149 of 158 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Coconut Oil = Home Run!
Whether you're trying to mix it into your cooking routine or use it topically, the stuff is incredible! Coconut oil, especially all natural ones, are miracle workers! They're so much healither than the alternatives. I use it so much I can't understand how I survived without it. I'm in my late 20s and I use it on my skin, in my salads, when I cook....it's so...
Published 10 months ago by LPennington
113 of 143 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Product was bad but customer service was excellent
On 9/9/2011 I order the above product. My daughter and I recently started the Atkins diet, heard wonderful things about it and decided to give it a try. The first jar was wonderful! Creamy, aromatic, flavorful...absolutely devine. I opened the second jar at the beginning of this week and what a disappointment. I'm not sure if the ingredients are cooked but the oil...
Published on September 29, 2011 by Cheryl
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149 of 158 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Coconut Oil = Home Run!,
This review is from: Nutiva Certified Organic Extra Virgin Coconut Oil -- 54 fl oz (Grocery)Whether you're trying to mix it into your cooking routine or use it topically, the stuff is incredible! Coconut oil, especially all natural ones, are miracle workers! They're so much healither than the alternatives. I use it so much I can't understand how I survived without it. I'm in my late 20s and I use it on my skin, in my salads, when I cook....it's so multi-faceted!!
If you go organic, you're not going to lose much if anything from brand to brand. My only suggestion is to utilize another organic oil in conjunction with the coconut oil for better results when it comes to skin and hair care. My oil of choice is almond- NOW Foods Sweet Almond Oil - 16 oz. + FREE 100% Cococare Coconut Oil - 4 fl oz. The two combined are a double whammy! Hair, skin...it's a great additive or alternative in each case. The benefits are so worth it! Almond oil has a little more depth in my hair and I think the two combined are unbeatable on my face and skin. They are girls' best friends!!
538 of 593 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Best Tasting Coconut Oil I've Tried: Quality is A+,
Amazon's Subscribe & Save offer is a great deal; I really like the 2 pack of these smaller (15 oz) jars. We're a small household and I like keeping one jar sealed while using the other. Keep in mind that coconut oil is different than other oils--it is solid at temperatures under 76, so it will look something like shortening in the wintertime. Still tastes great and is wonderful to use in all kinds of cooking.
One more important detail: this is an organic, COLD PRESSED coconut oil. Others may be organically grown, but I've found some brands are hydrogenated to make them solid at room temperature (I won't go into all the reasons this is not a "good thing"). Suffice it to say that any coconut oil you buy should be cold pressed (and that goes for your olive oil, as well). Google to find out why...
UPDATE 3/19/13: Updated the temperature threshold for melting point: it's actually 76 degrees, according to the Nutiva label (not 72 degrees as I previously guesstimated).
91 of 97 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The skin of a teenager!!!,
This review is from: Nutiva Organic Extra Virgin Coconut Oil (8-Pound), 1-Gallon Tub (Grocery)The other day my significant other looked at me and remarked..."You have the skin of a teenager". It is the dramatic improvement in my skin since I've been using this product. First my dry hair's texture was changed within a few days and I no longer have dandruff since using this product. Then my skin from the neck down has this kind of sheen that I have not had in 40 years...the last time I was a teenager. Also the acne on the back or my arms, backside and back of my thighs is gone. I used to slather on a tea tree oil lip balm several times a day. Now I rub in coconut oil on my lips in the morning and maybe one other time during the day, on the days I do not wear lipstick.
The thing that has struck me most is my face. I had been through microdermabrasion, chemical peels and all sorts of exfoliating products that are now all replaced by coconut oil. I'm not usually one for dramatic reviews, but this product has performed VERY FAR BEYOND MY EXPECTATIONS!!! Also by using this product I save a lot of money now that I no long have to use a ton of other products. I should note that I've been using this coconut oil for the last 4 or 5 months.
I thought my skin looked fabulous last year, but it has only gotten better. My large facial pores are significantly smaller and the acne breakouts that I used to have from time to time are history. My oily T-zone is history and yet it is hard for me to believe that an oil could render such dramatic results. I really thought that these resullts would have only been possible through some type of plastic surgery or at least interventions that would only be available through a plastic surgeon. I have historically had very oily skin and now each day I put coconut oil on my face. I used to put on a very tiny amount and if it seemed like too much, I quickly wiped off the excess. Now I put on more than I would have ever, ever considered just a few months ago and yet the results are even better.
240 of 297 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Delicious,
This review is from: Nutiva Certified Organic Extra Virgin Coconut Oil -- 54 fl oz (Grocery)I've tried two of the major coconut oil brands that I order via the internet. I've been using the oil in food and on my skin for about 5 years. I ordered this just to see how it tasted because the price was so good, if it didn't taste right, I'd just use it on my skin. It is the BEST tasting oil I've tried. Tropical Traditions, Coconut Oil Supreme pale in comparison. This is truly a coconut oil you could eat right out of the jar. If you want to try a coconut oil that tastes as good as it smells, this is it. And the price is fabulous. Yea, Nutiva and Amazon!
