Cuckoo for Coconut Oil

I’ve been playing mad-scientist again and concocting more magical potions, this time it’s with coconut oil.

My sis has been singing the praises of coconut oil for years, but it’s only been recently that I myself have began looking more into all of its wonderful health and beauty benefits.  And many there are!

To save me from typing it all out and rambling on too much, please just read this article by Dr. Mercola about the Countless Coconut Oil Uses and Health Benefits, it’s very informative and interesting.   And you may also like to pay a visit to MissHappySpiritsKitchen, a fellow WordPress blogger (and lovely person) who wrote a nice little post about coconut oil earlier last month.

But before you go, look at the pretties I made…

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Coconut oil deodorant, body scrub, and eye cream, all of which are amazing!  The deodorant freaks me out at how well it works and the body scrub leaves my skin so unbelievably smooth and silky, seriously… wow!   And I scented both of them with lavender essential oil so you know they smell completely divine!   ♥

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I’m also still on my adventures of experimenting with other herbal remedies too.  I made an absolutely fabulous face toner the other day and it’s made a world of difference in the overall appearance of not only my skin, but my daughter’s as well.   She came into my room the other morning and her face was glowing!  It looked like she was wearing makeup, her skin tone was so even and polished looking, it was crazy!  And here’s the kicker… it only contains 3 ingredients ~ witch hazel, crushed comfrey leaves (made into a tea), and patchouli essential oil.  So basic, and yet so marvelous!

This adorable little gal has a great video about all the beauty uses of coconut oil…

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Yep, I’m cuckoo for coconut oil!  And with the long, cold (and skin drying) winter weather ahead, I’m going to be taking full advantage of nature’s perfect moisturizer ~ coconut oil!  Try it, you’ll like it.  😀

Peace & love…

“For all its internal health benefits, pure coconut oil is also a wonderful all-natural “anti-aging” moisturizer when applied topically. When absorbed into your skin and connective tissues, coconut oil helps to reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles by helping to keep your connective tissues strong and supple. It also helps exfoliate the outer layer of dead skin cells, making your skin smoother.

Physiologist and biochemist Ray Peat, Ph.D. considers coconut oil an antioxidant, due to its stability and resistance to oxidation and free radical formation. Besides that, coconut oil also has potent antimicrobial activity. (About 50 percent of the fat in coconut oil is lauric acid that your body converts into monolaurin, which has anti-viral, anti-bacterial and anti-protozoa properties. Capric acid, another coconut fatty acid present in smaller amounts, also has antimicrobial activity.)

All of these features make it a good choice for skin applications. Coconut oil is perhaps one of the most useful ingredients you can keep in your house. A previous article by Delicious Obsessions lists no less than 122 creative uses for this household staple, including 21 DIY coconut oil skin care recipes. For example, you can use it as a base for body scrubs, homemade deodorant, toothpaste, hand and body cream, lip balm—even bug repellent.”

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16 responses to “Cuckoo for Coconut Oil

  1. Oh I love you Jewels! Im am trying this deoderant straight away!!!
    happy holidays to you and your family 🙂

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  2. Oooh,I’m going to have to look up those recipes! Did you find yours on the Delicious Obsessions post you mentioned?

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    • No, I got the body scrub recipe from the video I linked in my post, and the deodorant recipe from the same gal here:

      The eye cream and the face toner recipes I got from an old Herbs for Health magazine I have from 2005. That would be tricky for you to come by so let me post the recipes…

      Toner

      1/4 cup comfrey infusion
      1/4 cup witch hazel
      10 drops patchouli essential oil

      To make comfrey infusion, gently crush 1/8 cup comfrey leaves and place in a small bowl. Pour 1/2 cup boiling water over comfrey and cover. Steep 5 to 10 minutes (I did 10). Strain and cool before using. Combine 1/4 cup of the infusion with the witch hazel and patchouli. Store in a clean bottle. To use, apply with a clean cotton ball twice daily.

      Eye Cream

      1 tsp coconut oil
      1 tsp apricot kernel oil
      1 tsp grated beeswax
      1/2 tsp aloe vera gel
      3 drops grapefruit seed essential oil
      1 vitamin E capsule

      Combine oils and beeswax in the top of a double boiler. Heat until wax has melted; remove from heat. Using a wooden spoon, beat in the aloe vera gel. Allow to cool slightly and add essential oil and vitamin E (puncture the capsule and squeeze out in contents), stirring well. Pour into a small jar. Cool and cap tightly. Apply nightly before bed.

      Let me know how you like these if you end up trying them. I’m hooked!

      Have a great weekend Trisha! 😀

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  3. Wow. That’s a lot to take in! I’ve used it as a pre-shampoo conditioner, because it washes easier than olive oil, and in Ayurvedic medicine, it’s “cooling,” but I had no idea about the rest of its topical uses.
    I drank coconut water last summer when a friend of mine was heavily into it, and the result was pretty amazing. I felt great and had even MORE energy, lol!

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    • Yeah, it’s pretty amazing stuff, and there are sooo many health and beauty uses, it’s well worth looking further into. I’ve been using it in place of vegetable oil in most of my baking recipes for quite a while and also for sauteing vegetables. And let me tell you… using it for popping popcorn makes for a deliciously sweet and salty combination! 😀

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  4. Lovely recipes – thanks for the inspiration. I used to use coconut oil all the time in cooking but then couldn’t get hold of it any more. I’ll have to try again as it really was great.

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  5. This sure sounds interesting but I wonder what it would do for me and my Africa sun ravished skin of 60 + years…

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  6. Reblogged this on tulabugblog.

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  7. Do you mind if I copy your toner and eye cream with mention to you as it would not let me reblog it without the whole page. ? I love it, Let me know!

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