Coconut oil is one of those versatile and ancient wonders that has been catapulted into the spotlight recently.
Joining the ranks of quinoa, kale and apple cider vinegar, these products not only boast wonderful benefits, they are downright trendy!
You’d be hard pressed to find a hole in the wall supermarket that didn’t stock it.
Despite its fashionable surge in popularity, from a budget perspective we think it is a product that gives you a lot of bang for your buck. It should be a staple in any frugal person’s arsenal.
We bought a huge tub of Nutiva coconut oil a few months ago at Costco for $23. We have been taking large scoops out of it for a myriad of uses, and it is still no where near finished.
Since every blogger and their dog has a list of what to do with coconut oil online, we thought we would also jump on the bandwagon.
It mostly gets used for these purposes in our household:
1. In cooking, as it gives a nice rich flavour to savoury and sweet dishes
2. As an eye makeup remover
3. As a face and body moisturiser
4. Most importantly, as bleached and therefore damaged blondes, coconut oil does wonders for the hair. You can put it in freshly washed wet or dry hair, and it smooths it down to the point of almost greasiness, depending on what type of finish you are after. Greasy may not have been the look you were going for, but hey, at least there are no flyways now.
So we wholeheartedly recommend this product for the above four reasons alone. There are of course, hundreds of other uses for this jack of all trades, as every other blog on the internet will tell you.
So go on, add some coconut to your life. It’ll transport you to a tropical island in the depths of a Toronto winter. Come December, you’ll be thanking us.