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    The many uses of coconut oil

    Waterproofing my hiking boots~they are as soft as glove leather now!
    Conditioning the stiffened, starting to crack leather seats in the car~supple once again
    Lubing the moving parts of my greenhouse vent fan.
    Oiling a maple branch for use as a hiking stick.

    I've heard you can even cook with it!
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    Oiling my wooden salad bowl sets. And I once used it as a hair pomade - I have really independent hair, even tho it is straight (tons of cowlicks all over) and use some kind of grease to give it a little polish and just happened to be in the kitchen, showered, and too lazy to go upstairs for the usual goop.

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    I use it to wash my face and moisturize. Treat a sunburn. I have oiled my hair with it for a deep condition.

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    I hear you can mix it with baking soda and arrowroot powder (or non-GMO cornstarch) for a super awesome "Man-scent killer" deodorant. Haven't tried it yet, but I plan to see if it works on my husband's man-scent (and my own lady-scent).

    Check it: Easy Homemade Deodorant That Really WORKS!!! « The Mommypotamus The Mommypotamus

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ellen View Post
    I hear you can mix it with baking soda and arrowroot powder (or non-GMO cornstarch) for a super awesome "Man-scent killer" deodorant. Haven't tried it yet, but I plan to see if it works on my husband's man-scent (and my own lady-scent).

    Check it: Easy Homemade Deodorant That Really WORKS!!! « The Mommypotamus The Mommypotamus
    It does work! I made some last week out of boredom (and nothing else works) and have been shocked by how well it has been working. I can skip a day of re-applying and not gross myself out (which, previously, if I didn't reapply every six hours or so, I had gross b.o. stench mixed with whatever awful fragrance was in the deodorant).

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    Quote Originally Posted by unsuperb View Post
    It does work! I made some last week out of boredom (and nothing else works) and have been shocked by how well it has been working. I can skip a day of re-applying and not gross myself out (which, previously, if I didn't reapply every six hours or so, I had gross b.o. stench mixed with whatever awful fragrance was in the deodorant).
    Have you had any irritation issues? I find these very effective, but I cannot take almost any natural deodorants due to my poor, irritated underarms. Regular, nasty, chemical laden deodorants? No problem. My underarms are soft and comfy. Natural ones with baking soda or cornstarch -- or even the natural ones with salts or clay -- and my underarms burn and get red. I so want to get rid of these chemicals!

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    Quote Originally Posted by ciavyn View Post
    Have you had any irritation issues? I find these very effective, but I cannot take almost any natural deodorants due to my poor, irritated underarms. Regular, nasty, chemical laden deodorants? No problem. My underarms are soft and comfy. Natural ones with baking soda or cornstarch -- or even the natural ones with salts or clay -- and my underarms burn and get red. I so want to get rid of these chemicals!
    Hmm, have you tried arrowroot? I haven't had irritation issues, but my skin isn't terribly sensitive to begin with.
    Here's another recipe that is supposed to be less irritating (but does have the baking soda)
    Solving the World's Deodorant Crisis: A New Soothing Recipe | Crunchy Betty

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    I have veery dry skin and coconut oil help me more than anything, I apply it on my face every day before going to bed and my skin looks much better and softer than before) Here's the also the article about coconut oil for baby skin. My friend uses coconut oil for her baby, she says it helps for diaper rash very well.
    Last edited by Charmee; 07-11-2013 at 04:41 AM.

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    It is just not for my coffee anymore! I also use it as a skin moisturizer.
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    Coconut a marval of mother nature! Not many things you can't do with it!

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