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November 17, 2012 7:17 PM
It's the only oil I use. And I use it for EVERYTHING.... my niece started using it for acne, and YES, it's clearing her face up. I started using it for a couple age spots I have and they're fading. My pup gets her daily dose. my husband had a spot on his head thought to have been skin cancer, 3 weeks later, it's gone. It's a natural alternative to antibiotic, it has the same genetic make up as mothers breast milk.....so much this little magical oil can do.
  705092
November 17, 2012 7:17 PM
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I've just started using it recently. I use it for oil pulling too but my favorite is using it for stove top popcorn. Pop your seeds in it and it smells and tastes like you have butter on it! Not the exact same of course but I'm in love.


I saw another comment mention "oil pulling" too, what is that exactly?
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November 17, 2012 7:19 PM
I love coconut oil! Use it everyday in cooking as well as on my skin and hair. Love it!
  5979146
November 17, 2012 7:19 PM
it's amazing in oats!!
  705092
November 17, 2012 7:19 PM
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Love love love my coconut oil! I bought it because I heard it would get rid of the bumps on the back of my arms. It's amazing! I use it on my hair and cook with it too! Going to try to whip it like a body butter and give for gifts!

i just made a body butter with it - coconut oil, cocoa butter, and jojoba oil - smells exactly like a mounds bar!

ive made coconut bars with it (shredded coconut, coconut oil, and a liquid sweetener [agave, maple syrup etc]), and have used it plain on my skin (totally helps my eczema) but i havent cooked high heat stuff with it yet - though i did spread some on a piece of cranberry toasting bread a few times and its amazing!
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November 17, 2012 7:22 PM
For those of you that use it as a conditioner-do you use it like a regular conditioner after shampooing and just rinse with water? Or do you have to use shampoo after (I have very fine hair that gets weighed down easily and can look greasy with products) and for those of you that use it as moisturizer do you just use it straight? I use coconut oil occassionally to cook with or in a smoothie, but I love hearing all of these benefits youa ll have experiences-makes me want to start consuming it daily!
  230465
November 17, 2012 7:22 PM
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I use the nutiva brand coconut oil


pretty sure this is what I use too.
  705092
November 17, 2012 7:24 PM
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For those of you that use it as a conditioner-do you use it like a regular conditioner after shampooing and just rinse with water? Or do you have to use shampoo after (I have very fine hair that gets weighed down easily and can look greasy with products) and for those of you that use it as moisturizer do you just use it straight? I use coconut oil occassionally to cook with or in a smoothie, but I love hearing all of these benefits youa ll have experiences-makes me want to start consuming it daily!


I use it like you would a hot oil treatment.
  705092
November 17, 2012 7:27 PM
Love it! I buy mine at Trader Joe's. I saw a nice big tub at Costco last week.
I use it as a conditioner on my daughters dry scalp.
I use it myself as a hand moisturizer and on my feet. My feet get so dry in the winter and coconut oil solves the problem.
I don't do alot of cooking with it because the taste is not very desirable for me.
Hubby adds tbl to protein shakes and I am going to try the coffee/tea trick suggested by another member.
  30965094
November 17, 2012 7:29 PM
My mom uses coconut oil to fry meats, fish and vegetables. Also uses it in baking to grease dishes instead of using butter. Then of course topically and as hair conditioner. It's kind of evoo 2.0
November 17, 2012 7:30 PM
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Love it! I buy mine at Trader Joe's. I saw a nice big tub at Costco last week.
I use it as a conditioner on my daughters dry scalp.
I use it myself as a hand moisturizer and on my feet. My feet get so dry in the winter and coconut oil solves the problem.
I don't do alot of cooking with it because the taste is not very desirable for me.
Hubby adds tbl to protein shakes and I am going to try the coffee/tea trick suggested by another member.


There is a trick I learned from my book, add a dash of salt when cooking to decrease the aroma and flavor of the coconut ")
  705092
November 17, 2012 7:31 PM
Bump for later loving all these Ideas.
November 17, 2012 7:35 PM
I had no idea coconut oil had such great benefits. I'll have to buy some and try some of the ideas I've read. I have used it to sun bathe with but not cooking. smile
November 17, 2012 7:44 PM
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I absolutely love coconut oil~ I use it in cooking, and on my skin. Keeps it moisturized and glowing all day! I consume about a tablespoon a day. Spread it on whole grain toast, or muffin! Also use it for a hair conditioner! Did you know that it also works as a natural spf?


oh yes!

and a natural anti viral, anti fungal, kills bad yeast, promotes good yeast.

and about a hundred other things.

seriously felt like an old time tonic pusher.....it even helps regenerate hair growth!!

the book explains how by correcting at the cell level.
  705092
November 17, 2012 7:50 PM
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For those of you that use it as a conditioner-do you use it like a regular conditioner after shampooing and just rinse with water? Or do you have to use shampoo after (I have very fine hair that gets weighed down easily and can look greasy with products) and for those of you that use it as moisturizer do you just use it straight? I use coconut oil occassionally to cook with or in a smoothie, but I love hearing all of these benefits youa ll have experiences-makes me want to start consuming it daily!



