Coconut Oil for Stretch Marks: My Secret Weapon

Let me introduce you to my new secret weapon: Coconut oil!

I know, I know, am I the last person to discover how amazing this stuff is?

Yes, you can (and should) bake with coconut oil, but I’ve started using it for my super dry skin and can’t say enough. It feels heavenly and the light coconut scent makes me feel like I’m at the beach.

Coconut Oil for Stretch Marks | Plus, I have been religiously rubbing my ever-growing belly to prevent stretch marks (and help the old ones). At 30 weeks, using coconut oil for stretch marks is working!

Coconut oil for stretch marks and more beauty benefits:

  • Rub coconut oil into your belly (or legs or whatever) to reduce and prevent stretch marks.
  • Coconut oil works well as a massage oil
  • It an effective moisturizer on all types of skins including dry skin
  • It delays wrinkles and skin sagging
  • It can help treat skin problems like psoriasis, dermatitis and eczema
  • Coconut oil also helps prevent premature aging and degenerative diseases due to its antioxidant properties

Coconut Oil for Stretch Marks | 5 beauty uses for coconut oil:

1. Slather all over right after your shower – it’s best absorbed if skin is still slightly wet. I keep the jar on the bathroom counter so the heat from the shower helps soften and melt the oil.

2. Massage into the skin to help prevent and diminish stretch marks.

3. Ditch the high-dollar face cream and use coconut oil as your daily moisturizer. My skin has never looked – or felt – better.

4. For dry, damaged hair, massage the oil into your scalp.

5. Use it to soften hands and feet. Massage into cuticles and on those rough feet. I’m trying to convince the hubby that foot massages are pregnancy essentials. :)

Have you tried coconut oil in your beauty routine? How do you use it?

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  1. Laura says

    Hi, I was just wondering if this will make oil marks on my clothes if I massage it in after the shower?? Have you had any trouble with that?

  2. Paula Johnson says

    Very best way to get rid of stretchmarks with DermalMD Stretch Mark Cream. i am also using that same product for my breast stretch marks and trust with in 2week i got amazing result.

  3. says

    I was looking for different kinds of eczema and found out that your information were really helpful. I think if you can provide me any such remedies which can help me to get rid of my Eczema.

  4. Terri says

    I’m pregnant and have been using coconut oil on my stomach and hips everyday. I’m happy to say that I don’t have any new stretch marks yet and I’m 34 weeks along. I use it right after I shower and I usually layer it with a Palmer’s brand of stretch mark cream or butter. But often I’ll use it alone, especially for dry, itchy, stretching, winter skin. I plan on using it after delivery too, to help with the appearance of loose and saggy postpartum skin.
    I also use it around my eyes to combat dryness and crows feet!!

  5. Marcy Wright says

    Dermelastic Serum is amazing. My sister started using it to get rid of her stretch marks and you can see a big difference. They are not completely gone but they are less visible. Definitely recommend.

  6. Veronica says

    Coconut oil is an excellent make-up removal, it leaves your skin moisturized and super clean… since I told this to my mum she can’t live with out it ;-)

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  8. Luna says


    I come from a fast growing family. See, I’m only 16 and I’m already 5’11 and I have stretchmarks running down my thighs. They started off as little one but now, they’re massively big!

    My mom is completely inlove with coconut oil. She uses it for almost EVERYTHING! And as I was scrolling down reading everyones comments, I just wonder.. How long does it usually take to notice then results? And how often should I apply it?

    • Karen Sexton says

      Apply daily, just after your shower, and before bed. Really massage it in. You might also want to melt a bit of pure cocoa butter and mix it with the coconut oil. I make my own mix of shea, coconut oil and cocoa butter and add lavender oil for a nice fragrance. I’ll be 55 in September, and have no noticeable marks. I started when I was about your age, was growing (I made it all the way to 5’3! ) and saw marks on my butt. I’ve used cocoa butter throughout my two pregnancies, and for years. You will be so glad when you’re grown that you took good care of your skin.

