the one about coconut oil :: true story


I now have a coconut oil problem. 

I follow this awesome gal on Instagram (another obsession. seriously so fun. follow me at lilyb30) 
and she posted a photo of this coconut oil just raving about its benefits. 

I maybe went out the next day and bought some. 
I've heard about it before but just never took the time to bring it into my life. 
Well, I have been missing out. And so are you. 


Use this stuff to make your skin glow, your hair happy and your feet say "THANK YOU". 

FACE: 
clean face. warm oil and massage into face and neck
this alone feels like a dream, people
let sit for as long as you want (I do about 15-20 minutes) 
then rinse and enjoy that sweet, glowing face

HAIR:
again, warm the oil. 
wet hair then lather small amount over hair - concentrating on the ends
(secret - a little goes a LONG way. found that out the greasy way. you're welcome)
you, will be so happy with the results
my hair is just so silky smooth I feel like a new woman

FEET: 
well, winter feet are gross. let's be honest
clean and scrub your feet
massage warm oil over feet
(I like to make a thing of it - total foot massage goodness)
then cover feet with socks to help hold moisture in
keep 1 hour then remove socks and rinse 
you can even heat up your socks if you're feeling fancy

I feel like I've been to the spa for 2 days. But I've never actually been to a spa. 
My homemade Burt spa has been fantastic though, I think I'll stay a while. 

Turns out you can also eat the stuff. I haven't done that, yet. I will let you know. 
It kinda creeps me out to think I've been rubbing this on myself like lotion to just eat a spoonful.

This brand is actually rather fattening so I won't be using it every single day.
I've been researching different types of coconut oils to get the best one so I'll post more of that when I come to it. This is also refined which I don't recommend, so I'll be fixing that as well. 

More benefits! : 
use to prevent stretch marks (you're welcome to all my ridic cute pregnant friends)
use on tattoos! mine are looking rather healthy and almost new-like, which is fun 
use under your eyes to help bags - you can even refrigerate it and give your face a nice wake up mid-day. 
rub your legs with the oily goodness after you shave! heaven for legs, I'm telling you what! 
make up remover 
mascara brush cleaner
hand moisturizer

That's all I got for now. Coconut oil. Get it. Be glad. 
Also, we just watched The Grey tonight and I'm now afraid of my wolf afghan.

xoxo, 
b