The Wonders of Coconut Oil

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The Wonders of Coconut Oil

I am in love with coconut oil. I love using it while cooking, but I especially love it for bathing. Random, right? But actually, it does wonders for the skin and hair.

Coconut oil is one of the greatest beauty tricks, being 100% natural it is completely safe to use and full of organic nutrients. It is full of moisturizing properties, and high in anti-aging and healing vitamins A, C, and E, containing natural anti-oxidants it also helps the skin repair itself and protect you from environmental aging factors. Were you aware of all of these fantastic wonders of Coconut oil?! I'm so excited to share this with you!

Here are a few simple ways to use Extra Virgin Coconut Oil for your skin and hair:

-For Hair: Apply generously all over hair, especially if it is dull, dry, or chemically damaged. Leave on as long as you like, the longer the treatment, the greater the results. Follow by washing your hair with shampoo and rinse thoroughly. Your hair will be left soft, silky, bouncy, and shiny! Fabulous!

-For Skin: Enjoy a relaxing bath. Fill your bathtub with warm water and a few drops of extra virgin coconut oil. The heat of the bath water will help the oil soak through your skin and will bring additional deep-moisturizing benefits to your skin. Following your bath, towel off and you will see a glow! Another way that can benefit your skin is simply by bathing/showering, towel dry, and massage the extra virgin coconut oil into your skin until absorbed. You don't need much to do this.

It's time to give yourself and your skin some TLC from this natural oil that is so beneficial to you in many ways. Treat yourself to a nice hot bath, and relax with candles around you, soaking in this oil that will take you to paradise with it's tropical scent.

Side Note: If you choose to bathe in the coconut oil please be aware that your bathtub will be extra slick, so hold onto something and move cautiously. :)


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  • kimberly

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    Wow thanks for sharing I am so going to try this. Thanks tenley you r the best

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  • Lauren

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    Which coconut oil brand do you use??

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    • Tenley Molzahn

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      Any kind, I look for the extra virgin coconut oil, it is in a jar usually. I know Trader Joe’s has one that feels more affordable than others!

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  • Linda

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    Tenley, you mentioned cooking with extra virgin coconut oil. Can you share some examples and perhaps recipes with its use?

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    • Tenley Molzahn

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      sure!! I will work on that! Thanks for the suggestion!

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  • Jen

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    You can use virgin coconut oil for TONS more than just cooking, hair and skin! Check it out! It’s my new “miracle” product. A friend of mine got chemical reaction burns on her face from a beauty product she used. It cleared up over night after using coconut oil on the burns!

    http://www.hybridrastamama.com/2012/01/160-uses-for-coconut-oil.html

    I also feed it to my dogs. Helps eliminate “doggy” odors, moisturizes their skin and gives their coats a glossy sheen (among other benefits)!

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    • Tenley Molzahn

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      Jen, So interesting. Coconut oil just proves to be a natural wonder! 😉

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  • Jen

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    P.S. I buy mine from Whole Foods. Not sure how the price compares to Trader Joe’s, but it was about $10 for a jar.

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  • Lindsay

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    Yay Tenley you love coconut oil! Isn’t it just the best? My sister in law found a “101 uses for coconut oil” list I’ll try to forward you! Also, it’s important to remember that people will say its an unhealthy fat because its a saturated fat, but it’s a medium molecule fat which is healthy for the body. Here’s the best way to describe it that I’ve found! http://www.coconutresearchcenter.org/

    I love the trader joes one because of the price, but if you want it in bulk Azure Standard carries it as does Tropical Traditions!

    Blessings!

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    • Tenley Molzahn

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      Lindsay, I LOVE this feedback. And YES, super important for people to look past the word FAT when it comes to coconut oil and other things like almonds and avocado. They are sooo good for us! Thanks for sharing!

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  • Shelly

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    Nutiva coconut oil is the best! 54 Ounces from Vitamin Shoppe for 24.41. Making popcorn with coconut oil is awesome and yummy! – I use it for everything.

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    • Tenley Molzahn

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      Thanks Shelly! I can’t wait to make popcorn in coconut oil!

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  • Amber

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    I tried this after reading your blog, AMAZING! I got some great Coconut Oil from trader joes. Question, how often do you do this treatment?

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    • Tenley Molzahn

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      Amber, YAY!!! I’m so happy you like it. Which treatment did you do? I think a bath in coconut oil every other week is great!

