The Secrets of Coconut Oil!

According to Angela L. Bowman Wales of Lillian Skin Care, coconut oil is good for just about all our parts!

1153824_coconut_5* For hair – Massage a teaspoon of coconut oil into your hair – leave on for at least 10 minutes, then shampoo out. You can also add a small amount to your conditioner then rinse as usual. On dry hair, take a tiny amount and rub it in your palms and apply to the ends of your hair to control frizz and make your hair shiny and healthy.

* For skin – Before bed, apply coconut oil to your feet, then put on cotton socks. You’ll wake up with brand new feet. It also makes a great lip balm, shaving oil & eye makeup remover and is great all over for dry skin.

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    • http://auntiethesis.blogspot.com Michelle

      I’ve never heard of coconut oil but I’d love to try it on my legs after shaving; they get so dry and I love the smell of coconuts.

    • http://knittingsarahk.blogspot.com Sarah

      These are neat tips. I know some people who love the aroma of coconut who need to read these ideas.

    • Rt

      In India women warm coconut oil and apply it on their hair and leave it on for a few hrs if not overnight and than shampoo. Works as a great conditioner.

    • LHE

      Love the over-night foot moisturizer! Any one tried it and know if it works well!?

    • http://www.amberjewelry.com Mineola

      I’m a big believer in hot coconut oil treatments for hair- just be sure to keep it well away from your hairline and face, because it can block your pores and have disastrous results a few days later (break outs) (please, heed the voice of experience). That said, if you keep it in your hair and not on your face, it’s an affordable super conditioner- curly girls take note!

    • Gambina

      I have read many great things about coconut oil as of recent and it makes me want to go out asap to find some for myself. An online friend said they do oil pulling with coconit oil and it has made a huge improvement for herself and her kids who use it everyday. The power of nature is a wonderful thing!

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    • Kat

      Coconut oil is wonderful for your hair and dry skin and it smells fantastic – bonus!

    • http://myloonyverse.com Sherry Conrad

      Very versatile- going to try on my feet tonight. :)

    • Patricia Yeo

      I’m going to use this as part of a home spa day for my husband and I. I love coconut smell.

    • Kathleen Root

      Interesting, worthy of a try.

    • http://caseandpoint.wordpress.com Helen

      I have actually tried coconut oil. I felt it was not moisturizing enough for my body but I think that has something to do with the oil not penetrating deep enough — I’m not sure. Definitely works well as makeup remover and everything else mentioned above! I now use olive oil for my body. Much better (for me).

    • Valerie

      wow so many uses

    • Colleen C

      I’ve never tried coconut oil – and my hair could use some help – now to find some!

    • Christine

      Leave it to mother nature….Thanks for the advice! I will be sure to try this..

    • Valerie C.

      I started using coconut oil in my hair to condition it in high school….somehow I’ve gotten away from it. It made my hair so shiny! Thanks for the reminder! I’m going to get some this week.

    • mark

      I actually use coconut oil in cooking, it is also great in lieu of butter on toast.

    • Claudia

      I like the comment regarding warming the oil… bet that helps with penetrating the hail follicles. Worth a try!

    • Stacy

      I can’t wait to try it on my feet and elbows.

    • Debbie Terry

      What a great idea. I love the scent!

    • Christina Murray

      I’ll try it on my feet! Everyone should make sure they test for allergies. I am allergic on my face to coconut, but not on my less sensitve areas like elbows and knees.

    • Holly

      That is pretty cool, I’ve never tried coconut oil in my hair, I ought to, it could do with some help.

    • Jessica B.

      Hmmm… I’ve very dry hair AND dry skin, so maybe coconut oil is worth a shot. Thanks to Mineola for the warning about clogging pores on your face; that’s good to know. I’ll have to check this out!

    • julia frost

      god bless the coconut. I have quite a few moisturisers with coconut in it

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    • Robyn

      Please persevere with the coconut oil on your skin. It’s a wonderful cleanser and moisturiser !

      The coconut oil penetrates the skin through the pores, cleansing them and allowing the body to excrete its waste. As the pores are discharging waste, they get clogged and created pimples, boils etc. The coconut oil penetrates the pores and melts the clogged waste, allowing it to be expelled. It’s the make-up that clogs the pores and causes wrinkles, not the coconut oil.

      Please give it time to do its job. You’ll end up with the most beautiful, clear, glowing skin ever !

      Make sure you use only 100% Pure Virgin Coconut Oil though, not the cheap refined stuff. It’s mixed with other saturated fats, which WILL clog your pores. The good oil comes at a price !

      Please be careful what you put on your skin. Your skin is the largest organ of your body and whatever you put on it will be absorbed into your bloodstream and can do unseen damage.

      My motto is … if you wouldn’t eat it, don’t put it on your skin !

    • http://www.amberhome.eu Rokas

      Will buy for my girlfriend she loves coconut.