Sometimes the coconut oil is liquid, and sometimes it’s solid. What gives?
Coconut oil melts at 76 degrees Fahrenheit. If the room temperature is below 76, it will be solid; at 76 and above, it will be liquid. You may notice that it goes from solid to liquid and back as the surrounding temperature varies. This doesn’t affect the quality of the oil.
Babies put their mouths on everything. Is coconut oil safe for my baby to ingest?
Yes. Coconut oil is also a food and is used in cooking (this exact same form). It’s perfectly safe to consume, and you don’t have to worry if that happens since it’s USDA certified organic
Is it greasy?
When you apply the coconut oil initially, it can feel a little oily. (Because it’s an oil.) But give it a moment to be absorbed, and it will leave skin feeling soft and not greasy.
Will it stain my clothes?
Not unless you are using an excessive amount. A tiny dab is enough for most purposes. Blot to remove any excess.
Can I use coconut oil pretty much anywhere I would use lotion?
What are some of the ways I can use it for myself and my baby?
You can use coconut oil anywhere you’d use lotion, ointment, cream, or balm. For instance, use it for:
- Dry skin anywhere (your cuticles will love it!)
- Lip balm (go ahead, kiss your baby with that mouth)
- Drool rash ointment for baby
- Organic ointment for cuts and scrapes
- Moisturizer for cracked heels and calluses
- Protective ointment for runny noses so they don’t get chapped and red (your baby’s, your toddler’s, and yours, too)
- After shaving
- As a makeup remover
- For stretch marks
- As a hot oil conditioning treatment for hair
- As a massage oil (ooh la la!)
- A gentle protectant for diaper area