  9. Bethany says

    I have oily skin and prone to breakouts. I started using Coconut oil to wash my face and take off my mascara, and I absolutely love it!! After I wash my face I reapply just a little bit of the coconut oil WITH 3-4 drops of lavender oil mixed together. My face looks so much brighter and I hardly ever break out anymore. Try the lavender with it after you wash! SO GOOD!

  10. kaylie says

    Hi I’m 18 and recently gained a few pounds. My family doesn’t have the best genes when it comes to skin… Meaning a lot of acne, cellulite and stretch marks. Luckily I don’t have bad acne or cellulite but I have TERRIBLE stretch marks. I have them around my belly button, waist, arms, and more! They’re mostly red and it seems like everything I’ve used only makes them more red. I’ve started using coconut oil for a month now but nothing has changed. What should I do?

  11. Bobbi says

    Hiii umm im 16 and i was wondering if coconut oil works. I got stretch marks on my side and my mom said its cause im becoming a “woman”. Summer is comin soon and i got a jar of pure coconut oil in the kitchen. Do you jus rub it on there after shower.. Or can you do it before and after..? Oh.! How long does it began to fade..?

    Jw thanks.

    • Karen says

      Hi Bobbi! Yes, you can use it after the shower or really anytime. The key is to stay highly moisturizer. I actually mix pure virgin coconut oil with Shea butter and cocoa butter to make my own body butter. I’ve used at least cocoa butter since I was your age, and as a result, I have very, very few visible marks. I’m 54 years old now. I have my daughters using it, and we’ve used pure coconut oil on the grand kids eczema. So use it, rub it in good and it is also an excellent chemical free,sunscreen!

      • Stephanie says

        hi, about the sunscreen, not so sure I put it one time to try it on my face and I got more sun burn than in the rest of my body

      • Lil says

        No, really, there is no sunscreen in regular coconut oil, don’t believe that ! It’s dangerous to say that Karen. And it puts some doubt on what you said before about other coconut oil properties… which is quite a pity, as coconut oil is a very good body moisturizer (and the more you take care of your skin, the less stretch marks you’ll get, logically)

  12. Ally says

    Thank you for the great tips on coconut oil use. I have a new one to add. My husband & I are in our 50’s and my OB-GYN Dr. recently recommended that we try coconut oil as a personal lubricant, it works great!

  13. Arebi says

    Wonderful exposure on coconut oil. After i had my daughter 14years ago , my stomach was massacred by stretch marks. Can it work on the stretchmarks now?

  14. NY Mama says

    My husband is a weight lifting athlete – and he had some stretch marks on his shoulders from lifting too much. He was using the Dr Max Powers Stretch Mark treatment and it helped him.

    I called the company to ask if it was safe for women to use – and to my surprise it was! And it had all these organic ingredients in. Well, as a mother of three, I started using the Dr Max Powers Cream on my stretch marks and after 1 jar, I am starting to see them diminish. I am going to buy the 3 pack now and will post my results.

    I thought it was just for men, but it worked great on my stomach stretch marks after 3 kids! Yay!

  15. Mama bee belly butter says

    its good for stretch marks..Coconut oil doesn’t contain any harmful acids or anything so no need to worry about its side effects at all…

  16. says

    I have to say, I didn’t use this regularly when I was pregnant, and I wish I had since I now have a lovely collection of stretch marks. But, to be honest, I really hated scooping it out and rubbing it in and I never felt like it fully absorbed, so I was scared it would make my clothes greasy. However, Trader Joe’s has a spray version of coconut oil that is just as pure as the jar stuff. Such easy application! Now I keep the spray version in my medicine cabinet for after my shower and it cuts the time I have to spend applying it in half!

  17. says

    I recently started using coconut oil to wash my face. I have oily, sensitive and slightly acne prone skin so I was really skeptical about rubbing more oil on it. But it is my best beauty supply now. I have completely ditched store bought washes, creams, makeup removers, etc. And use baking soda or fresh lemon juice as exfoliating masks once and a while.

    One thing you have to be careful of though, I was using a really warm facecloth to take the coconut oil off after I had rubbed it on my face. The heat opened up my pores, let the oil in and then left me with blemishes. Since I’ve stopped doing that and just use a lukewarm cloth, my skin has been perfection :)

    • kelsey says

      I have the same skin as you, just wondering how you wash your face with the coconut oil? Im really scared of making my face worse then it already is.

