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Coconut oil on eyelids

Answered on August 19, 2014
Created March 07, 2012 at 8:50 PM

I used coconut oil on my eyelids and next morning I had all the area around red, looks like it's burnt, and it feels like it. How can I cure it?

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on March 08, 2012
at 06:01 PM

Some folks are allergic to sweet almond oil, too. Coconut oil is very, very high in salicylates, which bother some people. I stopped putting coconut oil on my skin, and now only use it on my hair. Rose hip oil might be worth a tiny try. I had to stop using any oil on my eyelids. Some like castor oil, or olive. There is good information about which oils are irritants or cause reactions at The Dish soapmaking forum. This is the best forum for those interested in making toiletries or soap. http://www.thedishforum.com/forum/ Hope you can find something you like.

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on March 08, 2012
at 04:17 PM

My goodness, it's cucumber slices on your eyelids, not coconut oil! I know coconut oil is in vogue but it's not good for everything. One time I put gobs of tee tree oil all over my athlete's foot and they became worse, inducing more cuts and stung like crazy. Everything in moderation. Let someone else be the frontrunner in these things.

193b7fb0fec8913d5ebb3b99a04d21c6

(2918)

on March 08, 2012
at 02:27 PM

Probably not. I mostly have a giant jar of Aquaphor that has slowly become filled with old mascara and cat hair. I might want to invest in a new one.

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on March 08, 2012
at 03:17 AM

Thanks! I have thought about doing it before as I had read (totally un-related to the paleosphere) about your body's natural oils and the damage we can be doing to them when we use soap. I can't verify this firsthand but I have always heard that it is much less common to use soap in Europe as it is in the US.

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on March 08, 2012
at 12:02 AM

It works great but don't let it SIT on your eyes while you take a shower or something. Take it off right away. It gets on your eyeBALLS otherwise and make a film of sorts.

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on March 07, 2012
at 11:20 PM

I use a crystal deoderant every other day or as needed for the pits still, but otherwise everything else actually improved quite noticeably once I stopped scrubbing off my body's natural oils. If you google the "no poo method" or just search this forum you'll find a lot of folks discussing it. It was actually finding Richard's method (http://freetheanimal.com/2009/12/paleo-i-dont-care-i-like-no-soap-no-shampoo.html) this past September that led me to Paleo eating.

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on March 07, 2012
at 11:15 PM

I used to use petroleum jelly and loved it, but I have since become skeptical of the "petroleum" portion. I'm thinking it is not healthy.

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on March 07, 2012
at 11:03 PM

I am allergic to most oils, including coconut and jojoba (and I can list another five, starting with EVOO). I have tried sweet almond oil and even though I break out, but not very much. The only thing that I found that works for me and I am not allergic to is pure 100% shea butter. Make sure it is pure - once I bought the one with tocopherol (vitamin E) - bad idea. The only down side I found on shea butter - it is solid and you have to rub it in with your fingers really well to warm it up. Otherwise it is just like white paste. But I absolutely love it, swear by it and use it for everything!

97ffbac59e88bdff6495d0a9b6f70ff7

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on March 07, 2012
at 10:45 PM

Hey Invisible Caveman, so you don't wash with soap? How do you tackle body odor problems?

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on March 07, 2012
at 10:32 PM

I'd never thought of using coconut oil as a make-up remover - what a great idea! Does it work well?

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on March 07, 2012
at 10:19 PM

I agree...I've used sweet almond oil too and it costs less than the jojoba.

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on March 07, 2012
at 10:00 PM

Use sweet almond oil or jojoba oil instead - some people are allergic to jojoba as well (I am one of them) so sweet almond is often a better choice overall for removing makeup and moisturising.

7c9f81d68c78de1a31eab9c91c17b4b8

on March 07, 2012
at 09:42 PM

Try Jojoba oil on your facial skin.

