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Massage therapists I have talked to love coconut oil for massage, because it melts on contact with the skin, leaves a protective barrier on the skin, has a slight lathering ability, and easily washes out of towels. Other oils stain, and towels become odorous after a while.

Here are some great variations of this tried and true formula:

Simple scoop coconut oil on your hand.

cup coconut oil
cup cocoa butter

Soften the coconut oil and cocoa butter in a double boiler over medium heat. Remove from the heat and blend, adding a few drops of optional essential oils.

Use 5 drops of essential oil – or less – per ounce of coconut oil.

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Annie is a renowned expert in non-toxic and green living. She was named one of the top 20 environmental leaders by Body and Soul Magazine and "the foremost expert on green living." - Body & Soul Magazine, 2009. Learn Annie's latest eco-friendly news on, a website dedicated to healthy and green living.

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7:02AM PDT on Apr 30, 2013


12:57PM PDT on Apr 28, 2013

Thank you for the tip! (P, T)

6:07AM PDT on Apr 23, 2013

Thanks the nature for providing us what we need

11:47AM PDT on Apr 22, 2013

Good idea.Thanks for sharing

4:49PM PDT on Apr 10, 2013


3:32AM PDT on Apr 10, 2013

Thank you :)

3:04AM PDT on Apr 10, 2013


8:38PM PDT on Apr 9, 2013


10:17AM PDT on Mar 17, 2013

so many uses for pure coconut

5:11AM PST on Mar 8, 2013


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