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Try this slick tip for silky skin: Whole Foods Market's coconut oil



365O Virgin Coconut Oil

Tomorrow is the first day of fall. And though we Floridians are still jonesing for a day when we can break out the sweaters, eventually the humidity will dissipate. And when it does, we'll face a new problem: dry skin.

A few months ago, my friend Tiffany turned me on to coconut oil. Soon I was driving to Whole Foods Market for my own jar. I like the store's 365 brand virgin coconut oil. Of course Whole Foods isn't the only place in town to get it, but for the price and convenience, they've earned my business.

At $6.99 for a 14 ounces, it's cheaper than many lotions. I smear it on as soon as I step out of the shower, and a little goes a long way. The oil is the consistency of Crisco: sometimes liquid, sometimes solid, depending on the temperature inside my house. Best of all, it's natural - so much so that it's stocked on a shelf with other cooking oils (which is why I don't freak when my dog inevitably tries to lick some off my feet). And yes, as the name implies, for the first few minutes I smell like a macaroon, but the scent doesn't linger and I'm left with silky skin. My friend Tiffany even uses it in her hair.

Divas, do you put olive oil on your nails? Egg in your hair? Which kitchen products are part of your beauty regimen?

Deal Diva Dalia

(Photo by Whole Foods Market)


[Last modified: Thursday, May 20, 2010 5:20pm]


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