Guys, PLEASE be careful using coconut oil if you're a first time user. After reading so many wonderful reviews, I started using EVCO as an all over body moisturizer. For the first week, it was great: my skin felt very moisturized and soft. However, I soon noticed red bumps were forming all over my body. I immediately stopped using the oil, but the bumps continued to form where I had used the oil. I am still trying to recover from this massive skin reaction, which is taking a long time to heal. Lesson learned: ALWAYS test patch before using a new product!
I purchased a jar of this for about $5-6 a few weeks ago. So far I have been using it daily. I use it to remove makeup, I mix it in my Cetaphil moisturizer (about the size of a small pea) for my face. I also use a tiny bit and oil up (lol) my son (1 year old) during his bath.
It smells heavenly!
The container was a great big size, but, like almost all CO, it is in a glass container with a screw off top. In order to keep it hygienic I make sure to use something to dip into it with, I do not use my fingers.
Very happy I found this!
I love coconut oil. I drink it in my hot tea or coffee 3-4 times a day...start with 1 a day for a week and work your way up. When I start slacking on my consumption of this I turn into a crying hormonal mess...it does wonders for your health..just google it!
Wonderful. I used this on my feet. I melt a teaspoon into my bath with epsom salts or drops of diluted lavender essential oil. I use it as a hot oil treatment for scalp and hair. I also use it as an intense moisturizer for my face and hands.
I tolerate the scent, because it is so wonderful and hydrating. I use cold pressed virgin olive oil for the exact same things. I love them both.
Even at cooler room temperatures this oil will solidify. I use a long metal spoon to get it out of the jar. It melts very easily.
I'm South Indian so this is our traditional cure-all. Hair, skin, food etc. That being said, I was super wary to put oil in my hair since my mom forced me to when I was a kid and I got made fun of at school!! Anyway, yep - putting coconut oil in my hair as a pre-wash treatment and then a few drops post-wash makes it super soft and less split ends! I mix some with rosemary oil and keep it by my bed. Slather on your feet at night and throw on some socks - your feet will be AMAZING in 4 weeks. I don't use it on my face because I'm super break out prone and I don't want to ruin my current good-skin streak.
I brought a jar of coconut oil after reading all the amazing reviews, thought I would try it as a hair treatment. Well I have to say that after using it 3 or so times it did absoultely nothing for my hair but make it extremely dry. My hairdresser even commented how dry my hair was I mentioned the coconut oil and she said that it is not advisable as it sticks to the hair shaft making it difficult to wash out and definately dries it out. So needless to say I would never buy this product again unless I was cooking a recepie that required it.
I can't believe I haven't reviewed this yet! I buy the virgin kind, because I love the coconut scent. I use one jar for cooking, and another in the bathroom for my skin. I've been using it for at least five years now! My hair doesn't seem to like it, it made the ends kind of dry and tangled, but I use it all over my body in the winter as a moisturizer. It takes some time to sink in, but leaves me really soft. My favorite use is on my face after washing at night. I apply a bit under my eyes and on my forehead, anywhere tiny lines are creeping up. I don't know how, but it works better than anything for fine lines. In the morning they look plumped and almost gone! I have very sensitive skin and have never had a reaction. Try it, you'll like it!
Let's sum up all the reviews here for the lazy : IT'S AMAZING GO BUY IT, USE IT EVERYWHERE (hair, skin..). All the good reviews seemed to talk about some miracle expensive thing so at 8$ the jar I JUST HAD. And Thanks, thanks, thanks. I empty only 2-3 products because i'm really picky and this lasted me 4 months. A MUST.
So I've recently jumped on the coconut oil bandwagon, and it's probably one of the best decisions I've ever made for my hair. I have pretty thick, wavy, generally healthy hair as I do take quite good care of it. After getting a trim I decided to try something new to keep my hair healthier, as I had stopped using hair treatments so my hair wasn't as healthy prior to the trim. I had gotten lazy and stopped using hair masks and such. Coconut oil has gotten so popular and it's reviews online are so great I thought why not ? I've spent way more on expensive salon brand hair treatments. I put this on dry hair before bed and leave it in overnight, then wake up in the morning and wash it out. I shampoo and condition as usual, let it air dry and my hair looks very shiny, is extremely smooth and feels unbelieveably healthy and strong. I am tentative to use this on my skin, however, as I really don't want to breakout ! but in hair this product is a lifesaver. And it's natural ! Bonus !
I started using coconut oil as a body moisturizer when almond oil just wasn't moisturizing enough for me. I really like that it's all natural, absorbs easily and smells nice but now that winter is here I've been itching like crazy as soon as I put it on after my shower. I guess I have to start looking for another solution again! It's too bad because I really liked using it.