Coconut Oil Uses: 100+ Cures & Recipes

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.

Coconut Oil Uses: 100+ Cures & Recipes

Coconut 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 Furniture
  15. Season Cast Iron Cookware
  16. Coconut Oil 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
  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)Coconut Oil Uses: 100+ Cures & Recipes
  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 chest 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: Hi! I’m Tiffany – aka Coconut Mama. I’m a real food mama of three coconut babies. I’m passionate about traditional and healing foods. As a true believer in the health benefits of coconut, I use coconut products in all my recipes. You can download my free Coconut Flour Recipes E-book here. Thanks for stopping by!
15 comments… add one
  • Jenny S. August 25, 2017, 1:12 am

    Hi Tiffany,

    That’s why coconut is known as a tree of life. Everything from it is very useful. Thank you for sharing the importance and benefits of coconut.

  • 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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