Coconut Oil – Good for Girly Girls and Tom Boys

So this weekend Ryan and I were out in Palm Springs with our parents trying to finish up wedding planning.

During the weekend, my mom and I went to a make-up artist since I thought it would be fun to have someone do my make-up for the wedding.

I was trying to explain to the guy that I never put on make-up but wanted something not too light. We then also somehow started talking about the fact that I work as a personal trainer.

He put the two together and then at some point mentioned that I was a “tom boy.”

I didn’t say anything, but I sort of thought…”Well not really…I like wearing heels and getting dressed up even if I do like working up a sweat and wearing loose t-shirts and picking up really heavy things.”

He then made another comment that I most definitely wasn’t a “girly girl.”

I guess so…But I mean what does that even really mean? Just because I’m an idiot when it comes to make-up I’m not girly? I’m a “tom boy?”

I wasn’t offended by his comments…I long ago stopped trying to be what I wasn’t. I’m a girl who enjoys sports and sweating and calluses (that’s right…no gloves for me…), but I’m also a girl who likes dresses, high heels and make-up (on occasion…when I feel like it…And am not too frustrated to do numerous applications).

I’m not a girly girl or a tom boy…I’m just a girl…I’m just a girl who is really stupid when it comes to make-up.

That’s it.

It has nothing to do with being feminine.

Anyway, he did tell me during our meeting that I needed to exfoliate and moisturize and that I had like “years” of built up dry skin on my face.

I’ll admit, I’m awful when it comes to that stuff. There are really no frills when I wash.

BUT I do want to feel amazing on my wedding day, so I was willing to do whatever he said to make my skin hold the make-up better.

And I was happily surprised when he told me I didn’t need to go out and get a ton of creams to exfoliate.

Instead he told me I could make one with two ingredients at home…coconut oil and sea salt.

coconut oil

Multi-purpose coconut oil!

YES!

Seriously coconut oil is a cure-all. It is good for you inside and out. Here is a link with two articles about the benefits of coconuts and one is even by Dr. Oz!

I mean of course I eat coconut flakes/milk/oil for internal health benefits – all that GOOD FAT! But I’ve also used coconut oil to prevent sunburns. To help heal sunburns. To treat Ryan’s dandruff (sorry Ryan).

And now, I can even use it to exfoliate!

I don’t need to go to a stupid drug or make-up store and stare at all the freaking different exfoliating options! I don’t need to spend 50 bucks on a tub of cream so small it last through only two uses.

I can simply use something natural that I always have at home!

Coconut oil…I love you!

What other ailments have you found that coconut helps with? Do you use it to exfoliate?

When was the last time you were called a “girly girl” or “tom boy” and thought to yourself…”HMMM…Are those really our only two options!?!”

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Posted on May 20, 2013, in Supplements, Uhm? and tagged , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 2 Comments.

  1. Great post Cori, I will definitely try it out as an exfoliate! It is also great to swish around in your mouth. It’s called oil pulling. You take about a tablespoon and swish it around for at least 10 min. It helps with plaque build up and pulls out bacteria and other debris. There is a bunch of research on it. Essentially you can use any type of vegetable oil but coconut oil has a better taste and the lauric acid in coconut oil is proven to be antimicrobial so not only does it pull the bacteria out it kills it as well!!!

    • Oh I remember you said that! I still have to try that!!!! I can’t image using processed vegetable oil though so I’ll definitely go with coconut oil.

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