In times where you can get everything more or less everywhere it is hard to figure out what you really need. Here in Gigante I found a lot of my needs, like the sun everyday, the blue view on the ocean, chilled out music and nice people.
But I also found something I do not want to miss again in my daily life. Organic Coconut Oil! First I bought it because my body lotion was gone. After a long day on the beach it was the best to put on the dry skin. But I also figured out that you can use it as a naturally SPF 4 sunscreen. Even in my middle twenties I start to use it as an anti-aging facial moisturizer, because it is pure and without a lot of industrial input. I started my research about this and find out that coconut oil is useful as a remineralizing Toothpaste, that you can prevent stretch marks during pregnancy and when you mix it with equal parts of sugar you can use it as a smoothing body scrub and as an incredibly intensive natural hair conditioner. Coconut is super healthy and gives you a lot of energy when you use it in the kitchen. Make your own granola or use coconut oil for baking, stir-fries or as a dairy free replacement to butter. I tried it as a coffee creamer and I am so excited. There are hundred more ways to use it and I will try more. I will also take the taste and smell with me home, so it can always remind me on Gigante Bay, the sun and the ocean, the chilled out music and the nice people!
Walk the plank!