Make Room for Virgin Coconut Oil in Your Daily Beauty Regimen

Hearing about the benefits of using Virgin Coconut Oil aka VCO as a beauty product has been an intriguing thing. I couldn’t help but wonder, “is it as good as they claim it is?” I reckon I wouldn’t really know the answer to that question unless I try it myself, hence, a recent purchase of ProSource’s Extra Virgin Pure All-purpose Coconut Oil for Php 109.00.

ProSource's Extra Virgin Pure All-purpose Coconut Oil, Front

There are two (2) aspects wherein you can benefit from VCO: Beauty and Health.


Skin: Apply it onto the dry, freshly cleansed face and neck in a circular motion before your night cream. Avoid the eye area. It is known to repair, protect, nourish, revitalise and moisturise skin.

Hair: Massage it onto your hair from scalp to tip. Leave it on for at least 30 minutes to an hour (depends on the extent of hair damage or if it even is). Rinse off with your regular shampoo and conditioner. You can do this once or twice a week. It’ll help repair damaged hair, leaving hair looking healthy and shiny.


Supplement: 2 tbsps daily after meal, you can add sugar for flavour. It is known to add energy and extra protection against disease.

Massage: Not only is it a great lubricant (which is already a given), it’s known to be effective in relieving soreness in muscles (no scientific support, though). I can only guess that since when VCO is applied during a massage, it generates enough heat that can help soothe muscle pains or joint sores (don’t quote me on that, though).

You can also check what’s suggested on the back of the bottle.

ProSource's Extra Virgin Pure All-purpose Coconut Oil, Back

Admittedly, I can try these out save the supplement. I just can’t imagine ingesting a couple of spoonfuls of VCO. It’s OIL for crying out loud! How can one possibly take gulping down a thick liquid like oil? Never mind its health benefits. Pah.

Have any of you tried drinking it? How is it? Have you seen any effects? I’m working towards experimenting with it so I can write the full review. If you’ve got questions, now’s the best time to ask them so I can take notes!

Photos: Copyright © 2008 Sasha Manuel

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      I’ve been using coconut oil as a hair conditioner and it’s great for dry hair.

    • Kaylin Marie

      I don’t think I could swallow it either, it would probably come back up! Does it smell like coconut? I would think so…I love about anything with that wonderful tropical scent! Let us know if you get around to using this stuff.

      BTW I linked to your blog on mine if ya don’t mind!!

    • Kimberly Tia

      omg…. this has got to be LOVE — it must smell AMAZING!??!?!!?

      I must try this – and thanks for linking me up on your blog roll , I did the same!!! Love your site name ^_^

    • emily

      It doesn’t taste that bad It also doesn’t smell that good =)

    • Vi

      I have been drinking this product for 5 days now first thing in the morning i drink it straight from the bottle it’s not easy but after drinking it i immidiately find something to munch just to forget the feel of it in my throat i don’t like it at all just seeing the bottle makes me sick in my stomack but i know it’s good for my hair since i have been drinking this my falling hair have lessen into 50% i have a friend who suggest that if i want my hair to get thicker i should drink coconut oil when her mother was still alive this is what she do, she drink every day kasi na kakalbo na sya and when she start drinking miraculously her hair got thicker one thing more for people who wants to eat less drink this before lunch about 30 minutes what it does in your stomack is it makes you feel so full so naturally you eat less. i will try it in my hair and will see the result in 3 months am sure it will make my hair thicker it is as good as alovera