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Annah Rachel
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Does anyone do this? Does it clog pores?
 
                              
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  I have used it. It's a very light weight moisturizer and I didn't notice any pores clogged. I like it better than olive oil, which tends to feel greasy.
 
Matthew Fallon
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it's great stuff for skin, i use it  for massage as do many people/therapists.

i prefer getting it raw if i can, then i can use it in smoothies etc too.
 
                                                                    
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If you mix coconut oil with bees wax 50/50 it makes great skin creme.
It needs to be heated to mix together.
I don't know if it would cause pimples on ones face.
 
Jorja Hernandez
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Coconut oil is a great moisturizer and tends to heal blemishes if anything.

I use it for a lot of my cooking too. Some folks like the virgin oil but I only use the refined because I hate the smell (and taste) of cocount and the refined has neither. Just be sure to buy the expeller pressed and not chemically refined.
 
Moni Dew
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coconut oil is very good for skin and does not clog pores.  I do suggest that it be therapeutically massaged in (gentle, circular motion).  Oil cleansing was used before soap came into being.  It actually UNclogs pores with regular use (don't try to go back and forth between oil and soap.  just stick with the oil).

I tend to use the virgin/unrefined oils, those being more "natural."  (And I don't mind the taste/smell)
 
                                              
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Yes!  Iove coconut oil. I not only use it daily on my face but as a body moisturizer after I shower. I also slather it on my feet at night and cover them with socks. My feet have never been softer. Weekly I use it as a deep hair conditioning treatment and on those days I need to control frizz I smooth the tiniest bit on my hair.

I've read that coconut oil makes a great natural deodorant too but I haven't tested that yet.

One more thing...I melt about 1/2 teaspoon of coconut oil and mix it in the cats food once a week. His coat has never been so shiny!
 
Annah Rachel
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Wow, awesome! I am definitely going to try coconut oil deodorant. Thanks!
 
Davin Eberhardt
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Not to hijack your post.  But to those that use coconut oil as a moisturizer... have you used it on your scalp?  I see conflicting info online..
 
Lisa Gergets
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If the coconut oil seems too heavy, try grapeseed oil, which is incredibly light, and is an astringent oil.
 
Kristina Fitzsimmons
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It works great! I use it for deoderant, in the bath, I used it during my pregnancy and had NO stretch marks.

Get the Organic Cold Pressed Coconut Oil. Hexane has a way of drying out my skin so I only use cold pressed.

If you are looking for (the only natural deoderants that works), here goes:

One part Baking Soda, One part arrowroot, one part coconut oil. Heat on very very low and mix. I put mine in itty bitty containers for ease of use and 'preservation'. You can play with the ratios... I use extra coconut oil and even add almond oil etc for baby butt cream.

Can't stress the -no hexane- enough. They use it to extract in some and man does it dry me out.

I use it to remove make-up, treat my hair (when Im not going out for a few days), and in my coffee, as a low heat cooking helper, I make "candy rice" for my son (yes he falls for that), I kinda use it as a lip protector too, just by drinking my coffee with it in it (acquired taste, start small).

My friend said take baths in it and you wont get stretch marks.. he was right! And I have been a coco nut ever since!
 
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