Coconut Oil Is Amazing!

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Winter was cruel to my hands. They were dry and cracked to the extent that people stared at them weirdly or politely averted their eyes. My hands hurt. Even holding my 3-year-old's hand when we were walking on sidewalks was kind of painful.

I tried all sorts of lotions (eg super-expensive Forever Flawless lotion) to deal with the problem and strictly restricted how often I washed my hands. Nothing worked and lotions that were supposed to help actually made the problem worse. Lotion prescribed to me by a doctor sort of worked -- sort of, but not totally. It had a somewhat unpleasant smell and made me uncomfortable with the idea of preparing food.

In desperation, I went to a natural health products store. The woman there knew what I was going to ask her before I said anything. She said, "Coconut oil will help." I asked her, "Help what?" She ignored my question and continued, "I also suggest that you consume a blend of raw natural oils to help the problem with your hands from the inside." I bought what she suggested and it was all far cheaper than the lotions I tried.

Unlike the pain I got from expensive high-falutin' super-"infused" lotions, the food-grade coconut oil's effect on my hands was soothing from the get go. Within days of rubbing it into my hands 2 or 3 times a day, my hands looked much better. I also no longer had to worry about inadvertently adding toxins to food that I was preparing. I put the oil blend that she recommended into salad dressing and included as a daily part of my diet. Within one week, my hands were pretty much completely healed.
  • Profile picture of the author David Braybrooke
    It makes a top natural sunscreen too. And it smells great!
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    • Profile picture of the author thunderbird
      Originally Posted by David Braybrooke View Post

      It makes a top natural sunscreen too. And it smells great!
      This is the first time I ever heard of it for suncreen, but I looked it up and what I'm finding is verifying that. Very cool.
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    Thanks for the tips. I know a couple of people it might help.
    Very dry air here.

    I'd also suggest drinking more water for more hydration.

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    Speaking of food oil... I worked in a friends health food store back around 1989 & she had a machine that ground up raw peanuts & separated the peanut oil. It always amazed me how much oil was extracted from peanuts. If you look at a raw peanut it doesn't look like it would have oil, but those things are loaded.
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    I love the coconut oil
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      Originally Posted by JamesAngry View Post

      Do not pick or rub the area and be sure to clean gently with soap and water. Avoid sun exposure, both natural and artificial, for at least one week after treatment. It is also important to use broad-spectrum (protects against UVA and UVB rays) sunscreen with an SPF of 30 or higher every day.
      Are you reading the instructions on the back of a sunscreen container?
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      • Profile picture of the author ThomM
        I use coconut oil for a variety of things.
        I first started eating a T. of it a day as an Alzheimer preventative.
        Then when my generative disk disease caused the two disks I had surgery on started bulging again I discovered it helped your bones absorbe calcium and magnesium and with in a couple weeks the disks where fine and I was pain free again.
        Every winter it's so dry here it's ridiculous. So I use it as a skin conditioner.
        I even use it as a base for the homemade deodorant I use.
        Countless Coconut Oil Uses and Health Benefits
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  • Profile picture of the author HeySal
    I use a LOT of coconut oil. On my skin, for frying food, just taking it like a med half teaspoon once or twice a day. There's so many nutrients in the stuff it's crazy.

    My exception is that if I need something on my face before I go out I use hemp oil instead because it soaks in faster. Still natural. I don't think it contains all the lauric acid that the coconut oil does, though. I was using avocado oil when I discovered coconut oil, and haven't bought avocado again - it's more expensive and it lacks some good nutrients that coconut has. I save the avocados for salad, now.

    People are scared crapless the sun will make them wrinkle. If you burn it will, but if you aren't burning but are wrinkling from the sun it's because you aren't getting the right natural oils. Simple fix and you don't have to deprive yourself of VitD and the other benefits from the sun.
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    Originally Posted by thunderbird View Post

    Winter was cruel to my hands. They were dry and cracked to the extent that people stared at them weirdly or politely averted their eyes. My hands hurt. Even holding my 3-year-old's hand when we were walking on sidewalks was kind of painful.

