Friday, December 11, 2009

Evaluation Time

So, because I know you all want a daily update on my various beauty experiments, here it is:

Coconut oil as deodorant = bad
Coconut oil + baking soda as deodorant= good
Coconut oil as body moisturizer= awesome
Coconut oil as hair conditioner= no frizz!

All in all, I'm pretty happy. The baking soda and coconut oil combo are working pretty well for me although I have yet to find a good way to apply the baking soda.

And I'm very much enjoying the coconut oil moisturizer. My feet have become super soft in just a week. I was worried that I would smell overly of coconut, but I find that the smell dissipates fairly quickly.

I liked the conditioner as well, but a certain person who will remain nameless claims that it makes me smell like a FOB. Because it's okay to dress Indian, but God forbid one should smell Indian!


Cath@VWXYNot? said...

What's a FOB?!

For the conditioner: do you use it in the shower and rinse it out, in the shower and leave it in, or after the shower?

Farmer's Daughter said...

Um, I do not know what FOB stands for...

Like I said before, I put coconut oil in brown sugar scrub and it's amazingly moisturizing! There's a recipe on my blog.

Anonymous said...

(Same anon as the apparently uninformed, failed crystal deodorant user, who will upon reading that response from another commenter give it another try.)
As an American desi, I had to chuckle with the last comment, particularly because a friend -- one of those who complained during my crystal trial -- and I decided that my BO smells like India. Heritage takes funny forms.

ruchi said...


FOB means Fresh of the Boat. We Indians like to discriminate on the basis of how long we've been away from the motherland. ;)

And, I use it in place of a no-frizz hair product. So after I shower, I rubbed a very small bit in my hair.


Cool, thanks! I'm probably too lazy for that, but I appreciate it!!


Heh, yes, and the things we mock each other for are pretty bizarre. ;)

Cath@VWXYNot? said...

Thanks for the info!

Also, you're up for an award!

Suzanne said...

Mix 1/4 cup cornstarch, 1/4 cup baking soda, and 6 tbs coconut oil or so. Put in an old deoderant container.

Anonymous said...

"but a certain person who will remain nameless claims that it makes me smell like a FOB"

Ha ha haha!