Coconut oil how I love thee… let me count the ways….

Barleans Coconut Oil Give Away

It’s no secret I love coconut oil… all things coconut really.  I’ve posted before about whipped coconut oil, which I love beyond words.  So I felt it was about time that I shared some of my favorite uses for my beloved oil, but also share the love with a coconut oil give away with my absolute favorite brand of coconut oil Barlean’s!  Barlean’s will be our first sponsored give away!  I could not be more excited that my favorite brand of coconut oil is willing to sponsor a give away on my lil’ old blog!

So before we get into those wonderful uses for coconut oil, let me tell you a little about how I came to find Barlean’s brand.  I have been using Barlean’s brand for years.  I first started using their Omega Swirl flax see supplement about 7 years ago when I wanted to add Omega’s to my diet, but didn’t want to do the fish oil caps.  So I found the Omega flax swirl and figured I would give it a try.  Turns out it is crazy yummy, no seriously it’s actually delicious.  You can take it by the spoonful or add it to smoothies.  So then when I decided to continue my adventure into crunchiness I naturally went with the Barlean’s brand.  I have tried other brands, but always come back to them.  I find they maintain the quality and consistency of their products.  Here is some info about their’s coconut oil for Barleans.com: “Barlean’s has extended our family to the Philippine Island of Quezon to bring you the absolute best-tasting and most nutritious coconut oil cold pressed fresh for your vibrant health and energy. Our 100% organic, island fresh Extra-Virgin Coconut Oil is hand selected, picked fresh and harvested at the peak of flavor and nutritional value.”

Now that I have chewed your ear off about why I love Barlean’s let’s talk about my top 10 daily uses for coconut oil…

Top 10 uses:

1:  Post partum baby bell… It works great and I will skip the details.

2:  Drooly baby chin… Seriously it stops drool rash in it’s tracks, I have used it for so long with my son that he now points at the jar and goes “coconoot chinny chin”

3: “Pulling” or swishing with coconut oil for dental health… Even post baby my dentist told me my gums looked amazing!

4: Make up remover for those stubborn under eye spots… When I put my makeup on in the morning, I intend for it to stay on through out the day.  But at night even after thoroughly washing my face, I still have black circles under my eyes.  So I dip a Q-tip in coconut oil and it wipe under my eyes and it’s gone!

5: A natural alternative to googone… Have you tried to get the sticker off the bottom of a glass or plate, and find that even if you get the paper off you are still left with a sticky spot?  Rub a little coconut oil on it and wash with soap.  Bam!  Sticky stuff gone!

6: Cooking…  I especially love to use coconut oil when I make waffles.  I always use my coconut almond milk, coconut oil (in lieu of canola or vegetable oil), and a dash of vanilla to make my waffles taste extra yummy and fluffy!

7: Conditioner for the ends of my hair… Just s drop of coconut oil on the ends om my hair before I shower makes for much easier styling.

8: Nipple cream when nursing… This is especially great if you are allergic to wool and can not use lanolin.  I don’t want to be too dramatic and say that coconut oil saved my life, but if you’ve ever been a nursing momma, you get my point!)

9: Scars… I find it especially great early in the healing process, as it protects against candida and keeps the scar from becoming too dry.  I have also found that it helps lighten the scar more quickly.

and finally the most crunchy of my uses…

10: Home made deodorant… Yes seriously I am trying this and it will be a post up on the blog in the coming months.

 

Now it’s time for the give away!  Barlean’s has been generous enough to provide us with not 1, but 2 coconut oils for our give away!  That means 2 winners!!!!!

Click on this link to enter to win a coconut oil from Barlean’s!

Also don’t forget to follow us at facebook.com/ApplesauceEverywhere for updates!

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3 thoughts on “Coconut oil how I love thee… let me count the ways….

  1. Thanks for the giveaway! I love using coconut oil to make massage bars, salt scrubs, bath oils, etc. I also find it’s great to take off residue from other products — like if I use too much Bengay or Capzasin, coconut oil is the only thing that gets it off and relieves the sting/burn.

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