When The Universe sends you messages, especially in threes, it’s a good idea to listen. I first heard about the benefits of coconut oil over the weekend when I was getting a pedicure. The woman next to me was saying that she started rubbing coconut oil on her feet, and they have been silky-soft ever since. Next, I read about the marvels of coconut oil in this month’s Harper’s Bazaar. And number three? I found this giant, 54 fl. oz. container of coconut oil at COSTCO today. So, it was time to try it!
Coconut oil locks in moisture without petroleum-based ingredients or chemicals. And coconut oil has benefits for diet, hair, and skin, because of its antibacterial, anti-inflammatory and antifungal properties. Look for virgin coconut oil: I easily found Carrington Farms Pure, Unrefined, Cold-Pressed, Organic Extra Virgin Coconut Oil. When I rubbed it on, my skin started to feel softer immediately. And am I imagining an added glow? With 54 fl. oz., I will be rubbing it on for a very long time and will keep you posted of the results on my skin and specifically, my feet. One thing is for sure: the tropical smells are enough to keep me coming back.
Coconut oil. You may want to try it, too? Did someone say piña colada?