Once upon a time I bought a tub of coconut oil.
I then promptly forgot about it, but the good thing about coconut oil and it's pureness is that it tends to never go off. So I have rediscovered it. And I must say, I'm bloody loving the stuff. I actually bought it first and foremost as a deep conditioning treatment for my hair: melt a load of it in my hands, rake fingers through hair, massage and leave (overnight if possible) and hey presto, beautiful, soft, soft hair.
Now, these days, I am lazy when it comes to my hair, and if truth be told, I prefer it to not be soft and silky, I love body, guts and texture. So what am I using my rediscovery for? Well, I'll tell you - it is my newest cleansing balm. I had a little thought a few days ago, about parabens and the like - I am not adverse to a paraben or two, but I figure if you can avoid, then do. And coconut oil avoids, so all the better!
What I love about using this as a cleansing balm is that a teeny tiny bit of coconut oil melts down to a lot of cleanser, and is lovely and slippy on the skin, meaning a lovely massage. When flannelled off it leaves the skin soft, cleansed and ever so slightly glowy.
The other thing I love about it? It's super duper cheap for a tub, and it last forrrrrrrrrrreeeeeeeeeeeeeeverrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr!
Have you ever used coconut oil for anything?