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keratosis pilaris - some great success with this regime

(6 Posts)
cerealqueen Thu 22-Aug-13 20:25:58

I bought the virgin coconut oil from Amazon for the KP as read it was effective but on its own, it wasn't (not for us anyway). I put tea tree oil in as I'd read it as an ingredient for a commercial remedy and thought I'd give it a go by adding it. It might work with any moisturiser, it is worth giving it a go! I buy the tea tree oil from Amazon too as you can get a huge bottle and it'll last ages.

I might increase the tea tree oil and see if that speeds up the improvement!

knittedslippersx3 Thu 22-Aug-13 18:36:19

Thanks for that. My dd(17) has also pretty much had this since birth. Doctors spent years treating it as eczema and I was none the wiser so went along with it. She was only correctly diagnosed about 3 years ago. Will be giving this a go.

Vajazzler Thu 22-Aug-13 18:30:44

I bought virgin coconut oil in tesco. It's next to the olive oil and is solid and white. You just rub a little in your hands to warm it up and it liquifies.

Pinklemon Thu 22-Aug-13 18:17:31

Just had a look on the Holland and Barrett website, they sell the products but can I use virgin coconut oil skin lotion instead of pure oil? Will it be as effective?

Pinklemon Thu 22-Aug-13 18:08:57

Hi, thanks for sharing. Where can I buy the virgin coconut oil?

cerealqueen Thu 22-Aug-13 13:50:45

DD who is 4 has had this pretty much since birth on her upper arms, as do I. Hers is very bumpy and red. For a couple of months now, we have been dry skin brushing, and moisturising with virgin coconut oil with tea tree oil. I bought a big tub, put half of it in a screw top jar and added about five drops of tea tree oil. We use this most nights and her skin is so much improved, as is mine. I'm sure if we did it more religiously, and morning and night, it would be almost gone.

I thought I'd post in case this helps anybody else.

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