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Coconut oil

(5 Posts)
Cozyhome Mon 03-Aug-15 12:25:13

Hi I'm hearing a lot about this oil. Can you please tell me what you find good about it and should I be investing in it? Is it from Holland and Barrett ?
Many thanks

isupposeitsverynice Mon 03-Aug-15 12:29:10

You can get in tesco for six quid a jar. I use it cook popcorn and protect my hair from home bleaching. For those things it is brilliant.

EmNetta Mon 03-Aug-15 13:38:59

Six quid? Friend got some for me from Asian supermarket for about £2 per 500ml, food quality.

I use it for cosmetic recipes at present, might get round to cooking with it later. I put some into smaller container to warm it up, leaving original jar in cool place.

bruffin Mon 03-Aug-15 13:42:52

Its a marketing myth. Its no heakthier than other vegetable oils so dont waste your money

BareGrylls Mon 03-Aug-15 13:56:43

Big hype IMO.
I got some from asian supermarket very cheap. It's horrible stuff, semi solid at room temperature. I got it for dry skin / eczema but it wasn't any better than moisturiser. Tried it on hair/scalp and it took ages to remove, it was like having vaseline in your hair.

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