Wednesday, March 27, 2013

A Coconut Oil Experiment

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I have been taking a Health Flow Unleash eCourse with Laura Koniver, the Intuition Physician This is an online class on health that is all online.  She sends you  daily readings and assignments and so far the course has been great for me.  I highly recommend her newsletter or following her on facebook if you are interested in a more intuitive approach to health & wellness.

On Friday, she sent our weekend assignment and it was to step back and take a break from things like supplements, creams, lotions, makeup, etc to just let our natural health and well being shine through and do its thing.

Even though I am a natural beauty blogger, I do enjoy a nice day off from makeup and the constant maintenance.  My skin enjoys a chance to just be and breathe.  I took this opportunity as a chance to test out using Coconut Oil as my moisturizer.  I used Spectrum Organic Refined Coconut Oil for this. I started out with a nice Aztec Secret Healing Clay Mask and then massaged some coconut oil into my face.  I have to say, I was surprised by how well it absorbed into my skin.  

I continued on naked faced for the rest of the day Saturday, Sunday and Monday.  I had to work from home on Sunday so that is always a perfect time for to go naked.  Monday, I applied coconut oil to my face and then *gasp* I went out for the day.  Yes, I went in public with no makeup on aside from a tinted lip balm. I still cleansed in the morning and at night.  I followed up with coconut oil application.  My pillow didn't get all greasy, my face didn't break out, I didn't feel icky.  On the contrary, my face looked great! I felt good in my own skin.  A dry patch on my chin healed and balanced out. I know some people use coconut oil as their cleanser.  I have yet to try it as more than a moisturizer.  

I have to say that this was quite successful and now that I am back to my normal routine, I almost miss it.  I am going to need to work coconut oil into my routine more often.  It is also extremely healthy to cook with so I suggest you get one for the bathroom and one for the kitchen!


If you want to learn more about coconut oil, there is plenty of info out there that will help.  Here are some resources:

Right now this Kindle book is free to download:  Coconut Oil: Everything You Wanted To Know About Coconut Oil [Kindle Edition] 

The Benefits of Coconut Oil from Huffington Post Canada

Wellness Mama: The Many Benefits of Coconut Oil

Huffington Post: Dr Mercola - Coconut Oil Benefits: When Fat Is Good For You

Oprah.com: Coconut Oil Friend or Foe? 

A great infographic from NaturalNews.com : 


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1 comment:

  1. Heather, this is really helpful! I have some coconut oil and honestly don't really know how to use it. I will check out some of the links you shared!

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