Extra Virgin Coconut Oil (All brands)


894 reviews

90% would repurchase

Package Quality: 3.6

Price: $$

Package Quality: 3.6

Price: $$


Cocos nucifera

on 7/4/2012 12:53:00 AM

Age: 18 & Under

Skin: Acne-prone, Fair-Medium, Not Sure

Hair: Brunette, Other, Other

Eyes: Blue

Another way to use coconut oil- boil water on the stove and pour it into a large bowl. Then put the oil on your face and lean over the bowl as you pull a towel over your head. This will keep all the steam in. This has soo many benefits- it moisturizes, smooths, and helps with sinus relief!!!! Do this twice a week and your skin will be baby soft!!!

4 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

on 7/3/2012 3:48:00 PM

Age: Unknown

Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Warm

Hair: Other, Wavy, Fine

Eyes: Blue

Love it! I use unrefined virgin coconut oil as a hair treatment. I have fine but wavy hair and I have no problems with greasiness. I put it all throughout my hair and even massage it into my scalp. Leave on 2 hours or so and shampoo/condition as usual. My hair is softer, stronger and it makes my waves more defined and less frizzy.

2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

Age: 19-24

Skin: Sensitive, Fair, Not Sure

Hair: Red, Straight, Other

Eyes: Green

Coconut oil... I use for so many things.
Hair masks, swish before brushing teeth for gum health, I use it when I make popcorn/cook, I use it to remove my make-up, as a body moisturizer, mix it with soap to scrub nails(sometimes I add lemon juice& baking soda to whiten nails)... It's definitely my oil of choice.

5 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

on 7/3/2012 2:26:00 PM

Age: 36-43

Skin: Sensitive, Fair, Cool

Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Fine

Eyes: Grey

I also had to give coconut oil a try after reading so many raves about it. And it has proven to be one of those "do it all" plant oils (i.e. like olive oil) that is a great mult-tasker, shows visible results, is completely non-irritating and costs practically nothing compared to fancy, name-brand moisturizers. This is the first all-natural plant oil that I can actually use in my hair as a styling product that adds shine, smoothness... and ultimately improves its' condition. In the morning, I take a tiny little amount and rub it between my palms and lightly smooth over my hair. Ocassionally I'll mix a little with L'oreal out of bed texturizer. Either way, it makes my hair look more under control and NOT greasy. I also use this on my face at night {after my treatment product- like Retin A- but before my final moisturizer (CeraVe)} I get even better results if I mix a little oil olive with it before I apply. My skin feels even softer and looks even smoother. As a body moisturizer- if I am feeling a bit drier than usual- I sometimes mix this with my CeraVe lotion to make it creamier and more intense. I bought a 15oz jar at the Vitamin Shoppe for $9.99 and I decanted about 3.5oz into an empty, wide-mouthed, 4oz jar. I think it is probably best to decant a smaller amount, otherwise you are constantly sticking your hands in the big jar. Such a small amount is needed for application that the 3.5oz I decanted will probably last forever! I don't care for the smell, but it disappates quickly.

Also, (and I apologize if this TMI), this makes a great initimate lubricant. You can have fun with this in the boudoir- it works great, is completely not irritating, is edible and tastes good, and smells faintly coconuty. Cheers!

*UPDATE: The scent has really grown on me and I like it now. On these warm summer nights, I find myself using the pure coconut oil alone after a bath or shower.

12 out of 12 people found this review helpful.

on 7/3/2012 1:30:00 PM

Age: 18 & Under

Skin: Acne-prone, Fair-Medium, Neutral

Hair: Brunette, Straight, Medium

Eyes: Brown

I had read about this oil in forums, blogs, seen it on youtube, read about it in magazines as a beauty item... but I never purchased it. Until now!

I ordered this from iherb when it was on sale. It was organic, cold pressed and expeller pressed, and it was clearly one of the best options. It arrived in the mail, and I immediately went to my bathroom with the supposedly golden (er... white) stuff and slathered it into my hair. Okay, it smelled good - check, but did it work? Heck yeah! When I washed it out my hair felt softer than ever before. I also brought it with me to Italy, and it helped keeping my hair soft from the harsh pool water, and also kept my skin smooth and supple after sunbathing (Kind of like an after sun lotion). I also ate 1 spoon of it before breakfast for a couple of days since it was supposed to be super healthy, and even if 1 TS contains about 130 calories and can be fattening, I swear I felt fuller than ever before that day, so the feeling you get after a spoon makes up for the huge amount of calories. I almost didn't eat a thing during those days, only breakfast and dinner - which is great if you diet and want to look great in a bikini (like me), but if you're skinny and struggle to maintain weight, then this can leave you feeling nauseated. I don't understand how Miranda Kerr manages to stuff down 4 ts of this each day, I would have puked no matter how I got it into my system. But she has beautiful skin and a rocking body, so I guess it works for her =)

Will buy it again for hair, skin and body. I can definitely say that this has replaced all my oils, even jojoba and almond nut oil, which used to be HG stuff before I was introduced to this.

5 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

on 7/2/2012 11:08:00 AM

Age: 44-55

Skin: Sensitive, Fair, Not Sure

Hair: Brunette, Other, Other

Eyes: Hazel

After reading so many positive reviews here on Coconut Oil and its many uses, I bought a jar in March for about $10 and started to use only as a nighttime face wash (to remove makeup, including eyes). I quickly moved on to use it as an under eye moisturizer (at night) and then also as my morning face wash. Four months in, I couldn't be happier with the results.

