I have been using castor oil as a natural moisturiser. It's great, but very thick and viscous, so I've been trying to switch to coconut oil, but it makees me break out a little. Is this an adjustment period or am I simply sensitive to it?
What else are you putting on your skin? Have you tried switching brands of coconut oil? is the coconut oil you are using steam deodorized? I find the raw natural that contains the fragrance to be irritating to my skin.
I second the oil cleansing method, though it does take a few weeks for your skin to adjust.
I also tried to use coconut oil and started to break out. I think my skin is naturally sensitive (probably from using crap mainstream products for years!). I'm going to try jojoba oil instead. For now I've stopped using any products except twice-daily chamomile tea as toner and a weekly homemade exfoliation (cornmeal or coffee grinds, honey, etc). My skin is so soft and radiant!