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Old 11-04-2006, 06:55 PM   #1
 
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Default Where do you buy coconut oil?

I've been looking and looking at local grocery stores and can't find it anywhere.

Where do you usually buy it? If you get it at a grocery, which aisle? I always check the aisle that has other oils (olive, vegetable, etc.) and I never see any.

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Old 11-05-2006, 02:43 AM   #2
 
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I buy mine online but you can also get it from health food stores too. Also I think walmart sells it but not sure which isle its on.
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Old 11-05-2006, 08:03 AM   #3
 
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If you have an asian food market near you, they will probably have it.
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Whole Foods or other health food stores, Vitamin Shoppe/World, GNC, etc. Don't be fooled by the products in the drugstores that say coconut oil and are 95% petrolatum.
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Old 11-05-2006, 01:37 PM   #5
 
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Coconut oil is becoming one of my HG products -- I absolutely love the virgin coconut oil (virgin oil de coco creme) from natureswildchild.com -- it is hands down the best coconut oil I have found...smells just like fresh coconuts.
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I get mine at Whole Foods. I saw some at Wal-Mart, but it just didn't look the same.

The stuff from Whole Foods is organic, and smells wonderful. Odd, I hate the smell of artificial coconut, but love the real thing.

My jar is solid at room temp, but liquefies easily in my hands, or kept in a small tupperware container and set into warm water.
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Old 11-06-2006, 11:17 AM   #7
 
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I've actually seen coconut oil at the local grocery store. I saw it at Dominick's in the health food section. I actually bought mine online bought 2 16 oz bottles of it, that should literally last me a lifetime.
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Default Re: Where do you buy coconut oil?

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I've been looking and looking at local grocery stores and can't find it anywhere.

Where do you usually buy it? If you get it at a grocery, which aisle? I always check the aisle that has other oils (olive, vegetable, etc.) and I never see any.

Thanks!
try the asian/ethnic section...... especially around the indian food
especially if you're on a budget

i've never used the organic stuff.... the regular cooking stuff is fantastic and within my limited budget

the brand i use is called SWAD.... it's a brand that caters to indian cooking
this is the company
http://www.rajafoods.com/products.asp
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Old 12-11-2006, 01:24 PM   #9
 
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Default Coconut oil

I've been buying mine online, from Denhams Natural. Copy and paste this into your browser: http://www.denhamsnatural.com/Body-O...oconut-Oil.htm

It's pure Coconut Oil blended with a bit of Sweet Almond Oil. (Without the Almond oil, the Coconut oil would be too thick.) The Denhams staff recommends it as a bath, massage and skin moisturizing oil, but it can also be used for hair. I like it because it does not have much of a smell, so it can be used as an additive to lotions and hair products, without competing with the other scent.

Denhams Natural Sweet Almond Oil ( http://www.denhamsnatural.com/Body-O...-Unscented.htm ) can also be used as a hair oil (mixed with condish, as a hot oil treatment or a hair dressing/sheen oil.) You can get it unscented or in 50+ different fragrances. I have the Unscented, Vanilla, Coconut Creme, Egyptian Musk and Egyptian Sandalwood scented ones.

If you're into natural skin care products, check out their Cocoa Butter Lotion ( http://www.denhamsnatural.com/Lotion...ter-Lotion.htm ) and their Shea Butter Lotions ( http://www.denhamsnatural.com/Lotion...-Unscented.htm )
I love how they make my skin feel (and smell.) [/b]
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Whole Foods or other health food stores, Vitamin Shoppe/World, GNC, etc. Don't be fooled by the products in the drugstores that say coconut oil and are 95% petrolatum.

Exactly. I was on my lunch break and saw Coconut Oil in one of my hair stores and it just didn't look quite CG....too many waxes and things.
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Old 12-11-2006, 02:50 PM   #11
 
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Yet another vote for Whole Foods.

Even the largest of the "regular" grocery stores around me doesn't have it. But I had no trouble finding some at Whole Foods. I've only bought it once because I only use a tiny bit at a time. The jar I have will last me a long time.
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