In my last post and my vlog you may have noticed some coconut talk.
I'll take the bra, thanks!
I figured I’d do a quick little info sesh on one of my new-found favorite remedies for baking, cooking and beauty! It’s an all-around supastar! I won’t go into depth about research on coconut oil, because I feel like there’s so many tangled topics about it – mostly controversies over the saturated fat content – so I’m going to give you my non-scientific two cents about coconut oil and why I think it’s God’s gift to my tastebuds, hair and skin.
1) Coconut oil is an awesome substitute when baking and/or cooking! I use it instead of butter/shortening in recipes and it really brings a great flavor to the dish. Plus, it smells like you’re floating away on a raft near a tropical island with a coconut rum mixer in your hand. Mmm (p.s. next time I travel to a tropical island, totally packing my bohemoth-of-a jar in my suitcase) Here’s some of the latest and greatest coconut oil creations from my kitch:
Skirt steak stir fry with coconut oil
Cranberry coconut cookies!
Wannabe Nutrigrain bars with coconut oil
2) I love to put this in my hair, wrap it in a towel or tame it with a shower cap (and run around like a Granny) for a few hours. After those few hours, I feel like I’ve been so productive because not only did I finish some work, maybe took a bath, went shopping (online…of course, although I won’t juidge if I see you out in public rockin’ the Granny cap), but I also nourished my hair. It really makes a difference in your hairs sheen and strength after using it, plus it’s chemical free and Earth friendly. Now that, my friends, is a successful day in 3 hours or less. Just remember when you wash it out – wash it good. Otherwise, as I mentioned quickly in my vlog, you will be running around looking like a greaseball and then I probably will judge. It’s just not cute no matter who you are.
3) Want the ultimate massage oil for your next rubdown? Look no further than your jar of coconut oil. Enough said. Bonus points if your boo likes coconut oil, too. 😉
Do you like coconut oil?
Have a favorite coconut oil recipe or use?
Peace and love!