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A few weeks ago I published a post to help you eat more coconut oil that featured 115 real food coconut oil recipes. It made me realize that we also needed a post that featured non-food recipes. While eating coconut oil is the best way to take advantage of its health benefits, it can also be used for a variety of other things, including skin care. I get a lot of questions about how to use coconut oil for skin care, so this post is for you!
Don't forget to check out this super popular post that gives you 122 Uses for Coconut Oil. If you're curious why I love coconut oil so much, you can read about the health benefits of coconut oil here. And, if that's not enough, check out my entire section of my site devoted to the wonderful world of coconut oil.
I get a lot of questions on the ingredients for my DIY posts, so here are my notes on that:
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Now, let's get this coconut oil party started! Here are 21 great non-food recipes to get you using more coconut oil!
Use More Coconut Oil: 21 Non-Toxic Coconut Oil Skin Care Recipes
What is your favorite way to use coconut oil? Leave a comment below!
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