99 of 122 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars So many uses, many benefits!,
A little goes a long way which means just a little jar will last a very long time which is great cost-wise, and with just a couple drops, my skin stays smooth all day. I will sometimes use the jojoba oil on my face in the evening as a facial moisturizer -Desert Essence Pure Jojoba Oil + FREE 100% Coconut Oil. The coconut oil on the face feels kind of greasy.
Besides that I sometimes also use it in lips -makes chap-stick feel like chalk. None of these oils ever leave any residue/stains on my pillowcase or clothes either so there is really no negatives to using these wonderful oils!
136 of 171 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Tropical Treat,
This review is from: Nutiva Certified Organic Extra Virgin Coconut Oil -- 54 fl oz (Grocery)I love this coconut oil! It has a delicate coconut aroma and flavor. I have only just started using it but have found it to be delicious when making pancakes in lieu of using butter. I have also used it as a substitute for butter when making grilled cheese sandwiches and baked sweet potatoes. It will do wonders for your hair and skin too. I especially like using it as a hot oil treatment for my hair. I mix the coconut oil with a few drops of lemon essential oil and rub it into my hair. It smells like dessert and good for my hair and scalp. Try it with your favorite essential oils!
Warning: It melts at 76F. Be careful when opening a jar that's been sitting in a warm cupboard.
59 of 73 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars COMPARISON REVIEW to Nature's Way,
Here's my initial opinion of both: With my Nutiva jar there's a sticker indicating the expiration date and package/creation date of the actual oil, whereas with my Nature's Way jar there's nothing like that. When I opened both of them up to try and to just generally check them out I tasted a tiny amount of both and it was very clear that the Nutiva jar's coconut oil tasted much better. I'm not sure exactly why, but to me the Nature's Way coconut oil didn't taste as good, it was kind of toasty in a bad way.
It was very easy for me to decide to use the Nutiva brand coconut oil for my cooking and in my smoothies and the Nature's Way coconut oil for my skin. I've since read that this difference in taste could be because the Nutiva brand coconut oil was fresher and the Nature's Way older. Or it could be quality, I'm really not sure. But I am sure that from now on I'm going to just be buying the Nutiva brand Coconut Oil (just ordered 2 more big jars of it). :)
To say that the Nature's Way coconut oil was toasty still isn't exactly the right word -toasty sounds like something good... when it's so not, but I really can't think of a better word to describe the difference.
I've found a lot of uses for coconut oil and have used it for many things with great results so far. It's hard to believe one little oil can do so much! Weird actually, but everything I've tried it with so far has had positive results.
So here's a list of weird, random, but completely amazing things I've found coconut oil to do:
-Works better than any make-up remover: seriously, just use a nickle size amount or less on your eyes to get all eye make-up off in a flash.
-Helps clear up acne: One night after using it to take off my eye make-up I decided to use it as an all over face make-up remover... then decided my face felt so good I didn't want to use anything else (hint: leave the coconut oil on your face for a minute and then get your water and washcloth really really hot to wipe it all away). I googled to see if this was okay to do and it turns out coconut oil can help get rid of acne! You can use it as a facewash. Strange but true. BUT I also found out that Castor Oil works even better for this (and like coconut oil still moisturizes your face and keeps it from drying out), so I've ordered a small bottle of that to use instead in the future... but still, coconut oil has worked really well for me and apparently others. When you have skin like mine (I'm 25) that occassionally breaks out but still is a little dry sometimes it's hard finding the right balance and exactly the right thing to use -I feel like now I've figured out some great secret to getting it right.
-You can use it as a deoderant: This one I read online and decided to try on a day where I wasn't really doing anything or working out. It felt weird -like I was putting some kind of lotion or body creme under my arms instead of my normal Secret deoderant. But guess what? It worked! I have since been trying it on days where I actually do work out and it STILL is working. Craziness! It keeps me dry and smelling good the same as my old deoderant did. AND there's no aluminum zirconium (have no idea how to spell that correctly) which I know is now supposedly bad for you (most deoderants still use it though) because it's connected/correlated with Alzheimers. So... an all natural, organic, one ingredient deoderant that feels like a body creme -doesn't get much better than that! Plus my underarms are looking softer/nicer. :)
-You can use it on your scalp and hair: Now I've tried this several times and although I DO like the way it moisturizes my hair, I don't like the way my hair looks after I wash it out... it's just kind of lanky/heavy. Not in an extreme way or anything, but I like my hair to have lots of body. So while I do recommend coconut oil to help heal frazzled hair and stimulate hair growth I don't recommend doing it right before any big event in your life... maybe like a few days before so you get the benefit of the moisturized, healthy hair, without any worries about styling it. This is another one where I've looked it up and found that Castor Oil when massaged in the scalp can stimulate hair growth/fast hair growth even better -so now that I've got that bottle on the way to me from amazon I'll probably be using that instead, at least on my scalp.