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  19. Anna says

    I use this stuff everyday in my morning smoothie and make both toothpaste and deodorant out of it. It is also the main oil in my OCM recipe. I love it! I’ve baked such a wide variety of cupcakes and brownies with it along with stir fry and such. The light coconut flavor is absolutely scrumptious!

  20. sunita says

    Always use virgin coconut oil extracted from coconut milk its more natural oil

    I have been using meritvco extra vrigin coconut oil for around two weeks now and the changes are visible!! My hair is stronger, softer, and shinier. My skin is glowing, supple and hydrated. My arms are soft the entire day aft I use coconut oil aft bath-unlike a body lotion. Guess what- I hv thrown away my body shop face cream as it has paraffin and this oil is working wayyyy better than any cream has worked. I love it and plan to get this for my sister n mom too. I haven’t been able to eat it yet cuz I don’t have the heart to put it in my tea. Since I don’t cook at home its diff for me to consume it. Will find a work around soon. Thanks and keep up ur good work of selling this pure product. This is a service to humanity.

  21. says

    I am seriously so so sensitive about my body and recently i have aqquired a TON of stretch marks it made it even worse for a while i had no idea what to to does this coconut oil really work?

  22. says

    I use it for oil pulling in the morning! My teeth have NEVER felt so AWESOME!!!! It also helps with some of my insomnia problems like my sinus issues. I HIGHLY recommend it! (Hope it’s ok to post the link that I read about it.)
    I’m gonna start using it for this though, too! The lotion I was using didn’t make even a little difference in my stretch marks. Pinned this too! Thank you so much for sharing!! =)
    Many Blessings,

  23. Susie says

    So far, no one has mentioned one of coolest uses of coconut oil. Lube. It’s health, natural, safe, not sticky,. Try it. You’ll love it. You’ll both love it.

  24. Chesca says

    I had little stretchmarks after my first baby though I used bio oil and cocoa butter. I recently started using organic coconut oil… I don’t want any additional stretch marks.. I hope it works. I’m wondering if I can mix it with bio oil.

  25. Sashi says

    Just stop by to read the blog & comment whilst browsing about coconut oil against strechmark.
    Well, I live in tropical country, Indonesia, where coconut oil is sooo easy to find & low priced for even its A grade (100% virgin/cold pressed).
    But sadly to say, since I bought the A grade CO from the manufacturer directly, my & my sister’s hair couldn’t take it. Our scalp are getting swollen & hurt, even my sister (she has an oily skin & scalp) got a strong headache coz of it & the hairs above the swollen area were fallen off. She was shock to see the bald area (on her palm size), my scalp & skin are very dry, so it wasn’t happen to me, but we both decided to stop using it to scalp & hair. But recently I use it again for my very dry skin after shower & my loose-weight strechmark. Sometimes I combine it w/ rosehip seed oil. Since other oils like grapeseed, virgin olive & argan oil give up to moisturized my skin :)…it helps enough for skin

  26. says

    I made my own whipped belly butter yesterday, and definitely included coconut oil, though it also had cocoa butter, shea butter, and olive oil. Love the stuff!

    • gerbermom says

      In winter it’s often solid just out of the jar – so you need to massage it into your hands a bit to turn warm it up and turn it into oil.

  27. marbles4444 says

    I was wondering how long it took to see results when using it in your hair?
    i have extremely dry hair with terrible split ends. I’ve been using coconut oil in
    my hair for about 5 weeks now, and my ends are still looking pretty bad??

    • Ashley says

      you honestly need to cut the dead hair off.. i personally have had my hair ruined by a “professional hair stylist” and all she was to do was to put a few highlights in my hair she completely ruined it by rotting out the back inside of my hair i had to cut 24 inches off my hair… i started using coconut oil based off some reviews i actually saw on pinterest. my hair has grown from my chin to about my armpits in about 6/7 months and its extremely soft and grows about an 1 1/2 ” to 2” a month. i put organic coconut oil in my hair and massage it into my scalp for about 5 minutes and i use a wide tooth comb and brush it though for about 5 minutes i leave it on over night 3 time a week and i will never use all those expensive products for my hair ever again. i also started using coconut oil on my face and my skin has cleared up and improved so much i couldnt believe it. i started seeing results in a few days and by a few weeks my skin was completely toned from all the dark spots (living on an island your whole life in hawaii you tend to get alot of sun damage) i also recently had a baby and was told it prevents stretch marks i am proud to say i gave birth to a 10 pound baby girl and have no stretch marks due to coconut oil!

