I wanted to share a few of my favorite things with you, and just for fun I thought I'd surprise a lucky winner with one of my favorite products. But before I explain that, here's a few random favorite things...this isn't necessarily an educational post, but it's a fun one.
I don't buy spreadable butter anymore. I use this instead. (Also, if you're still buying margarine, please please please at least get butter instead. It might be more fatty but at least you're not eating near-plastic.) I spread this goodness on toast, put it on baked potatoes, and I melt it and pour it over popcorn instead of butter. YOU CANNOT TELL THE DIFFERENCE. Someone once told me to do this on popcorn and I didn't believe them. Trust me. You seriously cannot tell the difference, but the good news is this is way healthier.
I cook with this in just about everything. For baking - melt some, let it cool, and use it in place of oil. (Also, another note on oil - stop using canola oil and vegetable oil and replace it with either coconut or grapeseed oil...they're MUCH healthier and more natural for you.) However, the key I didn't know for awhile is this: if you don't want all your fish and vegetables and popcorn and whatever else to taste all sweet and coconut-y, DO NOT buy the virgin or extra-virgin kind. The kind you want to buy is REFINED instead. It changed my life.
Instead of posting all the things you can use this on for your skin, I'll just let you go ahead and google that one. Use it on your face, as body lotion, as shaving cream, foot cream, etc. There are all kinds of links on facebook and pinterest with "100 ways to use coconut oil" so feel free to find your own! I'm still convinced I got rid of plantar warts on my feet by using coconut oil on them (gross, I know).
The only problem is that mine is pret' near gone and every time I go to the store that has it, they're all out of this one. Why? Because it smells like cupcakes and vacations and unicorns. This is the best SAFE lotion I've found in terms of both smell and the ability to moisturize your skin - which as we all know is the whole point of lotion, but we usually choose it by the smell anyway. Saavy Naturals Tahitian Vanilla & Kukui lotion, you are the unicorn of lotions.
OK, so how to win a fun favorite product from me? Comment below this post.
What products are YOU loving these days? Also, what do you want to see me post more about? What kinds of safe products are you looking for? Comment below with products you want to learn about, questions about ingredients/brands, or things you want to see me post about, and I'll draw a lucky winner to surprise with one of these fun things! (And, I'll have some more fun stuff to write about soon!)