Saturday, December 09, 2017

MFO Gift Guide: Use Your Coconut, Part 2

If you're looking for a present that's pretty much guaranteed to make family and friends happy no matter what they're into, I’ve come to the conclusion that Laurin CocoMCT® makes a great gift for Christmas, as you might have read in my earlier post.

CocoMCT® just has so many uses that it's one of those products that just make a lot of sense for everyone in your gift giving list. Here's why: 

1. The Mommy

Speaking from experience, Laurin CocoMCT® is great for moisturizing our kids' skin, even that of newborns with eczema. Tried and tested that by adding oil (olive oil or coconut oil, depending on what I had) to Berry's bathwater when she was a a month old baby up until her skin condition improved. It can even be used as a diaper cream, to prevent rashes.

I also remember as a kid, my mom would massage our scalp with coconut oil she extracted herself the old fashioned way, by boiling coconut milk until all that was left was the oil. She would go to the extent of doing all that because she said coconut oil is great for moisturizing hair and stimulating hair growth. And well, we didn't have bottled coconut oil then like we do now.

Now imagine using CocoMCT® instead, which is very rich in nutrients for the skin and hair. It is 5x more potent than VCO in enhancing the natural chemical balance of hair and skin. Now speaking of skin, Laurin is a hands down hit as well with... 

2. The Oilbularyo Auntie 

CocoMCT® is best known in the essential oils community as fractionated coconut oil, one of the carrier oils for essential oils.

If you recall, MCT stands for medium chain triglycerides, which is what remains of coconut oil, making CocoMCT® a fraction of the coconut oil it once was.

According to, "As the name implies, fractionated coconut oil is a fraction of the coconut oil from which almost all the long chain triglycerides are removed, thus leaving mainly the medium-chain triglycerides and making it an absolutely saturated oil. This saturation gives it a very long shelf life and greatly increased stability. In addition, fractionating raises the comparative concentration of Capric acid and Caprylic acid, thus giving it more of antioxidant and disinfecting effect.

True enough, CocoMCT® remains in its liquid form even if you refrigerate it. Plus from what I've tried so far, apart from being a very efficient carrier of active ingredients it also moisturizes the skin rapidly, so it's great for the topical application of essential oils.

3. The Baking Enthusiast 

Because CocoMCT® is stable and does not go rancid fast, it can definitely be used for cooking and baking. I order granola and cookies from Lara Leal of of Baby Good PH (@babygoodph on IG) and I love that she uses coconut oil in lieu of butter for her treats. Even without butter her baked goodies still taste so indulgent, it's just an extra that it doesn't come with the guilt.

Dada's Dream Cookies by Baby Good PH. It's made with coconut oil instead of butter!

So I know for a fact that CocoMCT® will be a wonderful present for a baker who would love to introduce coconut oil to her baking repertoire.

Lemon Coconut Oil Cake via

4. The Naturalist 

What do you give a friend who has adopted a natural lifestyle? I think you can take a guess by now - CocoMCT® ;)

It has a wide range of uses from oil pulling to DIY toothpaste (mix it with peppermint, tea tree or oregano essential oils), to bug and burn salve, even a personal lubricant and to treat yeast infections. Of course it's great as a moisturizer because it is not greasy and is not scented. It can also double as pet care products, among so many other uses.

Natural living a la Home Making with a Heart 

Next up, uses of CocoMCT for cooking enthusiasts, athletes, friends doing the keto diet, and so many more!

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