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0df0b1c6ae16bbb75b4a5efa3d876765

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on March 07, 2012
at 10:29 PM

A few months ago my gf broke out in a red rash all over her face after rubbing coconut oil everywhere.

My simple method of skin care involves not putting anything on it at all other than water, period.
No soaps, creams, oils, lotions, sunscreens, astringents, peels, masks, fruits, bodily fluids, nothing.

Here's my main reason for this:

I know I'm a guy and that most girls just have to have their "cosmetics", but I use my skin as a barometer for health just like anything else. It's hard to read the barometer accurately when I'm consistently sabotaging it with unnatural additions, "paleo-friendly" or otherwise. In my best estimation, healthy skin, bones, tissues, organs and everything in between is all about diet. It all starts with the gut.

I'll just take the hose, thanks!

0df0b1c6ae16bbb75b4a5efa3d876765

(2240)

on March 07, 2012
at 11:20 PM

I use a crystal deoderant every other day or as needed for the pits still, but otherwise everything else actually improved quite noticeably once I stopped scrubbing off my body's natural oils. If you google the "no poo method" or just search this forum you'll find a lot of folks discussing it. It was actually finding Richard's method (http://freetheanimal.com/2009/12/paleo-i-dont-care-i-like-no-soap-no-shampoo.html) this past September that led me to Paleo eating.

97ffbac59e88bdff6495d0a9b6f70ff7

(555)

on March 07, 2012
at 10:45 PM

Hey Invisible Caveman, so you don't wash with soap? How do you tackle body odor problems?

97ffbac59e88bdff6495d0a9b6f70ff7

(555)

on March 08, 2012
at 03:17 AM

Thanks! I have thought about doing it before as I had read (totally un-related to the paleosphere) about your body's natural oils and the damage we can be doing to them when we use soap. I can't verify this firsthand but I have always heard that it is much less common to use soap in Europe as it is in the US.

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7c9f81d68c78de1a31eab9c91c17b4b8

on March 07, 2012
at 09:40 PM

I use coconut oil to remove eye makeup and oil cleanse. My Mom tried to put the coconut oil (same brand as me) on her skin and it burned.

I think the sensitivity/inflammation of your skin has something to do with it. I'm not sure. Everybody is different. I am very sensitive on my ankles and up my front shin for some reason. Hot water and any moisturizer makes me itch and burn there.

I don't think anything will cure it...just sleep and time...and no more coconut oil on the eyelids.

7c9f81d68c78de1a31eab9c91c17b4b8

on March 08, 2012
at 12:02 AM

It works great but don't let it SIT on your eyes while you take a shower or something. Take it off right away. It gets on your eyeBALLS otherwise and make a film of sorts.

F4d04667059bc682540fdfd8b40f13a7

on March 07, 2012
at 10:32 PM

I'd never thought of using coconut oil as a make-up remover - what a great idea! Does it work well?

7c9f81d68c78de1a31eab9c91c17b4b8

on March 07, 2012
at 09:42 PM

Try Jojoba oil on your facial skin.

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193b7fb0fec8913d5ebb3b99a04d21c6

(2918)

on March 07, 2012
at 09:25 PM

Easy - don't do that again!

I totally do something similar, only I use Vaseline, and have been doing it for years. I'm not sure how paleo that is to do, but I feel like I'm fighting age and the skin around my eyes is super soft. No reactions, and I have sensitive skin.

193b7fb0fec8913d5ebb3b99a04d21c6

(2918)

on March 08, 2012
at 02:27 PM

Probably not. I mostly have a giant jar of Aquaphor that has slowly become filled with old mascara and cat hair. I might want to invest in a new one.

1cee42e02a56ca9c13453ce4dd5cf53c

(212)

on March 07, 2012
at 11:15 PM

I used to use petroleum jelly and loved it, but I have since become skeptical of the "petroleum" portion. I'm thinking it is not healthy.

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on March 08, 2012
at 10:43 AM

ive been using argan oil, i picked it up at a local san diego ca market. i use it everywhere and have no complaints

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