Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Coconut Oil

I'm addicted to coconut oil.
I first came across coconut oil when my friend Chan brought it on senior trip to use, among other things, as lotion. I thought it was a little weird, but I found it made a great tanning oil. She made the point "things get absorbed through your skin. Why put anything on your skin you wouldn't eat?" And I kinda understood that. I mean, I don't totally agree with it, and I wouldn't go totally hippy only-use-food-for-cosmetics, but there is something appealing about cutting out chemicals absorbed by your body (have I mentioned that I only use vegan shampoo/conditoner?). So I bought some, and found that I love coconut oil.
Coconut oil makes my skin super soft, and I perpetually smell like coconuts, but not in a gross sugary-lotion kind of way. It's awesome on hair/scalp (leave it on over night), and I like that I can make pancakes with it. There are a billion things one might do with coconut oil. Here's 122.

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