Squirrely For Virgin Coconut Oil.


 

Squirrely For Coconut Oil: By Kellie Kennedy-One Baby Boomers View On Life.

Virgin coconut oil… the new black!

I do believe Gilligan and all his fellow stranded castaways had the right idea; use coconuts for just about anything. As a kid, I used to love the show Gilligan’s Island. I was so fascinated by how many ways the castaways used a coconut while stranded on the island. Each week I would tune into the TV show to see what the professor came up with next. He was extremely knowledgable on so many subjects. I often wondered why he could not come up with a full proof plan to get them off the dang island.  However, he could create a telephone from two coconut shells and a string!

If you were an avid watcher of the TV show, you will recall the castaways used every part of the coconut. The natural virgin coconut oil was used to condition the hair and skin of Ginger and Mariann. The oil was also used to fry and cook food. The castaways used the meat of the coconut as a side dish or ingredient to a homemade coconut cream pie. I often thought to myself, these were pretty fancy cooking skills; even Julia Child herself would be impressed. The coconut oil was also used for  medicinal purpose from a bug bite to Beriberi Disease. Who can forget the infamous coconut shells used to create a telephone. The coconut shells had several uses, from drinking cups to candle holders. Careful, the one area the castaways never covered was the side effects of too much coconut oil in your diet. Diarrhea!!

I include coconut oil in my diet and daily lifestyle. Several times a week when preparing my meals, I substitute virgin olive oil with virgin coconut oil when I saute foods. In addition, I love using the coconut oil to remove my makeup before bedtime. I leave a little oil on my face at night as my overall moisturizer. Nothing I have found in the beauty supply stores makes a  better hair conditioner for your heated hair cap then virgin coconut oil. As with any product, every person should consult with their own health professional prior to using coconut oil if unclear of the health risks or benefits.

When purchasing coconut oil make sure you buy the “virgin” coconut oil instead of the “ordinary” coconut oil. There is  difference in processing and extraction. In my case and for several family members, it has been a positive experience incorporating virgin coconut oil into our lifestyles. One might even say “I’m squirrely for virgin coconut oil.”  think the castaways would be proud!

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12 responses to this post.

  1. Posted by Polly on February 28, 2012 at 3:34 PM

    Yes this is in our diet as well. Coconut oil in our natural smoothies.

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  2. Yes in deed dear mother. We love those Smoothies w/coconut oil. Good
    for dad. Thanks for popping in mom

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  3. Well, you’ve convinced me. I’m putting this stuff in my heated hair cap.

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  4. And u will look marvelous! Hey do u think we wake up looking this marvelous? Takes work! 🙂 Thanks for stopping by and glad to hear from u.

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  5. Hi Kellie, you always come up with cool info. Placing this little tidbit in my file for future reference. They say that God gave us everything on earth to cure our ills and live long and healthy lives. The burning of the rain forest has brought down our natural plant life remedies considerably. Not sure we will ever learn, so isn’t it wonderful to have you there to inform us? Yes, yes it is!

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  6. I don’t use coconut oil, but our dinner group did have a Gilligan’s Island party. http://afrankangle.wordpress.com/2009/10/15/on-a-dinner-group/

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  7. loved Gilligan’s Island… I have used to the oil for my hair and now I am going to try it on my face. Thanks for the post!

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  8. I loved Gilligan’s Island. Great show. I’ve been hearing how good coconut oil is and I’ve just found a cupcake recipe that uses the oil so I’m about to buy my first bottle. A Frank Angle recommended your blog to me.

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