Ok, Coconut Oil and the Bean, cause The Girl wouldn't touch it. She doesn't like coconut, not even when the oil doesn't smell or taste like it. Of course, she really wouldn't know cause she didn't give it a try. Kids!
The mom loves the stuff! Its a great moisturizer, but you have to make sure you don't have so much on that you leave oils spots. Another hazard, you could attract kitties, who lick it all off your arms. Skin abrasions could result.
It works wonders removing dry, dead skin. The air in the house was really dry this winter (cause the mom has forgotten how to work the house humidifier) so the mom got dry patches on her heels by her Achilles tendon. One application of coconut oil, and it all came off. And it took less than an hour to work. Really amazing!
A couple weeks ago, the mom went to lunch with her sisters. One sister started talking about coconut oil and "Oil Pulling". Have you heard of it? You swish the oil around in your mouth for a while then spit it out. Its supposed to remove toxins from your body.
The mom isn't sure she believes any toxin removal or detoxification theory cause she believes our bodies are so amazing, they are beyond our comprehension. We have to simplify it just to attempt to understand it. She thinks bodies automatically know how to detoxify without outside help. She could be wrong, of course! And it depends on the toxin naturally, mercury is bad no matter what! They also claim it can heal any number of diseases like migraines, kidney disease, leukemia, and the list goes on. Hmm, I dunno . . .
Some use Oil Pulling for better dental health, to remove bacteria and plaque from the teeth. Now that is something the mom supports wholeheartedly!
She found a couple links for those who are interested in more information:
Oil Pulling for dental health, try: http://authoritynutrition.com/oil-pulling-coconut-oil/
Oil Pulling as general cure all: http://www.oilpulling.com/
For 50 more ways to use coconut oil, here's: http://www.swansonvitamins.com/blog/natural-health-tips/using-coconut-oil
So, what do you think?