It’s been all over social media, beauty gurus, and health articles. Today we are talking about coconut oil. I started to see this product appear a while ago, I read that it could be used as a healthier substitute to many things, but never really paid attention, or gave it a try. It wasn’t until just recently where I’ve been trying to find alternatives to ‘cheaper moisturizer’ options that I finally decided to give it a good chance. Let me just say, ‘where have I been!?’. You guys, this product has way surpassed my expectations and has given me so many options as to how I can use this product all around our life needs. These are just some examples of how I’ve tested and used this product.
Beauty: Reviews would rave about this product. It claims to be a substitute for moisturizers and makeup remover. I’ve tried both of these out, and they work! I mean really work! I take a little bit in my hand, give it a little rub through my fingers, which melts it to become an oil consistency, then rub it on my face to remove my makeup. I can’t tell you how easy my makeup removed, especially my mascara, which is always the hardest part to remove. I wear contacts; so sometimes applying certain makeup removers will get into and irritate my eyes. This had no problem, after I rinse my face off with water, I cleanse it, and then used it once more as a moisturizer. It made my skin feel soft, hydrated, and best of all I knew exactly what was being put on my face! Sometime these beauty moisturizers get confusing with its ingredients, but with an all-natural substance as coconut oil, you don’t have to wonder. Continuing to buy overpriced beauty moisturizers can be expensive, and well I just get tired of spending that kind of money on it. This is a great alternative that is all natural, affordable, and naturally smells good. Keeping your skin healthy and moisturized will make for a glowing complexion, making it easier for makeup to be applied. *Note, if you are not a fan of coconut smell, you might not like this, it does carry a light coconut smell, but after a while, the scent tends to fade away. I’ve also seen it can be used as a hair mask and am excited to try this one out soon!
Kitchen: Coconut oil has so many health benefits and is quickly becoming a leaner alternative to other cooking oils and butter. I’ve only tested it out in stir-fry’s, and have no complaints. It gets the job done, and all in a healthier way. When my husband and kids don’t notice (and they notice every change in their food…lol) you know it’s a success! The last kitchen hack I’ve seen is replacing it as a coffee creamer. Well, I tried it, and while I’ll say that I did enjoy my cup of coffee with an added half a teaspoon in my cup, it can’t take the place of my favorite creamer. Yes, yes, I know, coffee creamers are not good for you, it adds sugar and I’ve been called not a real coffee drinker because I put so much cream, but it taste so good! So for now, I’ll stick to my creamer, and who knows, maybe in time, I’ll be able to cut out my creamer out all together…..that’s a big maybe, haha!
My final thoughts on coconut oil are this: It’s affordable, it works, a little goes a long way, and I’m happy I finally invested my time into this product that can replace so many things in our everyday lives. There are so many other hacks that this can be used for! You can find it at almost every grocery store, and I would suggest going for an organic, extra virgin one. So what do you think? Would you give it a try?! Tell me what you think, or let me know if you have been using it and what other hacks you use them for!