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Re: Coconut oil
« Reply #120 on: June 19, 2011, 12:04:53 pm »
You can even use coconut oil on your skin and nails and also in your hair it has many health benefits and is one of the best super foods your can eat (in moderation)

I just bought some from my local health food shop.

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« Reply #121 on: September 30, 2011, 04:00:58 am »
When I did my cooking course in Bali, everything was cooked in coconut oil. Got halfway reading through this topic, and have decided to see if my local Asian shop or health food shop has some. Thought I would *bump* this topic at the same time for newbies.
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Re: Coconut oil
« Reply #122 on: November 15, 2011, 12:58:56 am »
I have just ditched  my normal oil and use cocnut oil for all cooking.. for stir fries etc. you cannot taste the difference but I am yet to try a chunky dip etc, I may have to stick with Olive oil for these..

I also put coconut oil on my eczema, the itch stops immediately! and it fairly well rubs in..

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Re: Coconut oil
« Reply #123 on: November 15, 2011, 01:07:20 am »
Yeah, just don't use it with bacon, eg in a standard bacon, onion, mushroom risotto. The combination of bacon and coconut flavours is not a happy one :P

If you do some research you'll find that  ghee (clarified butter) is a healthy alternative in cases where ou don't want that strong coconutty flavour in your food.  And you can make ghee in the TMX yourself very easily of course.

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Re: Coconut oil
« Reply #124 on: November 16, 2011, 08:53:18 pm »
I often mix ghee and coconut oil together in a jar - the ghee stops the overpowering coconut taste and I get the benefits of both.

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Re: Coconut oil
« Reply #125 on: December 21, 2011, 01:57:36 pm »
Just found a coconut oil cooking spray in Woolworths amongst all of the other oils- its made by Pro Chef. I have used it so far to spray the frying pan or the BBQ before grilling meat eg satays etc or doing stir fries and it smells divine!
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Re: Coconut oil
« Reply #126 on: March 11, 2013, 04:00:40 am »
Interesting post...  My naturopath/nutritionist recommended coconut oil to me last week to use as cooking oil as it tastes great and is very good for you.  Has many other uses other than in cooking too... one use is it's supposed to be very good for your hair!   ???   ;D
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Re: Coconut oil
« Reply #127 on: March 11, 2013, 05:37:12 am »
Just found a coconut oil cooking spray in Woolworths amongst all of the other oils- its made by Pro Chef. I have used it so far to spray the frying pan or the BBQ before grilling meat eg satays etc or doing stir fries and it smells divine!
I use this too. I love it!
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Re: Coconut oil
« Reply #128 on: March 11, 2013, 06:55:08 am »
I use it for my face moisturiser.

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Re: Coconut oil
« Reply #129 on: March 11, 2013, 05:01:44 pm »
me 2 AB, love it
i don't need a recipe i'm italian

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« Reply #130 on: March 11, 2013, 08:28:33 pm »
Love coconut oil 😊
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Re: Coconut oil
« Reply #131 on: March 11, 2013, 09:16:18 pm »
For those who use this as a moisturiser do you find it soaks in? I tried using it on my body and even after waiting quite a while before I got dressed my top was stained with it during the day and I also noticed it on our sheets in the morning.

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Re: Coconut oil
« Reply #132 on: April 09, 2013, 02:48:52 am »
For those who use this as a moisturiser do you find it soaks in? I tried using it on my body and even after waiting quite a while before I got dressed my top was stained with it during the day and I also noticed it on our sheets in the morning.

I don't advise using it straight as it will do exactly that. It needs to be incorporated with water using an emulsifier. You could try some liquid lecithin and use your TMX to blend the boiled distilled water, lecithin and coconut oil at 80. You'd need to keep it in the fridge, though.
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Re: Coconut oil
« Reply #133 on: April 10, 2013, 11:59:48 am »
Be careful of using it in your hair. When my mother was young she worked on Nauru and tried coconut oil in her hair overnight. She woke in the middle of the night with a lot of vey happy ants enjoying the new food source.

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Re: Coconut oil
« Reply #134 on: April 10, 2013, 12:15:14 pm »
Be careful of using it in your hair. When my mother was young she worked on Nauru and tried coconut oil in her hair overnight. She woke in the middle of the night with a lot of vey happy ants enjoying the new food source.

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