Oil is a product I use EVERY DAY — no joke!
I personally LOVE using coconut oil in my food and cooking. It has a slight coconut flavor that some don’t love, but to me its the buttery flavor that tantalizes my taste buds. I shared in previous health tips about using it to pop popcorn, for oil pulling (which is a natural way to clean and detoxify teeth and gums), to make a baked apple dessert, gluten free waffles, and as a hair mask, but there are so many more ways I have incorporated coconut oil into my everyday life.
If you’re not a fan of the flavor, I know at least nine other ways to use it. The beauty benefits alone will earn it a new spot in your medicine cabinet.
Because coconut oil is ultra moisturizing, it’s perfect for everything from DIY body scrubs to hair masks. Rub a dollop of it on your skin to see what I mean. It’ll leave you feeling baby soft, and it’s all natural, unlike a lot of lotions out there.
It’s easy to say I LOVE coconut oil. Check out a few of the ways we’ve incorporated it into our daily routine:
● In a stir fry or quick sauté
● As a butter substitute in baking (see my Mango Muffin Recipe)
● To make raw chocolate bars
● In a supercharged smoothie
● In bulletproof coffee
● Spread on toast
● As a moisturizer
● As a leave-in conditioner
● As lip balm
● To soothe itchy skin or bug bites
● As a natural treatment for lice
● To relieve the pain of a sore throat
● In a DIY body butter
● As a makeup remover
● As a baby diaper-rash treatment and prevention
Before you run out to the store to grab a jar, make sure you’re getting only the good stuff. Specifically, you want to make sure coconut oil is organic, ethically sourced, and virgin—like Thrive Market’s. The online shopping site is offering every new member a FREE jar of high quality organic virgin coconut oil. Claim your FREE gift today before they’re gone!