Thursday, September 5, 2013

I put that shit on everything.


No, I'm not on another hot sauce kick... Though I do miss cooking spicy food. Why don't I you ask? 
Well that will be another blog post on its own. Soon. 

But back on topic here.... 

COCONUT OIL



I've been using it for years. 
Didn't love it, didn't hate it...
Now I want it to marry me. 

I occasionally use it for cooking. Not as often because I find it adds that coconut flavour a bit too much for my liking. 

Baking... It has pretty much replaced butter/margarine, oil/shortening in most of the muffins, cakes and cookies I make. Some still get their exact recipe because certain things are just sacred.  Like ooey gooey chocolate chip cookies that I have always made with margerine... They don't get messed with. 

Moisturizing. Yes I guess I've gone hippy. I started using it as lotion/cream. My hands and nails haven't been this happy in ages. Works like a charm and smells yummy too. 

Hair. The last month or so I've embraced beachy wavy/curly hair. Coconut oil has been a big part of this. Best thing I've ever put in my hair. Tames frizz without weighing it down, keeps it super soft and happy... Which makes me happy. 

Draco! 
Yes. The pug. 
He gets coconut oil added to his food every time he's fed and omg the difference is ridiculous. He's suffered from allergies his whole life and since Hugo came along and started leaving a trail of Cheerios behind him I've had a really hard time keeping Draco from eating those blasted little wheaty O's. 
so Draco ends up wearing the cone of shame. His face has been so much better since he's started on the coconut oil. Like has only worn the cone of shame  once in the past 2 months. For just a couple days. Only because I rushed when I was doing his nails and they were still sharp. But normally he'd have had the cone on 50% of that time because his allergies get worse when it's hot (I'm thinking sweaty wrinkles are more sensitive perhaps?) so 2 days in the cone as a proactive thing since it took me two days to actually file down the edges that were going to be an issue.... Kind of a miracle. 

So hippies that I have previously made fun of for your obsession with coconut oil... I apologize. And though I will continue to shave my legs and armpits (time permitting of course) I would like to humbly request a spot on team coconut oil. 



1 comment:

The Tompkins Family said...

Speaking of shaving, apparently coconut oil makes a great shave gel too! Haven't tried it yet...