Secret Obsession

August 7, 2014 in Health + Beauty

Well friends, after a month and a half without having internet, our friend at AT&T finally hooked us up! Meanwhile, I will tell you about my secret obsession.

Coconut Oil.

(Trader Joe’s. 6 bucks. Lasts forever.)

I know there’s been lot of hype about it, but these are my top 10 favorite things to use it for. Hopefully now that I can sit down and write I will have more meaningful posts than oil.

But until then… here’s my top 10:

1. DEEP CONDITIONER: Put it on after you shampoo your hair and let it sit while you finish showering.

2. FRIZZ CONTROL: Just put a tiny drop the size of a dime on your hands, rub together and put on ends of hair. It is a lot like biosilk.

3. BAGGY EYE TREATMENT: Guys, I do this one every night. Ever since having my little, I swear I look 10 years older just from lack of sleep! I started to do this and it just helps you feel refreshed in the morning to smooth skin under your eyes. I get the worst baggy eyes, so I love this one! WARNING: your husband might think you are crying because it leaves a little glistening look on your face. Use it for the sympathy card if needed;)

4. SHAVING CREAM: Silky smooth.

5. LIP BALM: This is also a nightly ritual with my baggy eye treatment.

6. SCALP TREATMENT: This is great for a dry scalp or dandruff. Use a cotton ball, dip it in the coconut oil and go along your scalp doing 1/4 inch sections. Massage your scalp afterwards. I don’t have too much time to do this one on myself, but it’s great for a girls night!

7. STRETCH MARK PREVENTATIVE: I used this on my pregnant belly occasionally and swear by it!

8. EYE LASHES: Just use a q-tip and dab someone the roots of your eye lashes to condition and strengthen them!

9. “STICKY” REMOVER: Okay, this one has nothing to do with “Beauty”… but i’m tellin ya. I had a grease stain on one of my pans that even the dishwasher couldn’t get out and I finally caved and tried my oil. Now I have a clean pan again. Don’t knock it til ya try it!

10. HAND OR BODY SCRUB: This might be one of my favorites. All you do is mix it in with some sugar and use like soap. I remember trying a hand scrub at bath and body that was so magical and this does the same thing. Gets rid of your dead skin and your skin is SO soft afterwards.

This stuff works wonders I tell ya.

What are your favorite uses for coconut oil?

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  • TrueBliss August 7, 2014 at 7:48 pm

    I use it on Little Guy's bum. Helps fend off diaper rash!
    I'm told adding it to smoothies helps fatten up little kiddos. Similar to adding avocado to a smoothie I guess.
    I'm also not into the fad, but there is oil pulling for teeth. Not my cup of tea (especially because I really hate coconut) but other people try it.

    I'm going to have to use it on stretch marks the next time I'm pregnant, thanks for that suggestion!

  • Jelli August 7, 2014 at 8:11 pm

    It's a great low fat cooking oil, much better for you than vegetable/canola. I use it to fry eggs, as a non-stick for pancakes, in homemade dressings and wheat bread, etc.

  • Jelli August 7, 2014 at 8:12 pm

    I also use it on my legs after shaving. It gives them that nice glow and I swear my hair is growing in softer.

  • Karly Gomez August 7, 2014 at 8:18 pm

    I love coconut oil as well, though I do use it more for cooking than anything else!

  • M. Mobery August 7, 2014 at 8:49 pm

    Wow, I had no idea it could do all that. Definitely going to try that to control my frizzy hair

  • Lindsay Living Vegan August 8, 2014 at 12:00 am

    Coconut oil is THE best! I have jars of it all over my place and use it for just about anything. I am coconut obsessed 🙂

  • Mandy@ a sorta fairytale August 8, 2014 at 2:26 am

    You know, I've never tried coconut oil as a home/beauty product before. My Husband uses it for cooking all of the time — but this is a fabulous list!! Thank you for sharing!

  • Christen P August 8, 2014 at 5:16 am

    Coconut oil is amazing!!!! It is great to coo with because it's healthy and the heat does not affect it and make it dangerous in anyway. It has all those other uses you mentioned here too! I buy the exact same one at Trader Joe's.

  • Jenna Brussee August 8, 2014 at 5:00 pm

    I am obsessed with coconut oil! I've been using it for cooking because it's way better for you. I also use it for eye make up remover. I need to try it on grease stains. This stuff does it all!

  • Carly August 8, 2014 at 8:39 pm

    I have heard a lot of great things about coconut oil. I can't wait to try some out for some of these uses!

  • Kendall Rayburn August 8, 2014 at 10:49 pm

    I've never used this but I've read so much about it from other people. I need to jump on the bandwagon and give it a try!

  • Deidre Miller August 9, 2014 at 4:04 am

    I only hear good things about coconut oil but I have never used it! Have you ever done oil pulling?

  • Jordan Wise August 9, 2014 at 6:17 am

    I use it for cooking mostly, but I love seeing how else you can use it besides 'oil pulling'

  • Girl In Beta August 9, 2014 at 6:19 am

    I've heard you can use it as cleanser too, but I'm scared to try it. I'm afraid I'll break out. But I need to pick up some of this. It's all the rage and you can use it for just about everything.

  • Esther Ju*Lee August 9, 2014 at 7:50 am

    i've been using it as a make up remover and it works really well. i've been curious about trying oil pulling.. but haven't started yet.

  • Miranda Myrabev August 9, 2014 at 10:02 am

    I did not know you can use for shaving legs, i know about body moisturizer

  • celery and cupcakes August 9, 2014 at 12:31 pm

    Coconut oil is my true obsession right now, love it!

  • gillian claire August 9, 2014 at 2:29 pm

    Love this! I love coconut oil as well! I have to say though, I cannot use it on my hair – even I use just a little it makes my hair super greasy!

  • Neely August 9, 2014 at 8:08 pm

    I wish I could use coconut oil because I hear so many amazing things about it!

  • Rebekah Clarke August 10, 2014 at 4:04 am

    Love coconut oil. It also works amazingly well on baby acne and diaper rash 🙂

  • Betsy August 10, 2014 at 4:24 pm

    coconut oil is the best! i love how many things you can use it for! i specifically love using it as a moisturizing mask on my hair

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  • Leanna Ranieri August 11, 2014 at 7:27 am

    OMG! I just bought coconut oil because of all the wonderful things I have heard about it! I am excited to use it as a moisturizer and as a stretch mark preventive!

  • Jessica Doll @ Team Wiking August 12, 2014 at 4:22 am

    I have heard so many amazing things about coconut oil recently. I picked some up but haven't had a chance to try it out yet.

  • Kristine@thefoleyfam August 12, 2014 at 6:38 am

    Guilty of having a jar {or two!} and have yet to try anything but oil pulling and that was a bust! Thanks for sharing!

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