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Guest Recommendtion – The Groovy Food Company’s Organic Virgin Coconut Oil

Today’s recommendation comes from the fabulous Ms Caron Malcolm , tour manager extraordinaire! Caron’s top tip not only serves as an organic alternative to moisturisers but also tastes good too!…..coconut oil2This is how Caron discovered the multi-tasking properties of The Groovy Food Company’s Virgin Coconut Oil “I rushed downstairs one morning late as usual and as my face tightened to a prune I realised I hadn’t put anything on it. I grabbed a tiny smear of coconut oil from a jar by the cooker and what a find – felt lovely, smelt gorgeous and tasted great! I looked it up after and loads of people swear by it. Its great for face, body, hands and really good for hair. At £6 for a big jar of organic raw coconut oil it is bargain too”.

So there you have it, if you want to steer clear of products that say they’re organic but you still have to look up the ingredients this could be the product for you as all it contains is Organic Virgin Coconut Oil.

For all UK based readers this is available in most of the main supermarkets and indie stores store. The Groovy Food Company describe their coconut oil as “Bursting with natural goodness. At Groovy, we always insist on the best, which is why we only pick the finest, handpicked coconuts. Then, using traditional methods, we cold press the crisp white flesh to squeeze out the delicious organic oil. This not only tastes sublime but the benefits of coconut oil truly reach far and wide. Certain components of this tropical oil stand out for their valuable contribution to good health. Lauric acid, a medium-chain fatty acid found mainly in coconut oil, is one of these prized substances. Pure coconut oil contains about 50% lauric acid, and is the most abundant natural source available.

Our oil is processed on certified organic plantations using innovative technology to produce a high quality unrefined virgin coconut oil. This means it doesn’t contain any trans-fatty acids or fats produced by modern refining and processing methods.

Coconut oil is something of a wonder product. Especially great for roasting, frying, and baking, its high smoke point makes it ideal for cooking at high heats.

But the grooviness doesn’t end there; it’s also a beauty lover’s best friend. Smother it over your skin to keep it soft and smooth, or why not try applying it to the ends of your hair for a totally tropical hair treatment? Eyelashes benefit from a lengthening and strengthening application of the oil too, and you can even use it to remove make up. Is there anything it can’t do?

To store, simply keep the jar in a cool cupboard. On hot days, you might find it has gone extra runny, but don’t worry, just go with the flow!”