Coconut Oil Uses

There are many benefits of using coconut oil. It’s known to help boost the immune system, nourish the skin and increase energy. Here are over 100 everyday coconut oil uses.

100+ Coconut Oil UsesCoconut oil is known for its many uses in the kitchen but did you know you can use it on your skin, around the home, and in the bathroom? There are hundreds of coconut oil uses! I use coconut oil from head to toe in my homemade beauty products and cook with it daily for it’s health benefits. We use coconut oil so much we purchase it by the gallon! Here is a list of over 100 everyday coconut oil uses!

100+ Coconut Oil Uses

1. Cooking with Coconut Oil (Learn how to cook with coconut oil here)

2. Replace with Crisco/butter in baked goods

3. Add to smoothies for energy boost

4. Add to coffee or tea to boost metabolism

5. To promote thyroid health

6. Oil Pulling

7. Skin Moisturizer (check out my whipped coconut oil body butter recipe here)

8. Used to make Lotion Bars

9. Homemade Toothpaste (recipe here)

10. Deodorant (recipe here)

11. Moisturizing Body Scrub (recipe here)

12. Natural Lip Balm (recipe here)

13. Used in Magnesium body Butter (recipe here)

14. Polish Furnituread_spacer

15. Season Cast Iron Cookware

16. Hair Treatment

17. Makeup remover

18. Boost Immune System

19. Shaving

20. Carrier oil when using
21. Frizz tamer

22. Use in place of Cuticle Cream

23. Use to make healthy Coconut Oil Chocolate

24. Use in Homemade Cough Syrup

25. Use in Homemade Cough Drops

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26. Sunscreen (natural SPF of 4-6)

27. Homemade Coconut Oil Soap

28. Aids Weight Loss

29. Add 1 Teaspoon to Bath Water to Moisturize your Skin

30. Wood Polish

31. Helps with Alzheimer’s

32. Massage Oil

33. Diaper Rash

34. Improves Digestion

35. Popping Popcorn (recipe here)

36. Natural Lubricant (should not be used with latex)

37. Soothes Cracked Skin

38. Belly Balm (helps to increase elasticity of skin during pregnancy)

39. Hair Detangler

40. Fight Parasites

41. Treat Dandruff

42. Oil Cleansing (for some skin types)

43. Use to make Homemade Magic Shell for ice cream and treats

44. Use to help remove sticky stuff off furniture or household items

45. Grease pans

46. Use to make Natural Mascara

47. Use to make Natural Eye Liner

48.The occupational health fried food like Coconut Oil French Fries

49. Healthy Chips (buy here or make your self)

50.Mix into Coconut Oatmeal – It tastes amazing!

