GET CONSCIOUS

The many splendid uses of coconut oil are well-known -- besides being a nutty vegan cooking alternative to butter, it's also a multi-purpose beauty salve for hair, skin and nails. Or as Conscious Coconut says, "One tube of Coconut Oil can be used from your toes to your nose." But the Tampa, Florida based company is more than just a purveyor of coconut oil. They're a social enterprise.

Besides selling pure virgin coconut oil that is certified organic and cold-pressed, Conscious Coconut is committed to helping lift people up all over the world. Globally, they follow fair-trade guidelines when sourcing their product, which allows workers to earn a livable wage and have access to higher education. Back here at home, they empower adults with disabilities by hiring them to package their tubes. And with every purchase, they donate a child's meal through Feeding American, a hunger relief organization that runs a network of food banks across the country.

But about that oil! Since Conscious Coconut is free of GMOs, parabens, alcohol, fragrance, and anything artificial, it is safe to use just about anywhere. It'll remove your makeup, moisturize dry, winter skin, tame those frizzy flyaways, and hydrate chemically-treated hair. If your fingernails are dry and peeling, give them a break from lacquer and, instead, rub in some oil to add moisture and a hint of all-natural sheen. Another big bonus here is that, unlike the normal cumbersome jars of coconut oil, Conscious tubes are slim and easily portable, so you can just throw one in your bag and take it with your everywhere. And since it can be utilized for so many things, it's like having an entire beauty cabinet with you!