Why You Need: Coconut Oil
If you haven’t heard by now, coconut oil is a miracle product. It. literally. does. EVERYTHING.
Glossier hair? Check. Softer skin? Check. Whiter teeth? Check! (You get my point.)
I started abusing using coconut oil back in 2014 when oil-pulling was big on the scene. I was hesitant to try it at first (because who wants to voluntarily shove a huge spoon of cold-pressed oil in their mouth?) However, with time, I began to see the amazing results of this practice. My skin was glowing, my teeth became whiter, and I felt detoxified in general. My daily routine: wake up, swish the oil around my mouth for thirty minutes (while I caught up on social media and work emails) then spit it out and enjoy my morning coffee.
Fast-forward two years. This July, I was perusing the retail shop at YogaWorks SoHo when I came across a beautiful turquoise TUBE of coconut oil. Made by Conscious Coconut, this squeezable version of my favorite product is super travel-friendly and so much prettier to look at than the crusty jar from Whole Foods that sits on my kitchen counter. At $15.00 per 3.4oz tube, it’s a bit costly *BUT* for every purchase, a child in need is given a meal through Feeding America food banks. On top of this, Conscious Coconut is “dedicated to empowering people with disabilities to lead the lives they choose” and the tubes are packaged by adults with developmental disabilities at the MacDonald Training Center located in Tampa, Florida.
The skinny: 100% USDA Organic, Fair Trade Certified™, Virgin, Cold-Pressed Coconut Oil.
- Zero artificial ingredients, GMOs, fillers, parabens, alcohol, fragrances, sulfates, artificial colors, or unnatural preservatives
- No animal testing.
- Uses: an amazing moisturizer, hair de-frizzer, teeth whitener, makeup remover, and scar remover
- Benefits: high in antioxidants (think: anti-aging—reverse that free-radical damage!!)
OK. My coconut oil rant is over… for now.