Everyone is talking about and consuming coconut water as the new miracle drink of the 21st century, and it is, but the coconut has many other uses once the water has been savored.

After the shower the other day, I noticed that my skin was super dry.

I reached over for my coconut oil, scooped some out, waited for the heat of my hand to melt it, and then I moisturized my whole body from the outside in.

The oil from a coconut is truly magical.

It has a long shelf life, is full of vitamin E for skin healing, and is abundant in medium chain triglycerides, which help moisturize and protect the skin.

The oil is also rich in antioxidants and contains lauric, carpylic, and capric acid which serve as antimicriobial and antibacterial agents.

Another plus about coconut oil is that it absorbs into the skin well and doesn't leave grease or smell on clothing or bedsheets.

If you do end up putting too much on your hands, run them through your hair. Coconut oil is a great replacement for toxic hair products, nourishes hair roots as well as reducing dandruff, and will leave a shine.

Keep in mind that the oil from a coconut is very cooling for the body so is best used in the warm months or hot climates. Especially if you run on the cold side avoid this oil during the winter months.

Some folks use coconut oil all over, others claim the pores of the face are too small and will not use it as a facial moisturizer.