7 Reasons Coconut Oil is Amazing for Mamas and Babes

For a minute coconut oil was the golden child of wellness. And then a study was published that maybe it wasn't so. I'm not a nutritionist, so I can't say for sure (here is a wonderful round-up of research on the health benefits of coconut oil from Healthline), but I do know coconut oil both tastes delicious and feels delicious on my skin. Here are 7 amazing ways mamas can use coconut oil:

 Mama Fuel

Mama Fuel

  1. Face moisturizer - each night before I go to bed I slather my face with yummy coconut oil. It feels a little greasy, but I swear my skin looks better and I have noticeably fewer wrinkles.
  2. Eye makeup remover - I actually prefer to use olive oil for his, but coconut oil works too. It removes makeup better than any product I've ever tried and moisturizes at the same time.
  3. Drink it in your coffee - In my marketing life I recently worked with the @therealfoodrds to create a coffee recipe. They came up with this take on bulletproof coffee and I am completely obsessed. There is also a lot of controversy about the healthfulness of bulletproof coffee, but in my experience it does help me feel fuller longer and my pediatrician keeps telling me to eat more fat and what better way than to drink spoonfuls of it in my coffee (I call it my Mama Fuel). It is also super delicious and contains another one of my current obsessions: collagen.
  4. Eat it - coconut oil tastes great in food, too! Try this yum coconut curried greens from The Minimalist Baker or this coconut oil poached salmon from Naturally, Danny Seo.
  5. Baby moisturizer - my pediatrician has advised me to coat my baby in coconut oil post-bath. I also used it to moisturize my babe after a recent ski vacation when her skin became a little chapped. 
  6. Baby mouthwash - my pediatrician also instructed me to place coconut oil on my nipples at the end of the day to help the baby wash out her mouth. 
  7. Emergency snack - I was traveling recently, was starving, had no food in our Airbnb and was hours away from a meal. I had some coconut oil in my makeup bag (see 1, 2) and ate 2 spoonfuls. It held me over until dinner.

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