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    Default Coconut Oil: What do you infuse it with?

    We know how beneficial coconut oil is, but how do you use it:
    - infused with herbs (which ones)?
    - mixed in with other oils (which ones)?
    - mixed in with powders (i.e. amla, henna)?

    What benefits have you seen from the combo you use? How long do you leave it on your hair for?

    What are the best coconut oils out there? (i.e. brands, cold pressed, etc.)

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    Default Re: Coconut Oil: What do you infuse it with?

    I sometimes mix coconut oil with honey for simplified SMT treatment (it's regular recipe is: honey, aloe, conditioner and optional oil). There is an oil called monoi - coconut infused with gardenia flower, it supposed to be beneficial for hair but I did not try it yet.

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    Default Re: Coconut Oil: What do you infuse it with?

    I make my own hair perfume by gently melting coconut oil and adding in a few drops of vanilla and grapefruit essential oils. It smells gorgeous, and does great things for my ends. I keep a tub in my work bag to deal with the way my hair tends to floof at the slightest hint of moisture.

    I also sometimes mix it with olive oil for a moisturising treatment, and yesterday I bought some almond oil to try.

    The coconut oil I use is just the food grade stuff from the supermarket or Savers. I find it can be a little grainy, but if I sit a tub in some warm water until it melts then stir it up, it comes out lovely and grain free.

    I'm intrigued to see what other people do

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    Default Re: Coconut Oil: What do you infuse it with?

    I use coconut oil all by its lonely.

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    Default Re: Coconut Oil: What do you infuse it with?

    I've infused coconut with catnip with the hopes that it can work like a catnip tea rinse. No idea if it does, but it smells divine. (And I read on the internet that it works as a mosquito repellent if used on the skin. Haven't tested that.)

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    Default Re: Coconut Oil: What do you infuse it with?

    ^^i saw your post in the activity feed on my profile page and thought it said "infused coconut with catsup"...

    **me and my coconut oil hating hair tip toe out of this thread**

    this hair brought to you by a steady diet of Cheetos and Moon Pies.

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    Default Re: Coconut Oil: What do you infuse it with?

    Quote Originally Posted by Hele View Post
    ^^i saw your post in the activity feed on my profile page and thought it said "infused coconut with catsup"...

    **me and my coconut oil hating hair tip toe out of this thread**
    I wonder if lycopene is good for hair. . .

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    Default Re: Coconut Oil: What do you infuse it with?

    Quote Originally Posted by spidermom View Post
    I use coconut oil all by its lonely.
    I do the same.
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    Default Re: Coconut Oil: What do you infuse it with?

    I like to steep coconut oil about a cup of fresh rosemary on low in a crock pot for a few hours, then add drops of lavender EO. It smells great!

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    Default Re: Coconut Oil: What do you infuse it with?

    Quote Originally Posted by apspinsyarns View Post
    I like to steep coconut oil about a cup of fresh rosemary on low in a crock pot for a few hours, then add drops of lavender EO. It smells great!
    The crock pot on low is such a good idea!! Do you have keep it in the fridge or do you use it fast enough? I usually just use coconut oil plain, but I like the idea of infusing it (and I have a lot of rosemary in my garden).

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