  28. Katie says

    Coconut oil is an essential for my beauty routine.
    I get random dry flaky patches on my face (on my eyelid, cheek, brow, etc) and i put some on everyday when it looks dry and within 2-3 days it has cleared up.
    A few years ago I had little itchy bumps all over my knees that would drive me crazy and itch so bad i would scratch with scissors! and break the skin :/. i was diagnosed by a doctor with “flat warts” and after RX cream didnt work my mother bought me coconot oil and it cleared them up completely within a few weeks and i havent had them return :)

  29. April says

    I just started using coconut oil and it has changed my life skin, nails hair everything is better. And my bones dont make that cracking noise any longer. YIPPPEY :)

  30. michelle says

    Great ideas, all around! Just a note…I read somewhere that if you’re using it as a sunblock, let it dry for awhile first, and sink into your skin before going out. Enjoy!

    • Davina says

      Ohmygosh NOOOO! The oil will fry your skin! It’s great for tanning but offers no protection whatsoever from UV. I learnt from personal experience in Guatemala! It keeps cooking you red even when the sun is gone because the oil is absorbed into your skin and is still warm. Don’t use it as a sunblock!

      • Shawntell Sherman says

        Not true. Coconut oil does have some SPF protection, not a lot, but some. The oil also absorbs into the skin instead of sitting on top of it like baby oil typically used for tanning.

      • Brendaliz says

        Sorry, but you don’t have accurate information. This can be used as a natural sunblock. Its great for those who are allergic or have sensitive skin due to all the added chemicals to all the store bought sunblocks. Although you were correct in saying it stays on your skin as it gets absorb, this is a good thing as the other tanning oils stay on top of your skin which may cause it to burn. I use it myself. Although the SPF isn’t strong enough to protect you from an all day excursion in the sun, its great for a day to day sunblock.

  31. Ntoe says

    Thank you for sharing this information, i will try coconut and castor oil, hope it will work for my scars/stretch marks, im just tired of using those expensive creams that promise a miracle but it doesnt work.

  32. says

    Thank you so much for posting this, I’ve never tried coconut oil but I’m looking forward to it! I just had my 3rd son and though I didn’t get any stretch marks with the first 2 I did with the last one, go figure! Can’t wait to see how this works for me!

    • gerbermom says

      The 3rd little one is the one that does you in, isn’t it? This stuff was a miracle for my 3rd pregnancy. Good luck!

      • Nancy says

        Hi! How often did you apply it to your belly and did you use the brand listed on this article? If not, what brand was it?


  33. LuluLuvly says

    My grandmother use to use coconut oil on me as a kid, she always called it miracle oil…she is in her late 80’s and I’m wondering if she will ever get wrinkles ….she used it for everything … body ,hair,skin and cooking..Anything….if u eat a teaspoon of it each day, it works inside you as it also improves your entire immune system, promotes beautiful hair growth, soft flawless skin and improves your entire body. Make a regimen of also drinking coconut water, and eating the white jelly that is inside the coconut, it has the same benefits.

    • MelMel says

      I’m 20 and I have bad acne, so I started using coconut oil on my face right before my wedding! Cleared my face beautifully because of the antibacterial properties, but i stopped using it because I didn’t want an oily face when going to bed with my new husband. I ended up breaking out badly, now I am pregnant and my hormones are going nuts so I decided to use it on my face again and also my belly to prevent stretch marks…finally my face is clearing up again!!!

      • crystalv40 says

        MelMel! Same here last year before my wedding I broke out bad, birth control cleared me up. Now that I’m 7 months pregnant It came back with a vengeance. Where do yal get your coconut oil exactly ?! It will help prevent stretch marks and help my face!! I’m so excited!!!

