Different Uses for Coconut Oil Besides Cooking

Here’s 48 other ways to use coconut oil. Who knew there would be so many different uses!

  1. Makeup remover
  2. Use as a base for a homemade body scrub, toothpaste, or lotion
  3. Use as a base for homemade vapor rub
  4. Eat a spoonful when you need an energy boost or eat a spoonful with each meal to improve digestion
  5. Use as a styling agent, even as a super conditioner if you have really dry hair (applying to dry hair, leave in as long as possible then shampoo & conditioner as normal)
  6. Keep a little container in your purse for lip moisturizer
  7. Add a spoonful in your dog or cat’s food
  8. Make healthy magic shell ice cream topping
  9. Use a tiny dab on your underarms for a natural deodorant
  10. Use coconut oil instead of shaving cream
  11. Add to your bathtub for a moisturizing soak (with peppermint oil it’s just super)
  12. Soothe chicken pox or other rashes & irritation, fungal infections like athlete’s foot, ringworm, & yeast infections
  13. Women can use in the nether regions to relieve yeast infections, dryness and/or discomfort
  14. Take a spoonful with your vitamins to improve absorption
  15. Spread a thin layer on cuts or burns to speed up healing
  16. Take up to 5 spoonful a day per day for improved thyroid function
  17. Add a spoonful to your smoothies for extra nutrition & flavor
  18. Use around your eyes to prevent wrinkles & sagging
  19. In place of massage oil
  20. Use on your baby’s diaper rash or cradle cap
  21. Use to prevent stretch marks or to help reduce visibility of them
  22. For nursing mothers, consume coconut oil to increase milk flow & use coconut oil on nipples to prevent cracking & irritation
  23. Apply to bee stings or bug bites to soothe & heal the wound
  24. If you’re prone to nosebleeds, coat the inside of your nostrils with coconut oil regularly
  25. Help soothe & heal hemorrhoids
  26. Mix it with peppermint, lemon, balm, rosemary, or tea tree oil makes the concoction an excellent, natural insect repellant
  27. Mix with baking soda for a non-toxic “goo gone”
  28. Use to help detox the body during a cleanse or fast
  29. Use as a leather moisturizer
  30. Season your cast iron pans
  31. Use to oil your pans & baking dishes instead of pan spray
  32. Use instead of WD-40
  33. Got gum stuck in your hair? Try using coconut oil to remove it
  34. Take a spoonful to help with heartburn, acid reflux, or indigestion
  35. Use as a natural sunscreen
  36. Mix with your butter & toss with your popcorn in it
  37. Use on cracked or rough heels to soothe them
  38. Massage into nails & cuticles to help strengthen them
  39. Use as a base for homemade chocolate candy (peanut butter cups)
  40. Use as a guitar string lubricant
  41. Use as a mascara brush cleaner
  42. Brush on your eyelashes for an eyelash strengthener
  43. Use on pimples and acne
  44. Use on toast instead of butter
  45. Use to treat lice
  46. Use instead of shortening for pie crusts, biscuits, etc.
  47. Use on new tattoos to help healing
  48. Use to make homemade soap


What are some things you use coconut oil for? Have you used coconut oil in the ways mentioned above? Please comment below if you have or if you any other uses that have not yet been mentioned.


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