After ditching all my chemicals a long while ago i decided to give coconut oil a try for moisturizer/post shave lotion. I got hold of some organic virgin stuff (coconoil). i applied it & went about my business. When i got back home a couple of hours later my missus said she could smell something funny. It turned out to be the coconut oil on my skin, it was fine in the tub & i was eating it by the spoonful. It mustn't sit well on my skin or something, it was pretty nasty, we both agreed on it smelling like sick, Has anyone else had an experience like this??
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on December 17, 2012
at 09:18 PM
Everyone's body chemistry reacts to substances differently. Ever notice how the same perfume differs from person to person? An oil with less of an odor may work better for you, such as almond oil. I alternate the oils I use because, frankly, some days I just can stand smelling like a coconut and other days it really makes me hungry!
on July 17, 2013
at 07:12 AM
What is the ratio of almond oil with essential oils that are you using?
I have the problem with the Coconut oil making a "rancid" smell on me at the end of the day. Perhaps it just doesn't mix well with my chemistry? It's very frustrating because it works so well...my skin is super soft and looks amazing. Just hate the bad smell after a few hours! :(
on December 20, 2012
at 11:05 PM
No that is not completely true. Ancient Wisdom coconut oil is super absorbent, and if you put a small amount on the skin, and rub it in, two things will happen.
1) Your body odor will be removed.
2) You won't have excess oil.
It's the excess oil that can go smelly.
Different brands are definitely going to smell different, absorb differently, and therefore, be more or less difficult to remove excess oil.
Fermented oil (Ancient Wisdom, Tropical Traditions, Zenian (Red Label) Paul Sorse, all absorb better than unfermented virgin coconut oil.