    I tried all sorts of lotions (eg super-expensive Forever Flawless lotion) to deal with the problem and strictly restricted how often I washed my hands. Nothing worked and lotions that were supposed to help actually made the problem worse. Lotion prescribed to me by a doctor sort of worked -- sort of, but not totally. It had a somewhat unpleasant smell and made me uncomfortable with the idea of preparing food.

    In desperation, I went to a natural health products store. The woman there knew what I was going to ask her before I said anything. She said, "Coconut oil will help." I asked her, "Help what?" She ignored my question and continued, "I also suggest that you consume a blend of raw natural oils to help the problem with your hands from the inside." I bought what she suggested and it was all far cheaper than the lotions I tried.

    Unlike the pain I got from expensive high-falutin' super-"infused" lotions, the food-grade coconut oil's effect on my hands was soothing from the get go. Within days of rubbing it into my hands 2 or 3 times a day, my hands looked much better. I also no longer had to worry about inadvertently adding toxins to food that I was preparing. I put the oil blend that she recommended into salad dressing and included as a daily part of my diet. Within one week, my hands were pretty much completely healed.
    I've been using it for awhile now. Works great.
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  • Profile picture of the author objectiveman
    Coconut oil is also a medium chain triglyceride which aids the body in fat loss. The Coffee Mate tubs use coconut oil as a base, unlike dairy products which have a hyperinsulinary affect on the body which makes fat loss harder. Coconut oil is also a good oil for stir frying.
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  • Profile picture of the author subisa852
    Coconut oil is also good for removing waterproof mascara and eye-shadow! It's super cheap too compared to make-up remover you will find in the beauty market.
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  • Profile picture of the author HeySal
    Somehow I smell the advent of a report on the many uses of coconut oil comin' on here.
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    • Profile picture of the author eric669
      Who knew there were so many uses. I certainly didn't
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    I brush my teeth with C.O...especially when a tooth is super sensitive or starting to give you problems
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  • Profile picture of the author mikfoxx
    Oil is very beneficial to our health, especially the most trending oral health nowadays - the oil pulling.
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  • Profile picture of the author barbling
    It's great for oilpulling as well, plus is nifty in coffee.

    Love my coconut oil.

    And bacon. Love bacon. Can't forget about bacon!
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    • Profile picture of the author ThomM
      Countless Uses for Coconut Oil

      This is the video that started me on coconut oil.
      CBN TV - Coconut Oil Touted as Alzheimer's Remedy
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    • Profile picture of the author thunderbird
      Originally Posted by barbling View Post

      It's great for oilpulling as well, plus is nifty in coffee.

      Love my coconut oil.

      And bacon. Love bacon. Can't forget about bacon!
      They say everyone is within 6 degrees from bacon, you know.
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      Originally Posted by barbling View Post

      And bacon. Love bacon. Can't forget about bacon!
      It's widely considered in Britain as proof that God exists.

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        Originally Posted by Richard Van View Post

        It's widely considered in Britain as proof that God exists.

        Al Murray - Bacon (Proof of God) - YouTube
        LOL - that may be the greatest argument for bacon I've ever heard.
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          Originally Posted by garyv View Post

          LOL - that may be the greatest argument for bacon I've ever heard.
          Bacon needs no argument. lol
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          • Profile picture of the author tagiscom
            Originally Posted by HeySal View Post


            People are scared crapless the sun will make them wrinkle. If you burn it will, but if you aren't burning but are wrinkling from the sun it's because you aren't getting the right natural oils. Simple fix and you don't have to deprive yourself of VitD and the other benefits from the sun.
            Yep, the crap we currently get in Au, is amazing! Since normal ad's are desensitized quickly and ignored, ad's are going down the shock and awe path.

