Let me explain...I am a coconut lover. They are simply amazing things,those coconuts. I don't just devour them, I multi-use them. Smoothies, coconut water, coconut oil, coconut butter, coconut milk...you name it. If it is coconut related I am usually on board.
So, what do I mean when I say "I multi-use" coconuts? Well, I moisturize with coconut oil, too. It is my skin moisture-quencher of choice. Not just because it makes me think I am on some tropical island somewhere warm and sunny..it's also because I find it to be a healthier alternative to lotions and the such on my skin. Years ago I was not concerned about what I put on my skin (with the exception of during my pregnancies). This included makeup and lotions. After doing a great deal of research I discovered all of the nasties in commercial products and have chosen to ban them from my daily skin regimen. I'm so happy I did. Then I discovered coconut oil...the rest is history!
So, now I keep a small jar of coconut oil in my bathroom for my hair as well as my skin. Coconut oil is absolutely fabulous!! Softens so sweetly!!
Next in line to try: coconut flour. I've come across so many yummy-sounding recipes around the blog world that I must try it..I have a feeling that coconut flour will become a favorite as coconuts have such a great track record with me. Yes yes...thus the Twitter name: 'coconutkelly'.
Okay...so back to my mail goodie!! The virgin coconut oil I received from Tropical Traditions is super tasty, in fact, it is my favorite coconut oil to date. Bursting with coconut flavor...much more so than others I have tried. I give this virgin oil a thumbs up! The size, too, is a perfect amount as I use coconut oil frequently. And for the price you get a lot of bang for your buck!
Looking for some recipes for coconut? I was so excited to find this resource for coconutty recipes: COCONUT RECIPES
So, what do you think of coconut oil? What brands do you use? Also, have you tried coconut peanut butter yet?
For those of you who are attending the Healthy Living Summit this weekend...I hope you all have a great time. Wish I could go,too! I am striving for next year!!