Having just purchased some "Dr. Bronner's" Coconut Oil, and being mindful of Dr. Bronner's love of using one product for a thousand things, I'm wondering . . .
What have you done (or tried to do) with Coconut Oil other than cooking with it or eating it by itself?
An obvious answer is to use as a body moisturizer, but is anyone finding it to be a wonder-substance that can be used for lots of other things like hair conditioner, face cream, burn salve, wood polish . . . ? Anything you tried to use it for, and it just didn't work out?
Must...resist....commenting about...."wood polish"
Sex, cooking, hair conditioner, skin moisturizer, sun block, skin rejuvenation post surgery, better wound healing, treating acne blemishes, stretch mark fading, quelling hunger in mid day with a spoonful in coffee are some off the top of my head.
Deodorant. Either by itself, or mixed with baking soda and cornstarch. It's very effective. http://www.passionatehomemaking.com/2008/03/update-homemade-deoderant.html is the most commonly used recipe.
I've started using the oil method for washing my face thanks to our very own beauty product maven AKD. I wasn't hopeful, but it works great. I just mix a bit of the oil with baking soda and washup up and rinse off. Smooooooth.....
Coconut oil is the only moisturizer I use on my body, face included...mixed with baking soda or salt, it's a great toothpaste, mixed with arrowroot and baking powder it's deodorant, it's the only makeup remover I use, a tiny bit in my hair keeps the frizz to a minimum, and yup! It makes a great lubricant, though I wouldn't trust what someone else posted about it not breaking down the latex in condoms, I don't see why it wouldn't.
I mix it with baking soda and use it as tooth paste. quite effective.
all of the answers are right on. definitely shaving! it's incredible and really eliminates any infections because of the awesome anti-bacterial/fungus properties of it!
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