Cuckoo for Coconut Oil!
Our friend Jordan talks about her love for coconut oil! Read all about it below and you'll find yourself giddy to try it on yourself very soon! There's nothing quite like a multifunctional beauty product. I'm talking something I can douse my curls in, rub on the heels of my feet, AND use to polish scuff marks off of my favorite pair of riding boots. This weeks featured beauty product is just as utilitarian as the modern women.
Combining affordability and functionality, COCONUT OIL is stealing my heart faster than Adam Levine spread eagle on a chaise lounge. "It's just so useful!", I find myself saying. I usually get mine at Trader Joe's or Whole Foods, but where you buy it is trivial. It's more important that you purchase coconut oil that is 1) organic and 2) virgin to ensure the quality of the product. Don't freak out if you buy a jar of solid white matter and wake up to a jar of clear liquid; this is normal. Coconut oil has a melting point of 76 degrees, so it's normal for the oil to liquefy in warmer environments. Be sure to store yours in a cool pantry away from light and heat.
If you have curly, dry, or coarse hair try using coconut oil as a hair moisturizer and shine serum. Rub a small amount between the palms of your hands and smooth the oil over your locks. As a "mixed-chick", I've found this oil provides the PERFECT amount of moisture and shine without making my hair feel greasy or weighed down. For damaged or color treated hair, try using coconut oil as a weekly deep conditioner. Apply a generous amount of coconut oil to your hair prior to washing, brush it through, and let it sit on your hair for at least an hour. Then thoroughly wash your hair and condition as normal. You'll find that your hair is noticeably softer and healthier. I've discovered that letting the oil sit in my hair overnight provides the best results for my thick hair type.
Alas, not all of us femmes are fortunate enough to have feet that smell of roses... but don't let funkmaster feet ruin your confidence! The natural antibacterial and antifungal properties of this magical oil can help combat pesky foot odor. Melt coconut oil by submerging the entire jar in hot water for about 5 minutes. Pour the melted coconut oil into a clean baby food jar, and add a few drops of your favorite essential oil. I like to add a drop of mint and eucalyptus for fresh, touchable feet!