The healing properties of coconut oil?

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  1. baysidebunny

    baysidebunny Well-Known Member

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    It would be too expensive to do it with the coconuts here in the states but I was taught how to make it from my islander friends. I can now make it from the canned coconut milk but it's a long process.

    From what I understand, the islands use it for everything.
    I've seen it work for me firsthand.
    Does anyone know a thing or two about why it does?
     
  2. bearkiller

    bearkiller Well-Known Member

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    Bunny,

    Take a look at mercola.com for his page on the value of organic coconut oil.

    bearkiller
     

  3. baysidebunny

    baysidebunny Well-Known Member

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    Thanx bear. Very informative site.
    For others interested, the link is:
    http://www.mercola.com/2001/mar/24/coconut_oil.htm

    I'm going to be lazy and just wallow in it today. :D
    (it's truly wonderful for rejuvinating the hair!)
     
  4. Darren

    Darren Still an :censored:

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    You can also use either sugar, honey or pineapple. Quiet a few substances have antibacterial properties.
     
  5. baysidebunny

    baysidebunny Well-Known Member

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    True Darrin, but there is nothing like the smell and feel of real coconut oil.
    After seeing what it can do for skin, I'm just crazy about the stuff.
     
  6. SAHM

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    I am new here, and reading all the threads about all the cool things you all get to do on the mainland, I finally get to yab about one cool thing I get to use here on my island home of Hawaii. Fresh coconut!! Everywhere!!! This stuff is truely awesome! Not just the awesome oil, but the water, the milk, the meat, the husks, nothing is wasted with this awesome gift from above!
    I eat/drink/infuse probably one fresh coconut right off a tree each day!
    Thanks for the good link with the article.
    The trick is finding coconut oil to buy at the right price, I hear.

    Kelly, SAHM mama to my securly attached Kathleen Monet, and proud navy wife to my best friend
     
  7. Cyngbaeld

    Cyngbaeld In Remembrance Supporter

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    The best prices seem to be getting it in bulk from a soaper's supply house. I like it in my soap and like to cook with it. Need to go ahead and order 5gal before the weather gets hot, but how long will it take to use that much!? Wish I had someone close to split an order with.
     
  8. Windy in Kansas

    Windy in Kansas In Remembrance

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    "but there is nothing like the smell and feel of real coconut oil.
    After seeing what it can do for skin, I'm just crazy about the stuff."

    Ah yes, you have just sparked memories of my days as a letter carrier. Weekends were often filled with the smell coconut buttered ladies out sunbathing. Sigh! Yes, it made the skin look pretty nice (grin).