        • Shawntell Sherman says

          I use the brand shown and find it in the all natural section at my grocery store. It’s organic food grade CO. You can also find it at any all natural store but I prefer food grade.

  34. delica says

    i’v use coconut oil all my life it is wonderful i feel younger every day guest what i make it myself also i use curry powder,olive oil ,Cinnamon, coconut oil mix together to do a facial leave on for an hour then wash off works u well feel great and smoother

    • alannah says

      Hi Delica,
      I was just wondering what amounts of curry powder, olive oil, cinnamon and coconut oil you use, or what ratio you mix them together in.

  35. Brandy says

    I went out and bought coconut oil but the one I got doesn’t smell. I got it from a grocery store in the spice section. Does it matter what kind it is

    • delica says

      no it ‘s ok but u can make it your self just buy a coconut great it or blend it then put in a pot with water leave to boil u will see the oil settle at the top then strain it and u have your own coconut oil it’ cheaper and pure

  36. says

    Just found your blog and I’m in love. Also, I just started using Coconut Oil as a moisturizer yesterday before I read on the side of the jar it says to rinse it off after it has sunk in for an hour. Does anyone actually rinse it off? I didn’t and I’m wondering if maybe I should…


  37. Stephanie in Indiana says

    My mom made a scrub with it and mixed it with sea salt. It is truly amazing to shower with, just have to remember to clean the shower out. I love coconut oil. I didn’t know about using it on your face though. I will have to try that. Thanks for adding this to your blog information. This is awesome!

  38. Kylie says

    Coconut Oil has SO many benefits! I use it as a hair moisturizer (I have added it to my shampoo AND conditioner and my hair is thicker, less dry, and my dry scalp has gone!). Also use it within body scrubs and facial homemade dermabrasion treatments!

    Baking soda + tiny amount of milk = face dermabrasion. Mix 1 tbsp baking soda, tiny amounts of milk (or almond milk is a great use too!) until you have a paste. Massage into face gently for 1-3 mins. This minimizes scars and blackheads and clears pores. Follow with coconut oil as a moisturizer and you will glow for days!

    Sea salt, Coconut Oil + Ground Coffee = Awesome body scrub that leaves your dead skin gone and new skin freshly moisturized! It also helps with cellulite, as caffeine is a natural skin booster and rejuvenator. I do this in the shower before I turn the water on… Massage in for 5 minutes with long circular motions, rinse off – glistening, moisturized yet exfoliated skin!

    Coconut Oil for skin in general – I put it into a mason jar with a small makeup brush to apply to cuticles…

    Jars of it are SO cheap, its an awesome beauty aid!

  39. Rose says

    Mix with tea tree oil (just a drop per cup of coconut oil) for a natural underarm deodorant. If you want it like a “solid” add baking soda… just look it up.

    • Katie says

      I usually leave it on my face for 30 minutes. but if im treating a dry patch on my face i leave it on AND reapply when it wears off.

    • Shannon says

      If you are using unrefined virgin coconut oil, it will not clog your pores due to its low melting point (77 degrees). This is really the only coconut oil that should be used on your skin. Others will clog pores and have been processed in ways that cause you to lose some of the benefits of the oil.

  40. Karen says

    I used it all summer with a blend of castor oil and jojoba oils. It is great for kinky, curly hair because it moisturizes down to the cuticle and doesn’t leave your hair a greasy mess! I used it instead of lotion after a shower and my skin looked radiant all day! I used the virgin coconut oil alone in green smoothies because it’s a good fat! You can also cook with a little of the oil. It soaks into skin so nicely, I can see how it would help prevent stretchmarks. When I was preggers many moons ago, I slathered on pure coco butters daily and I never got any marks. This is less greasy.

  41. Tina says

    Hi – i thought stretch marks were more of a hormonal thing and nothing you put on the surface of your body will prevent them? Did anyone have stretch marks before and then use the oil and not get any more? I only ask because my sister and my friend both used coco butter and one got stretch marks. The doctor told her she was just prone and the other mama was not.

