Coconut oil: the darling of the natural beauty world. Miracle product. A spoonful of the stuff can cure almost any beauty woe you throw its way. We've had writers extol it's virtues in the bathroom and kitchen (and some readers have even commented that it's welcome in the bedroom). People claim it's saved their skin, brightened their teeth, cured their body odor.
But is all this hype warranted?
To separate the "too good to be true" claims from the "wow, this is actually legit," I dove headfirst into the wild world of coconut oil as personal care savior. I experimented with 14 ways to use the product for all things beauty and skin care, and have lived to tell the tale.
Here are my findings. Some are good. Some are bad. Some are weird. Hopefully they'll save you some time.