First off, any product that in the same form can be eaten or slathered on your face and is GOOD in either scenario, you have my support. I purchased my first tub of coconut oil from Whole Foods a few weeks ago to make this smoothie. Since then, I’ve pretty much added it to any beverage I make. Chocolate milk? Sure! Tea? Why not!
I didn’t begin to dabble in topical applications until this past weekend when I accidentally spent 4 hours at the park (see photos below) without sunblock on and got burnt. In an attempt to not see my skin blister or peel I went on a hydration rampage Sunday night. I began with my favorite at home spa mask. Then while cleaning up the kitchen I came across my tub of coconut oil. I figured sure, why not, grabbed a glob and rubbed it across my forehead. Coconut oil is solid at room temperature but the second your fingers touch it starts to melt. I gave myself a nice sheen then settled in for the evening. 3 days later I can thankfully say my skin looks fabulous! Radiant! Even healthy pink, not scary red!
Here’s where I get obsessive. My friend Google told me I can also use it as a face wash to hydrate and balance my skin. Some articles have said to just use the oil and rinse. Others have said to use a normal face wash afterwards. I’ve tried both and dare I say my skin has been glowing? There’s no greater feeling than spooning out a lump of coconut oil, spreading some on my face, and eating the rest.
Also, kookoo for coconuts is my favorite cupcake from Flying Cupcake.
Here’s a really weird protein shake you can try: Combine 1 tb coconut oil, 2 tb hemp protein powder, 2 parts almond milk (if you use no sugar added then throw in some honey), 1 part coconut water. Mmm!
From left to right: Bernie (Eva’s age, about 15 Ibs bigger), Eva, Duke
Remy - Eva’s cousin!! Same breeder, I think same mother, but much smaller dad. 7 months old and paws half of Eva’s size.