You’ve heard the hype about coconut oil, but you’re wondering: is this really a go-to solution I need to know about, now that I’m a mom?
Our answer: YES.
Coconut oil is one of the main ingredients in our 3-in-1 Baby Balm because it’s so beneficial for baby’s skin, and is completely natural and safe. It does double duty as both a cleanser and moisturizer, and turns a bath into a creamy, coconutty dream.
But that’s not the only reason that we love it. Coconut oil has uses and benefits that extend beyond getting baby clean. It is naturally antibacterial, antifungal and antiviral, and it’s high in healthy fats (known as medium-chain triglycerides, or MCT), making it great for the body both inside and out.
Our 3-in-1 Baby Balm solves a problem that coconut oil brings-- since the Balm washes off easily and does not remain on the skin, you avoid staining clothes and blankets, which is often a challenge with straight coconut oil.
Even more uses for our 3-in-1 Baby Balm
Since we know that every momma loves a multi-use product, here are even more ways our 3-in-1 Baby Balm can become your go-to baby product:
Mom and Baby Friendly Uses for Coconut Oil
If you have a tub of virgin coconut oil (look for organic!), you can use it:
Now, let’s hop on over to the kitchen. Coconut oil is a great high-heat cooking oil and works well as an oil replacement when baking, too. Plus, it’s so good for you that everything you make with it feels a little bit healthier (even if it’s cookies that you’re making).
If you want to give cooking and baking with coconut oil a try, here are ten of our favorite, kid-friendly recipes:
When you pick up that jar of coconut oil, know that it is good for your overall health. The specific benefits of coconut oil are still being discovered and most likely extend far beyond what we know for sure.
Bringing coconut oil into your home can be an amazing gift to your family-- one that provides benefits in both the short- and long-term.
What are your favorite uses for coconut oil? Share them with us in the comments below.
* Check with your pediatrician before using coconut oil on your baby. Especially when applying it to the face, be careful to use it sparingly and only during times when baby is supervised.
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