Post # 1
sooo i have had dry lips my whole pregnancy… nothing has worked. i read about coconut oil… let me tell you…. this stuff is the best thing ever! and apparantly it can be used to treat a myriad of things including (but not limited to) dry skin, diaper rash, etc!!! gah! just thought i’d share… 8 bucks well spent. i am never wasting money on chapstick again!
Post # 3
It’s phenomenal for deep conditioning your hair too! The only thing I don’t like about it is that it can be kind of a pain to rinse out.
Post # 4
@futuremrskgt: ohhh i read that too!
also read about using it to increase milk supply… are there different kinds of coconut oil? because the kind i have is like a solid… in a jar… i cant imagine ingesting that… and i have never cooked with it… i wouldnt even know where to begin lol.
Post # 5
I am sooo going to buy some of this tomorrow!! Ive always had issues with dry lips but with pregnancy they are chapped something horrible!!
Post # 6
Coconut oil is only solid at cold temperatures. In the summer it will be liquid. I like to add a spoonful to my coffee (tastes great!) or tea. You can also add it to cooking and sauces, or cook eggs in it. I also like to cook green beans in it.
TMI, it also makes a great personal lubricant–but not while TTC. DH got kind of sick of it though. The smell of coconut made him think of sex!
Post # 7
@stephanie63087: oh interesting. I use it for almost all my cooking oil! I need to go put some on my lips! LOL
Post # 8
@justelope: ooooooo i see!! and good to know about the lubricant lol!!
Post # 9
i have heard that it’s also good for moisturizing nipples for breastfeeding moms. I have been using it to moisturize my tummy, and other places for no stretch marks, along with cocoa butter and shea butter.
Edit: oh yeah and I heard that it’s great for preventing diaper rashes.
Post # 10
Cooking with coconut oil also prevents constipation…
Post # 11
I’ve used it as a moistuizer for years, especially in the winter when my skin gets really dry. I’ve never thought about using is a chapstick though. Thanks for sharing! 🙂
Post # 12
wow, thanks for bringing this up, i never knew of this…im totally trying it!!
Post # 13
@stephanie63087: I use it in my hair as a conditioner and also to prevent dry ends! I LOVE it! I used to use Morrocon oil everyday but I ran out so I just use the coconut oil as a replacement..much cheaper! haha
Post # 14
I am obsessed with coconut oil. Another thing I use it for that wasn’t mentioned yet is as a makeup remover.