I was in Costco earlier today buying organic sugar for kombucha and saw that they now are selling Nutiva Coconut Oil 78 oz(!) for $21.49, which is cheaper than Amazon. Unfortunately this brand is packed in a plastic container (although it is non BPA), but it is organic, unrefined and cold-pressed.
There are so many health benefits to using coconut oil I will not even attempt to list them here. If you're interested on learning more I recommend the book Coconut Cures by Bruce Fife. I love that it keeps us healthy and protects against bacteria and viruses. I've been slathering it on my son after every bath for the last three or four years. If I try putting lotion on him now he freaks out. One night close to Christmas he said, "Mom! I know what we can get everyone for Christmas presents...coconut!" Yes, he's a little brainwashed...or as I like to say 'UN-brainwashed'.
Our favorite ways to use coconut oil:
frying brown rice tortillas
all baking in place of canola/vegetable oil
in my tea
stirred into oatmeal
spread on honey toast with a little himalayan salt
spread on a toasted sheet of nori and sprinkled with himalayan salt
face & body lotion (try whipping it first for extra creamy-ness!)
oil cleansing for soft skin & makeup removal
mixed with a little melted beeswax and lemon oil for wood polish
deep conditioning treatment for hair
healing rashes/skin issues
healing ear infections
healing everything, really...
i LOVE coconut oil!
Other organic/eco items I've found at Costco lately:
organic sweet potatoes
organic butternut squash (chopped and ready to make soup)
organic apples, carrots, spinach (juicing, anyone? they sell Vitamix blenders, too!) and other produce
organic hamburger (although I don't like theirs)
organic eggs (don't like these, either, sorry)
mary's gone crackers
ecos laundry detergent-magnolia and lily