    • MC says

      Stretch marks are the result of tears in the underlying layers of skin that result in scaring. If you have sensitive skin you will be more prone to stretch marks since your skin tears easier than someone with tougher skin. I have stretch marks on the back of my thighs from my muscles growing faster than my skin could keep up then losing that muscle mass but I have never tried anything to get rid of them, so I can’t say anything about the coconut working or not.

  42. Adriana says

    I love coconut oil and so do my kids. I use it on my face at night, it tightens everything right up. I feel like I am glowing the next morning! I use it once a week on my scalp, keeps my scalp from getting dry. I make homemade toothpaste it it! Keeps your mouth feeling super clean all day long! My kids use it on bug bites, scratches, bruises. Rub it on their temples when they have a headache. Basically if something on their body is bothering then then they go for the coconut oil. It works better than a kiss from mom…lol.

  43. Angee says

    I use it for all the above, but I wanted to mention one more use that we found… it is the best product to use to get bubble gum out of a child’s hair. My child is allergic to peanuts so we knew we couldn’t use that in her hair, and I didn’t want to cut it out either, so I remembered that I had some coconut oil in the pantry and it worked like a charm. :D I was so surprised how quickly the gum came right out of her hair.

    I also use it to clean my plants. Gives them a healthy shine.

  44. Chelsea says

    I use coconut oil (I added just a little castor oil) to wash my face at night. I use it probably 5 times a week. The other days I use my old cleanser. I have noticed my face is much more healthy looking. I am not getting breakouts anymore. I also don’t notice my wrinkles as much anymore. They are fading away! :) I have used it to make hand cream. I have also used it for baking. I love using half as much oil as the recipe calls for in pancakes & subbing it with the coconut oil. Plus popcorn cooked with it is heavenly!!! A little salt, no additional butter & you are in heaven. I sauté my veggies in it too. I LOVE coconut oil! It has changed my life!

  45. Erin Rothie says

    I am 8 months postpartum and just discovered coconut oil for stretch marks. During pregnancy I applied vitamin E oil religiously and it was to no effect. :( I had horrible deep red marks that were painful to touch. 1 week ago I began applying coconut oil and immediately they began disappearing. Instead of being 1/4 inch deep on my sides they’re now barely above surface and such a light pink! My husband is thrilled. :) And so am I!!

      • Karen says

        Well, of course he would be thrilled to see his wife happy about her body again! Stretch marks are not something people try to get, and when they do, it’s nice if there is something to help them go away!

      • Teesha35 says

        I agree with Jacqui. It seems like getting rid of stretch marks increases your value as a wife or something… Getting stretch marks is just a part of life for most women. Besides, most of us get them from pregnancy. To feel embarrassed is very sad. Take care of your inside (emotions) and the outside won’t matter. And what if your husband’s opinion of your stretch marks has affected you THAT much, well…

        • Kendall says

          Stretch marks are ugly and I don’t know a women that would want them. They are not attractive and obviously anyone would be thrilled if they were going away especially your husband whom you want to feel and be sexy for, nothing sexy about stretch marks. They suck!!

  46. Rosebug says

    To clean out pores, moisturize and exfoliate,..
    Make a paste with coconut oil and baking soda.
    Leave on for a few minutes then gently rub.
    Wash off

  47. arcticrainbow says

    ALMOND oil is also very good for ‘down there….’ to lower the chances of ripping, tearing, or having to be snipped have stitches!

    • Yazmin says

      Also vitamin E rock!!, I used it religiously in a small amount and have no ripping, tearing or stitches.

      • Emily says

        I also use the coconut oil for most of the above said. My son has baby ecsema and it has helped tremendously!!!! I love to use it as a face moisturizer and for lotion. For those who said they were using vit. E for the use on stretch marks I would discontinue. My dermatoligist was informing me of a study that was being done regarding the effiency of Vit. E and the results were pretty astounding. It turns out that Vit. E actually causes the stretch marks to spread further apart and become deeper!! So just a heads up, I would stick to coconut oil.

