10 Beauty Products You Can Replace with Coconut Oil

InStyleFrom Instyle Magazine:

It’s no secret that coconut oil has become a must-have in any beauty enthusiast’s regimen. Not only does the essential oil taste great, it also provides several benefits for healthy hair, skin, and nails.

We’re fans of Carrington Farms Organic Extra Virgin Coconut Oil, because it’s available in single serve packets ($9; carringtonfarms.com). If you’re eager to reap all of the advantages from the multi-tasking pomade, keep reading to discover 10 products that you can get rid of and sub the oil in.

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7 Best Mother’s Day Gift Ideas for the Active, Healthy Mom

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The Street (and syndicated by MSN) comprised a list of health-conscious gifts for Mother’s Day for any budget explaining, “from fitness trackers to healthy food, gifts that enhance and support good health are not only sincere and sweet, they keep mom in better shape.”

The Carrington Farms Extra Virgin Coconut Oil Paks are highlighted as being “convenient and easy to add to a gift basket.” The description continues, “These single serving delights are…great for uses in coffee, smoothies, crunchy snacks or even for cooking vegetables.”

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27 Uses for Coconut Oil

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We knew that Coconut Oil was an amazing product with uses that range from cooking and baking to beauty and household, but naturallysavvy.com found some uses for coconut oil that even surprised us!

Click here to see 27 uses for coconut oil. We promise, some of these are life changing!

Click here to buy Carrington Farms coconut oil.

Coconut Oil Roasted Sweet Potatoes for Thanksgiving

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Looking for an easy recipe to make for Thanksgiving that uses your new Carrington Farms coconut oil? In this easy roasted sweet potato side dish, coconut oil deepens the natural caramelized flavor of roasted sweet potatoes, and it adds a delicate subtle coconut flavor. Brown sugar and nutmeg sweeten the dish.

Ingredients

Directions

1. Peel the sweet potatoes and cut them into ½ inch chunks.

2. Preheat oven to 350°F. In a skillet, melt the coconut oil over low heat.

3. When coconut oil is melted transfer it to a large bowl with the sweet potatoes and other ingredients to toss together.

4. Spread the sweet potatoes evenly on a large baking sheet. Roast, tossing occasionally until soft and caramelized for about 1 hour.

11 Amazing Reasons To Use Coconut Oil Every Day

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Fit Life TV describes 11 reasons to use coconut oil. From cooking to skin care to helping your pet; coconut oil has so many benefits it should be used daily. Watch the video for eleven uses and take note when he talks about the benefits for pets – he uses Carrington Farms Coconut Oil!

Carrington Farms Organic Unrefined Coconut Oil FAQ’s

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1)     Are Carrington Farms plastic jars BPA Free?
Yes.

2)      Do you use Hexane?
No, our Coconut Oil is hexane free.

3)      Is your Coconut Oil unrefined and do you use chemicals?
Yes, Carrington Farms Coconut Oil is unrefined, and no, chemicals are not used in the processing of the Coconut Oil.

4)      Where are the coconuts grown?
The coconuts are grown on Organic farms in the Philippines.

5)      Is Carrington Farms Coconut Oil certified organic and non-GMO?
Yes, Carrington Farms Extra Virgin Coconut oil is certified by Quality Assurance International and all our coconuts are non-GMO.

6)      Is Carrington Farms Coconut Oil made from fresh coconuts, not dried copra?
Yes, we use young coconuts and not dried copra.

7)      Is there heat applied in the processing?
No, we use a cold expeller press process.

8)      Is Carrington Farms Coconut Oil refined, bleached or deodorized?
No, our Coconut Oil is Unrefined, Unbleached and Un-deodorized.

9)      Can I make cookies and cakes with coconut oil instead of butter or oil?
Yes, Coconut Oil is great as a fat replacer for baking and cooking. Use on a 1:1 ratio – for every 1 teaspoon of Butter, use 1 teaspoon of Coconut Oil; for 1 tablespoon of Oil use 1 tablespoon of Coconut Oil, etc.

10)   Is Carrington Farms Coconut Oil processed in a nut free facility?
Yes our facility is a peanut and tree nut free.

11)   Why was the Coconut Oil a liquid or solid at the store and now it is a solid or liquid?
Coconut Oil changes from liquid to solid at around 74-76 degrees F. The nutritional make up of the coconut oil is not altered at all when it changes from liquid to solid.

12)   How do I make my solid Coconut Oil into liquid?
The easiest way to do this if you only want a small amount is to put it in a bowl and put the bowl in a “warm bath” (put the Coconut Oil bowl in another bowl that is filled with warm water).

