Wednesday, July 6, 2011

amazing coconut oil

today is my first day to try out using coconut oil as a moisturizer for my face, body and hair. i must say, i am very excited about this and very happy with it so far!

coconut oil is not only good for you, but also smells great. when i applied after showering i found a little goes a LONG way - i used it on my face, body and hair. it makes me so happy knowing that i am putting something on my skin that is healthy for me to eat. using one product to replace 3 products is even more amazing! i love it!!

here is a list of the benefits of coconut oil (taken from
  • promoting your heart health
  • promoting weight loss when and if you need it
  • supporting your immune system health
  • supporting a healthy metabolism
  • providing you with an immediate energy source
  • helping to keep your skin healthy and youthful looking
  • supporting the proper functioning of your thyroid gland

the picture above is the product i am using right now: Ojio Extra Virgin Coconut Oil 100% organic ... i purchased it at Whole Foods.

other good coconut oil brands are Nutiva and Garden of Life

when choosing a coconut oil brand, it is important that the coconut oil is organic, not genetically modified, extra virgin, and not refined. dr. mercola explains this in his article on coconut oil.

also, it's preferred that the product be stored in glass jar which is another reason why i chose the product i did. from what i have heard, oil can leech plastic from the container, but i am not sure. i figure its better to be safe than sorry :)

for more articles on coconut oil health benefits:

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