The Skinny on Coconut Oil

I was first introduced to coconut oil shortly after I started blogging.  My hubby encouraged me to meet with his social media guru for VisitCentralFlorida.org and she introduced me to the idea of coconut oil.  Since I was immediately intrigued, I had to try it.  More than 2 years later I am still going coconut strong!

Skinny & Co. provided me the samples in exchange for an honest review.


The real question is, are all coconut oils the same?   The answer of course is no, they are not. So  when you are looking for a coconut oil the first two words you want to look for is- COLD-PROCESSED.  If this is done correctly, the process allows the nutrients and enzymes in the oil to never be compromised making it alkaline and pH balanced.  What are the benefits to you?  Coconut oil can boost your metabolism, improve your energy, increase mental clarity, strengthen immune system activity and rehydrate cells.  Consequently, all the things that active folks like us need!

Skinny and Co. recently sent me a couple of samples to try.  The first sample I tested is their original raw coconut oil.  Their patent pending system allows the coconut oil to be cold pressed and never heated above 97 degrees Fahrenheit.  No chemicals, no fillers. no preservatives.  This is the closest possible product to a freshly picked coconut.  I start my mornings with a big giant spoonful in my coffee.  My recipe is, sugar-free coffee creamer, decaf coffee and then I swirl the oil around in the coffee.  I also use it in the kitchen a lot when sauteing veggies.  It does not take much and my veggies are tender and tasty!


What about in the bathroom?  Sample number two was the coconut facial oil.   I used  it for just about everything!  It will take off stubborn waterproof mascara, you can soothe it on just shaved skin or a skin rash or chafe mark.  I also put a dab on my ear that is healing from the stitches and dabbed a little on my  lips at night before bed and  on my heels.  My secret for great summer hair?  When I run in the morning I run some thru my hair and then put it up.  As a result my hair gets a nice conditioning treatment while I run!

Skinny and Co is a sustainable business that gives back.  They have a passion for changing the world one spoonful at a time.  Their product is truly tree to table!  I like the theory of why would you put something on your skin that you wouldn’t put in your body?  All or their products are non-toxic and edible!

So, you are interested?  Check out all their great products at Skinny and Co. and finally, use the code SKINNYCO15 for 15% off!  I am loving the products and I think you will too!

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  1. jill conyers says:

    I used coconut oil regularly and my husband and a few friends use it even more. What I’ve seen it do for acne is amazing and my husband swears by it for practically everything. It’s kind of crazy how beneficial it can be for so many things.
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    • MB says:

      It is amazing for so many things kind of like windex (if you saw the movie My Big Fat Greek Wedding) 🙂

  2. I will pass this on to my mom as she uses coconut oil often ( or better yet perhaps I should buy her an early Christmas gift)!

    Honestly, the only time I’ve ever used coconut oil was in our popcorn maker. Does that count?

    • MB says:

      That counts! You may want to try to expand your horizons! 🙂 They have really nice products, it would make a super Christmas gift!

  3. I love love coconut oil! I’m like you I use it for numerous things. I guess my favorite is as a moisturizer under my makeup. Talk about cheap too! I love the way if feels on my lips too.

  4. Chaitali says:

    Ooh, interesting. I keep hearing about coconut oil but I wasn’t really sure of the benefits or what it was used for. This was helpful, thanks!
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  5. Jenn says:

    We like coconut oil. We’ve used it for cooking and also for some skin care. Problem is, the pugs also like coconut oil, so we have to be careful to use it when they’re not around 🙂
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  6. I use coconut oil a lot! Thankfully, Mr. Judy likes coconut. Every time I bring my family baked goods with coconut they can tell there’s coconut in there & sadly they don’t like it.
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  7. jaelynnakin says:

    Your a nut!! That coffee nonsense is for the birds! Lol!!!

  8. I love it too! Use it as a moisturizer, hair conditioner, make up remover AND cook with it!
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  9. I’m a big fan of coconut oil too! My hair and skin loves it! I’ve never seen this product though – love it!
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  10. I used it as a make up remover and moisturizer for a while and kind of forgot about it. I did not know about the cold processed tip!
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  11. Was it tough to get out of your hair when you washed it?

  12. Marcia says:

    I’ve been a coconut oil fan for years! I’m eating an energy ball right now made with some. 🙂
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  13. I like coconut oil for cooking, and I’ll also melt it in my bath water with Epsom salts.
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  14. Although I don’t cook with it, I love coconut oil for my skin! I have extremely sensitive skin, and the oil feels heavenly, especially on my face.
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  15. Toni says:

    Looks like a great product, I always use cold-pressed coconut oil, many people don’t know there is a difference.
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  16. Coconut oil is sure the in-thing these days! All the moms of the babies I see in the clinic are using it!
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  17. Sharon says:

    I used to put coconut oil in my coffee but then I stopped drinking coffee and stopped using it. It’s great to hear what else it can be used for. Thanks for the helpful post!
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I am a wife, mother, stepmother, working healthcare financial professional and a 5K enthusiast! I love to travel, try new products, meet new friends, eat great food and drink great wine! Why not run around the world in my tutu and tennies?
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