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Posted by Stella (Walnut Creek, CA) on 04/17/2007
5 out of 5 stars

I have been using the coconut oil for about a month and I love it. I was a lotion junky for whom price was not object. I once spent $60 on a body lotion! I spent even more for face lotions. I was never satisfied and always trying different products. I did not care if the product was natural, I just wanted the most effective thing. I even went to the Dermatologist bought their products. Well I just threw them all out. The coconut oil has been the best thing for my face and body. I have what I call the Double-Whammy, skin that is both aging and acne prone. The coconut oil has been perfect for me because it softens my skin while controlling and preventing break out. When I first put it on it felt so greasy I thought why am I putting this kitchen oil on my body! But after about 15 minutes it completely absorbed in the skin and left no greasy residue. It makes you you think about those other lotions you put on your body, I imagine they are similarly absorbed into your skin, kind of scary!

I love the coconut oil and will continue using it. But here's something odd. I put it on my Husband and he got terrible acne. I am wondering why something that works so great for me did not work for him at all? It's too bad, I would have liked for him to enjoy it too.

Replied by Raledo
Medford, Or
11/12/2009

Your hubby might be allergic to coconut oil if he broke out. I know when you start taking it internally, sometimes it makes someone break out. But I use it all the time on my skin and I love it.

Replied by Carlos
Spain, Barcelona
12/22/2010
5 out of 5 stars

To Stella from CA. IM a 28 year old man, Im a cosmetic and diet freak. I started using everything available. Then I went the natural way trying everything you can imagine from aloe to shea butter, ACV, molasses, soy... I basically have used everything you can think of, even those awful nivea for men. So I started putting EVCO and I also got initial break outs. It felt oily, I wasnt really feelin it. But my mother tried it and said it was wonderful, I came back to read the testimonials and I gave it another try. After few days, all teh dead cells and dry skin in my T zone are gone, I have a light rosacea also and its gone, I have uniform tone. I have read somewhere that coconut oil is detox. It reaches the under layers in skin and cleanses pores, getting rid of dead cells and dirt. Wash his face with warm water, exfoliate. Pat dry. Apply EVCO, massage it throuly for 5 min. Rince with hot water. Remove excess oil and dead cells with a towel. Now skin will be glowing. Apply a thin layer of EVCO again and you are done. Give it a week. New skin will come out after few days, light young smooth skin.

Replied by Meow
Pekin, Il
08/27/2011

Your husband is probably NOT allergic to it at all, I would say that he had a "healing crisis" coconut oil is a great detoxifer. I would have him try it again for a while and see what happens.


Posted by Yvonne (Bridgewater, NJ) on 04/09/2007
5 out of 5 stars

I have been using Coconut Oil externally as both a hair conditioner and a skin moisturizer for about one month and have seen an incredible improvement. My face is clear of blemishes and very smooth. It has also helped soften my naturally curly hair. There is no need for all of the useless and expensive products I have been wasting my money on for all these years!

Replied by Shari
Bedford, Pa
04/18/2011

How do you use coconut oil on your hair?

Replied by Betherfly
Lakewood, California, Usa
04/19/2011

I would suggest trying this: either use a small portion (maybe the size of a dime-quarter depending on your hair length) mixed in with your shampoo. Let sit on hair for a few minutes, then rinse. If you are using it for its more healing properties on the scalp, this is probably your best bet. Alternately you could add it to your conditioner if you are seeking moisturizing properties. Coconut oil melts fast and easily in your hand, so be aware of that. If you keep it in the fridge, you should be able to scrape off a portion with a butter knife. I am currently using it in conjunction with Ted's other remedies for vitiligo, skin is pinking (thanks Ted) and also the moisture portion is great!! Hope this helps, maybe others have some more qualified insight. Take care. Beth


Posted by Deborah (Palm Bay, Florida) on 04/03/2007
5 out of 5 stars

After reading other's comments I recognized that it was not just my imagination that my sugar cravings stopped after I started eating coconut oil. Also, my teeth and gums do feel cleaner all the time. (Grapefruit seed extract also helped my teeth to stay cleaner.) My scalp is starting to feel less dry and I am hoping this will alleviate my dry skin and hair completely.


Posted by Renee (Los Angeles, CA) on 03/29/2007
5 out of 5 stars

I've been taking the evco for about 1 month now. I took it because I heard I might lose weight. When I first started the oil, I had diary for about 2 days. But, that stopped. As of now, the following conditions have cleared. The most important first:
1) No more bleeding hemmoroids. I was bleeding 2 or 3 times a week. I was going to go to the dr. but I started the oil and 1 week later, no more blood.
2) No more athletes foot. No more body odor or foot odor, or bad breath.
3) No more yeast infections.
4) Not one pimple on my face. I would get at least 1 pimples per week. I have now soft shiny skin and hair, my wrinkles have gone.
5) No more PMS symptoms: puffiness, mood swings, headaches.
6) And yes. I got into my size 6's which I haven't been able to in 5 years! My stomach is gone! No more cellulite. And I still kept all my muscle. Only the fat is gone. I started at 160 lbs and now, about 150. What more can I say?

Replied by Ibiza
New York
07/14/2010
5 out of 5 stars

I've been oil pulling with organic virgin unrefined coconut oil for one week. I couldn't wait to report! How wonderful this discovery is! I have more energy, deeper dreams, whiter teeth, and more regular elimination. The most dramatic change is less mucus in my sinuses. I overhauled my diet and started using a neti pot with salt daily two months ago. This is because seven years ago, I became afflicted with allergies and sinus issues. I went to a specialist who recommended over-the-counter relief. Every season, I had to choose a new medicine because the previous one stopped working. Finally, two months ago, I had a horrible sinus infection which caused me to be put on three medications. That's when I said, enough is enough, no more medicine (which I suspect was having an adverse effect on other areas of my body, namely my liver). That's when I implemented a diet change and started using a neti pot. However, using the neti pot was time consuming because often I was unable to get any of the water to pour out of one or both nostrils due to mucus. Still, I persevered and used it every day. I have not had a migraine headache or had to use any allergy medicine since that time. Since oil pulling with the VCO, my neti pot time has been cut in half or more! The water pours out of each nostril easily. No more mucus plugs! It's unbelievable. I am even more confident that using the neti pot, oil pulling and eating a clean, basic, meatless diet will allow me to fully overcome my allergies and sinus issues. I also started using the coconut oil on my face with outstanding results. My face was becoming dry and dull, I guess due to age and hormonal changes (I'm in my 40's). Now, it's as smooth as a baby's bottom! I use a tiny bit in the morning on a clean face and massage it in completely. It does take a while to absorb so do it when you first get up unless you want an oil shine. I can't wait to use it on the rest of my body (need to buy it a gallon at a time from an online source). Lastly, I was immensely skeptical of using the coconut oil as a deodorant. However, yesterday, I did it for the first time since I didn't need to leave the house and live alone, hahaha. I have to say that it worked perfectly. And, I actually did end up going out in the summer heat. It worked then and all through the night into this morning! I just used a small portion and massaged it under my underarms. I'm not a fan of the smell of coconut oil (others love it) and it took about an hour for the smell to subside when used on the face and under the arms. So, I just have to get up earlier so that it's gone by the time I leave the house. I have no idea of how strong the VCO is as a deodorant since I didn't do too much; I'll rotate it along with the other natural deodorants I use.

Replied by Chevygirl
Tuakau, Franklin, New Zealand
01/19/2012

Hi there, can you please tell me what is meant by 'pulling oil'? I've just started taking the oil orally and also using it for moisturizer, so will see how things go.

Btw... congrats EARTHCLINIC! AWESOME website! I'm addicted!

Replied by Timh
Louisville, Ky, Usa
01/20/2012

Chevygirl, Oil Pulling is an Indian Ayurvedic whole body detoxification method only recently introduced into the western world. You swish veg oil around in your mouth for 20 min then spit it out. Be sure to use mouthwash before & after the pull. My first OP experience was beneficial with noticeable good results.

http://www.earthclinic.com/remedies/oil_pulling.html


Posted by Renee (Los Angeles, CA) on 03/29/2007
5 out of 5 stars

I just wanted to add one more item. I, too have been battling high blood pressure 150/90 along with my weight. I noticed my blood pressure has gone down to about 117/65. But, I noticed if I drink a cup of coffee in the morning, my BP will go way up. I am learning that with the increase in energy from the oil, I cannot drink the coffee because its as if it doubles the energy effect. So, my craving for coffee, alcohol and sweets are totally gone. My appetite is also gone.


Posted by Mauris (Port Orchard, Washington, USA) on 03/27/2007
5 out of 5 stars

For about the last 12 months I have only used olive oil and unrefined virgin coconut oil in my household. I only cook with coconut oil, and I eat about 2 or 3 tablespoons of this oil a day. Anymore, I rarely eat out, because of the refined polyunsaturated and easily oxydized oils used in most commercially prepared foods. Coconut oil is stable, does not go rancid, and is easily and quickly digested and turned into energy. After I bathe or shower I always rub coconut oil on my body. All total, it's a big plus. I'm age 66, am 5' 11" tall, and weigh about 165. I have more energy than I used to have, I no longer have itchy athlete's foot, my skin is soft, seems like my digestion is better (less stomach gas), and my blood pressure and cholesterol are both good. It's very unfortunate that we typically think of any and ALL saturated fat as something that's bad for the health!


Posted by Cindy (Medicine Hat, Alberta, Canada) on 03/11/2007
5 out of 5 stars

I'use coconut oil and apple cider vinegar everyday. just started a week ago with both feel better, less stressed, more energy, sleep better, it is very good for you, l have stomach problems,been using acv for 6 years before meals and it works. As with the coconut oil it is hard to swallow some days but l do it cause it is good for you...l try to use it when l cook my eggs with salsa -- it is great!!! Salsa and hot peppers are great .. green tea with lemon as well is awesome l just like it and it keeps me slim as well and healthy. thanks have a great day to all..


Posted by Brad (Rochester, MI) on 03/01/2007
5 out of 5 stars

I have been using 1-2 Tbs. of coconut oil per day for about a month now, gradually increasing it over time to avoid any nausea. So far no nausea or stomach issues, and my energy has increased. Overall, I feel great and I've lost 10 pounds! I started taking it for sinus related issues, which is only moderately seems to help so far, but the other benefits are great. My question is, I've heard if you take this long term it may negatively affect your liver. Is there any data to support this claim?


Posted by Margo (NY, NY) on 03/01/2007
5 out of 5 stars

My son takes Extra Virgin Organic Coconut Oil for acne and Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) in food and I use it for my skin and also add it to my food. We've had marvelous results so far! I also tried a little in hot chocolate and coffee,but we all know that water and oil don't mix--yuk! It's good with smoothies and mixed in with hot rice though.


Posted by Jon (Austin, TX) on 02/17/2007
5 out of 5 stars

I'm 21 years old and I've been consuming unrefined organic coconut oil for 3 months now, and I haven't felt any better. My curiosity began when I had read a very popular natural cures book describing the amazing health benefits of coconut oil. It stated the oil can put cancer into remission which caught my attention because a couple of years prior, I had been experiencing pain in one of my testicles along with a small lump. As of now, the lump is still present, and I plan on treating that as well, but the pain has passed since using the magnificent oil.

Toxins in the body build over time and can make the liver sluggish in absorbing nutrients. I regularly detoxify my body (once every month or so) with a 7-day herbal detox program to maintain my health and assure I'm taking full advantage of coconut oil's benefits. I've also lost 15 lbs easily and effortlessly by using the oil, and it's given me alot more energy to exercise even after an 8-hour shift of stocking boxes.

Another ailment it's helped me with is bad breath. I constantly forget to brush my teeth simply because I never wake up with bad breath anymore! I often go 3-4 days without brushing. But because the oil is antiviral/antibacterial, it's cleansing my mouth and throat of germs that could've been causing my bad breath and possibly other problems I haven't acknowledged. I also rarely have anymore canker sores in the mouth. I'm not a certified homeopath or naturopath, but I strongly recommend cleansing the body before attempting to use a natural remedy to aid in full absorption of its healing properties. Daily, I consume 2 tbsp of organic, unrefined coconut oil (2 tbsp in the morning and 2 tbsp in the mid-afternoon) while in it's liquid state. I've noticed when I scoop out a tbsp of solid coconut oil and melt it, the liquid form ends up being a larger amount than when it was solid. So scoop wisely. I wish all of you the best experience while using coconut oil and other natural remedies.

Replied by Steven
Conroe, Tx
09/10/2009

Have the lump checked by a doctor. Don't do any guessing about Cancer.


Posted by Sandra (Entiat, WA) on 01/18/2007
5 out of 5 stars

Hello, I am sort of new to use of coconut oil. I have been using it minimally for about 2 years.I take it right off the spoon and let it melt in my mouth. WHAT I HAVE NOTICED: I started taking a spoon full before each meal (about a week ago).

1. I have a tooth that lost its crown a couple of months ago and my gums were very tender around the tooth and somewhat in the rest of my mouth. The tenderness has gone. I had been doing oil swishing previously with mixed results.
2. My little chihuahua was driving me nuts by constantly licking her butt. I decided to give her a little of the vco a couple times a day. The licking stopped.
3. I have noticed an increase in energy. I can now work around the house for several hours without "running out of steam".
4. I am losing some weight at a slow pace.
5. For a many years I have been awakened at night by my bladder screaming at me. I go to the bathroom to find only a small dribble. I then have much trouble going back to sleep. My bladder would get sore (not like real pain) sort of like if you pushed on a bruise. Since I started taking the VCO regularly the soreness is gone and I sleep much longer, the urine release is much greater, and I hope to eventually sleep thru the night. I Do have hypertension but according to some authors, it helps hypertension. So I will go with their advise. It seems to me that with everything that VCO helps, the other things it does would just naturally benefit the hypertension. I am 70 and plan to also start using it for my skin and hair. I can hardly wait to see what other benefits I notice!

Replied by Sergio
Long Beach, Ca
05/26/2011

I've been reading on the mutiple cures of coconut oil. I recently bought some but, my question is should the oil be in liquid form or paste form?

Replied by Sweetie
Brazil
05/27/2011

Hi Sergio, it depends on room temperature. Right now it's winter where I live to it is in solid/pasty form. But during the summer is always liquid.


Posted by Diane (Magnolia Springs, AL) on 04/25/2006
5 out of 5 stars

I am 51 and I started using unrefined coconut oil for my hair. Being in the South and working outside my hair was in bad shape. I started using it on my hair and wow what a difference. My hair is soft and the color is great. I use it on my face arms body and my husband used sunblock and kept getting white blisters on his ears started using coconut oil and they went away. I now take coconut orally and I too started the sick side effects. I reduced the amount and it cleaned my colon, I now go twice a day. My muscles do not ache in the mornings, no stiff neck. I have been using the coconut oil now for 8 months.


Posted by Jeanine (Aurelia, IA) on 03/18/2006
5 out of 5 stars

Coconut Oil has made me feel great i'm 54 and it has given me a lot more energy and i haven't been sick since i've been taking it which is for about 4 months . My hair and skin are great. I use it both internally and externally and my teeth and gums are the healthiest they have been in years. I think the reason people get sick from it when they first start to use it is that it does remove the parasites in your system and that maybe an adjustment for them so i would say start out very slow and increase as you go and be sure to use it in food at first but it is great after you use it for a while.

Replied by Pamela
Atlanta, Ga
09/21/2010

Hello Jeanine, I am 38 and I care about my health. Just last week I found out the health benefits of this coconut oil. I just started using it for cooking this week. You mentioned in your email that people get sick when they first start using it. Is it diarrhea sick? I ask because I had a bout of diarrhea today, twice in the morning. I ate my lunch and this time it stayed with me. How long do I have to wait for this to pass? Your thoughts would be appreciated. Thanks!


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Posted by Me (Nowhere, USA) on 03/05/2008
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My son likes oil based salad dressing, french fries, fried rice, etc, but always felt nauseous after eating those things. We tried using coconut oil instead of other oils, and when we do, he feels well after eating, and can eat a normal size portion instead of only a few bites. Any amount seems to work.


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Posted by Jana (Portland, Tn, United States) on 04/11/2013

I would like for my elderly mother to try oil pulling as she suffers from severe arthritis but she has both upper and lower dentures, would this still be a viable option for her? Could she still 'swish' in the morning before putting her dentures in? I would love to be able to be able to tell her about this and for it to work for her so she would not be in so much pain. Additionally, what kind of coconut oil is best to use? Organic, extra virgin, etc? I'm new to all of this and it's all a bit confusing to me. I will be trying this myself as I suffer from chronic daily migraines as well as cluster headaches nonstop with no relief in sight and have been on massive doses of opiates to control the pain for six years now and I hate the amount of chemicals running good through my body. I and am hoping that this will help with the migraines and hopefully the clusters as well, not to mention a total body cleanse!

Replied by Dawn
Ia
09/22/2016

I would have her start. There is still a lot of toxins and bacteria in the mouth. Even with dentures.



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