Lets face it, I won’t be on a deserted island anytime soon, but I do want to share with you the ONE thing I wouldn’t be caught without: coconut oil. In fact, every time I travel, one of the first things I do is to pop into a Trader Joe’s, local grocery store or even Walmart to get some good unrefined, organic coconut oil. I was recently traveling and my luggage was lost (but NOT my spirit!) for almost five days, along with all of my toiletries. After some deep breathing, and spending about an hour with the British Airways baggage claim rep, I popped into good old Tesco and purchased a small container of coconut oil. Here are just *some* of the great things you can use coconut oil for:
- Makeup remover
- Hair serum
- Body lotion
- Dietary supplement (this good fat is brain food)
- Cuticle cream
- Lip balm
- Sexual lubricant
Back at home, I have a small container of coconut oil on my bathroom vanity and I use a small amount before using my cleanser to help it last longer and nothing can beat it as a body moisturizer, it gives a nice glide and then absorbs into the skin leaving it baby soft.
For more information about the health benefits of coconut oil, check out out this video from Dr. Bruce Fife.