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Winter has come and gone…well almost!  (I live in Minnesota so who am I kidding.  Its only April.) Anyways, even though the weather is beginning to change slowly, I am still fighting dry, itchy skin. Mix that with my inability to consume the appropriate amount of water and it’s a recipe for disaster.

Well say no more.  I’m generally not a big coconut fan when it comes to taste, but in this case I will take coconut any day!

So how did it all get started?  Let me tell you!

A friend of mine mentioned to me that she doesn’t use lotion.  My response of course was “are you crazy?!”  “How is that even possible?!”  She has lived in the Midwest all of her life, just like me, but somehow doesn’t get dry skin, and is therefore not human and not obsessed with applying lotion in the fall and winter months.

Now I don’t know how many of you there are out there, but if you can relate to her I’m jealous!  Like I’ve shared in previous blog posts, I’ve struggled with chicken skin and am very self-conscious about it.

Well, when she mentioned she started shaving with coconut oil and talked about how smooth it has made her skin, I was both shocked and curious, and decided I had to give it a try!  I’m always up for trying anything that could potentially give me the skin that so many take for granted.

bodyblendz scrub

The following Sunday, I gave myself a full treatment.  I did a Body Blendz coffee scrub followed by a coconut “rub down” in the shower.  I was happily surprised by the results. After exfoliating my body and lathering up with coconut oil I couldn’t get enough!  I had never felt my skin so soft.

If you struggle with dry, itchy skin give coconut oil a try.  I promise you won’t be disappointed.  It’s a cheap, easy remedy that you can use for not only a body moisturizer but also as shaving cream, makeup remover, hair moisturizer, cooking, etc.  Give it a try and enjoy a new healthy glow!

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One note…if you don’t want to smell like coconut, I suggest you purchase refined coconut oil instead of unrefined.  It still does the trick, but doesn’t leave you smelling like you just left a tanning salon. Unless you like that kind of thing of course.  To each their own?

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