Friday, October 30, 2009

Coconut oil has replaced my lotion!

Coconut oil has replaced my lotion!

I've been using coconut oil consistently for over a year now on my daughter and I's skin. I came across this by chance when I used it in our hair, and realized how great it felt on my skin. We have a mild case of eczema and this has definitely cleared it up 90%. We hardly have to use prescription creams, and it clears up even the worse flare ups.

I've also used olive oil on my skin, which is used by alot of women in the mediterranean. But being from the Caribbean, I can appreciate the nutty tropical smell of coconut and the silky moisturizing texture on my skin. I don't feel super greasy or sweaty, and it doesn't stick to my clothes like olive oil did. It also sinks right into the skin.

Before using coco oil on my skin, I was buying at least one bottle of lotion a month. A 16 oz jar of the oil lasts me about 3 mths. A 32 oz even longer. I buy big, separate into two jars, one for hair, and another for our skin. This is a keeper, and I wish I knew about it sooner. Our skin looks smooth and even toned, and smells great.

Here is a wonderful article on the benefits of coconut oil:

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