6 Tips for buying Coconut Oil

Health and Beauty, Paleo

Hello everyone! My amazing guest blogger, Annie, is back and she has lots to talk about in the beauty department. Here’s what she has to say about coconut oil.


 

I think it’s time to tell you guys about one of the most wonderful things in the entire world: Coconut Oil.

Coconut oil has a million and one uses. It’s great for pretty much everything from cooking to beautifying. And, it’s Paleo since it comes from meat of the coconut. My two favorite ways to use it are as lotion and as a deep conditioner for my hair. I think it’s pretty fair to assume that most of us don’t have coconut trees in our back yards, so the first step is buying our coconut oil. Here are some 6 things to remember when…

Buying your first jar of Coconut Oil

  1. Just in case you need a little push in the direction of being obsessed with coconut oil like me, have a look at this site.
  2. You can find virgin coconut oil at a grocery store or online. The one I’m using right now, I got at Trader Joe’s for a 16 oz jar for $7. One jar lasts a long time because a little goes a long way. (For reference: I bought a jar in late June, and it’s only about half gone.)
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  3. I advise against getting refined coconut oil. The refining process takes out some of those delicious fats and natural properties of coconut oil that your hair loves to soak up.
  4. Extra virgin coconut oil and virgin coconut oil are the same thing. Check out this website that explains the difference/lack thereof.
  5. You probably don’t need to get organic since there’s no GMO version of coconuts, and they aren’t sprayed since coconuts grow so high up in the air. If any pesticides were used, it’s through the tree itself or the ground, so you won’t be able to get away from them. I got an organic jar the last time I bought some just to try it out, and it works just fine, so it isn’t that big of a deal if you do get organic.
  6. Store it anywhere! Coconut oil has a melting point of 78 degrees Fahrenheit, so if you use air conditioning, don’t be alarmed that your coconut oil is solid. It is still perfectly fine. On that same note, if it becomes a liquid after you buy it and store it, no worries. It’s still good then too!

Stay tuned for tomorrow’s post featuring 2 Ways to use Coconut Oil in your Beauty Routine.

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