What Leigh Anne’s Loving!
This week I’m sharing with you what I use as a moisturizer all over my body.
I love it. I keep a big jar of it in my shower area and as soon as I step out of the shower, after I lightly dry off and my skin is still nice and warm I spread coconut oil all over me. My body just absorbs it right in and it doesn’t leave any greasy or oily residue on my skin. It just leaves my skin nice and soft and it smells good too. I went in to get a pedicure before I left for Arizona and I usually have them use a callous remover on my heels but they were so soft this time they didn’t have to do it – thanks to the coconut oil. So coconut oil isn’t just great for cooking it is great for your skin too! Using coconut oil on the skin and hair is pretty much an ancient practice and has been done for years over in Asia.
From the Huffington Post, “Coconut oil provides deep and real moisture. It helps strengthen underlying tissues and helps remove excessive dead cell on the skin’s surface that makes your skin rough and flaky in texture. It also great for shine and as a natural moisturizer for your hair.”
I buy Nature’s Way EfaGold online through Amazon. It only costs about $17.00 for a 32 oz. jar and lasts a long time. Coconut Oil comes in a solid form but as soon as you put it in your warm hand it begins to melt. You want to make sure your coconut oil is organic, non GMO, cold pressed, pure extra virgin, zero trans & hydrogenated fat, unrefined, nonbleached. The one I use is all of those things. Give it a try!
Now for this week’s meal plan:
It’s been a little warmer here in Portland so it’s put me in mood for a little more summer like fare so I’ve added in a main dish salad and a chicken recipe to be grilled to the meal plan this week
And for dessert serve up a Lime Sherbet Freeze!
For last week’s meal plan go here: