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texmati 11-14-2007 01:25 AM

Lately my skin's been feeling really dry, and I've been reading about coconut oil.

Today I was at the Indian store and I picked up some coconut oil. I guess it's normally used for cooking. How can I tell if it's refined or unrefined.

And can I put it on my face?

TIA!!!

Spastica 11-14-2007 02:30 PM

I use the Parachute brand from the Indian store and I use it all over my body. It doesn't bother me. It's probably semi-refined and not organic or anything.

Denvergirlie 11-14-2007 05:01 PM

It will most likely says someplace on the bottle if it's refined or not.

I don't know the brand you bought but I have put three different brands of coconut oil on my face, my body and in my body, nothingbad has happened to me yet!

oneotamama 11-14-2007 05:55 PM

mmmm....does it smell yummy?!

texmati 11-15-2007 03:13 AM

Thanks for the responses guys! I tried it this morning, and my skin does feel soft. but I'm comning from doing nothing.

oneotamama, I was kind of dissappointed, it doesn't smell like much of anything. I was surprised, I live here in texas, and left it out at night... It's totally liquid, clear, suprisingly light, and doesn't smell like coconut. :-)

quietserena 11-15-2007 05:02 PM

Unrefined will smell coconutty and refined doesn't smell like much. I really like the MRH unrefined. I get it a gallon at a time and use for cooking and skin care.

You should be able to use it on the face though the refined can sometimes be problematic. I used to break out when I tried to use the Spectrum brand refined on my face but since I've switched to organic unrefined, no problems.

oneotamama 11-15-2007 08:48 PM

mmmmm....unrefined sounds yummy!!


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