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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.
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.
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.