            But it is the Skin Cancer ad's that really P*** me off. There is good supportive evidence that it is caused by stress and the usual diet, etc.

            So hiding from the sun, is counter productive, to put it mildly. 15 minutes, (or ten) on both sides is enough, to get your vitamin D hit.

            I have been doing it that way for years, and haven't noticed any excessive wrinkling. But l don't use any sunscreens, and have a bowl, (phew, glad l didn't use bowel again) of fruit every day, so...

            So, yeah, l agree Sal, Doctors get an unrelated idea into their heads, and they will spout crap for years to come!


            When in doubt study animals, they don't BS around, and usually do the healthiest thing. Or they regularly take short naps in sunlight.


            I think that too many Aussies are wising up, probably explains why the fluoride in our water seems to be getting worse?


            Originally Posted by The Content Professional View Post

            To add to the uses already mentioned, I use coconut oil in my hair. It helps curb dryness/frizziness and give it a little hold and sheen without all the chemicals in most products. I don't get any complaints about my hair smelling like coconuts, either.

            A little goes a long way, though.

            Hmmm, ok, l tend to use olive oil and honey, with teetree oil as a shampoo, since it is the only thing that stops my hear from frizzing up!

            And isn't the expensive, chemically laden crap!


            Shane


            PS other used for coconuts are....

            • Cups

            • Can make hats, etc out of the frons.

            • And the coconuts can be burned and act as a natural mosquito repellant!


            And in the case of certain popular tv shows you can even build a nuclear reactor out of them, but the plutonium is separate! :rolleyes:
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            • Profile picture of the author ThomM
              Originally Posted by tagiscom View Post


              So hiding from the sun, is counter productive, to put it mildly. 15 minutes, (or ten) on both sides is enough, to get your vitamin D hit.

              I have been doing it that way for years, and haven't noticed any excessive wrinkling. But l don't use any sunscreens, and have a bowl, (phew, glad l didn't use bowel again) of fruit every day, so...

              So, yeah, l agree Sal, Doctors get an unrelated idea into their heads, and they will spout crap for years to come!


              When in doubt study animals, they don't BS around, and usually do the healthiest thing. Or they regularly take short naps in sunlight.


              I think that too many Aussies are wising up, probably explains why the fluoride in our water seems to be getting worse?





              Hmmm, ok, l tend to use olive oil and honey, with teetree oil as a shampoo, since it is the only thing that stops my hear from frizzing up!

              And isn't the expensive, chemically laden crap!


              Shane



              And in the case of certain popular tv shows you can even build a nuclear reactor out of them, but the plutonium is separate! :rolleyes:
              I'm always outdoors. I grew up on and around farms and spent the better part of the last 20+ years doing landscaping. I've never used a sun screen and rarely get a sun burn. I do get dark though

              PS other used for coconuts are....

              • Cups

              • Can make hats, etc out of the frons.

              • And the coconuts can be burned and act as a natural mosquito repellant!
              Don't forget the Coconut Coir
              https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Coir
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              • Profile picture of the author tagiscom
                Originally Posted by ThomM View Post

                I'm always outdoors. I grew up on and around farms and spent the better part of the last 20+ years doing landscaping. I've never used a sun screen and rarely get a sun burn. I do get dark though
                Don't forget the Coconut Coir
                https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Coir
                Yep, exactly!

                They crap on that being in the sun will give you Cancer, but ignore people who install tiles on house roofs for 20 odd years and get nothing????


                Unfortunately when Phar, company's, with their expensive treatments, (and ignoring cheap ones) control Doctors, this sort of contradictory BS ensues.


                Best to use common sence, and refer to animal's and humans that ignore their advise, with no noticeable difference.


                Sunlight, reduces blood pressure and increases well-being, so having a tan is healthy!

                Listening to Doctors crap, avoiding the sun, and looking as white as a sheet of paper, is unhealthy!


