Saturday, September 28, 2019

Have You Fallen in Love with #CoconutOil Yet?

Holy crap! According to this page of, “Coconut oil is used for diabetes, heart disease, chronic fatigue, Crohn's disease,irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), Alzheimer’s disease, thyroid conditions, energy, and boosting the immune system. Ironically, despite coconut oil’s high calorie and saturated fat content, some people use it to lose weight and lower cholesterol.”

Sounds like a miracle drug! Below I have a link to a bazillion uses for coconut oil, and I haven’t even read it; just wanted to make sure you have a great place to go once you’re done reading my post!

Not all coconut oils are the same, and some are more healthful than others. According to Body Ketosis, there are 3 main types of coconut oils: partially hydrogenated coconut oil, refined coconut oil, and virgin coconut oil. The last 2 are the ones you should include to your menu as both offer benefits but are different in terms of appearance, taste, and nutritional value.

So I’ve been hearing about coconut oil all over the place. I am in love with coconut, period. So I can do something with the oil? I’m in! I’m all over that!
I can get a good-sized jar at Trader Joe's or Aldi for only $6. First thing I did with it? Well, Mr. Kerrie actually did it. He cooked me a fried egg in it. Did it taste like coconut? NOPE.
I put some tea tree and lavender oil in a bit of it and made a nice little anti-fungal foot rub for Mr. Kerrie as well.
I’m also going to use it as a deep conditioner before my next shower! Then I'm going to have a truck dump some in my tub and I'm going to BATHE in it. If you're trying to lose weight, you can use coconut oil as well!
Check out this post over at Crunchy Betty to find out A Millionish Uncommon and Not So Uncommon Uses for Coconut Oil. Also, this piece on the Health Effects of Coconut Oil over at ManyEats.
New post: Beating the Dead Coconut Oil Horse
Since I posted the information above, I’ve been using it as my main eye makeup remover for after showers since I don’t take off my eye makeup at night. It works way better than anything else I’ve ever used.
I use it instead of vegetable or canola oil in cakes. I’ve been putting it in coffee. I also put it all in my hair at night before I go to bed to get my hair all shiny and soft. The next day I take a shower like normal and put a little more in my wet hair. Way cheaper than something like Moroccan oil for sure!
Check it out!

Originally posted 9/18/15