I came across this website on Pinterest:
http://www.deliciousobsessions.com/2012/01/52-uses-for-coconut-oil-the-simple-the-strange-and-the-downright-odd/ and http://www.deliciousobsessions.com/2012/05/122-uses-for-coconut-oil-even-more-of-the-simple-the-strange-and-the-downright-odd/
After reading that I picked this up at Trader Joe's:
Out of all those uses I've only used it for a few things - I put it in my hair at night, I put it on my skin and I put it on my knee after I skinned it up after an unfortunate incident with a curb and heels. Hehe. So my experience so far - my hair is super shiny and getting healthier. My skin has been clearer than ever - if I start getting a zit I put some oil on it and it goes away super fast. I've even put the oil on my arms, legs, etc as if it were lotion. I only put it in my hair (wet or dry) and on my skin before bed as it can be a little greasy. I noticed after putting it on my wound that it healed really fast. I still have a scar but I'm sure that's going to take time to clear up. It has a pretty faint smell. Although right after I put it on Lucas says I smell like a macaroon or a pastry haha. The scent tends to fade after its been on a bit though.
Coconut oil is solid at room temperature (as seen above). Its been nice now that its hot - it keeps it always a little soft and even soupy if its really hot which helps when applying it.
I haven't cooked with coconut oil yet - probably because the jar is in the bathroom. :) I'll have to get another for the kitchen.
I threw out all my creams and potions that cost lots of money (and contain lots of chemicals). Coconut oil is $6 for a good sized jar at Trader Joe's and its natural and organic. Sounds like a winner to me! Have you guys used coconut oil? What did you think?