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coconut oil funny smell.

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Created December 17, 2012 at 8:13 PM

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 July 18, 2013
at 10:49 AM

I don't really measure to be honest but off the top of my head i'd say...i have a 15 ml bottle, i fill it until just under full & add roughly 10 drops of benzoin oil & 5 drops of red mandarin oil. it smells great. Just be aware of photo sensetivity when out in the sun, i personally haven't had any problems with it, i'm mixed race so i don't know if makes any difference me having dark skin, heres a link with a bit of info, http://www.everythingessential.me/Hints/ProperUse.html. My skin has never been better, i never get any bad smell at all from almond oil, hope this has helped, Enjoy! =o)

C4deaa6bb01626b4569e8992890381ab

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on December 20, 2012
at 11:32 PM

I wasn't even aware that there was fermented AND unfermented coconut oil...thanks, i'll take a look,

C4deaa6bb01626b4569e8992890381ab

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on December 17, 2012
at 11:13 PM

Ahh, thats it, i goes rancid...so i'm not alone then. ah well, i'll just stick with almond oil. cheers

C4deaa6bb01626b4569e8992890381ab

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on December 17, 2012
at 11:11 PM

Thanks, yes i switched to sweet almond oil & that works great, i just throw in some essential oils & give it a shake.

C4deaa6bb01626b4569e8992890381ab

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on December 17, 2012
at 11:09 PM

I'd only had it a couple of days & was all excited about using it, i'm thinking the same as mathgirl72 said, it's probably my body chemistry. I was just seeing if others had the same experience. Its not really a problem as i've switched to almond oil now =o)

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on December 17, 2012
at 08:50 PM

I wonder if it could be the brand you used? How old is the coconut oil that you specifically used?

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on December 17, 2012
at 08:50 PM

I can't say that I have. I am interested to hear others respond though. I use coconut oil on my skin and in my hair. It is a great moisturizer for my skin, and it has helped repair my hair. My hair is soft and shiny (in a good way) after it has been applied.

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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!

C4deaa6bb01626b4569e8992890381ab

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on December 17, 2012
at 11:11 PM

Thanks, yes i switched to sweet almond oil & that works great, i just throw in some essential oils & give it a shake.

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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! :(

C4deaa6bb01626b4569e8992890381ab

(925)

on July 18, 2013
at 10:49 AM

I don't really measure to be honest but off the top of my head i'd say...i have a 15 ml bottle, i fill it until just under full & add roughly 10 drops of benzoin oil & 5 drops of red mandarin oil. it smells great. Just be aware of photo sensetivity when out in the sun, i personally haven't had any problems with it, i'm mixed race so i don't know if makes any difference me having dark skin, heres a link with a bit of info, http://www.everythingessential.me/Hints/ProperUse.html. My skin has never been better, i never get any bad smell at all from almond oil, hope this has helped, Enjoy! =o)

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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.

C4deaa6bb01626b4569e8992890381ab

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on December 20, 2012
at 11:32 PM

I wasn't even aware that there was fermented AND unfermented coconut oil...thanks, i'll take a look,

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on December 17, 2012
at 10:52 PM

I have a friend that says it goes "rancid" on her skin. I don't have that problem.

C4deaa6bb01626b4569e8992890381ab

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on December 17, 2012
at 11:13 PM

Ahh, thats it, i goes rancid...so i'm not alone then. ah well, i'll just stick with almond oil. cheers

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