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The Thing About Coconuts

The Thing About Coconuts
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The coconut is no longer the stuff of tropical dreams.

Take the coconut's water for example. It's actively encouraged post-workout because, electrolytes, and also promoted as part of a skincare routine because, well, hydration powerhouse. In fact ice-cold coconut water is one of the beauty secrets from Brazil, actively fronted by Victoria's Secret models Alessandra Ambrosio and Adriana Lima.

Speaking of Victoria's Secret models, Miranda Kerr is practically the President of Coco club. Not only does she apply coconut oil all over her body and hair, but begins every day with oil-pulling: an ancient Ayurvedic dental technique that involves swishing a tablespoon of coconut oil in the mouth for around 20 minutes without swallowing. Reportedly, the action draws toxins out from the body, improving oral health and boosting overall wellness.

When three women who are coconut activists look like this together:


It makes you wonder.

Multipurpose coconut oil is enriched with antioxidants, fatty acids, vitamins and lauric acid to nourish the scalp, hair and skin. It has a small molecular structure which allows for easy absorption through the skin. This makes it an ideal ointment for the relief of dry, rough skin and and effective after-sun lotion because of the way it literally melts on contact. On hair, it will work pre or post-wash.

I use coconut oil exclusively in my pancake recipes and they turn out healthy and delicious. Just saying.

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