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YakiUdonYumYum Tue 17-Jan-17 13:17:12

So I saw a jar in the supermarket last week and twigged that a lot of you S&B gods recommend it - bought a jar. It's really thick and not that oil like.

Now what the jeff do I actually do with it? Do I smear a blob all over my face? Work it into my hair after shampoo? I need exact instructions please smile

NinahH Tue 17-Jan-17 13:22:17

It melts as it warms up, put a blob in your hands and you will see. I use it as a body moisturiser

LittleOyster Tue 17-Jan-17 13:57:45

I use it as a makeup remover and facial cleanser, also use it as a shaving lubricant and body moisturiser. It works as an (admittedly not very powerful) deodorant too. I find the smell of the unrefined food-grade stuff a bit strong, so buy the refined version.

LittleOyster Tue 17-Jan-17 13:59:30

Ps. If you keep it in a warm-ish room or on a sunny windowsill then it won't be impossibly rock-hard when you come to use it.

PurpleDaisies Tue 17-Jan-17 14:02:41

It brought me out in the worst spots I've had since I was a teenager. It was like an oil slick on my head that took ages to wash out.

I'd use it for cooking and that's it.

CanarySong Tue 17-Jan-17 14:39:45

I use it as a body moisturiser and cook with it.

If I put it anywhere near my hair or face then I look like someone's dumped a pan of chip fat over my head for days afterwards, no matter how much I wash.

namechange20050 Tue 17-Jan-17 16:26:37

Be careful using it on your face. Coconut oil is highly comedogenic meaning it will block your pores. Which is a recipe for disaster if you are at all spot prone. I'd cook with it if I were you!

CantGetNoSleeeeeeep Tue 17-Jan-17 16:28:05

Put it in your coffee!

YakiUdonYumYum Tue 17-Jan-17 16:30:09

Ok, might try it as a body moisturiser (I have scaley, almost crocodile like legs). Will avoid face and hair for now. Thanks for the responses.

Coffee, huh? smile

GoodyGoodyGumdrops Tue 17-Jan-17 17:04:06

If you're using it as a moisturiser, be really, really stingey with it. For some reason it can bring people out in spots when used too generously (me!) but is fine when used very sparingly (me!). When I use it on my face I literally scrape the back of a fingernail across the solidified oil, and that's as much as I use. If your skin is shiny, you've used too much.

I have never had any blocked pores from it. In fact, my skin improved when I ditched all the fancy stuff and used just warm water and coconut oil for a whole winter.

ButteredToastAndStrawberryJam Tue 17-Jan-17 17:40:21

I use it as hand cream, I find it a bit greasy for face, not good if it goes in your eyes either. I use almond oil on my face.

Tightarseinleggings Tue 17-Jan-17 19:17:38

I use it onmy skin. Use a teaspoon to get it out. Pit it on my dry skin snd a bit on the ends of my naturally curly hair.

spankhurst Tue 17-Jan-17 19:22:52

I put in on my dry hair (bottom half only, not near roots), comb through and let it sit for 30 minutes before shampooing. It gives a great sheen but use sparingly if your hair is oily or fine. It's fabulous stuff IMO.

YakiUdonYumYum Tue 17-Jan-17 20:27:44

spankhurst do you use normal conditioner after your shampoo too? My hair's quite dry (too much bleaching and GHDs) so I'll try that pre-wash suggestion. Thanks.

NoJimmyProtested Tue 17-Jan-17 20:53:51

I use it as a facial cleanser twice a day. I love the way it feels and ive never had any spots.

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