                Shane

                PS sorry mods, l know that l am getting off topic, had my rant!!!:rolleyes:
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  • To add to the uses already mentioned, I use coconut oil in my hair. It helps curb dryness/frizziness and give it a little hold and sheen without all the chemicals in most products. I don't get any complaints about my hair smelling like coconuts, either.

    A little goes a long way, though.
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  • Profile picture of the author HeySal
    Virgin coconut oil smells like coconut - you can get organic oil that isn't virgin oil, still good for everything listed in this thread, and probably a lot more but without the coconut smell.

    Without looking again - did anyone mention deodorant yet? It's anti-bacterial, anti-fungal. Much better than that toxic crap they sell.
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    • Originally Posted by HeySal View Post

      Virgin coconut oil smells like coconut - you can get organic oil that isn't virgin oil, still good for everything listed in this thread, and probably a lot more but without the coconut smell.

      Without looking again - did anyone mention deodorant yet? It's anti-bacterial, anti-fungal. Much better than that toxic crap they sell.
      I personally use baking soda for deodorant but I may have to give coconut oil a whirl. Anything is better than the chemical-laden junk they sell in stores, though. That's for sure.
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      • Profile picture of the author ThomM
        Originally Posted by The Content Professional View Post

        I personally use baking soda for deodorant but I may have to give coconut oil a whirl. Anything is better than the chemical-laden junk they sell in stores, though. That's for sure.
        I use coconut oil as a base, then mix in some baking soda and a little corn starch. Works better then the junk they sell.
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        • Profile picture of the author TashaTymchuk
          Originally Posted by ThomM View Post

          I use coconut oil as a base, then mix in some baking soda and a little corn starch. Works better then the junk they sell.
          That's very close to what I use also, except I use arrowroot powder instead of corn starch, and I add a few drops of tea tree oil for added protection.

          Just melt the coconut oil, stir in the rest, blend well, then let it cool a bit (so it's too hot, but before the oil starts to harden again), then pour the mixture in an old, well cleaned deodorant tube, let it harden, and voila, toxin/aluminum free pit paste.
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          • Profile picture of the author ThomM
            Originally Posted by TashaTymchuk View Post

            That's very close to what I use also, except I use arrowroot powder instead of corn starch, and I add a few drops of tea tree oil for added protection.

            Just melt the coconut oil, stir in the rest, blend well, then let it cool a bit (so it's too hot, but before the oil starts to harden again), then pour the mixture in an old, well cleaned deodorant tube, let it harden, and voila, toxin/aluminum free pit paste.
            If I had arrowroot in the house when I made it, I would of used that instead
            I thought about putting it in a deodorant tube, but in the summer here it gets hot enough to melt the oil. Of course as I'm typing this I thought "put it in the frig during the summer stupid"
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            • Profile picture of the author TashaTymchuk
              Originally Posted by ThomM View Post

              If I had arrowroot in the house when I made it, I would of used that instead
              I thought about putting it in a deodorant tube, but in the summer here it gets hot enough to melt the oil. Of course as I'm typing this I thought "put it in the frig during the summer stupid"
              It feels nice to put cold deodorant on when it's hot out.
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  • Profile picture of the author thunderbird
    I am totally astonished by what I've learned here. I had no idea that coconut oil has so many benefits and uses.
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  • Profile picture of the author celente
    I heard it does cause cancer in some people, or some people more susceptible to get it if using alot of it.

    but I must say I use it from time to time and its friggen amazing and smells like a day at the beach.
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  • Profile picture of the author jessicah
    Thank you for this information! My boyfriend has been struggling with this problem for a long time and he tried the coconut oil before, but only by rubbing his hands with it. I suppose the key is to combine that with some tricks in nutrition. Thanks again!
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    i really love Coconut oil, it good for skin and coconut juice is good for health and if it use like cream it can protect your skin from sunburn
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