The oil pulling thing is SO WEIRD TO ME!!! But hey if it makes your teeth whiter then I’ll totally try it. My apartment is so f-ing hot that my jar of coconut oil is constantly a liquid and not a solid hahahah! Pathetic! But yeah I cook with it and sometimes (read: rarely) use it on my face or do a hair mask. You may have gotten a bad jar bc mine smells amazing. Ok not amazing, that’s exaggerating, but it smells good. Like coconut should.
My Thoughts On Coconut OilAugust 6, 2014
First off. I finally got a jar of coconut oil.
I cannot begin to tell you how many times I have picked it up at Trader Joe’s and debated this purchase. First of all…..it’s like not cheap. Then it doesn’t help when I have a certain someone sarcastically yipping in my ear about how I plan to use it.
“Plenty of ways!!!” I exclaim
“Oh yeah name one“.
“I mean we can cook with it”.
“It is used in a lot of beauty regimens, actually I saw some pin about salvaging an old lipstick and making it a lip butter by smashing it into a tub with some coconut oil“………….
So needless to say it always went back. Then of course Trader Joe’s did what any smart business does…..it magically wasn’t there for a solid month. “Sold Out” they tell me. Well now the inner shopper in me needs that dang coconut oil because I can’t have it. So the minute it came back in stock I bought it. Then guess what??
It sat on my shelf for a month.
Then as I was trying to get the Marc Jacobs tar of a mascara off my precious eyelashes a genius thought came to me, “I’ll use the coconut oil!!!” I was so proud of myself y’all. Finding a use for that expensive little hyped up jar. I had remembered Cara’s post of this genius idea.
So I get the jar ply open the top and naturally with my graceful hands half of it spills all over me. Here’s where I have a problem.
Seriously. Why didn’t y’all tell me it smells terrible.
Like I can’t put my finger on what it is a combination of but it’s bad. Now I have it spilled all over me and over my bathroom but I’m still going though with this….I’m committed. So I try to scoop the semi paste/semi liquid mess into my hands and rub it on my lashes.
Okay cool cool it’s breaking off some of that black gel mascara. Oh crap is that an eyelash??? Noooooo stupid mascara. Wait this oil is blurring my vision. Where is my face wash. Why did I leave it in the shower??? Okay I located it with one eye shut and the other one squinting open. Now I drop it because my hands are oiled up. Okay relocated it. Add it to the oil/mascara combination. Now lets rinse. Definitely not looking like a Neutrogena commercial over here.
Phew finally I got it off. My eyes look kinda soft now. Hmmmm maybe this stuff is pretty legit. I think I just needed to prep this whole scenario a little better.
However, I don’t know if I’m going to get over this smell. I mean I have the police on me when I use self tanner how do I put this stuff on my body without the comment chief all over me? Then don’t even get me started on cooking with it because I would probably have to hid it in another container before that would ever fly.
So the whole question of this story is did I just get an off jar of coconut oil or does it really just have an odd smell? Oh and don’t even get me started on the thought of oil pulling.
If I can’t even get the smell out of my thoughts when it comes to putting it on my face I sure as heck am not about to put it in my mouth and swoosh for 20 minutes. No thanks, I’ll just double up on some greens and get an extra hour sleep.
Finally I am going to leave with you this. This is why I work with kids every day. I like the girl at the 0:41 second mark…..back it off sweetie you can’t video bomb this kid he steals the show.