Thursday, June 20, 2013

D.I.Y. Travel-Sized Coconut Oil


D.I.Y. Travel-Sized Coconut Oil
If you don't already know, I'll tell you again - I love coconut oil. (If you need a refresher this is why & so is this.)

The only thing I don't love about it is that having a glass jar of it in my tiled bathroom scares my clumsy self.  I saw some fancy coconut oil at Whole Body at WholeFoods the other day that came in a friendly squeeze plastic container.  I almost bought it. ALMOST. It was half the size of the coconut oil I had at home & twice the price.  My thrifty inner voice would not have it and I left it on the shelf at the store.

I still felt conflicted with the glass jar of coconut oil that has now become a regular amongst my shower products.  Then it hit me - duh - I can just transfer my coconut oil to my own plastic squeeze bottle.  I found one for $1.99 at Ricky's but you can pick them up at any beauty supply store or Amazon

If you've purchased your first jar of coconut oil (from an air conditioned supermarket) you've probably noticed that it's creamy & white & doesn't really look like oil at all. That's because coconut oil is liquid at 75 degrees so if it's cooler than that it'll be solid.  So how do you get it into your new (cheap) squeeze bottle? Easy. Either leave it out in the summer heat or run the glass jar under some warm water & you'll have liquid coconut oil in no time. Now all you have to do is funnel it into your plastic bottle. Et voila you've got your very own shower-safe coconut oil that you can now travel with ! If you're flying be sure to make sure you pick up the tsa-friendly 3 ounce sized bottle.

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