Is it good to take Coconut Oil internally?

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    Is it good to take Coconut Oil internally?

    I read that it's very good for you to take 3 tablespoons throughout the day. To start with one first, then you can work your way up to it... Also, it's good to appy to the face before you go to bed.... Can someone explain to me how I can use this ( Appying it and taking internally)????? I just bought a jar of it... It seems to be pasty, but I didn't touch it yet...... Right now, I'm using cetaphil soap to clean my face in the morning and night, and right after, putting Jojoba Oil on my face... I have KP/Eczema.... The Jojoba oil helps alot.... I heard the 100% Extra Virgin Cocout Oil is better?


    Also, the jar isn't to big and it cost like $15.... That's very expensive... DAMN!

    Thanks Everyone.... Stay Positive! Freak...........

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    i bought the stuff too...nobody has responded to my post...i'm willing to try anything...best of luck to you...i too have kp/eczema...thanks...

    woofish

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    You can use it when you are cooking. It will not be destroyed by heat.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cammi
    You can use it when you are cooking. It will not be destroyed by heat.
    I mean just take a tablespoon of it and just eat it.. Not to cook with it... THis is what I read.. ALso, the coconut oil looks pasty.. It's in a jar... Is this the right stuff, b/c I heard people also oil pull with it, but this doesn't look like you would be able too..... THanks

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    hello freakzilla...i encountered the same thing today, i bought a jar of evco and it's in a paste form...i'm sure it can be used for cooking, but not sure how it would work for oil-pulling...

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    Coconut oil has a high melting point, so it gets solid pretty easily, I would use it externally and take internally when cooking. It may work for oil pulling but is its a very heavy oil (it may be extraordinarily uncomfortable). I would not use it on my face either but I am acne prone. If oil on your face doesn't make you break out then go ahead. Hope this helps.

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    The coconut oil melts at 76 degrees. I use it externally. A simple way I've found to use it in the shower is to melt the oil by putting the jar in a pan of hot water and then pour it into a small travel size shampoo bottle. A funnel helps in this process. Then when I'm in the shower, if the oil is solid, I just hold the bottle under the water for awhile to melt it and then squirt it out, rub it on near the end of my shower and pat dry lightly. (I have KP on my arms, sides, and belly; so I haven't tried it on my face). This also makes it easy to travel with. I haven't taken it internally or oil pulled with it yet (I'm oil pulling with sesame oil) but I imagine you could just s****e some out with a spoon and it will melt in your mouth.

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    I keep a small amount stored in a jar (with a wide mouth- it's easier to scoop it out that way) in the shower. It generally stays in solid form- but melts really quick into the skin when i rub it on in the shower. But one thing that i noticed is that if you have it in a tightly closed container in the shower - It gets black mildew in it. Probably from moisture from the shower and the warmth-- yuck. So my quick tip is to always leave the lid cracked open just a bit.

    I oil pull with it too. I leave that in a separate container next the my heat vent in the bathroom the when i go to bed the night before- that way when the heater kicks in in the morning (my heat stays off at nite) it gently warms up the evco from solid to just barely liquid.( the last little bits melt in your mouth when you use it). That way i don't have to work so hard to use it- It's all ready to go every morning.

    Not so sure about the 3x a day thing though- I figure i already get enough of it oil pulling and rubbing directly into my skin.

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    Wink

    The coconut oil i bought is a a soft solid but melts at 24 degrees so as soon as you touch it it starts to melt. It's really strange to hold and put on your skin but it smells great The jar doesn't say its extra virgin but its not got anything added to it like other coconut oils have...its just coconut oil. What does the extra virgin bit mean then if mine isn't?

    ( sry if this is a stupid question )

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    Actually, you heard it correct... Coconut oil is soooo very good for you. I use Nutiva brand or Spectrum brand 100% organic and used for cooking. I oil pull with it, put it on my skin, and believe it or not if you take a TBSP before each meal it will help you to lose weight. Coconut oil will be a liquid if the climate is warm or it turns solid if it's cold. Either way it doesn't matter it liquifies immediatly when it touches your skin or you put it in your mouth. Right now mine is solid (I just leave it on the counter) and I scoop out a TBSP in the morning for oil pulling and it turns to liquid in seconds and I really like the texture as it's turning and I enjoy the taste so I could do it all day if I didn't need to eat. You can place the jar in warm water to liquify if you prefer, it won't ruin the oil.
    I was buying Spectrum brand years ago up in Oregon that specified for skin and hair use. And that's all I used it for. Then not too long ago I began using Spectrum coconut oil for cooking that specifies directly on the jar that it is used for hair, skin, baking and cooking. Like I said earlier Nutiva brand is great, too.

    Quote Originally Posted by freakzilla154l
    I read that it's very good for you to take 3 tablespoons throughout the day. To start with one first, then you can work your way up to it... Also, it's good to appy to the face before you go to bed.... Can someone explain to me how I can use this ( Appying it and taking internally)????? I just bought a jar of it... It seems to be pasty, but I didn't touch it yet...... Right now, I'm using cetaphil soap to clean my face in the morning and night, and right after, putting Jojoba Oil on my face... I have KP/Eczema.... The Jojoba oil helps alot.... I heard the 100% Extra Virgin Cocout Oil is better?


    Also, the jar isn't to big and it cost like $15.... That's very expensive... DAMN!

    Thanks Everyone.... Stay Positive! Freak...........

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