Coconut Oil
Natural Remedies

Coconut Oil Cures

Skin Issues

Posted by JL (PA) on 05/06/2006
1 out of 5 stars

Coconut oil gave me nothing but red skin and a billion tiny little whiteheads.

Posted by Brook (MO) on 04/25/2006
5 out of 5 stars

I have heard from my uncle, who recently started using coconut oil, all the benefits. He mentioned it can be used on the face and body as a moisturizer and acne treatment, sun screen, helps prevent wrinkles, removes sun spots and warts, and helps with weight loss when ingested. I had flat warts on my face, and have been using coconut oil on my face and ingesting it two to three times a day for about a month. The warts are gone, but my face, chest, and back have horribly broken out. I can't think of it being from anything but the coconut oil. I also have been eating three tablespoons a day for a month for weight loss, and have currently not lost any weight. I wanted some advice as to if I am doing something wrong, or if my body just doesn't react well to this remedy.

Posted by Mia (USA) on 03/22/2006
5 out of 5 stars

Organic Unrefined coconut oil cleared my face of blemishes and marks. I started breaking out on my face a couple months ago and I didn't know what to do. I tried everything. Then my dad told me about coconut oil and the health benefits it has. I did alot of research for it and it seemed like a good skin remedy. I decided to try it. I noticed a HUGE difference the next day. It has cleared my skin incredibly. It has made my skin soft and glowing just like it had been before. Coconut oil has also made me more energetic and even healthier. IT IS AN AMAZING MIRACLE CURE!!

Posted by Ann (Reading, England) on 02/08/2006
5 out of 5 stars

I suffered from acne, tried most products in the shelf but nothing seemed to work. A friend told me about coconut oil which l have been using for the last five months all the acne cleared and the marks are clearing gradually. It is a miracle cure!

Posted by Denel (Odessa, Texas) on 02/03/2006
5 out of 5 stars

i'm trying coconut oil for dark spots left from face blemishes. it seems to be helping - about how long do you think it will take for the spots to lighten up? I also take 6tsps of the coconut oil daily.

Posted by Samantha (Moravia, IA) on 10/17/2005
5 out of 5 stars

I got some coconut oil from a friend that told me to put it on at night before i went to bed. I do not know what kind of coconut oil it is, but i put it on every night. I have always had a problem with acne and red blemishes on my face. The coconut oil cleared my face within days. I was stunned. I have tried face cleansers, proactive, skin buffers, etc. nothing worked for me. I will forever be grateful for the tip to use coconut oil.

Smelly Scalp

Posted by Chu (Edmond, Oklahoma) on 03/19/2007
5 out of 5 stars

hi, i haven't seen a remedy for smelly scalp, i use to have a foul smelling scalp, even though i showered everyday, i tried all kinds of shampoo, but the one thing that cured me of this embarrassing condition was applying virgin coconut oil to my scalp for an hour, i think it disappeared after two applications. i hope this helps others who suffer from this condition.

Replied by Gwen
Denver/Boulder, Colorado

OMG! I have been obsessed with this problem for years! I called beauty shops, beauty schools, talked to others about it & NO ONE knew anything & looked at me like I was crazy! I call/called it "hat head" as guys I knew seemed to really reek when they removed their baseball type hats.

My daughter just returned from Iraq last Dec. & I realized she had a bad case of "hat head" that left "that" odor on her pillows. She has very long hair & is very clean with daily showers. I figured it to be from sharing helmets & such with other soldiers out in the field. Must be some new epidemic I needed to get over & learn to live with, yuk!

The only suggestion I ever got was Tea Tree oil shampoo that did not work! I too get "that" smell after about 24 hours of shampooing. (picked up the bacteria somewhere even though very paranoid & careful about that).

This might seem like & is a silly issue but has been driving me crazy for years! Thank you soooo much for posting this. I'm very relieved to know I'm not crazy & this actually works. Makes perfect sense to me once you think about it. I'll be passing this remedy along to every stinky head from now on, & keeping gallons of VCO on hand....LOL!

Replied by Merryanne
Orange City, Florida, Usa
120 posts

...the coconut oil is good,,,but if it was me I would also use vineger to wash the head 2 times a week,,,wet the head with the vingar and wrap in a towel and let it stay on for 15 miniuts,,,this will kill fungus,,I believe the smell is coming from a fungus, also use some fungus creams for really itchy spots..but vinegar is good to kill fungus..

EC: This section might also have some helpful remedies:


Posted by Kelley (Perry, UT) on 05/11/2008
5 out of 5 stars

Every night before bed, my husband and I put a little coconut oil up in our nostrils/mose. Ever since we started doing thtis, he has a lot less trouble with allergies, and he says that I no longer snore! Not that I ever was a real loud snorer, but whatever heavy breathing that blockage or congestion was causing, it is now gone! It only takes about 1/4 tsp. - just a tiny bit on your fingertip for each nostril.

