Coconut Oil: All About The Ultimate All-In-One Ingredient
We know that it's delicious and healthful (depending on whom you ask), but did you know that coconut oil (now a house product at Trader Joe's) is: anti-inflammatory, anti-microbial, anti-fungal, anti-viral, and improves nutrient absorption?
It appears, from this article we found, that it could replace just about all of your toiletries as it can be used as a moisturizer for body, hair and face, deodorant, toothpaste, make up remover, massage oil, personal lubricant, sunscreen, stretch mark cream, nipple cream, diaper salve, bug bites, swimmers ear, and loads more.
You have to read through all 80 uses, some seem downright ridiculous not to mention scary (and none are sanctioned by Chow Bella!) like HIV, Mononucleosis and Autism - uh, what?) but some make us wonder if we shouldn't buy stock in a coconut oil company.
We love that this oil can be used one for one as a delicious tropical scented fat in cooking and baking, as a bronze polish, for treatment of canker sores, bug bites and even a chewing-gum-in-hair remover (even tho' we haven't done this since we were 10 and learned any ol' oil would take care of this, too).
Are you fans of coconut oil, already? What uses have you found that even Hybrid Rasta Mama hadn't come up with?
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