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10 uses for coconut oil and Chi giveaway

Tuesday, 15 April 2014

Coconut oil is being touted as a bit of a wonder product at the moment and it's easy to see why. It's super versatile and you would be surprised by some of its uses. I've been using my big jar for a couple of months now and here are my top 10 ways of using coconut oil:

  1. Because coconut oil is solid at room temperature, it makes a great substitute for butter, margarine, or other spreads. Vegans don't eat any animal products so coconut oil a great alternative for them.
  2. Just put a tiny amount on your hands and run them through the frizzy areas and your split end will look much better. 
  3.  Use it as a make up remover. If you’re into the oil cleansing method, coconut oil is great for cleaning. Rub a bit between your hands until it softens or melts then rub all over your face then wipe away with a hot cloth. 
  4. The oil is great or your teeth.  Swish some coconut oil around your mouth for a few minutes in the morning to 'pull' bacteria out of your mouth. Spit and rinse with water.
  5. Apply directly after showering for super soft skin. It's especially good on dry patches like elbows and heels.
  6. It can be used as a stretch mark preventer, great for pregnant ladies.
  7. Rub it on your lips and use as a natural chap stick.
  8. You can use it to season cast iron pans and make them last a lot longer.
  9. Mix it with salt to make a foot scrub and remove dry skin on feet.
  10. It's a great way of saving space when you go on holidays. It can be used for so many reasons and you only need to pack one jar instead of loads of bottles and tubs. 
I'm a coconut oil convert but I had never tried coconut water until recently. Coconut water has been used for re-hydration and as a health and beauty aide in tropical regions around the world for centuries. It’s low in fat and calories, has no cholesterol, and has a natural balance of sodium, potassium, calcium and magnesium- making it a truly healthy electrolyte drink or sports drink alternative. Chi's special harvesting and processing procedures allow them to package and pasteurize natural Coconut Waters that are biologically pure, with no need for adding any preservatives. Sounds good right?


Not only do they offer regular coconut water then also offer Pineapple, Tropical and Mango flavours and dairy free and prebiotic Chocolate and Coffee Coconut Milks which are all natural, never from concentrate and always delicious. I had never tried coconut water before tasting Chi and I was surprised by the taste. It doesn't have that artificial coconut taste that some products tend to have, it is sweet and very refreshing. My brother is a bit of a coconut water conniseur and assures me that the fruit flavoured ones are some of the best he has tasted. The coconuts used for Chi products come from a plantation in Thailand, in a region known for having some of the sweetest coconuts in Thailand.




If you would like to try both the oil and coconut water from Chi then make sure you enter the competition below.



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33 comments:

  1. i havent tried coconut water yet, which is a bit odd really, because i cook a lot with coconut oil, just havent got round to buying and trying i suppose lol, im intrigued now though :)

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  3. eeeek i love coconut in every form! would love to win :) xx

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  4. i dont think i will ever forget the taste of coconut drink, we brought a coconut from honeymoon last year and were waiting for it to "blossom" so that we can have a taste and maybe due to me being pregnant but i just hated it)

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  5. I have tried coconut water and love pineapple flavour.

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  6. I heat up coconut oil and use it on my hair. Great tips.

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  7. My favourite flavour is the peach one! Xx

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  8. I really like this coconut water. I've never tried the flavoured ones though.

    Jenny | sunny sweet pea xx

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  9. i've only tried plain. mango sounds amazing!

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  10. I have! I prefer the original :)

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  11. I haven't tried coconut water before, but I hear good things about it!

    Jane x

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  12. Have only tried one brand of coconut water so far and it wasn't chilled....would love to try a variety of flavours of them though, the mango one sounds DELISH!

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  13. I am going to have to try the coconut water. That sounds really good, and the coconut oil!!! Great post :)

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  14. They do a coconut water coffee drink (sold in Waitrose) which is lovely and easier on the calories... coco cafe?

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  15. I have never tried it before, it sounds nice.

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  16. love it with pineapple - a real taste of sunshine!

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  17. my fiancé and i both love coconut water. and we use coconut oil as a substitute for oil.

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  18. I've only tried it unflavored, but I love it!

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  19. I love the original! So refreshing! I adore anything coconutty - reminds me of being abroad! Thank you for the giveaway!

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  20. As a rubber I've drank plenty in the past as it's a great post run drink. My fav flavour is pineapple because it's like a pina colada.

    Helen
    teainthetub.blogspot.com

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  21. I've never tried coconut water, but I'd love to try it.

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  22. I've never actually tried coconut water - despite great recommendations from friends. I think I would most like to try the pineapple flavoured one, I cannot get enough of pineapple and coconut together at the mo!

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  23. I love coconut water flavoured with pineapple juice

    x Sarah
    http://www.thelaughingmedusa.com

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  24. I've only tried plain coconut water, i'm intrigued by the flavoured ones. The espresso coconut milk sounds delish!

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  25. Loved drinking coconut water fresh from the coconut in Malaysia. The flavoured ones sound lovely.

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  26. Amazing giveaway, I didn't even realise you could get different flavoured coconut water, I thought it was just coconut! Whoops! x

    Leanne - A Slice of My Life

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  27. I have never tried coconut water before; however, the mango coconut water looks fantastic. Thank you for the giveaway.

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  28. I've used coconut oil on my hair before, but never my face - definitely going to try it!!

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  29. I have never tried it but having heard so many amazing things I would really love to try it

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  30. It's great to know all of the uses! I love the sound of coconut oil xx

    Lauraslittleloves

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  31. I’ve been using the oil cleansing method for three weeks now. While I have noticed some real improvements I have also began to break out in an area that was once clear. I have since lowered my castor oil dosage and raised the sunflower oil dose. After a small break in cleansing (4 days)I have started a new system where I cleanse every other day. I guess my question is how long should the adjustment period take? Should I try a different oil to end the new breakouts? HELP!!!

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