Just lately I have been reading a LOT about Virgin coconut oil and all it’s amazing health benefits.
I’m a little skeptical to be honest.
The idea of eating spoonfuls of the stuff for “weight loss” just doesn’t seem to make sense to me.
For a start coconut oil, milk, cream all taste so damn GOOD….and in my experience anything that tastes so damn GOOD is usually not the stuff that’s going to make you lose weight.
It’s a saturated fat so how can it make you lose weight AND supposedly lower cholesterol?
Anyway, that’s for the experts to argue about.
I’m not planning on eating my coconut oil.
Of course not.
At present I am experimenting with it for my very dry and brittle hair.
Oh if you could smell me now you would WANT to eat me!
I smell just like a tropical island!
After I have rinsed all this out of my hair I’ll let you know if it’s indeed worked, as it’s reported to….being this amazing thing for HAIR!
But I’ll tell you something that I know already and am sure of, for me anyway.
I have dry skin, especially my hands.
After rubbing the oil through my hair I rubbed the rest on my hands and arms and I must tell you OOOHHHH it feels SO good!
My skin feels so soft and so moisturized.
Other moisturisers ( and I’ve tried them all…even straight olive oil!) all seem to just soak in and “disappear” after the first five minutes or so, with the exception of olive oil which makes you feel like you should roll yourself in flour and go get deep fried! No…you shouldn’t really deep fry with olive oil, but that sounded better than “go and frolic in a bed of lettuce leaves.”
Now this….the coconut oil feels different.
A little bit goes a long way….and it actually feels like it’s making a LOT of difference….more nourishing or something.
It’s reported to be excellent for skin, and so far, well, I’d have to say that I’m liking it a lot and it SMELLS so good!
So, if you have really dry skin, why not give it a go!
I searched all the supermarkets and could not find it. Health stores probably have it, but those places are rip off merchants!
So I found mine in a little store that stocks a lot of pacific island foods, Indian and Asian food products.
For only $9 I reckon this jar is going to last me a LONG time! Far cheaper than moisturisers, and hopefully hair treatments too.
And….if I want to….I can cook with it too!