  48. Jennifer says

    Yes-I use this as my only facial/body moisturizer BUT did you also know that it has a natural SPF of 6-10%? So, it works as a great, natural sunscreen also! BONUS (:

  49. melissa doggett says

    Where can you buy it at? I hope it works for those already there stretch marks! They say “those are proof that youre a momma!” i say, “those little angels next to me are proof that im a momma.” my belly is SOOOO UGLY! sooo unattractive- even to myself… THANKS FOR TIP

    • gerbermom says

      I bought mine at Whole Foods but also saw it at Kroger the other day in the healthy/organic section. It’s supposed to help with existing marks – right now my belly is so big it’s hard to tell! Good luck :)

    • julie says

      I found a jar at smiths in Henderson, NV… it was on sale for $5.99 normally at Health food store for $9.99.. Happy Camper..

    • Paige says

      Nutria brand on – well priced and free 2-day shipping if you have amazon prime. I have been using coconut oil on my whole body since before I got pregnant (and hair and feet) and love it! My husband says it smells like wedding cookies, but it’s not too strong, just right. Can’t say enough good things about it!

  50. says

    Okay so I went to Whole Foods yesterday and saw this on the shelf and decided to give it a try. Oh. My. It is AMAZING, my face feels so smooth and the smell is HEAVENLY. I don’t know what I was thinking, I guess I just don’t like the smell of coconut scented products but the real stuff is wonderful :) Thank you for recommending this, I’m so excited!

  51. Rena says

    Does anyone have a recipe for a fruit acid facial the high dollar ones you get in salons? I have tried to think about what might go into it…Something like the Brazillian Peel…

  52. says

    I use coconut oil for a lip balm, especially at night and I use it for a hot oil treatment. I rub the oil into my hair, focusing on the ends, and then wrap it in a wet, hot towel and leave on for 30 minutes. I then wash and condition my hair as normal. It makes all the processed hair from curling iron or flat iron so soft.

  53. says

    Okay, I think I got bad coconut oil. Everyone always talks about how good it smells, but the container I got was foul–like, gag-inducingly foul. I guess I’m going to have to buy a different brand and give it a try again–I am so prone to stretch marks!

    • Megan says

      You probably bought the refined coconut oil. It’s been bleached and processed and scented with chemicals. Unrefined (aka virgin) coconut oil has not been through these processes, so it smells and tastes very coconutty. I got mine form the Vitamin Shoppe and it smells/tastes delicious.

  54. says

    Yes! I absolutely LOVE coconut oil and use it for all my cooking purposes. An old coworker of mine used it throughout her pregnancy and sure enough, no stretch marks! Shelving that piece of information in my memory bank for future use…
    I’ve never used it as a moisturizer on my face though. Is it not too oily?

      • Georgia says

        You mentioned using coconut oil as a daily moisturiser – surely it can’t be used during the day?! then we’d be burning our skin like the good old days where we lathered ourselves in coconut oil?

    • says

      Some of the oil that is for cooking has the scent and taste removed. You might want to try that. The friend that just turned me on to it told me the kind she uses is odor-free. She got it at the grocery store.

  55. SylviaC says

    Thanks for the tip.
    I wish I had known about this 36 years ago when I got pregnant with my first child. May be a bit late to use on my ancient stretch marks now but who knows?
    I have been using it to make popcorn forever in my stovetop popcorn maker and it is great. I had noticed that it felt good on my hands if I got some on accidentally. I guess my brain went no further – sad.
    Like Seriously Sassy Mama, I have been using argan oil on my face and hair and I love it, but I am going to try cocnut oil as it is so much cheaper and if it works well, all the better.

  56. says

    I didn’t know coconut oil had so many beauty benefits! I keep meaning to buy some to cook with, now I’m going to have to buy extra for my skin, too! I’m stashing away this stretch mark secret for down the road :)

  57. joen says

    I sautee vegetables using a mixture of Coconut oil and Ghee which is delicous eaten alone, add to brown rice, or make into soups! I haven’t tried baking with it yet, but I will give it a try as a moisturizer sounds wonderful!

  58. says

    I just saw coconut oil when I was at the grocery store and was wondering what it could be used for! I remember seeing a beauty recipe on someone’s site but I can’t remember who’s. I will have to pick some up next time!

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