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Mama to Mama: Straight Up Coconut Oil

Many moons ago I started a bath and body products company from the ground up. My goal was to find alternative products to the chemical laden and massed produced products of today. Since then, I've sold that business to pursue my role as a mother first and foremost as well as my writing.

Just recently, I've discovered organic extra virgin coconut oil (thanks mom). The particular brand we use around here is Nutivia.This isn't your ordinary organic coconut oil. If you do a quick search on how coconut oil is processed you can see that there are many different methods.

From Nutivia's website;

  • Certified organic and non-GMO
  • Made from fresh coconuts, not dried copra
  • Cold-processed
  • Unrefined
  • Chemical-free
  • Unfermented *
  • Unbleached
  • Undeodorized
  • Unhydrogenated
  • Pure white like fresh coconut
  • Tastes like fresh coconut
  • Has a fresh coconut fragrance

Can you say YUM!  I love it when my boys step out of the shower and lather themselves up with coconut oil. For one, I don't have to worry if the little one gets some on his lips and happens to have a taste. After all, it is safe enough to eat and cook with! Some days I add a dollop into my morning coffee, it curves my appetite and gives my coffee a yummy sweet coconut aftertaste. The coco-nutty goodness makes me feel like I'm on a desert island without a care in the world. Seriously, wouldn't that be nice.

Since Nutivia didn't pay me a lick or probably care that I wrote this post, you are probably wondering why would I waste my time? Well, because I want a better, healthier life for you and your family. Mamas before me, who started introducing me to organic, natural and whole living changed my world. The truth is, simpler is in fact better. Natural is in FACT better.  Do we really need to slather our children with chemical-laden products just so they can smell like kiwi? Introduce them to whole natural products (make sure it really is natural, these days you can't trust the labels), that are actually good for them at the same time. I only wish I would have known what I know now when they were babies.

Now go forth and get some coconut oil! Make sure you check how it is processed before you buy it!

xoxo - Mama Gabreial

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