It’s true, I’ve finally jumped on the Coconut Oil bandwagon. A few months ago I saw this Jenna Marbles blog post on coconut oil. I love her and she made this super crunchy thing seem very approachable. You know I’m a bit of a wanna be hippie so this shouldn’t surprise you. I watched many of my Twitter friends dive head first into the whole shebang. Coconut oil for the insides and outsides of their bodies. Some put it in smoothies, some lathered their skin in it. Some seasoned users even baked with it.
I waited and waited and then I forgot about it. That was until my Emma started getting full body rashes. I don’t want to go the Aquaphore route if I can help it, especially if it turns out to be eczema like Alexa had. This weekend I finally placed my Amazon order for some Nutiva Organic Coconut Oil. Now I have two big tubs of it to use. One tub will be for external use and one will be for internal.
Today I broke into it to give Emma a full body rub down. Baby massages are awesome but even better when you know you’re using a product that is super safe for their sensitive skin. I had used olive oil last week for the same reason but that gets messy. Coconut oil is solid at room temperature so it’s much easier to use. I rubbed it on my hands and arms while we were at it…then a little on my face. It doesn’t feel greasy! It absorbs like any other moisturizer only it keeps my skin feeling soft for far longer. I’ll keep you posted on the state of Emma’s super dry rashy skin. Hope this helps!
As for the inside of my body. Well I cooked with it today. I used coconut oil in place of butter for frying my egg. It tastes a little tropical (heh) but you don’t notice it much. I’m going to give it a shot in my smoothie tomorrow and then in place of butter the next time I make oatmeal cookies. Here are some of the health benefits.
Have any of you used coconut oil for skin care or nutrition? I can’t wait to use it to take off my eye make up next time I get done up. I’m told is the best remover out there.