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Coconut Oil for Natural Beauty

Coconut Oil for Natural Beauty

If I had to choose one beauty product to take to a desert island, (and I sort of now live on a Desert Island Beach @ Sanara Tulum) it would be, without doubt, coconut oil.  Having said that, I am sure there would be coconuts on said desert island, in which case I would just make my own coconut oil!

Coconut oil has so many diverse uses, many of which involve its use in cooking, or for consumption, but this post is dedicated to the benefits and pleasures of using coconut oil in your beauty or personal care routine.

Homemade Coconut Milk

Homemade Coconut Milk

When I was living in the UK, I dreamt of a tropical island lifestyle where I could go outside, lop off a few coconuts from the trees and make my own coconut milk, whilst padding around in a bikini.  That dream is now a reality! And while I’m not living on an island, Tulum is a tropical paradise where coconuts do grow on trees!

So, having made coconut milk hundreds of times over the years, I suppose I should share this simple recipe, with my new tropical twist!

Mint Choc Smoothie

Mint Choc Smoothie

"You simply have to try this"  Charlie says as the benefactor of Daniella's choc mint smoothie.  "I am weening off chocolate and cow's milk , both of which I have enjoyed endless blissful moments with all my life. Yet Daniella has supplement my desire with this drink... Its amazing and you can share one with us when you visit"

Homemade Toothpaste

Homemade Toothpaste

It's been about eighteen months since I last brushed my teeth regularly with commercial toothpaste.  And yes my teeth are still here and healthy, and they are actually whiter than before.

The reason I switched to making my own toothpaste was twofold: firstly I didn't want to put more chemicals in my mouth or body, and secondly I couldn't bear the thought of throwing away endless empty tubes or pumps over my lifetime.  The thought of this, multiplied by all the people doing the same around the world, fills me with despair - literally.  Not to rant too much but where does it all go?!!!  I know not everyone will care as much as me, or start making their own, but why aren't the manufacturers finding better ways to package things?  Oh yes, I remember, it's all down to money....