20 Surprising Uses For Coconut Oil

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20 Surprising Uses For Coconut Oil

If you've been following my blog for any length of time then you probably know that I live in Miami. This is the tropics and coconuts have been a big part of my life since I can remember! We have
trees full of them and they have become so tall that when we have them trimmed once a year they come with some major heavy duty equipment and it costs a couple grand. A BIG expense for us, and we recently had to take 3 of them down that had gotten too large and too close for comfort hanging over the pool patio. One fall and a knock in the head and you'd be toast. 

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There is a guy who roams the neighborhood though in his old pick-up truck and rings my doorbell from time to time to see if he can pick the trees out in front that are a bit shorter. He sells Coco Frio by the side of the road in his spare time and I'm happy to donate to his side job :-). I call him "coconut man" and he doesn't speak a word of english but somehow we communicate. 

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My husband and I do find some on the ground and "coconut man" taught me how to smash the coconut against the tree and hold a cup under it to catch the coconut water. It's delicious (at least to me) and fresh is always best. Coconuts and the oil that they produce are the new health food and body essential these last couple of years and today I have rounded up so me projects that are wonderful for infusing the BENEFITS OF COCONUT OIL into your life. These are great for gifts and who wouldn't appreciate a homemade present of coconut oil for the skin, or coconut oil for the hair! Let's get started...

Coconut Oil Round - Up

  1. How To Make Coconut Oil Fudge by chocolatecoveredkatie.com
  2. Handmade Gift: Simple Coconut Oil Lip Gloss by madincrafts.com
  3. Soothing Aloe And Coconut Oil Moisturizer (multi-purpose) by livesimply.me
  4. Homemade Coconut Oil Sugar Scrubs by newleafwellness.biz
  5. Whipped Green Tea + Coconut Oil Moisturizer by helloglow.co
  6. Easy Homemade Body Scrub: Vanilla Coconut by wonkywonderful.com
  7. Coconut Butter by chocolatecoveredkatie.com
  8. Lavender And Coconut Oil Sugar Scrub Recipe by mom4real.com
  9. Make Your Own Lavender Infused Oil by madincrafts.com
  10. Best Homemade Lotion by backtothebooknutrition.com
  11. DIY Hand Scrub by livesimply.me
  12. Citrus Sugar Scrubs by deliacreates.com
  13. DIY Coconut Coffee Scrub by helloglow.co
  14. DIY Homemade Kids' Sleepy-time Body Wash by livesimply.me
  15. DIY Anti-Cellulite Body Lotion Smoothie by themakeupdummy.com
  16. 3-ingredient DIY Homemade Moisturizer by rootandrevel.com
  17. DIY Beeswax & Coconut Oil Candles by themerrythought.com
  18. DIY Coco Rose Body Polish With Oak & Ashland by boxwoodavenue.com
  19. Valentine's Day Lip Scrub by armywifetosuburbanlife.com
  20. DIY Skin Perfecting Moisturizer by sweetsimpleliving.com
Thanks for spending some time here today, and come back tomorrow to see what I have lined up for you!

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