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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25 Essential Oils That’ll Give You the Best Skin of Your Life

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Redbookmag.com featured Carrington Farms Coconut Oil in their article featuring a list of naturally derived essential oils for your skin. The second oil listed as “the best ones to look for on store shelves”  is coconut oil, “the all-natural miracle hydrator for your face, body, lips, cuticles—anywhere you want to relieve dry skin.” When it came down to Redbook’s top recommendation, the editor stated, “Try: Carrington Farms Coconut Oil.”

 

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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.

Lavender Face Scrub

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Our friends at Bee Lane shared this DIY face scrub! It’s simple to make and your skin will look so smooth and glowing after. Plus, there’s only three ingredients:

2 tbs Carrington Farms coconut oil, softened
1 1/2 tbs baking soda
2-3 drops lavender oil

Mix it all together and use yours fingertips to lightly scrub your face in circular motions, then rinse off with warm water. Use before bed for peaceful sleep and relaxation.

Bee Lane – I’M IN LOVE WITH THE COCO

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Our friends in Austin at Bee Lane have been using Carrington Farms coconut Oil for months and can’t get enough of our products.

Read their blog post to see how they use Carrington Farms coconut oil.

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!

2 Great Healthy Grilling Recipes

flax-burgerFlax Burger

Prep time: ~15 mins

Ingredients

Directions

  1. Mix together meat, onion, garlic, flax and bread crumbs.
  2. Lightly beat water and egg together and add to mixture. Add mustard, salt and pepper.
  3. Cook on a grill or stove top until no pink remains (~12 mins)
  4. Optional cheeseburgers: top with slice of your choice of cheese at end of cooking and grill or broil for about 1 min.
  5. Put burger on bun and Enjoy!

Makes 4 -3/4 inch thick patties or 6 -1/2 inch thick patties.


grilled-salmonGrilled Salmon

Ingredients

Directions

1. Oil grill with 1 tbsp coconut oil
2. Heat grill
3. Coat each fillet with coconut oil and garlic powder and pepper to taste
4. Grill Salmon approx 5 – 7 minutes per side to taste.

Alternative: Use 2-3 Tbsp of Carrington Farms Garlic Flavor Coconut Cooking Oil instead of the Extra Virgin Coconut Oil. If you use this oil, remove or reduce the amount of garlic powder.

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