(Closed) Thought I would share (Coconut Oil)

posted 6 years ago in Wellness
Post # 3
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Buzzing bee

Oh my gosh! Thank you for posting this. I don’t have dandruff — well, maybe a tiny bit — but I’m dealing with an itchy scalp and dry hair issue.

I have heard that coconut oil works, so yesterday at Costco I got a huge jar (54 oz.!)  of organic extra virgin coconut oil for about $15 — way cheaper than the salon products at Ulta!

I can’t wait to try it now.

Post # 4
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

I love coconut oil. I use it in baking and sauteeing and sometimes put it on my face before I go to sleep! I also feed my cats teeny bits every now and then–apparently it is good for digestion.

Post # 5
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

My Father-In-Law just bought some for my fiance a couple of weeks ago for his back.  Apparently it cures most things, including use as a pain reliever through the skin (maybe it’s anti inflammatory?).  I’m apprehensive but my Father-In-Law swears by it.

Post # 6
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

I use coconut oil for my nighttime moisturizer a couple times a week.  I LOVE it.

Post # 7
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

Hmm so far I’ve only used mine in cooking, I might have to try it out for some other stuff too!

Post # 8
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

I use it occasionally in cooking, and I try to remember to eat a spoonful at least a few times a week. (It’s very healthy!)

I haven’t tried it as a personal care product yet, but it’s something I’m planning on using as moistureizer on my boobs when breastfeeding. And also on the baby for a minor diaper-rash cream or if he gets cradle-cap.

Post # 9
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: April 2012

@Artificial-Sweetener:  I use it both as a conditioner and as a styling product. If you have curly hair, slick it on like a serum and let your hair dry naturally. It ends up bouncy and moisturised but not at all greasy.

I’ve even used it as a blow-dry lotion a few times (though you have to be very careful not to use too much or it ends up a total oil slick).

Post # 10
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

LOVE coconut oil!

I mixed some with lemon juice and rubbed it into my scalp on the part and brushed it through with a bristle brush. Then made a new part in a different spot and did it again, and just repeated all over my scalp. It’s great for moisturizing your scalp, getting rid of dandrfuff as well as product build-up. It washes out really easy, no greasy hair after which had surprised me.

I also use it in some recipes for a few natural products I make such as healing salves. Works fantastic!

If you make Mexican food, it’s great for using to fry the tortillas. Gives them a subtle coconut taste that compliments the other flavors. Yummm.

Post # 11
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Honey Beekeeper

This is great to know! My scalp gets a little finicky in the winter — I’ll have to remember this!

Post # 12
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Honey Beekeeper

@SpecialSundae:  Oh, I have curly hair! I’ll have to try that.

So…stupid question, but where do y’all buy coconut oil? I’ve never really used it for anything before!

Post # 14
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

I use it on my hair (just the ends) and my skin right after I shower. It’s a cheap moisturizer that doesn’t have all sorts of weird things in it! It does feel a little greasy, but maybe I use too much. It doesn’t bother me any though.

Post # 16
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Helper bee

@Gemstone:  i buy coconut oil at whole foods. ive never used it as a face moisturizer or for my hair…but there’s a first time for everything!

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