This is a beauty and health care staple for me and my husband. We use it in our baths, in our food..I use it as a M/U remover and body moisturizer and as a supplement to brighten my complexion from the inside out as well as keep my weight/cholesterol under control. It's so easy to add this into your lifestyle as cooking with it makes every dish better and cleaner tasting. Try spreading it on toast with a lil salt..try scrambling some eggs with a tbsp of EVCO and you'll never eat scrambled eggs a different way again! Apply it to your lashes every night and watch them thicken, lengthen and grow stronger with each passing day. Have a traditional, hot oil bath using a tbsp of EVCO, soak for 20-30 min..completely immerse yourself and your hair in the water. The oil absorbs into the skin and infuses your body with anti-oxidants, essential cold which increases immunity and anti-fungal properties. The Lauric Acid in the oil exfoliates the skin while the emollient properties keep the renewed cells hydrated, thereby reducing fine lines and wrinkles as well as increasing the skins overall smooth texture and radiance. As a certified Esthetician, I suggest EVCO to all my clients for all these reasons and more!! You can't go wrong with Cold Pressed, high quality, Expeller Propelled, Extra Virgin Coconut Oil. Look at the most high end, expensive creams on the market and you'll find that EVCO is present in most, if not all of them. So save your money and invest in this wondrous, multi-tasking oil for a healthy, beautiful lifestyle. Highly recommended!!
- Mad Madam Jess
Coconut oil is awesome for all things already mentioned in these reviews.
-Hair + Scalp conditioning
*Personally, this does wonders for my head and hair, I completely rub it in, leave on for a bit, maybe put a plastic bag over my head, then *rinse it out And shampoo and condition~
-Glow from within-
Internally it is great for your metabolism, teeth, your bones, it's suggested for losing un-wanted pounds, antioxidants, good for your kidneys, your heart, good for stress relief, the list goes on and on and on
Coconut oil is a whole food. A tablespoon a day is just really really great for your health and body. Make sure you're buying virgin, Cold-pressed coconut oil and from a reputable seller. A good batch of coconut oil should last you 2 years before going bad, so don't skimp on buying the best you can find
So my review on this is purely as a hair treatment. I had read so many great reviews about how fantastic it was for hair and honestly this was such a let down. I have used it every way I could think of and I genuinely do not see what the fuss is about. It didn't damage my hair - I'm not saying this is a terrible product I'm just saying it didn't live up to the hype it was getting. I guess it moisturised a little but I've had better results from other products.
BUT let me tell you what this product is great for in regards to hair. If you feel your hair is frizzing or just not very soft after washing it, then take a small amount of CO, (and when I say small I mean small because otherwise you will end up with greasy hair) rub it between your fingers and spread through your hair. TADA totally soft lovely bouncy hair :)
I'll be using the rest of this product up as a body moisturiser and I may try it as a makeup remover and then I'll write a review of it for those purposes. I know I sound really negative about this product but I'm not - I think it will do great things for my skin but as a hair treament it just fell flat for me. Please don't hate me for giving it a 2 - that is only for it's use as a hair treatment and I will update this review once I've used it for other things. Oh and btw this smells divine! One of the best smelling oils out there :)
I have been using coconut oil as my make-up remover for over a year now. Works great to remove eye makeup! I warm it up between my fingers and massage it over my eyes. Using a damp cotton pad, I gently wipe off and repeat until the last traces of make-up is gone. I wear a lot of mascara and this is the ONLY product that takes it off gently and quickly! I have super sensitive eyes and it does not sting at all. This stuff is amazing. Don't waste your money on expensive eye m/u removers. THIS does the trick! As an added bonus, it's moisturizing as well. My lashes have never been in better condition.
This product is amazing!! I was very skeptical at first because my grandma was using it and it made her skin really greasy when she first put it on at night, but she raved about it so much, I had to try it. I have acne scars and she thought it might help clear them up... AND OH MY GOD... Did it ever! I've only been using the product for about a week and a half and my scaring has gone down SO much. Its unbelievable. I can't believe with all the money I've spent and products I've tried... This is what works. I put it on every night after I get out of the shower and wait for it to absorb in my face. It feels sooo greasy when you first put it on, but you get used to it. Its the best moisturizer I've ever tried and I used to use a product that was $55 a bottle. I can't believe how great this stuff works!
I've been using the Nutiva brand (which I got from an organic grocery store) for a week now for my skin and am very pleased. Every morning and night I've been massaging it onto my face, followed by a soap to remove any that is lingering and then a moisturizer. I have extremely oily, acne prone skin. And I find that my complexion has cleared up alot. In fact, I find my face no longer gets as oily throughout the day as it normally does. I've also been eating a tablespoon every morning in my oatmeal and banana (which is delicious by the way). I did try this as a hair treatment but I didn't like the results. It made my hair very staticky (I have thick/dry/damaged hair).
I give this a big thumbs up so far!
This gave me whiteheads when I used it as a moisturizer on my face. Works well to moisturize my body, though. My favorite use of it is as a hair treatment. I melt a bit in the microwave and massage it into my scalp and hair and wash it out after twenty minutes. I do it at night so that I'll still be able to shampoo in the morning so it doesn't look oily. I prefer this to olive oil on my hair. I bought a tub two years ago and still have plenty left. I love the smell too.
Use it as a face moisturiser. I have dry/combo skin, but it gets very dry in the winter.
I use it while my face is still damp after toning, and give it a few mins to sink in before applying make-up.
No nasty chemicals, just coconut oil. Smells fab as well!
I do melt it into a smaller jar though, so I don't contaminate the whole jar it came in when I put my fingers in to get some for my face.
Its very moisturizing for my skin and feels so soft! just not my face because i have combo skin
11/11/11 - I use this on my scalp and as a deep conditioner/prewash. My scalp doesn't itch as much and really balances out the oils so I don't have to wash my hair as often. Also, leaves my hair super soft.
Love it! Only thing I use on my skin now in lieu of the 'traditional' lotion. Strange getting used to scooping this solid out of a jar and rubbing between my hands until it liquefies. Moisturizes like no other drug store lotion can and the smell is lovely. Funny it can be used in lieu of olive oil or any vegetable oil too for cooking. I will definitely alternate my olive oil for this when I cook, soon enough. I can imagine this solid tub of goodness to last me a year.