Coconut oil for everything!

(25 Posts)
tediumdevision Sun 01-May-16 08:03:36

I just finished reading DmBad Science. Seriously the best book ever if your trying not to spend this year. I now feel like I've been conned for a very long time re face and hair stuff. I've ditched it all and bought a big jar of coconut oil from savers. £3.99 and I promise my skin has never been better. And I've tried it all! The sonic brush thing, Ren, Dr Hauskers, the lot.
I slather the oil on my face and do a double cleanse with it and then leave the last lot on. I'm glowing...and slightly greesy.

tediumdevision Sun 01-May-16 08:04:32

Bad Science*

ChardonnayKnickertonSmythe Sun 01-May-16 08:10:31

Coconut oil for President!
Stuff Trump!

Coconut oil for the Labour Party!
Solves all their problems!

tediumdevision Sun 01-May-16 09:25:19

Inclusive coconut oil for all!

IAmAPaleontologist Sun 01-May-16 09:44:18

Although hopefully Bad Science will stop you from believing that coconut oil pulling is any better for your teeth than swilling water around your mouth and form thinking that coconut oil is a suitable sun screen.

ChardonnayKnickertonSmythe Sun 01-May-16 09:44:50

Go coconut!

grin

I use it on my dogs dry noses and paw pads.
They lick it off, so I suppose they benefit form it internally as well.

Floisme Sun 01-May-16 10:52:19

Well I prefer almond oil personally grin And I always use sunscreen too. But I totally agree about Bad Science and the snake oil/skincare industry, particularly anti-aging products.

blinkyoullmissit Sun 01-May-16 11:03:51

My mum is obsessed with coconut oil. I have combination skin. Eczema in patches, oil and acne everywhere else. Would it work or just make my skin go totally awol

neveradullmoment99 Sun 01-May-16 11:23:44

I just bought a jar and wasn't sure what to do with it. Not sure that the current media promoting coconut oil isn't just a lot of hype either though tbh.

neveradullmoment99 Sun 01-May-16 11:24:11

At least its natural though and doesn't cost the earth!

cosytoaster Sun 01-May-16 11:31:35

I love it as a body moisturiser, really good on dry, scaly skin.

ManonCrempog Sun 01-May-16 12:48:55

Agree with neveradullmoment. I bought coconut oil and was very disappointed.My skin was very soft for about 5 minutes after cleansing but it was nowhere near as good for my skin as nivea.

NattyGolfJerkin Sun 01-May-16 12:59:58

I'm not a fan of coconut oil, it clogs my skin and gives me spots (body and face) and does nothing for my hair.

Jojoba oil on the other hand... Love it. Works wonders on my face (as a hot cloth cleanser), hair (overnight conditioner), body (general moisturisation). My skin doesn't react and is in much better condition since I added it into my routine.

ALaughAMinute Sun 01-May-16 13:05:28

I recently bought a jar and put it on my hair overnight but it didn't do anything so I now use it instead of oil when I'm cooking curries.

tediumdevision Sun 01-May-16 21:09:24

I'm not sure it's better than anything other oil whereby the main aim is to retain moisture but for £3.99 for an organic jar of solid oil I'm chuffed. Currently got it on my face and hair. If I don't look like an absolute goddess by the morning I'll demand a refund.

tediumdevision Sun 01-May-16 21:10:26

Could also be that I've stopped using my clinique sonic a brush that was much much to harsh for my skin

GiveMyHeadPeaceffs Sun 01-May-16 21:13:33

Excuse my ignorance but do you just slather the solid oil on your face? How do you clean it off again? I really want to give it a go!

tediumdevision Sun 01-May-16 21:27:13

I put one thick layer on, use a warm flannel to take it off and then put another layer and leave it on as moisturiser. Repeat the first step if I'm feeling a bit manky. I've got pretty good skin generally but it's been inflamed recently and dry. This had sorted me out in a few days.

Caffeinator Sun 01-May-16 21:40:22

I'm absolutely daft about the stuff. Hair, skin, on bagels, you name it, I've tried it.

muddiboots Sun 01-May-16 21:46:10

Idiot alert here but is it meant to be rock solid? I bought a jar from super drug to use on my horses mane ( sorry !!) but it's so hard I can't work out how to apply it !

GiveMyHeadPeaceffs Sun 01-May-16 21:58:37

Thanks Tedium I'll try that tonight smile

LancsHotpot Sun 01-May-16 22:02:02

muddiboots - When I put it on my hair I stick a teaspoonful in a plastic tub and microwave it on defrost for a minute.

First time I've ever shared hair styling tips with a horse.

squoosh Sun 01-May-16 23:10:29

I don't like coconut oil at all.

I also dislike coconut water and coconut flour (very fibrous. ahem)

I do love coconut ice-cream though.

tediumdevision Mon 02-May-16 08:57:08

I remember when Mane 'n' Tail was all the rage so maybe there's summut in it. My skin is soooo much better then it was. The oil has definitely calmed and moisturised it. I keep a jar by the bath so there is always a liquid layer on top.

SpeakerOfTheHouse Mon 02-May-16 17:11:58

I use biona organic coconut oil on my face & hair.. Bloody brilliant stuff & you need hardly any.. I use as a moisturiser every night, just a pea shaped amount & the same on hair after washing & ive got great skin & silky hair!

£3.95 & a complete wonder!!

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