My Makeup Remover Comes from Coconuts

Coconut oil has a ridiculously long list of uses. I mean the list is like Ted’s narration in “How I Met Your Mother.” I could make this quick and easy by telling you that I use coconut oil for everything, I mean, ev-ery-thing. No joke, but, I prefer making this into 9 seasons.

1. Buy coconut oil. You can find it in nearly any food store. You can spend anything between $5-25. It’s whatever you prefer.

2. Bring it home.

3. Have makeup on your face. Waterproof, thick or tough to take off? No problem. Coconut oil breaks up and releases makeup from your skin from and lashes.

4. Rub some coconut oil between your hands to melt it a little before putting it on your face.

5. SOFT SKIN. Yes, now you’re getting it. Not only is this an affordable but it’s a great moisturizer for your face and especially for the delicate skin beneath your eyes.

6. Use a cotton ball to wipe off your makeup.

7. Be amazed.

8. Give yourself a high five.

9. Leave a comment about how much you love coconut oil and your favorite way to use it.



Coconut Oil For Your Coffee

My mornings just wouldn’t be the same without my French Vanilla home brew. I’ve always liked it black; no milk, no sugar. I’m a no nonsense kind of gal. Then, one day, fate stepped in, and well, it changed me.

I stumbled upon an article by Mike O’Donnell, author of the IF Life Blog. In it, he swears by putting coconut oil in his coffee and proves its relevance with scientific information. He details too many awesome perks to ignore; some of which include having immediate and longer lasting energy, better cognitive function, and an increase in metabolic rate AKA weight loss.

After the first sip of this unexpected yet harmonious concoction, I was hooked. Not only does the addition of coconut oil make the coffee rich and creamy, but O’Donnell was right! What I love most about the added energy is that I never experience any negative side effects, such as feeling jittery or light headed. There is a trick to making this drink creamy and frothy at the top: use a blender. I just put 2 teaspoons to a tablespoon in my Ninja and blend for about 20 seconds, and voila, rich, creamy deliciousness.

If you exercise, I recommend you drink the coffee 20-30 minutes prior to your work out, as I’ve enjoyed more endurance as well as improved strength when lifting weights. This may all sound too good to be true, but I would not waste my time writing this piece if it wasn’t a miracle drink.

If you want to give it a try, I recommend buying unrefined organic coconut oil, as the unrefined or “pure” version contains no additives and does not undergo bleaching like the refined does.   You should also try one teaspoon to one tablespoon at first, and if you really enjoy it, can add up to 2 tablespoons to your cup. I personally add 2 teaspoons each time, and it looks like this:


Written by Relephant Writer Jackie Dugas.