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Do you have coconut oil in your pantry?
I know I certainly didn’t until about this time last year. I don’t think I had ever even heard of the stuff until about a year ago. But seriously, you guys… You NEED some coconut oil in your life. You can buy it online or just get it at the regular grocery store. It’s usually in the baking aisle.
It is awesome for cooking. It can almost always replace the oil or butter in a recipe. It’s just about the healthiest oil around, except maybe for olive oil. But it isn’t only for cooking, it does amazing things to your skin and hair as well. Seriously.
I used coconut oil to make my Healthy Boardwalk-Style french fries.
I use it in my fake out orange chicken recipe
and I use it to heal my nasty dry feet.
Lately, we’ve been using it on the kids’ faces because this harsh winter has left their skin really red and chapped. It works wonders!
Brittany has a great tutorial about using coconut oil on your hair.
A bottle usually costs around $10-$15, so it is pricey for a baking ingredient, but the other uses completely justify the cost in my mind.
I am skeeved out by the idea of using the same jar for cooking that I use on my feet, so recently we’ve started keeping two separate jars- one for cooking and one for beauty treatments.
You can also use it for oil pulling, which is basically swishing a tablespoon’s worth of the stuff between your teeth for about 20 minutes and then spitting it out into the trashcan. I have quite a few friends who swear this has done wonders for whitening their teeth and improving their overall dental health.
Have you tried it yet?
If not, you better go get you some.
Your life is about to change.
Seriously, you’re welcome.
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