• Zoe

    posted on April 4, 2013 at 8:58 am

    Great post, Amy! I use coconut oil to take off my makeup all the time. Since it’s oil, it’s also highly effective for removing waterproof makeup (which I rarely wear, if ever, btw; I don’t really like waterproof). I also gently rub a light amount on my face at night before going to bed and wake up with soft skin. Likewise, it’s also great for dry or dead skin: rub coconut oil into your skin and gently scrub with a dry facecloth, then rinse away with water, and use lotion to lock in moisture.

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    Amy Reply:

    @Zoe, Yes, it’s great for exfoliating lips. :) I forgot to add that one. Will add a new section to the post with everyone’s great ideas.
    xo

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  • Beth @ Tasty Yummies

    posted on April 4, 2013 at 9:40 am

    Great post. I recently added a dish of coconut oil to the bathroom for many different reasons. I have mostly been using it as an eye makeup remover. I have sensitive skin with pores that clog pretty easily, so I have been a tad hesitant to use it all over my face regularly as I have read differing things on if it is comedogenic or not. I found after once use that I broke out a bit, so I haven’t used it on my face since. But eyes and as a quick lip balm, it is perfection for me.

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    Amy Reply:

    @Beth @ Tasty Yummies, Coconut oil dried my skin out so bad! I love it for eye make-up remover but can’t use it as a general face wash. Maybe that’s why it works so well for acne?

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  • Maggie

    posted on April 4, 2013 at 10:48 am

    We love coconut oil too Amy, of course :) I slather the kids in it after their baths. I finally bought a jar just for the bathroom! I need a small one for my purse. Sharing this all over the place!

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    Amy Reply:

    @Maggie, I haven’t used coconut oil on Nate but what a great idea!! I don’t know if Joe will go for the smell. He can’t stand it.

    I have been buying large tubs of coconut oil and putting it in small mason jars for the bathroom. I have some for when I travel, too, in an old make-up container. Love it!

    Thanks for sharing my post!
    xo

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  • Cailin Banks

    posted on April 4, 2013 at 12:55 pm

    In addition to the coconut oil, what else do you put in your homemade baby wipes solution?

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    Amy Reply:

    @Cailin Banks, I am working on a post for that…it will be up soon.

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  • Sabrina M.

    posted on April 4, 2013 at 3:08 pm

    Love me some coconut oil! My favorite uses are as my facial moisturizer in the winter and as a deep conditioning/ styling aid for the ends of my hair. I even give it to my cats in the winter when their thicker fur is more likely to give them hairballs— they love the taste so it’s not even a problem.

    With all these great uses, it’s a good thing Costco sells the big jars of the organic stuff for a great price!

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    Amy Reply:

    @Sabrina M., I know. I haven’t picked any of the coconut oil up from Costco yet but it is a great price. I think somewhere in the $15 range, right?

    Great to hear from you!

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    Sandi in MN Reply:

    I just got a jar from Costco for $15.99 here in MN. We used coconut oil awhile to give to our dog for his dry skin. Just 1 tbsp with each feeding. It works great for pets, for shiny fur coats and to alleviate dry itchy skin. He doesn’t scratch like he used to. It got a little pricey before I found the Costco jar, so I’m thankful to have that!

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    Amy Reply:

    @Sandi in MN, I didn’t think about giving it to my dogs. Smart! I am going to pick up a jar at Costco next week b/c my jar is almost empty and my Gatsby will be so happy to have some help with his itchy skin. I tried flax oil but it didn’t work for him.

  • Noelle (@singerinkitchen)

    posted on April 5, 2013 at 8:45 pm

    Love this! I have used some of these but now I look forward using the dry scalp one!

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    Amy Reply:

    @Noelle (@singerinkitchen), Pregnancy throws my hair into crazy mode. Love what coconut oil does for it.

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  • Marissa

    posted on April 6, 2013 at 1:22 pm

    I have tried using coconut oil for conditioner before, but how much should i use? When i use it, my hair became extremely oily and looked wet when it was dry but i have heard other people use it and teir hair becomes silky and beautiful.

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    Amy Reply:

    @Marissa, It might just be that it doesn’t work for your hair type. I don’t use it daily but as an occasional conditioner, kind of like an intense moisture session for my hair.

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  • Ricki

    posted on April 6, 2013 at 7:56 pm

    You know I looooove coconut oil! I also use it as a night cream on my face. I love how smooth and soft my face is in the morning! Unfortunately it does also confer a bit of a high sheen, so not great for daytime! ;)

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    Amy Reply:

    @Ricki, I wish I could use it on my face, Ricki. It dried my skin out so bad. But, I’m glad it works for you. xo

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  • Peggy

    posted on April 7, 2013 at 2:20 pm

    A few months ago I started using coconut oil for a body moisturizer and it goes on so smooth and slick. I love it! I may have to try and use it on my feet. I haven’t thought of that, but they need help in the warm months.

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    Amy Reply:

    @Peggy, I think once you reach a certain age your feet need help all of the time. It’s one of those things about aging.

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  • Kate {Eat, Recycle, Repeat}

    posted on April 8, 2013 at 12:01 am

    Wow! I never knew that you could make your own baby wipes – so cool! And my cuticles really need work, so it is great to know that coconut oil works. I knew about the first three remedies, but the possibilities are really endless! Thanks for the informative post

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    Amy Reply:

    @Kate {Eat, Recycle, Repeat}, I make baby wipes every other day, Kate. Maybe they’re a little too simple?? :) LOVE coconut oil for the cuticles. Enjoy!

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  • Saundra

    posted on April 8, 2013 at 2:36 pm

    Thanks for all of these reminders of the many topical uses for coconut oil. I need it on my feet and cuticles badly! So dry right now.
    I do have a question about coconut oil brands for cooking. My husband doesn’t really like the taste of coconut oil in his food … I have several brands! Do you recommend a specific brand that doesn’t carry a strong taste?
    Also I’m getting ready to place my first order from iHerb. Are there certain products that you purchase from them?

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    Amy Reply:

    @Saundra, My hubby hates coconut so I use this refined coconut oil in my cooking – it doesn’t have any flavor. I buy the 7 pound tub because it’s less expensive in the long run.

    Here is a link to the page where I list ingredients I buy from iHerb.com.

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  • Jennifer

    posted on April 10, 2013 at 6:38 pm

    It seems like beneficial, new uses for coconut oil are surfacing every day. I love what a multifaceted medium this is. This makes me want to replace many of my cleansing products with coconut oil. I especially appreciate the shaving cream tip. Razor burn is painful and unattractive so I will definitely try this method before purchasing anymore cream. Thanks for the information.

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