Speaking of label reading, I learned that because I am sensitive internally, I have to assume I am also sensitive externally. This of course means that I had to start checking all the ingredients in my cosmetics, shampoos, lotions, soaps, etc. I thought I was doing myself a favor by using Organix brand shampoo and conditioner. As it turns out, some of the ingredients in my shampoo included sugar cane, cocoa and avocado oil. That explains why my head was itchy. As for my face wash, it contained salicylic acid among other chemicals I wouldn't even dream of trying to pronounce. My body wash was an offender too. Since I stopped using these products I no longer get hives after I shower, which is a plus.
Check out these links on different uses for coconut oil. I swear by it. I don't know what I'd do without it.
52 Uses for coconut oil
70 More uses for coconut oil
What is oil pulling? <-- Haven't tried this one yet but I'll post when I do.