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12-07-2006, 09:55 AM
what other uses is there for this stuff?
I bought a jar of it and on the label it mentioned something about using it for your skin or hair as well.. but didn't really specify.
could I just smooth it on my skin like a lotion/cream? and in my hair?
Sharon in Colorado
12-07-2006, 09:56 AM
I use it in my hair before I dry it and it works great.
12-07-2006, 10:17 AM
It is great for your skin. Just rub it on.
12-07-2006, 10:57 AM
I rub it through my hair, mainly the ends, prior to washing. I let it sit on there for at least 10 minutes. I add it to all sorts of recipes. I find I need 1 ro 2 T. per day for weight loss.
12-07-2006, 12:12 PM
Coconut oil -- I've just been wanting to ask if anyone is using this for weight loss and what were the results. Thanks juliebove! Do you mix it with food? Smoothies? Or plain?
My experience with using coconut oil on my skin -- it made it drier! :confused: After inquiring, I found out I wasn't the only fortunate one this happened too. Sounds like if you live in a really dry climate, you could be the next victim. Proceed with caution. :rolleyes:
I'd love to hear other ways people use this oil.
12-07-2006, 12:45 PM
I just started (again) using on my body and face in the evenings. So far my skin look and feels nice. I haven't been able to handle taking it internally. Just cannot tolerate the taste for some reason.
12-07-2006, 02:14 PM
so hold up. you can use this stuff for weight loss? how exactly does that work?
12-07-2006, 02:25 PM
A good book to read on coconut oil is: The coconut Oil Miracle by Bruce Fife.
You can get it from amazon.com
I put it on my face.. and when I woke up it smelled RANCID! So, I wouldnt' advice leaving it on all night. In the book it says its good for loosing weight, preventing heart disease, cancer and diabettes
Quick tidbit about coconut oil from the book: Coconut oil is used in hospitals to feed patients who have digestive or malabsorption problems. It is commonly given to infants and small children who can not digest other fats. It has been the primary ingrediant in most commercial infant formulas. It supports and strenghtens the immune system. It is considered one of the "good" oils that promotes better health. I can not say enough good things contrary to what the media has said about it. The soy industry has tried to disuade people from using coconut oil taunting it as the "bad" oil, when infact it is one of the best oils you can consume. At one point in our cookies, and cakes and even in the movie theaters coconut oil was used. Then along came a man who was rich and had a soy farm and wanted to promote the great benefits of soy oil, so he took out a million dollar ad against the use of coconut oil. Imediatly the media got ahold of it, and the food industry changed from coconut oil, the oil that is good for you to soy oil. Now in our movie theaters soy oil is used, as well as in our cookies and pastrys. And Americans wonder why they are getting so fat... hummm...
12-07-2006, 02:44 PM
I never associate Oils with weight loss LOL sounds redundant. :p
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