51. Mix into Homemade Coconut Butter to make it creamier

52. Use in Homemade Mayonnaise

53. Rub on cuts and scrapes to help heal

54. Helps lower “bad” cholesterol (LDL)

55. Used as leave in hair conditioner

56. Soothes bug bites

57. Treat Lice

58. Leather polish

59. Use coconut oil in your coffee instead of creamer.

60. Consumed for constipation relief

61. Use on scalp to reduce flakes or dandruff

62. Removes rust

63. Helps to fight acne

64. Soothes cradle cap

65. Consuming can minimize heartburn symptoms

66. Clean excess make-up from make-up brushes

67. Prevents and fixes split ends

68. Can be used to sooth a dry dog’s nose

69. Reduce cracked heels

70. Can be used on dry, sore nostrils for relief

71. Reduces the swelling and inflammation of rashes

72. Removes chewing gum

73. Use on cracked dogs paws to help them heal

74. Dust repellant when used on household items

75. Applying to eyelashes encourages growth

76. Grease a bike chain

77. Bath Oil

78. Lubricate zippers to help get them unstuck

79. Can be used on horses as a mane and tail conditioner

80. Applying to dry elbows can soften them

81. Get rid of soap scum in the bathroom

82. Soothes bee stings

83. Use in Homemade Hand Scrub for soft hands

84. When put on an eggshell, it preserves egg quality and shelf life

85. Prevent hangnail

86. Feeding it to your dog can give them a shiny coat

87. Used in homemade Coconut Oil Sunscreen

88. Reduce dandruff

89. Can be used as an anti-aging cream to reduce fine lines

90. Helps ease symptoms of skin conditions such as psoriasis and eczema

91. Lubricates kitchen appliances

92. Lubricates snow shovels to ensure snow slides off

93. Tattoo healer or moisturizer

94. Breath freshener (add a drop of peppermint oil with coconut oil and swish in mouth!)

95. Treat athlete’s foot

96. Can be used to sooth a chapped nose or lip

97. Applying under the eyes can help reduce dark circles or “bags”

98. Used in Beach Body Polish

99. Helps to fade age or sun spots

100. Main ingredient in homemade Vapor Rub

101. To help kill yeast infections

102. Helps to inhibit cold sores

103. Fix squeaky and sticky hinges

104. Use to make Coconut Oil Fudge

105. For EVERYTHING! 🙂

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About the author: Tiffany is a real food mama who lives in Oregon. She is a stay at home mom of three coconut babies. She is passionate about traditional and healing foods. As a true believer in the health benefits of coconut, she uses coconut products in almost all her cooking. Subscribe to The Coconut Mama’s Newsletter for more articles like this one.
14 comments… add one
  • Eva Steele January 14, 2017, 10:55 am

    I recently purchased a jar of coconut oil for the first time. It is the Walgreens brand. I really wanted to use it for beauty reasons. Is it also suitable for cooking.? I have never used it before .
    I would appreciate the help. Thanks for the information.

  • Matthew Arnold September 27, 2016, 5:16 am

    Amazing article about uses of coconut oil.. I like to use coconut oil for my hair care. Its best for hair. You have many uses for coconut oil. I like this information. Thanks for sharing this information with us.

  • Alexander pope June 29, 2016, 10:03 pm

    The health benefits of Coconut Oil include hair care, skin care, better brain function, stress relief etc.It is really natural post…i love it.Moreover COCONUT OIL is one of the most one healthier oil than others one.

  • Ginny Rivera June 18, 2016, 4:49 am

    I love everything to do with coconut, use on teeth and face a lot now I know can be used for mouth more thank you for the tips..

  • John Marris June 1, 2016, 11:29 pm

    It seems that coconut oil has been getting a lot of press lately and for many different reasons. It has a number of surprising uses, as a food, certainly, but for many other health-related benefits. Some of them are quite surprising.Thanks for sharing.

  • Tammy February 22, 2016, 9:24 am

    Hi Tiffany, I am new to using cocnut products. I tried your pancake recipe, however I think I used the wrong type of coconut cream. I used Creamed coconut, it was in a plastic bag and Was very hard the instructions told me to place it hot water to melt it. I did that but as soon as I mixed it with the eggs it geld up on me and was like a thick mixture. Did I use the wrong coconut cream???

  • sue Liversidge September 1, 2015, 2:56 pm

    I have a fatty liver will changing to cocnut oil do anything, I should be aware of. Not sure were to check for this information
    kind regards

  • mrudula May 4, 2015, 1:54 am

    I use coconut oil for cooking all the time.even I have prepared toothpaste from coconut oil,for daily cleaning the teeth.Thanks for info

  • windy mauga January 27, 2015, 5:57 am

    Love you love you love you! Love coconut! Married an American Samoan Coconut. We have grand children who are all little coconuts.

  • Jennifer November 30, 2014, 5:26 pm

    Love coconut oil!!!! and this post 🙂 great ideas….do you think you could use this on wood furniture (kitchen cabinets, etc.)

  • judy machleit November 23, 2014, 3:32 pm

    Where can I buy Coconut Oil? I cannot get out very often so can I order it online? Than you.

  • Carol November 21, 2014, 11:08 am

    searching for s freezer candy recipe made with coconut and chia seeds❓

  • julie November 21, 2014, 5:52 am

    I use coconut oil for everything too!! I use it for most of my cooking needs. I only have butter, EVOO and coconut oil. It gets used for any recipe that calls for oil. I also use it for my cast iron pans and wooden cutting boards. I have a jar that I keep in the bathroom. That one gets used for a skin moisturiser, lip balm, cold soars, fungal infections, armpits, hair, as topical ointment.

    I will now take a look at the list and see where else I can use. I love this stuff.

    thanks for you post and all the fabulous information you have on your site.


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