-You can use it as a body creme and even a BODY WASH. Yepp. A body WASH. Sounds crazy, but it makes my skin look SO good. Better than it's ever looked actually. Coconut oil has antibacterial and anti-fungal properties (and of course is moisturizing) and will clean your skin while hydrating it. So no harsh chemicals or detergents touch your skin -and if you have sensitive skin like I do, well this stuff might just be your new best friend, must-have, can't live without it ever, stuff! I used to have a minor skin problem on my arms that I absolutely hated. Just general redness, sensitivity, and tiny little red dots on the tops of my arms (that I've had since childhood). Now I absolutely don't -and it's literally all because of coconut oil. Maybe it's because I'm not putting soaps/bodywash on my skin anymore or maybe it's because coconut oil is really that awesome, but it has basically cured my arms and has made the skin all over my body look amazing! I seriously can't believe how good it makes my skin look! The best thing to do is to literally use it like a body wash all over -rinse off and then either just towel dry and go or towel dry and then reapply again if your skin is dry or it's winter or you live in a dry climate. When you reapply you're going to have to have some kind of small towel to wipe off excess with before you put on clothes. Either way it makes your skin look great. :) You can also use it to shave with apparently but I haven't tried that. I'm using it to make my own homemade body scrubs and of course using it as a body creme and loving it!
-You can feed it to your dogs (one tablespoon a day) to make their coats shiny. (I've been giving it to both my dogs, although not every single day and they love it.
-It can help you lose weight. Apparently it has a lot of really GOOD for you fats that your body doesn't treat like other fats and it actually helps you lose weight (learned this from Dr. Oz). Plus it tastes good when you cook with it and put it in smoothies. Actually I LOVE it in smoothies, it just adds an extra tropical coconut flavor. :-)
-You can use it for Oil Pulling.
-You can use it as a lip balm.
Plus I know there's so much more but that's all I can think of right now! Basically it's really good stuff that I am now believing everyone should have in their home! :-)
113 of 143 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Product was bad but customer service was excellent,
I have to post an update to this review because I've been working with a customer service rep today and he has provided fantastic service. He is shipping me, for free, a replacement product as well as some additional free products. I am also sending the remaining jar back to the company, at no cost to me, for additional research.
139 of 177 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars It's a win win thing. And I even like the smell!,
This review is from: Nutiva Certified Organic Extra Virgin Coconut Oil -- 54 fl oz (Grocery)The skin is a great delivery system for absorbing things into your body. So what are you putting on your skin? Read the ingredients on your handcream or body lotion. Are they good for you? Don't know? Can you even pronounce them? Let's keep it simple. Virgin organic coconut oil. Snowy white, unrefined, heavenly smell - this stuff is terrific!! Solid at room temperature, smooth and buttery and melts at 76 degrees; cook/fry with it on low heat for a healthy and fragrant alternative to all those ulgy refined oils and hydrogenated trans fats (YUCK!), use as a lighter butter or shortening alternative (there's not a lot of flavor and the smell is intoxicating); use as hand cream (rub it on - only gets greasy if you really over load the area) I use it as a body lotion all over my body (my skin feels soft and smooth like it did when I was a child), hair conditioner (a light deep conditioner); anti-fungal properties (put it between your toes for goodness sake!) make-up remover - voila! ear wax? I put a tiny bit of this on a q-tip; moist toilette wipes? ssshh... try a touch of this on your t.p. - and I could go on and on... It must be organic and virgin coconut oil - anything else is something else and unexceptable. I understand that it is fine for diets, and speeds up the metabolism (its those little medium fatty acid chains). Don't take my word for it - read all about it for yourself! And yes, I feed it to my dog and cat, my cat loves it - and he won't eat anything! Actually, I don't think that he can resist the smell, I can't! Another one of those items that I out on my favorite things list!
10 of 10 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars i live by this product !!,
This review is from: Nutiva Certified Organic Extra Virgin Coconut Oil -- 54 fl oz (Grocery)this product is absolutely amazing ! i first tried it when i found it at my local health food store and it keeps amazing me to no end. I use it as on my skin and in my tea . I wanted to share something so others may find this helpful. I work with Veterans as a volunteer and advocate i have one vet who has poor circulation in his legs and feet he also gets blood clots. He has had the swelling for almost 20 years , he is grumpy and miserable and normally hates to try anything new and will always complain about things no matter if its good or not. we went to his dr and they did not want to put him on more meds due to possible liver issues and so i mentioned could i try the coconut oil that i have , the dr said sure give it a try . so when we got back i brought the oil over and rubbed it into his legs and feet then put a coconut body butter over it and put his socks on, the next morning i stopped over to check on him and i was looking at his legs he was so amazed he was in shock just in 12 hrs his legs had gone down and the pin and needle s feeling had lessened, i continued for a week we went back to the dr and they were shocked and asked what it was i was doing , i explained the product and what i did they wrote the name down and was going to try it with other patients. this vet raved about how great it was and has kidnapped my jar and has had me go get him a case to keep on hand. it not only brought the swelling in his legs down but the cracking and dry skin on his legs and feet were gone and the color was no longer purple i will always keep this product on hand and use it for alot of my veterans who have skin issues. but make sure with your dr before you use it...
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