My skin is by far more balanced than it ever was, and I say this as someone who has spent a good deal of time and money over the years searching for the best products for my skin. I have very sensitive, combination skin, with my nose being a bit more oily at times. It was common for me to have a few pores on my nose that always seemed open/bigger than the rest. I don't know how or why the Coconut Oil works, but without question my pores have shrunk and my skin is much more balanced. I always use a washcloth to remove/rinse from my face. I think some people go without but for me, I know that my face wouldn't feel clean if I didn't use the cloth.

Beyond the great results, I love love love the low cost and how far one $10 jar will go. I don't think I have ever had a superior skin care product (that cost only $10) last for 4+ months, especially when used twice a day.

While I do use it in the evening as an eye moisturizer (and very much like the results, no milia, skin is soft, etc.), I do find that it's a bit too greasy when worn with mascara. Maybe it's my application as I see others mentioning their use of it with make up.

I have not used it as a full on moizturizer, though in the colder, drier months I used a few dabs to enhance my Jurlique oil where my skin was a bit dry.

I also used it as a deep hair conditioner (twice alone and once with olive oil). I don't have anything positive or negative to say about that experience other than the recommendation that it be used as a pre-shampoo treatment rather than post-shampoo. Others may disagree but my experience was that it can be greasy as just a post-shampoo deep conditioner. It did leave my hair soft, but I was actually trying to remedy some issues with the ends of my hair that it turns out were perpetually caused by the type of cut I was receiving. I don't think any product could have resolved that issue in and of itself. I will try the conditioning treatment again now that my hair is back in line and will post back on results.

My only "negative" comment is that as you get down to the last 1/3 of the jar, it is very difficult to reach the product. Not sure this is even a negative since it's not designed for this type of use and the easy solution is to just use a spoon or other utensil.

4 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

Age: 25-29

Skin: Combination, Fair, Not Sure

Hair: Black, Straight, Fine

Eyes: Blue

Organic Fiji Certified Organic Virgin Coconut Oil -- 12 fl oz

Hello Everyone,

I just wanted to give this product some love. It so wonderful, and i use it for so many things.
1. 1/2 coconut oil and 1/2 witch hazel for my eye makeup remover
2. Once a week I coat my hair as a deep conditioner prior to a shower for about 10 minutes.
3. In shower, after shaving my legs as a "after shave lotion"
4. As a all over body oil to hydrate my skin in a very natural form.

Out of the coconut oil's I have tried so far (about 5), this is the one I am going to be repurchasing from now on. Its such great quality and last forever even though I use it so much.
It's cold pressed, which is very important to the integrity of the product and USDA Certified Organic.

I highly recommend giving it a try!

3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

on 6/28/2012 12:31:00 PM

Age: 19-24

Skin: Dry, Fair, Neutral

Hair: Brunette, Straight, Fine

Eyes: Hazel

Coconut oil, for me, was a mixed bag. I have acne-prone dry skin, and this worked fantastically as a winter moisturizer. Just a little bit was enough to make my skin silky-smooth. As a sunburn relief, it is unparalleled. Cooling, soothing, and anti-inflammatory. It's not without problems, though. The container it came in (I bought a jar of organic here in Germany) wasn't of the highest quality. When the product melts (which it often does in the summer) it leaks and gets coconut oil on EVERYTHING. The outside of the jar/label got saturated and slimy. My gym bag got saturated. Just no good. It is also far too rich for anywhere else on my body. With the exception of my winter-weather chapped face, and a severe sunburn, nowhere seems to absorb it well. For the price and inconvenience, I will look somewhere else.

Short Version: great winter face moisture for this acne-prone girl. Fantastic sunburn relief too. Super annoying packaging and limited utility mean I probably won't repurchase.

on 6/28/2012 12:19:00 PM

Age: 30-35

Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Not Sure

Hair: Black, Straight, Medium

Eyes: Brown

I love this stuff. I could kick myself for not trying it sooner. My bathroom counter used to be filled with things and now it is pretty much empty! I use it for pretty much everything. I use it to wash my face (with or w/o makeup on), a night time and daytime moisturizer. Yes ladies you can wear this under your makeup! If you use to much it takes longer to absorb, so don't treat this like your other moisturizers. I alittle and I mean a little with work and absorbs quickly into your skin.
I also use this on my hair and let me tell you OMG, it feels beyond amazing. I have thick hair and it doesn't take much to make it feel weighed down but not this. I put it on and rubbed into my scalp, put a shower cap on and left it for a little over an hour. When I took the cap off my hair feeled light as air. I couldn't believe it. I had no trouble washing it out and after my hair dried, it was pure silk and still felt light!

I really can't say enough about this stuff and I can't stress enough that Less is more when you are using it!

For those of you having a hard time finding it, I found it at Wal-mart with the rest of the Vitamins for $10.

2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

on 6/28/2012 11:45:00 AM

Age: 36-43

Skin: Acne-prone, Dark, Not Sure

Hair: Brown, Other, Other

Eyes: Brown

I use this for everything. I use coconut oil for my skin and hair. I even use this on my baby. It soaks in and keeps our skin and hair moisturized anytime of the year.

1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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