Crazy for coconut oil?? You should be! Coconut oil is gaining popularity as more and more people realize that virgin, unrefined coconut oil is much different (and healthier!) than the hydrogenated coconut oil found in many packaged foods. While hydrogenated oils are void of nutrients, unrefined coconut oil is a saturated fat that contains a unique combination of short and medium chain fatty acids, including lauric and myristic acids, which offer a host of health-promoting properties.
From the Purely Elizabeth blog, this great explanation of why you should be eating coconut oil. Also, try the kabocha squash tot recipe at the end, SO good!
To be honest, everyone is going to have a slightly different idea of what ethically sourced means, which is why it's difficult to define. But most people understand ethical sourcing as sourcing ingredients and materials in a responsible and sustainable manner that considers the people and environment throughout the process.
Exfoliation is pretty simple, it's removing dead cells from the surface of your skin. It can be a confusing topic because of conflicting information on what products to use, how often to use them and why you use them.
We're always learning more about how our waste impacts our planet. Waste contributes to the pollution of our oceans and lakes, and it increases the greenhouse gas effect that causes global warming. The three R's aren't cutting it, so now we have the five R's; Refuse, Reduce, Reuse, Recycle, and Rot. Let's break them down.