Good evening Beautiful People! I wanted to talk about one of the best things that has happened to me since I have switched over to the Vegan lifestyle… COCONUT OIL! now because I am HCLF ( high carb low fat) I try to stay away from consuming oil and coconut oil is high in saturated fat… but no one said anything about eating it!!!! Yes coconut oil for your skin…. I have been using Coconut for everything! I put it on my hair.. my arms, my legs my belly and my face!!! coconut oil is better than the average face moisturizer. And hair serum. And body lotion: “Commercial moisturizers contain lots of water, which makes you feel like your skin is being moisturized. But as soon as the water dries, your skin becomes dry again. Also, many commercial brands of moisturizers contain petroleum-based ingredients that can suffocate the skin. In contrast, coconut oil provides deep and real moisture. It helps strengthen underlying tissues and helps remove excessive dead cell on the skin’s surface that makes your skin rough and flaky in texture. It also great for shine and as a natural moisturizer for your hair.” http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/06/27/coconut-oil-benefits_n_1625631.html
pretty cool right?? at first I was scared to put it on my face because i thought I was going to break out! and well… I did 😦 BUT that was because I was using refined coconut oil! Refined coconut oil refers to coconut oil that has been bleached, and deodorized. The oil is derived from dried coconut meat known as copra. Traditional Tropics notes that oil obtained from copra has to be purified with bleaching clays because contaminants arise during the drying process.
High heat is then used to deodorize the coconut oil to remove its distinctive odor and flavor. Sodium hydroxide is often added to prolong its shelf life. To obtain the most oil, some brands use chemical solvents to extract as much oil as possible from the meat.
They may partially hydrogenate the oil, too, which means it will contain trans-fats. MayoClinic.com advises against the consumption of trans-fats, noting they raise bad cholesterol levels while lowering good cholesterol levels.
That does not sound like something I would want to put on my skin… So when you are choosing your coconut oil, choose unrefined and organic 🙂 I really love spectrum and you can get it at your local health food grocery store! and its a big jar and not that expensive!!! there you go again beauties! You’re WELCOME! ( haha) 😉
here are some other ways to use coconut oil