Oh, Coconut Oil, how do I love thee? Let me count the ways...
Here at Skinny & Co. we have taken our love of coconuts to a whole new level, and created lots of products to give you access to all the benefits of coconut oil. Wondering how you can incorporate it into your life? Here are our Top Ten EASY ways to use coconut oil!
Cooking and Baking
This one is the most obvious. Place your jar of Skinny & Co. Coconut Oil on the counter beside your stove and use it in place of EVERY SINGLE processed oil you typically use in the kitchen (vegetable oil, canola oil, margarine, etc.). Incorporating this one step will remove hundreds of chemicals from your body. And no, it doesn’t make your food taste like coconuts. No one will notice a difference in taste or consistency - we promise. And just in case you need one more reason to make the switch - coconut oil is known to reduce cholesterol AND boost your metabolism, making it easier to lose weight.
Moisturize, Moisturize, Moisturize!
Did we mention moisturizing? Coconut oil is fantastic as a full body moisturizer, from your head to your feet! Use it for dandruff control on your scalp, as a hair mask or leave-in conditioner on your dry, brittle, or over-processed hair, as a moisturizer for your skin, or as deep moisturizer for extremely dry hands, feet or elbows. It is perfect at night before bed, and is great for sensitive skin!
For thousands of years, oil pulling has been used to remove toxins from the mouth, fight decay, prevent bad breath, and strengthen the jaw. (Coffee lovers rejoice!) And with the peppermint essential oil included in the Skinny & Co. Oil Pulling, you get the added benefit of whitening your teeth! (Wine lovers rejoice!) Adding this step to your morning or evening brushing routine will add numerous benefits with very little effort.
Soothes Diaper Rash
Calling all Mommas - We have great news! Coconut Oil provides immediate relief for diaper rash. Because of the anti-inflammatory nature of coconut oil, it aides in healing the redness, irritation, and itchiness that comes with this common issue. Just apply liberally to the affected area with every diaper change, and see results almost immediately. Plus, because Skinny Coconut Oil contains no synthetic chemicals, you can use it knowing you are doing the very best for your baby.
Calms Skin Conditions
Because of all the same reasons coconut oil is great for diaper rash, it also provides relief for most skin irritations. From sunburns and bug bites to minor scrapes and scratches, you will feel immediate relief when you apply coconut oil to your skin. It also calms skin conditions such as eczema, psoriasis, or rashes.
Pet Paw Relief
We would never forget your fur babies! Use coconut oil during your dog's bath to add shine to his coat, or add it to his diet for added moisture all over. If your dog has dry paws (especially in winter), coconut oil is excellent for giving relief and added deep moisture for that area.
What is the most difficult part of removing your makeup? We would all probably agree - eye makeup! Rest easy in knowing that using coconut oil makes this process simple and soothing. Using just a teaspoon of coconut oil, rub it on your eyelids and eyelashes. Use a washcloth to wipe away eyeshadow, eyeliner AND waterproof mascara with little effort. Trust us, you will never look back after trying it. No stinging, no irritation, and no frustration!
Adding coconut oil to your bath or shower will fulfill many needs in just one little jar. Use it in your bath water to add long-lasting moisture for your skin. Use it as shaving cream to create a barrier between the razor and your skin, as well as soothe any razor burn or irritation. Use it as deep condition for over-processed or dry hair.
Skinny & Co. coconut oil is an excellent option for a massage oil. It doesn't have an overpowering coconut smell, and it is easily applied to skin. Even in its solid form, it quickly becomes a liquid when rubbed into the palms of the hands, making it easily applied to the skin for a massage. Great for rubbing sore muscles after a long day or hard workout.
Gift of Energy
Trying to cut back on caffeine, but needing an energy boost? Look no further! Add a tablespoon of coconut oil to your drink and feel motivated to continue your day without the jitters associated with caffeine. Plus, your whole body will receive the vitamins and nutrients that coconuts are known to provide. It's a win-win!
Already use coconut oil regularly? Leave your favorite uses below, we'd love to hear them!