I've been trying to find aloe vera gel for quite some time now. Thanks to one of my besty's, I found it at The Vitamin Shoppe (4 oz. tube, $3.99). But now that I finally have it, I'm not really sure what to do with it! I know it can be used as a styling gel- but what else is this stuff good for? This time I need your assistance- Help a honey out if you can!
Also, in response to Bonafide Latina's question yesterday: Make sure you're actually buying pure and authentic coconut oil. You've got to read the ingredients because I've noticed that many beauty supply stores sell a "form" of coconut oil. If you read the ingredients, you'll see that it isn't so (vegetable oil scented with coconut extract in some cases). The HBH (Honey Brown Hunk aka my boyfriend ;-) made this simple mistake. He bragged to me about how he only paid $2.99 for a jar of coconut oil. I knew it sounded strange because the jar I purchased was $8.99 (also at The Vitamin Shoppe), which seems to be the typical price. Lo and behold, when I saw the DAX jar of "coconut oil" in his bathroom I nearly flipped! The ingredients? Petroleum AND mineral oil! The poor guy didn't know any better (but thats why he has me! :-)
If you're not sharp, it could very well fool you because the texture is solid and white- just like REAL coconut oil.
REAL coconut oil:
- Has a solid, white consistency
- The only listed ingredient should be coconut oil, which contains tree nuts
- It should NOT include: yeast, corn, wheat, sugar, salt, starch, dairy, citrus, soy, fish, preservatives, artificial colors or flavors
- It should also be cold-pressed
Have you ever made such an earnest mistake?