Exactly one year ago today I started using coconut oil as a body lotion. I figure it’s about time for a follow up.
I switched from lotion to coconut oil because:
- I hate smelling like a potpourri basket
- I care about what goes on my skin
- My impression of a rabid chihuahua scratching its legs to death when I have an allergic reaction to a lotion gets old after a while
After a year of itch-free skin, I will not switch back to lotion. No freaking way. My skin hasn’t looked or felt this good in years. I use it on my elbows, feet, legs and face. Coconut oil doesn’t smell, doesn’t make me feel like a greased pig and doesn’t take much to get the job done. The skin on my hands still cracks occasionally because I’m constantly washing them or exposing them to the winter weather, but not nearly as bad as before. In my world, coconut oil is a skin miracle cure.
Here’s something I didn’t expect though – the cost savings! In a year, I’ve used exactly two 14-ounce jars of coconut oil. That’s roughly $13. I’ve seen bottles of lotion that cost that much.
Have any of you tried it? How did it work for you?