{ Video } 5 Favorite Uses for Coconut Oil

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I’ve been doing a lot of deliberating.

See, this week’s video is a bit blurry…

And as much as it chaps my hide, we had to make an executive decision to go forward with it.

On the one hand, we always strive to make sure everything we put out is of the utmost quality. On the other hand, I’ve had a bit of an unfriendly relationship with perfectionism in the past, and I know it’s a stealthy faux-ami. Perfectionism can really stifle and stymie you and suddenly you’re not producing anything because it isn’t… perfect.

Basically what happened is this: we focused the camera, started to talk, but then realized there was a speck of something on the lens, wiped off said speck, and then kept going. A silly mistake, yes. Of course the wiping off of the speck messed up the focus. *whimper*

But we decided to post the video anyway for a few reasons: a) the information is valuable, b) it’s been mighty busy for both of us — for example, we has this fabulous event with our fave chiropractor — and we wouldn’t have had time to film another vid, and c) we aren’t perfect, and we don’t want you to think for one second that we, or anyone, is.

So, here it is. We hope that you’ll forgive us for the blurry vid, and just pretend for a few moments that it’s the 90s before things got pixel-tastic. (Sadly one of the only things that coconut oil doesn’t do is fix out-of-focus videos… If the blur-factor makes you cringe, please see below where I’ve shared our top 5 faves, and outlined the major points of the video.)

5 Favorite Uses for Coconut Oil Video

And, in written form…

5 Favorite Uses for Coconut Oil

Homemade Toothpaste

Chloe is a DIY pro with homemade cosmetics, and her two-ingredient “two’thpaste” is no exception. Mix coconut oil with baking soda, and then add in an essential oil or two, and you’re in business!

Make-up Remover

Hands down the best way to remove make-up. Rub it on your eyes (or anywhere else,) and then wipe the make-up away. Coconut oil works better than any other product to remove stubborn lingering mascara, with the added bonus of fortifying your lashes in the process. Hooray!

Oil Pulling

You guys know I’m a huge advocate for this game-changing ayurvedic practice. One of the best immune-system enhancing things you can do. To learn more, here’s our article on the ins and outs, and whys and hows of oil pulling.

Skin Wounds and Burns of All Kinds

Since coconut oil is anti-microbial, anti-fungal, and anti-biotic, it’s the bee’s knees for soothing and healing skin wounds of any kind. Get creative — it’ll soothe almost any cut, scratch, burn, or injury.

Hair Oil and Mask

Use coconut oil as a base for a delicious hair oil or mask! Other oils to add in for additional pizzazz and benefit: rosemary essential oil, neem oil, and argan oil. I usually do a coconut hair mask the night before I’m going to wash my hair. How?  I coat my hair in coconut-base oil cocktail (with the above oils added in), spin it into a bun on the top of head, nod off to sleep, and then do a few good thorough washings the next morning. Prepare for silky and moisturized locks.  (To learn more, here’s our article on how to get thick and luscious hair.)

Voilà!

 

So, what do you think? What’s your fave use for this soothing salve?

Furthermore, what are your thoughts on the infamous perfectionism issue? Has it ever haunted you? Would love to hear your thoughts in the comments below.

Have a fabulous weekend!

P.S. We made zingy beet juice and chocolate ganache cookies for our chiropractor Dr. Anaïs’ pregnancy event and they went down a dream. There’s something so deliciously zig-zaggy about eating cookies with beet juice, if you know what I mean…

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