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Coconut oil as a moisturiser

ultimatepotato | Dec 1, 201410:23 PM     24

Hi all, I've been using coconut oil as a moisturiser and hair treatment for a couple of weeks. I paid around £8 ($12.60 US) for a 16oz jar at a health food shop, on sale down from £15. The jar proclaims the contents to be "100% natural raw virgin coconut oil" and the ingredients label says only "pure coconut oil".

Last night I was at the supermarket and saw a jar of coconut oil in the international aisle for £2.25 (similar sized jar, maybe slightly smaller). It had no claims of being raw/natural/virgin anything, but the ingredients label was exactly the same - "pure coconut oil".

With this limited info is anyone able to tell me if I'm getting totally rinsed by the health food shop, or if switching brands would actually be the equivalent of moving from basting myself in extra virgin olive oil to rubbing chip pan fat into my legs?

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