From Kitchen to Beauty Bag: I'm in Love with Coconut Oil

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You all know about my love affair with olive oil. Well, now there's a new cooking staple I adore: coconut oil.

You know it works wonders when I've considered buying a jar just for the bathroom.

No, really!

I recently joined an aquatic exercise class. Hey, trying all these yummy foods for my blog isn't always friendly on a girl's waistline, you know? When I realized how much the chlorinated pool was drying out my hair and skin, I knew I had to turn to my favorite natural moisturizers, oils.

Coconut oil wins hands-down. It's less expensive than jojoba oil and smooths on like a creamy lotion, making is simpler to use than olive oil. (I still love olive oil, but coconut oil is so much easier to apply!)

So, here's how I've been adding coconut oil to my daily beauty routine:
  • I comb a teaspoon through my hair before swimming to maintain my hair's soft texture.
  • I use the oil as a lotion to naturally hydrate my skin and repel chlorinated pool water.
  • The oil works great as a facial moisturizer and creamy lip balm.
  • I also smooth the oil on my dry feet at the end of the day to ward off unsightly cracked heels.
So, tell me, how do you like to use coconut oil, either in the kitchen or the bathroom? I think I'm going to have to start buying this multi-tasking oil by the case!

Until Next Time,
Choose Healthy!

Angela Tague
Whole Foods Living



  1. This is wonderful! I was just telling my boyfriend about how great coconut oil is. Thanks for the suggestions of use!

    1. Good for you! It is simply a magical beauty product in my opinion!! Thanks for visiting! ~Angela

  2. Great tip. I never would have thought to use coconut oil as a beauty treatment. Thanks.


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