Favorite Things Thursday


This is a new favorite for me. Coconut Oil. Kelapo is the brand I use.
Oh, my it has so many health benefits. If you research it on-line you will find that it’s almost a miracle substance of sorts.
Here are just a few….

  • Helps with skin issues such as eczema, dry skim and pre-mature aging.
  • Helps with Heart Disease. Coconut oil is about 50% Lauric Acid which aids in preventing various heart issues like high blood pressure and high cholesterol.
  • Weight loss increases the bodies metabolism.
  • And lots, lots more

But to be honest, I just like the stuff. I don’t think I am going to live till I am 100 and be skinny. Seriously, it’s still an oil.

So here is what I do with it.

I slather it all over myself after I get out of the shower. It makes my skin soooooooooo smooth!

Tried a tiny bit in my hair, and that didn’t go over so well. I looked like this

Not a very good look for me.

I also sometimes throw a spoonful in my smoothies.

It has a smoke point of 350. So it’s wonderful for cooking. I use it when I am cooking meat.

So pick some up next time you are at the store. It’s awesome stuff.

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    I’m an avid coconut oil user, too. I like Dr. Bronner’s brand. I put a spoonful in my morning smoothies and also mix some into oatmeal as well! LOVE your hair pic – haha! I use it in my hair, too, but put it in at night, then up in a bun so I don’t look like a greaseball 🙂

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    OK, you are probably thinking I am some sort of stalker/weirdo because I keep commenting that I love your site. (I swear I am not! I am at a computer all day at work so I have time to surf. Plus, I do love it.) I have to say I have a whole new respect for you since you referenced Nick Nolte’s mug shot. Classic.

    Can’t wait to try coconut oil. I take a supplement right now that is derived from coconut and it seems to be quite the understated fruit!

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    I laughed out loud when I got to Nolte’s pic. I know what you mean! LOL

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    I just adore you Leslie, lol!
    I LOVE coconut oil…I make chickien breasts with it sprinkled with lemon pepper and salt…so FAB! I also like to put some in my coffee or vanilla tea. I back with it all the time (try it in chocolate cake…OMG, it is awesome)…it makes baked good so stinkin’ moist!

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    I haven’t tried coconut oil but I really need to give it a whirl. I scored a great deal on amazon for it so I need to start experimenting with it.

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    I am having digestive issues and after no help from a GI, I went to see a nutritionist and she recommended coconut oil. A tablespoon in the morning and again at night. Haven’t started it yet but anxious to.

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    I just used some coconut oil (instead of butter) in blueberry muffins today. Great stuff!
    I think I’ll skip putting it in my hair though–thanks for that heads up.

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    I love cooking and baking with coconut oil. I would love to put it on my skin and have that wonderful cocnut scent on me but if I did it would be breakout city. I’d look like a teenager again because I have really sensitive oily skin. Have a happy Easter!