Wednesday, January 9, 2013

Favorite Things: January Edition

Hello 2013!

It's been a while since I've shared some of my favorite things, so I've got 2 new items to tell you about.

First, I finally jumped on the Argan oil bandwagon.  But, being the frugal girl that I am, I couldn't bring myself to take the plunge with The Moroccan Oil.  You know, the one with the blue label?  The one that is $30+ per bottle?  I just...... couldn't take the plunge and risk not liking it.  It seems counter intuitive doesn't it?  Oil on the hair that doesn't look greasy? But it works!

So instead of the "real" thing, I bought this:

Organix Moroccan Argan Oil

It was inexpensive, so I figured it would be a good "gateway" oil for me test out.  And I love it!  I apply some after I wash my hair, and when I wake up in the morning, I have smooth, frizz-free hair.  On day 2 or 3, I will add a bit more to my ends.  And that's it!

The second thing I want to share is my love for coconut oil.  I bought some during my last visit to Trader Joe's, with the intention of using it as a hair mask.  Yep, works great.  But I've also been using it on my face and body.

Whaaaaat?  Oil on the face?

Yes!

It doesn't make me break out, it doesn't make my skin greasy, and at $6 a jar, it is less expensive than any other face cream I've ever used. I keep a tiny tupperware container of it in my bathroom, and scoop out a little bit at night/ after a shower.  It melts quickly, isn't greasy, and the smell is refreshing (especially in these grey, cold winter nights).  It's also antiviral, antifungal, and antibacterial.  Which means that it even helps heal any breakouts.

Coconut oil.  Who knew?!

2 comments:

sarita said...

My skin has been so dry this winter and your coconut oil suggestion has been the perfect solution! Thank you! I've used it on my hair and in the kitchen, but never on my skin until reading this and I love love love it!

Lisa @ Trapped In North Jersey said...

interesting...I just tried coconut oil last night for the first time...to make my own chocolate shell for ice cream (we don't buy the regular kind in stores bc of my son's allergies.) And it was deeelicious. Never thought of putting it on my face.