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!!!!!
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