Sore Throat Infections, Chronic

Posted by Susan (Glendale, CA, USA) on 01/04/2009
5 out of 5 stars

I've somehow managed to catch a horrible cold and have battled a sore throat for 2 days now. I have absolutely NO tolerance for pain, so I've been miserable. I've been using cayenne pepper and ACV as both a gargle and added to hot water to sip on constantly, but it only gives little to temporary relief.

I decided to try some coconut oil in some pineapple tea that I had (hoping deep down it resembled a pina colada!) I saw that EVCO wasn't listed as a remedy for cold or sore throats, really, but I decided to give it a shot.

Wow, was it soothing! The horrible thing about sore throats is how dry and scratchy the throat gets which makes the pain ten times worse... but the coconut oil lubed everything up so nicely that it doesn't hurt half as bad! I have no idea how long this will last, but I'll take what relief I can get!

I did have a lot of success with EVCO after having a strange sinus infection last year at this time that made all the glands in my head so swollen. After trying everything and going to the doctor who gave me no-good antibiotics, I gave EVCO a shot, and within one day my glands had gone down, my head and decongested and I felt better. I love this stuff. I just wish I liked the taste better!

Replied by Susan
Glendale, CA, USA

Just to follow up on my own post...

It's now been 24 hours since I took the EVCO for the sore throat -- it cleared it up 100%. About a half an hour after taking it, it dislodged a very large, quite solid, disgusting piece of you-know-what from the back of my throat which I surprisingly blew out of my nose. I won't go into details, just trust me -- it was the source of the infection, the queen bee, if you will.

The thing to remember (which I had forgotten) was that if you're not used to taking ACVO, it will give you digestive issues -- I had severe nausea later since I had not taken EVCO in quite some time. But it didn't last that long, and was well worth it considering.

I have taken it about two more times since in tea, and it immediately makes my sinuses and ears crack and pop as things start draining out.

Posted by Siva, Dr (Batlagundu, Dindigul, Tamilandu) on 03/01/2007
5 out of 5 stars

chronic throat infection resistance to all major antibiotics now one tablespoon of coconut oil with one clove taken internally gives very good results.

Storing Coconut Oil

Posted by Goldenchick (Concord , Nc) on 02/21/2013

I bought EVCO a couple of weeks ago but just now read on the label refrigerate after opening does this mean it as bad now since I have not not sure whether to throw it away?

Replied by Om
Hope, , B.c. Canada

the question about how to store coconut oil. It does not get rancid or spoiled, ever! Go for 15 years and it will be good. This, according to my research on CO. In hot countries where it originates, most people have no fridges. It is a treasure from the gods. Enjoy. Om

Replied by Mmsg
Somewhere, Europe

Goldenchick, the coconut oil doesn't need refrigeration. If it goes bad it'll smell off or have black mold. Mine never went off, except for a little vial I kept in the bathroom. I think the moisture there made mold on it.


Store it in a glass jar. I have mine in glass and it has never spoiled even in the bathroom! :)

Stretch Marks

Posted by Jackie (Beaverdam, Virginia) on 02/25/2006
5 out of 5 stars

I used coconut oil during my twin pregnancy and got no stretch marks at all (they weighed 6 & 7 pounds, that's 13 pounds of baby!). I rubbed it on my stomach every day 2 times (morning & evening). I used it again with my second pregnancy and still have no stretch marks (he weighed 11 pounds).


Posted by Stephanie (Rancho Cucamonga, CA) on 04/17/2008
5 out of 5 stars

I started using Virgin Coconut Oil and I love it. I usually sunburn the first time I lay out in the sun, then peel, then I tan afterwards. I usually lay out without sunscreen or tanning lotion. So, I decided to put VCO on my body and layed out in the sun for four hours. I burnt a little, but nothing compared to usual. I also applied VCO twice a day after that and didn't peel at all, but it turned into a great tan. I will use VCO forever. P.S. I also started taking it internally 3X a day-yummy.

Replied by Terri
Leavenworth, Wa
5 out of 5 stars

Virgin Coconut Oil is great for sunburns (any kind of burn for that matter). If you mix Lavender and/or Eucalyptus essential oil in with VCO it will take the sting and heat out, helps prevent blistering and peeling. My friends and family laughed and thought I was crazy but now all come to get the "Burn Cream"


Posted by Anushka (Panaji, Goa) on 12/09/2009

Can pa___e brand coconut oil be used as sunscreen even in peak hours of sun?

Replied by Sandy (sandhya)
Bangalore, India
1 out of 5 stars


coconut oil is not a sun-screen. In fact, coconut oil promotes sun burn. Never expose urself to the sun with coconut oil on ur skin.

Posted by Renee (New York, New York) on 07/28/2009
1 out of 5 stars


I tried the coconut oil as sunscreen, and got very burned! I was out at the peak of the sun for four hours, but in any case, coconut oil does have amazing benefits, but this is not one of them. At least not during peak hours.

Replied by Mikola
Cincinnati, Oh
1 out of 5 stars

I agree with Renee. I foolishly used EVCO for sun protection yesterday, a very sunny day, and I have a very bad sunburn as a result.