Thursday, July 5, 2012

6 + months body lotion sober!

I have something I have to admit. I was an addict once. I couldn't go a day without using. In fact most days I had to use several times a day. It was so bad in the winter that I would wake up scratching myself uncontrollably. It would consume my thoughts and if I was ever caught without it I would have to do anything I could to find it. But I'm not talking about drugs, I'm talking about BODY LOTION! haha, it sounds similar though right?

Coconut oil has saved me. I have been 6 months body lotion sober and I'm never going back. My skin has never felt better and it actually looks better too. I have heard that coconut oil prevents wrinkles and aging, and I am hoping that is true because I can't fathom the idea of spending big bucks on anti-aging creams, serums, and potions with god knows what chemical ingredients. 

I use it on my face and my entire body. I thought maybe it wouldn't be great for the summer because it is so hot and who wants to walk around slippery and shiny when it's sweltering out, but it is a wonderful moisturizer for the summer. And BONUS! It gives you that glistening look that accentuates all the good muscle curves. 

But even better than all that is I am putting something 100% completely natural on my skin that has no man made chemicals that I am going to have to worry about. Your skin is an organ just like your heart and lungs. Your skin absorbs everything you put on it. The thing that really gets me about putting chemicals on my skin is this: they say most of these chemicals are safe, but when they are tested they are tested alone not in combination with other chemicals. When does it ever occur that chemicals do not come in contact with other chemicals? NEVER! Flip your bottle of lotion around and read the label with the ingredients. I guarantee you won't be able to pronounce most of the ingredients. Which means that those "safe" chemicals might not be so safe when they interact with other "safe" chemicals. 

Oh, and if you are going to try coconut oil instead of lotion get organic unrefined coconut oil. 

Just something to think about! Anyone ever made the switch? Good, bad, indifferent?


  1. Thank you for posting this! I just started using coconut oil instead of the popular body lotion brands and I love the way my body feels. I hope many more read this message.

    1. Coconut oil is definitely so much better right? Glad to hear others are using it!


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