Psst....Come ere.....Lets chat about one of my favorite things ok? Well, ok... that's grand kids no wait.. its quilts! Oh shoot its grand kids.. well heck just listen up!
You all know about my love for olive oil eh? Of course you remember. Well, Over the last year I have been testing out a new oil! It all began with weight loss, and hair loss! I started using Argon oil(which I still love bunches!) to try to revive my thinning hair. Now, I'm not sure you know this about me but I have always had a bucket O Hair. I mean long, thick, lush, coarse mane. The lions mane. As I have been through quite a bit in the past few years, it added great stress on all fronts. With serious weight loss I found my mane to be coming out in my hands via conditioner in the shower! HORROR I tell you! I nightmare I didn't need at all. I set on a quest to repair and stop this heinous crime of nature. I tried my beloved olive oil. Biotin vitamins. Argon oil. Less tool abuse, Nothing was working. Until one evening in my stress reducing bath I noticed a smoothness to my hair while under water. I have always used a tablespoon of any available oil in my bath water to keep my skin supple. On this occasion, I reached for coconut. Why? you ask? Well, it was the cheapest and I could no longer afford the Olive nor Argon that's why!
I didn't rinse it out, in fact I piled all of my hair atop my head and went to bed. What I found the next morning amazed me, and yes sold me on this south pacific jewel! I rinsed my hair and found a sheen like never before. Without ANY weight or slickness to it either.
It started a year long test on the benefits of the oil. It no longer resides on the side of my bath tub. I cook with it, Massage with it, remove make up, and shave with it! Last night, know what happened? A box of brownies were transformed into a Mounds candy bar!! I.Am.So.Not.kidding! Only a pecan frosting was missing from an otherwise German Chocolate brownie!
So I said to myself....self? Its time to share.
Got Psoriasis? Eczema? I know those who do and I shared, and its G.O.N.E.
have had a condition called Bletheritus on my eye lids. One streak on a cotton swab at night and my last optometrist apt? G.O.N.E.
I now use it for so many things. My favorite being my body, nails, skin and hair. Its not oily, greasy, nor has a residual slicker to it. The skin just drinks it in leaving a smooth and soft feel.
::sigh::: I think I need a massage.
One kitchen experiment was a dip egg. I love me some dip eggs with tortillas. Now they say that to remove the scent and flavor while cooking, ( if so desired) to add a pinch of salt. Didn't work.. so heads up... Coconut eggs weren't so good. However.. the tortillas? YUM!
Now I know all the research has me eating this on a daily basis, however I can only sub out oils for it at this point. I will let Dr. Oz scoop up a spoonful, not for me. Oh hey! New recipe! Cut up flour tortillas, fry in coconut oil, sprinkle with cinnamon and sugar. A coconut Buenuelo! Wow! ( I don't eat these, oh no I don't.)
I have now done due diligence in my research and my findings are this.
This saturated oil is one of the good guys, and it falls off the Tree Of Life, for a fraction of the cost of others! Treat yourself to some too! I by in small jars at Asian markets for about 6.00.
This large container at Costco for 20.
PS: My hair isn't falling out anymore, however I am gaining weight. Grunt.
Hey? Just keeping me real right?
Oh come on.... Coconut oil!
Weekends I can enjoy, work or not
My computer up and running again!
My new 9-5er and co workers. ( Imma start em quilting, u watch)
70 degree weather finally!!!!