Move over Kale! There’s a new celeb in town and Coconut Oil is her name.
Truthfully, I’m probably late to jump on the Coconut Oil bandwagon but it’s still new to me so I’m sticking to it. There’s no surprise that a lot of us suffer from dry skin in the bitter winter months and my mom recently told me about her new cure, Coconut Oil. She had recently been on a trip with my Aunt and they treated themselves to a complete spa-day, with facial included. What they learned during their facial was that coconut oil is what many claim to be the best natural moisturizer out there. Their esthetician even claimed to say that she has ditched buying regular moisturizers and strictly uses coconut oil!
I wasn’t sold yet. But I am a very firm believer in the mantra don’t knock it ‘till ya try it.
So, I bought myself some coconut oil (available at most retail grocery stores) and have started using it as a hand cream. And I am happy to report that as a moisturizer it definitely seems to be working (goodbye dry, cracked, winter knuckles!)
BUT, that’s not the only thing it’s good for. The jar itself claims coconut oil is “Ideal high-heat cooking oil, delicious for baking, in bread, on vegetables, or popcorn”. Sounds too good to be true, right? So of course, I had to try it.
Let me tell you, I have NOT been disappointed. I’ve started to use coconut oil as a substitute for olive oil when cooking with vegetables (mushrooms especially) and they are delicious! I find the hint of coconut really helps to bring out the natural flavours of the veggies I’m cooking with. Of course after I started using Coconut Oil myself I went online and found about a bijillion ways to use it! Some of my faves can be found here by well+good (one of my all-time favourite blogs fyi).
Moral of the story? Always ALWAYS listen to your mother. And stay tuned, I’ll be showcasing some of my own favourite recipes using Coconut Oil soon! #lifefitwork