I don't use shampoo as I don't like the ingredients. I use coconut oil on occasion as a conditioning treatment to my hair, just rubbing it in and brushing it and letting it sit and later washing it out with warm water in the shower. I ru it on my body, I also use it on my kids. It is a great cloth diaper friendly cream for rashes and redness. I use it on my teeth. On the occasion that I bake, I often sub coconut oil in for oil or butter. I use a tablespoon in my wok to stir fry vegetables. You can even use it to remove your makeup. I love it. I use nutiva extra virgin unrefined organic coconut oil.
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November 17, 2012 7:51 PM
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Love love love my coconut oil! I bought it because I heard it would get rid of the bumps on the back of my arms. It's amazing! I use it on my hair and cook with it too! Going to try to whip it like a body butter and give for gifts!


Bumps are completely gone from arms and legs. I'm so smooth!


Did it get rid of the bumps?
Edited by mecagney On November 17, 2012 7:53 PM
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November 17, 2012 8:02 PM
I ♥ Coconut ... Coconut Oil ... Coconut Teas ... Coconut flakes baked on fish / chicken .... Shredded Coconut in my Oatmeal !

Heck ... I even smell like a ... COCONUT !!!! tongue

So guess what ... you're NOT crazy ! You just fell in love with one of natures best gifts !

PS .... Super happy we are already friends !

xoxoxoxoxo

flowerforyou
  7904435
November 17, 2012 8:04 PM
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PS .... Super happy we are already friends !

xoxoxoxoxo

flowerforyou


meeee toooo!
  705092
November 17, 2012 8:07 PM
Want to try this! Sounds wonderful!
  1504023
November 17, 2012 8:16 PM
I remember being VERY grossed out by it when I was a teenager working in the local theater and saw just how much they use to pop their popcorn. Then I remember being grossed out by finding out just how much fat was in the popcorn because of it. Totally disregarded it as an option in everyday life.

Then I found a few articles very recently about its benefits and misconceptions (the whole 90s "fat is bad" movement did it in there for a while in terms of public acceptance) and have been intrigued about it.

Haven't tried it yet, but after reading this thread I think I may.
  29875621
November 17, 2012 8:19 PM
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I remember being VERY grossed out by it when I was a teenager working in the local theater and saw just how much they use to pop their popcorn. Then I remember being grossed out by finding out just how much fat was in the popcorn because of it. Totally disregarded it as an option in everyday life.

Then I found a few articles very recently about its benefits and misconceptions (the whole 90s "fat is bad" movement did it in there for a while in terms of public acceptance) and have been intrigued about it.

Haven't tried it yet, but after reading this thread I think I may.


I'm certain that popcorn oil was hydrogenated coconut oil. steer clear of anything hydrogenated.....it's bad, bad, bad!
  705092
November 17, 2012 8:20 PM
When I would use other oils instead of coconut, I wouldn't feel as full. Another cool thing about it is where one would use butter or margarine on toast (or anything), you can instead spread on coconut oil. Tastes great!
November 17, 2012 8:22 PM
I just bought some a few days ago. I was wondering, if I use it in a stirfry, but one not really supposed to taste much like coconut, will it overpower the stirfry with coconut taste? Or is pretty mild?
  12800241
November 17, 2012 8:22 PM
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Love love love my coconut oil! I bought it because I heard it would get rid of the bumps on the back of my arms. It's amazing! I use it on my hair and cook with it too! Going to try to whip it like a body butter and give for gifts!


Bumps are completely gone from arms and legs. I'm so smooth!


Did it get rid of the bumps?



Awesome! I have bumps on the backs of my arms, too, and nothing makes them go away, not even micro-dermabrasion. I'm going to smear on some of my coconut oil and see what happens! Thanks for the tip. I just bought myself a giant tub of Nutiva Organic Coconut Oil from Amazon for $26.
November 17, 2012 8:23 PM
Love coconut oil, i use it to cook, as a moisturiser and i use it when i make my own shampoo and conditioner. It's lovely and beautifully multi-purpose :) so cuts costs on things.

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