October 30th, 2003, 05:24 AM
I just bought a jar of coconut oil yesterday...from reading here, I thought it would be at least semi-solid... mine is not solid at all, and has no smell...should it smell like coconut?
Another question...what about massage oils...I was reading the bottle of massage oil and it consists only of various oils and a fragrance with no alcohols or anything else...it smells wonderful and I was wondering if I could use it on my hair?
October 30th, 2003, 05:35 AM
Monoi Oil, which is processed coconut oil, solidifies at 72 degrees. Coconut oil might solidify around the same temp. If your home is warmer that 72, it will remain liquid. We have not turned on the heat in our house yet, but a couple of nights, the outside temp was about 41 degrees. Our home got quite cool, and I noticed my Monoi had become solidified. I also have some massage oil. I read the label, and it contains some good carrier oils and essential oils. I suppose it's fine to apply the massage oil to your hair, but with caution, of course. I'm not going to use my massage oil on my hair, as I alternate between Monoi and Jojoba for my hair. HTH
October 30th, 2003, 05:49 AM
Plain coconut oil won't really have any smell at all unless you add some essential oils to it. It's good stuff, nonetheless, it just doesn't smell.
Massage oil would probably be OK for your hair; try a little and see. Actually, plain coconut oil makes a WONDERFUL massage oil; pure coconut oil won't stain the sheets! (just a little FYI that I learned from my aunt when SHE studied to be a massage therapist!)
October 30th, 2003, 06:00 AM
I got the 100% pure stuff and before I even used it on my hair I gave DF (fiance) a head and shoulder massage with it...he was in heaven...I then rubbed the excess on my ends...although it was a bit too much...I had to wash this morning (a day ahead of schedule)...lol...trial and error
October 30th, 2003, 06:08 AM
Coconut oil is solid at temps. below 78 degrees F. If it's around that temp. or warmer in your home, it will be semi-soft rather than solid. If it's really warm, it will become liquid. If you put it in the fridge, it will become rock hard and impossible to use.