Heey(: I'm a 15 y/o paleo dieter, and I'm trying to convice my mom to stop using canola oil - so I proposed we buy coconut oil instead. The problem is we bought it at a naturist drugstore, and I don't know if it is sold for cooking or for "cosmetic use" (like for hydrating the skin or the hair).. So now I'm not sure if I should just rub it on my skin or eat it :/
Is there any difference? or is it any bad for your health to eat it, if it were to be cosmetic?
asked byNatali (64)
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on June 18, 2013
at 09:53 PM
All edible, extra virgin, yummy coconut oil can be used cosmetically; not all cosmetic "coconut oil" can be eaten, as it may have other additives.
Here's an easy way to tell: does the coconut oil have a nutrition label on the container? Then it's edible. :-)