I've used CO in place of body lotion and I liked it. It seemed to work fine, didn't have any adverse effects, and soaked into my skin fairly well. The reason i stopped using it was because it's just really annoying when you're getting ready (and I'm usually in a hurry) to get a spoon, spoon it out of the jar, and warm it up in your hands before applying while inadvertently some chunks fall on the floor. If it was liquid at room temperature I'd probably be more apt to use it. I would still like to try it as a hair mask, though.
My favorite beauty oil :) I use EVCO primarily for oil pulling (dental health) and my smile has never looked better!
Basically, you use a tablespoon of EVCO once a day as a mouthwash (you'll have to chomp on it a bit till it liquefies) for 20 minutes in the morning, prior to eating, drinking or brushing your teeth. Once done, spit out in trash (it'll clog your drains), rinse and brush like normal. I know 20 minutes seems like a long time but if you do it while you're doing other things, it goes by quickly.
There's a lot of health claims to oil pulling, most of which I believe is absolute bunk but here are some real results I've personally attained. Nothing mind blowing but enough for me to keep it up.
1. A healthy PINK tongue! I was forever scraping my tongue to get that white coating off that would accumulate overnight or by the end of the day; but no more! -- tongue remains pink all day long.
2. A brighter, whiter smile :). 15+ years of coffee and it was starting to show on my teeth; couldn't use peroxide treatments because they gave me sensitive teeth. I don't believe there's anything in EVCO to actually bleach teeth; but it must somehow make surface stains more easy to brush away.
3. No more Morning Breath! Super excited about this one and as I recall, it was noticeable early on like day 2 or 3. My teeth and mouth feels clean now when I wake up in the morning; not 'just brushed' fresh but definitely mid-day clean.
4. Cleared up my chronic Sinus problems. I don't think this has anything to do with 'claims' that oil pulling removes toxins... I suspect the logical explanation would have something to do with the mechanical motion of swishing a liquid around in your mouth for twenty minutes -- perhaps it stimulates the vomer bone? All I know is that my sinuses do drain if I'm stuffed up shortly after my oil pulling.
5. TMJ Relief! No more painful chiropractor visits :) I also believe this has to do with the mechanical aspect of swishing a liquid around in your mouth for twenty minutes; it's a serious workout for your cheeks and jaw! I'm guessing benefits 4 and 5 could probably work with any liquid (like water?) My TMJ was due to a muscular imbalance and I think this 'workout' of sorts must have helped fix it.
Oh; and besides oil pulling - I also use this on occasion as an overnight facemask, eye makeup remover and hair conditioner :) Truly an all in one beauty product!!
I tried many years to like extra virgin cold pressed organic coconut oil, but it never seem to agree with me. As a hand cream, it is very greasy initially but very easy to apply. After a few hours my hands are even drier than it was before. This oil seems to strip my skin of its natural moisture the longer I use it. The worst part is the itchiness and red spots I get on my arms and hands when I apply coconut oil regularly. Although it makes an excellent eye makeup remover, it tends to clog my pores when I use it 3 days or more in a row. I get little red clogged pores around my eyes and at the base of my eye lashes. So that didn't work well either. On my skin, it is wonderful the first 2 days or so, and then all hell break lose with zit attack. Small zits, large zits, and big old cysts. I tried coconut oils many times hoping that it would work again based on all the great reviews and it fail me again and again every time. On my hair, it works very nice as pre conditioner. I can't use it as a leave in cause it attracts too much dirt and makes my hair sticking together. It makes the hair oily not moiste (which is water) that's what I need. I need moisture rich bouncy hair, not limpy dirty hair that sticks together like I haven't washed it in ages. The worst part about the leave in conditioner is that it makes my scalp break out with acne inside the hair follicle. In the end, I find no use for this coconut oil. My last hope. I will eat it for good health. Boy did it fail me again and again time after time. Even in the foods, it congested my pores and cause me to break out even worst than eating lardy fried chickens. I get painful cysts every time I add this coconut oil to my foods. Lesson learned. No more coconut oil for me no matter if it's organic, raw, cold pressed, unrefined, or bla bla bla. I simply cannot understand all the rave reviews.
I love coconut oil!!! I use it in my hair, as lotion, as shaving cream, in a sugar scrub, etc. Coconut oil is awesome.
I have mixed feelings about coconut oil.
I use it as a makeup remover for Colorstay foundation which is very difficult to remove with any other makeup remover, and coconut oil is the best at it although since a couple of days i have started to experience eczema and dry patches on the skin especially on the cheeks area. I believe it is from coconut oil because i haven't changed anything else in what matters my skin routine in the past weeks except adding this oil.
- it is being absorbed easily into the skin and if you rinse it off with warm water it will remove the extra unneeded oil.
- best makeup remover
- very gentle with the eyes, won't irritate them
- soothes the skin and will rebalance the oily areas
- did not cause breakouts
- made me have some sort of eczema and skin looks a bit uneven in some areas, like dry patches somehow too
- a bit pricey
- i used it on my dry hands and it didn't moisturize the skin.I got a totally different effect on hands than on face.
Honestly i think i will stick at using it to remove eye makeup only. It is great for that area, removes makeup in one step, even the waterproof one and soothes the sensitive skin around the eyes perfectly.
This stuff makes my hair shine like anything, without any chemicals. I have thin, fine hair and a sensitive scalp, and I read somewhere that coconut oil can help condition the scalp if you use it as a pre-shampoo treatment. When I first got it I experimented using it in different amounts, with different results (using one whole tablespoon was a disaster, but I know that now.) Now I've found the perfect amount: I keep my coconut oil in a spray bottle (I live in a warm, humid climate so at room temperature it's liquid) and spray once into the palm of my hand, and add 2-3 drops of neem oil. It amounts to about half a teaspoon which I think is just right for those with thin hair, but you can add more if you have thick hair. Then I massage this mix all over my head. After that I use a sulfate-free shampoo. When it dries, I'm left with soft, glossy hair without any greasy residue. Works like a charm. I'm using this for oil pulling too, and a heavy moisturizer mixed with shea butter when my skin needs it. I wouldn't recommend this as a leave-in conditioner for fine-haired girls though - it's much too heavy. Use grapeseed oil to condition the ends of your hair instead.
Seriously, I use this stuff for everything. I use it as a hair mask, make up remover, lip balm, even actual cooking. I am a firm believer that coconut oil can do anything!
This stuff is like magic. As you can see, many others agree. I use it as a hair mask, makeup remover and moisturizer. It's healthy to cook with, I even put it on my picky dog's food and he loves it. Plus it makes his coat super shiny (for those other dog moms out there). The only downside is when I put it on my legs, he won't leave me alone trying to lick the stuff off!
Hey girls, I have very frizzy hair and the ends of my hair are so dry! Coconut oil (make sure it is virgin because I used the one that said pure but didn't work as well) has made miracles to my hair that expensive protein treatments couldn't. My hair is less frizzy and less dry. Take my advice if you have curly, frizzy hair or prob any type of hair , forget that hair mask you wanted to get an invest in coconut oil, if you don't like it you can always use it to bake or cook (make sure it is not a hair product but one purely extracted from coconuts ofc!)
I mainly bought this for a hair mask. I apply it before I got to bed, than I wash next morning. This is the best cure for my severe dry damaged hair due to coloring. It has instant results and u just love it! It Is also great for moisturizing my face and skin and even removing water proof makeup up easily ! This stuff is an enexpensive miracle! Just live it