Benefits of coconut oil

Coconut oil was considered unhealthy and full of saturated fat. But not anymore! Recent scientific studies have shown that it has many benefits. Let’s take a look at some of the many benefits of coconut oil documented in scientific literature. In this video, many of the benefits of coconut oil have been outlined. These benefits have been curated from various scientific studies using coconut oil or virgin coconut oil....more

Delicious and Moist Gluten-Free, Dairy-Free, and Refined Sugar-Free Banana Bread Recipe!

As you may know, I am a Professional Pastry Cook. I love tweaking and adapting recipes, and have since I was a kid! I have previously posted this recipe on one of my blogs, and have made it multiple times. It is always a hit! Gluten-Free sweets tend to be a touchy subject in a Professional Kitchen, with requests usually ending in eye rolls and long sighs (We get them a lot from people without actual allergies). That being said, I was on the hunt to find a solid Gluten-Free banana bread recipe 2 years ago, and decided to tweak a recipe I found from Taste Of Home to be a healthier, yet still delicious. Check it out below: ...more

4 Beauty Benefits of Coconut Oil


5 Beauty Benefits of Coconut Oil

There are a few reasons I put coconut oil in practically every product in my Apothecary bath & body lineup. Here are five of them:...more

DIY Eye Makeup Remover

Coconut Oil for Sunburns: Just in Time for Summer!

I am a big proponent for coconut oil. I slather the stuff on my skin; use it in my baking and as an agent for soothing sunburn. Coconut oil works wonders as a moisturizer, so when I came home from the beach the other day with a nasty sunburn on the backs of my legs (we’ve all been there, you know, that upper part near your butt that you always miss when you put on sunscreen), I decided to try a little coconut love. ...more
Amazing results!more

Golden Milk.... a whole other level!

Okay so a while back I wrote a blog on Turmeric Tea. You can find it here:'t know why it's under "mens-health" as a category... but don't judge it! Turmeric Tea is for everyone!...more

My Daily SkinCare Routine Taken Straight From The Cupboard

Once we made the decision to begin a frugal lifestyle it soon became apparent that my habit of spending loads of money at Sephora on facial treatments was over.  It was sad because I adored Sephora and Ulta, but then again it wasn’t that sad because most of the products worked for a short time and then didn’t seem to give me the same results over time.  Of course the ones that did work were now to expensive for me....more

DIY: Whipped Coconut Oil Body Butter

I try to live a healthy lifestyle, making small choices that really make a big difference in the grand scheme of things. I try to think about what I put in my body and on my body, and the things we use around the house. One of those little steps is making my own all-natural lotion. This project even ended up saving me money, so I think it's definitely worth a try. ...more
Wow, thank you!  I have started to use coconut oil on my hair before washing.  Never thought of ...more

Coconut oil hair treatment

Mmmm, coconut oil. In my house, you will find jars of coconut oil in my kitchen and my bathroom. Yup, I use it for both cooking and on my body. Coconut oil is the base for most of my homemade beauty products.In preparation for two upcoming workshops this summer on Natural Beauty Basics, I decided to try something new with coconut oil.  I had read that it makes an amazing deep conditioner for hair, but I never actually tried it for myself.  I wanted to make sure that coconut oil was an effective hair treatment before discussing it in my workshops....more