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  • Tabitha

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    Hi Tenley I live in Alberta, Canada big fan of yours and my mom has Celiac so it’s nice seeing you post things that are gluten free that I can pass on to her;)
    I went out and got some virgin coconut oil and I wanted to know you said try every other week for bath in it but how often should someone put it in there hair like you suggested (as that’s why I got it to try) and also how much do you use in your hair and how long do you leave it on for? And also your suggestion about after towel drying to rub some on skin is that good to do everyday after a shower? Sorry for all the questions just excited to try all of these as I have dry skin 🙂
    Thank you for your help!
    Take care;)

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    • Tenley Molzahn

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      Tabitha, I hope you and your mom can continue to get a lot out of my website! For your hair… Use a tablespoon (maybe 2) or so to cover your hair from scalp (helps with dandruff) to the ends to make it silky smooth. Leave it on for as long as you like, if you only have a few minutes while you’re showering let it set for a few minutes, then follow with a good shampoo wash to get it out, followed by conditioner if you choose. BUT if you have a lot of time, put a shower cap on and let the coconut oil set in while you do things around the house or watch tv and then rinse (really well). You want to let the healing properties to set in, but you also may have to rinse a few times so your hair is left silky and shiny and not oily! You can do this as much as you want, but I’d do it once a week, or every other week. Try it out and decide what works best for you! I can’t wait to hear how it goes for you!!

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  • joanna

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    Hi Tenley,
    Thanks for the tips. Do you melt the coconut oil before putting it in your hair?

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    • Tenley Molzahn

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      Joanna, it should already be in a oily form. If it’s clumpy, put it in your hands for a few seconds, it should start to separate on it’s own so you can use in your hair. 🙂

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  • megan rolerkite

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    Hey Ten! Love your ideas, I also mix it with coffee grounds and use it as a body scrub. It’s awesome. Hope all is well with you.

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    • Tenley Molzahn

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      Megs!!!! How are you pretty?! I love that! I will try that! Sounds yummy… for my skin. 😉 xo!

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  • Jennifer

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    I’m obsessed w TJs coconut oil! I actually just made and am. wearing a mask w it in it! Use it every day!

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    • Tenley Molzahn

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      Jennifer, please share your mask!!! That sounds amazing!

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  • Tabitha

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    Tenley I absolutely love what it did for my hair. I left it in for 2 1/2 hrs and I must say that was the best hair day I’ve ever had. I’m just going to start off just once a week as my hair has to be washed everyday because it naturally gets oily but I can’t wait to use it again;) Thanks again xo
    Congratulations on your new gluten free website I love it can’t wait to show my mom:)
    Good luck with everything!

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    • Tenley Molzahn

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      Yay!! I’m so happy to hear that it worked so well for you!

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  • Nida

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    Hi Tenley,
    I just wanted to share that in the event you run out of coconut oil, extra virgin olive oil mixed with hair conditioner (in equal parts) can have the same shining effect as well in your hair. Just leave the mixture in your head for about 15 – 20 min (if you have more time to spare, then the longer, the better), shampoo and then rinse. Voila ! your hair comes out extra shiny and smooth.

    Thank you so much for all your tips – you’re truly an inspiration.

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  • Maggie

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    I love coconut oil! I mix it with 1/2 white sugar, 1/2 brown sugar and a drop of pure vanilla for an awesome sugar scrub! It makes such a great gift in little mason jars!!!!

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  • Tracy

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    My coconut oil comes in a jar it’s thick how do you get the drops from it for a bath?

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    • Tenley Molzahn

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      Tracy, I take a spoonful and run it under the hot water. 🙂

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  • Randa

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    Hey Tenley! Thank you for all your great recipes,and especially this one. My hair is a bit dry and this coconut oil is amazing,every woman should do this once in a week! Thanks again,you’re such an inspiration to me! Lots of love xoxo.

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    • Tenley Molzahn

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      Hi Randa, I’m so glad you enjoyed this tip! Have you tried it on your skin as well? It’s so great for that! Thanks for you sweet message, come back for more! xo!

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  • Tricia

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    Thank you for this info! Do you know if coconut oil is safe or appropriate for face-washing?

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    • Tenley Molzahn

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      Hey Tricia! Coconut oil has some great properties in it, but I don’t use it on my face because I already have somewhat oily skin. I would keep it on the rest of your skin and not your face. But if you try it or if you hear something different please tell me!! 🙂

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  • Sherri

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    Hey Tenley!!

    I am so very thankful for you and this wonderful website! Have you ever heard of oil pulling?! If you get a chance, look it up on Pinterest. It’s an ancient Ayurvedic natural remedy. You swish organic virgin coconut oil in your mouth for 15 minutes in the morning before breakfast.. supposed to help detox your body! I’ve only tried it once, but my mouth felt amazing after!

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  • Sherri

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    Oh, and it’s also supposed to help whiten your teeth!

    Thanks again Tenley for this very wonderful website! You inspire me more than you’ll ever know!

    Luv n prayers,

    Sherri

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