13)   How do I make my Liquid Coconut Oil into a solid?
Keep the jar in a cool place. If none is available you can put it in the refrigerator.

14)   Do you use heat in the extraction process?
No, our process is cold and at no time during our processing is there external heat applied.

15)   Do you use any animal testing on your products?
No we do not.

16)   What is the breakdown of Medium Chain Triglycerides in your Coconut Oil?
Each tablespoon (14 g) Coconut Oil will provide 6.2 g lauric acid, 1 g caprylic acid and 800 mg capric acid.

17)   How much Omega 6 and 9’s are in Carrington Farms Coconut Oil?
There is 924 mg of Omega 9’s and 252 mg of Omega 6’s per 1 tablespoon (14 g).

18 Interesting Uses for Coconut Oil

  1. To help you feel full – mix 2 teaspoons of coconut oil with water and drink 20 -30 minutes before a meal. You will eat less at the meal because you will already feel full!
  2. Eat a spoonful for an energy boost
  3. Super hair conditioner
  4. Skin moisturizer
  5. Replace butter, shortening and other fats
  6. Use instead of shaving cream
  7. Makeup remover
  8. Use to treat athlete’s foot or other fungal infections
  9. Add to smoothies for extra nutrition
  10. Great for diaper rash and cradle cap
  11. Use it to treat lice with apple cider vinegar
  12. Mix in your hot coffee or tea
  13. Mix with oil of oregano and use at the first sign of a cold sore
  14. Mix with sugar for a body scrub
  15. Rub onto lips as a natural chap stick
  16. Rub in the inside of your nose to help alleviate allergy symptoms
  17. Mix with chia for a double energy booster!
  18. Use it to on mosquito bites, poison ivy etc. to reduce itch

This Rice Cooking Trick Cuts Calories In Half (And It Involves Coconut Oil!)

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Good news, rice lovers: your favorite grain is about to get a whole lot healthier by cooking it with Carrington Farms Coconut Oil!

Read this article on Yahoo News about a new study out of the College of Chemical Sciences in Colombo, Sri Lanka that found that cooking rice in a certain way increased its resistant starch content, lowering its calorie count and making it less likely to lead to weight gain.

Alternate Uses For Coconut Oil

flax seed foodsCarrington Farm’s cold-pressed organic Extra-Virgin Coconut Oil is the most nutritious oil and the perfect choice for your health and energy. Coconut oil has been described by nutritionists as “the healthiest oil on earth” and our unrefined organic Extra-Virgin Coconut Oil is simply pressed and bottled so it retains its original nutrient content, flavor and color. But what, exactly, can you do with it?

Well, cook with it, for a start. You can use coconut oil as a healthy and delicious replacement for butter or fat; sauteed vegetables, roast sweet potatoes, add to smoothies or mix into cereal. But as the weather heats up, you can also think about mixing it with yummy berry in DIY popsicle or frozen treat recipes. On the Carrington site, we have a lip smacking strawberry and banana smoothie recipe that is perfect for our coconut oil as well.

But coconut oil is also great for things you would not necessarily associate it with. How about makeup remover? Simply warm about a teaspoon of coconut oil between your finger tips, then massage onto your face to dissolve makeup. You can use coconut oil for skin or as a hair moisturizer, and you can even apply it to bee stings and bug bites to soothe and heal wounds. Discover more about our coconut oil and flax products at CarringtonFarms.com!

Healthy Tips And Recipes With Extra Virgin Coconut Oil

flax seed foodsWelcome to April. There is no better time than when the weather is starting to get warmer to really get serious about eating right. Changing your eating habits is not just a question of walking past Burger King without going in. You need more than 40 different nutrients for good health, and no single food supplies them all. Your daily food selection should include bread and other whole-grain products; fruits; vegetables; dairy products; and meat, poultry, fish and other protein foods. Cutting back to bread and water will not work out the way you want to. It is only by getting all the nutrients you need that your body will be able to function to your fullest potential.

In addition to the bountiful benefits of flax products, the great recipes available here at Carrington Farm’s site can help you balance your diet with easy to prepare meals and snacks.

For instance, take our lip-smacking Banana-Strawberry Smoothie. All you need is a blender and:

  • 1 banana
  • 5 or 6 strawberries, preferably frozen
  • 1/4 cup orange juice more or less, depending on how thick or thin you want it
  • 3 tablespoons extra virgin coconut oil - liquefied
  • 3 tablespoons organic whole milk vanilla yogurt
  • 3 ice cubes
  • Blend everything together in blender!

Check out all our healthy recipes and eating times at CarringtonFarms.com today!