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111 Ways to Use Coconut Oil in Your Everyday Life!

August 3, 2014 at 5:03 pm  •  Posted in Food, Natural Remedies by  •  6 Comments


Coconut oil is very popular lately. People have put together hundreds of different uses for this beneficial oil. It has found its way into the pantry, medical cabinets, and even as a first aid kit. Various uses for coconut oil may seem bizarre but actually they work. This oil has earned his fame for a good reason.
It is proven that it has antimicrobial, antioxidant, anti-fungal, antibacterial, anti-inflammatory, anti-parasitic and antiviral properties. Because of all of these it’s good to include coconut oil in your daily diet. For internal use it’s best to consume naturally processed and unaltered coconut oil (like this one).

On the list below you’ll find 111 ways to use coconut oil.

Food and Drink

1. Ideal for baking and cooking meals at high heat, like stir-frys.
2. As a butter repalcement
3. As a substitute of sugar or honey in your tea or coffee
4. As an energy booster. Eat one spoonful daily for an extra energy
5. In homemade Mayo
6. In salad dressings
7. As an excellent substitute for vegetable oils when cooking
8. As an addition to smoothies to give them nutritional boost
9. As a popcorn topping (Instead of butter)

Health and Wellness

10. Can help to fight athlete’s foot or fungus thanks to its anti-fungal properties
11. Can help minimize acne-related inflammation
12. Can help fight ear infection
13. Mixed with salt can be used as a scrub for dry skin on feet
14. Improves thyroid function
15. Boosts your metabolism
16. Keeps superficial scars and cuts clean
17. In Homemade Natural Repellent Sprays to heal bug bytes
18. Topically to treat yeast infections
19. Can contribute to high cholesterol and heart disease
20. Increases metabolism and appetite
21. Naturally clears up cold sores
22. As massage oil, it soothes tired and aching/sore muscles
23. Alleviates dry, flaky elbows
24. Sooths psoriasis, eczema or dermatitis
25. To speed up weight loss if consumed regularly
26. Reduces painful ulcer infection
27. For natural tooth whitening
28. Relieves pain and discomfort of hemorrhoids and promotes natural healing
29. Some studies indicate that coconut oil has a potential to prevent Alzheimer’s disease and dementia
30. To sooth and prevent hangnails and ingrown nails
31. Some studies indicate that may help with anxiety and stress
32. Pure unrefined coconut oil can be used to remove warts and moles
33. In case of toothache mix of coconut oil with a few drops of clove oil. This should give you almost immediate relief, for further information you should consult your dentist
34. Coconut oil can boost bone health. It helps the body to absorb calcium and magnesium. Both minerals are important for stronger teeth and bones
35. To treat digestion related problems
36. Promotes lung function by increasing the fluidity of cell surfaces
37. Promotes healing of varicose veins
38. Can improve insulin secretion and utilization of blood glucose
39. Thanks to its antiviral properties can help the body get rid of viruses that cause herpes
40. When mixed with oregano oil can be used to improve gum health
41. Consuming coconut oil regularly can help with allergy symptoms
42. When taken regularly, may reduce the frequency and intensity of epileptic seizures
43. Consuming coconut oil regularly helps in fighting Candida
44. Helps with pink eyes (Conjunctivitis)
45. Daily consumption of coconut oil can boost hormone production
46. To prevent nosebleed. Generally the reason for nosebleed is dry irritated nostrils. With your finger gently apply coconut oil to the inside of your nose to prevent dry nostrils and nosebleed
47. To treat lies
48. As an all-natural and safe lubricant
49. Topically to relieve the pain of hemorrhoids
50. Promotes vitamin and nutrient absorption
51. To sooth heartburn or nausea
52. To help cleans the body during a detox
53. Aromatherapy
54. Can improve sleep if consumed daily

Beauty and Skin Care

55. Prevents stretch marks during pregnancy
56. To soften and moisturize dry, rough or damaged skin
57. As an all-natural antibacterial skin cream
58. To avoid burning by increasing your sun tolerance
59. Soothe sunburns. It will calm and moisturize the skin to help minimize the peeling.
60. To heal burns. It should be applied to burn site immediately after burning and constantly until completely healed
61. On new tattoos. It will decrease the chance of infection and hasten the healing process
62. To soften and deodorize the feet. Since it has antibacterial properties it will deodorize the feet as it softens.
63. As a facial scrub, when mixed with baking soda
64. Smoothes wrinkles and shrink pores
65. As an eye-make up remover
66. It has beneficial effect on lightening age spots when rubbed directly on the skin
67. To alleviate the symptoms of dandruff and itching
68. Can be used as lip balm, moisturizes and protects the lips
69. Can be used as regenerator. It maintains, strengthens and repairs the hair
70. It‘s really good for shaving cream
71. As an aftershave. It soothes sensitive skin and helps with razor bumps
72. As one of the ingredients in making homemade deodorant
73. Reduces dark circles under eyes
74. As an all- natural SPF 4 sunscreen
75. In preparation of homemade toothpaste
76. As an all-natural antibacterial skin cream
77. In homemade lotion recipes
78. As an eyelash strengthener
79. As an intensive nighttime facial moisturizer
80. As a nipple cream for breastfeeding. It sooths irritation
81. In homemade soups
82. As natural deodorant by itself
83. Reduces the itch of insect bytes
84. To trigger hair growth (it should be rubbed on the scalp daily)
85. As a hair gel or defrizzer
86. As a pre shampoo treatment for hair
87. As an all- natural baby lotion
88. When combined with sugar can be used as a body scrub.
89. As a cheekbone highlighter (applied on cheekbones over makeup)
90. Can help reduce the appearance of cellulite
91. Can help with leg cramps. You should apply it on the legs and consume it internally
92. As a, all-natural and non-toxic flea treatment



93. Can help you keep your shower clean
94. Keep your wooden furniture and flatware in excellent condition by conditioning them with coconut oil
95. Polish bronze- it cleans and deepen the color of your bronze
96. To lubricate guitar strings
97. Clean and condition your leather cloths with coconut oil (but first, it’s best to test this on a small area)
98. As a lubricant on small motors of your electronic or kitchen appliances
99. As a lubricant for scissors when cutting sticky foods
100. For seasoning a cast iron pan
101. To give your plant’s leafs all-natural shine
102. As snowboard wax
103. Removes chewing gum from your hair, your carpet or anywhere else where it doesn’t belong

Coconut oil is beneficial for pets

104. Improves breath
105. Makes hair shiny
106. Alleviates joint problems
107. Promotes the healing of cuts, bytes or dry skin problems
108. Improves digestion
109. Prevents and treats yeast and fungal infections
110. To treat ear infections
111. Great for general wellness for cats and dogs

Did I miss something? Do you use coconut oil for something else that’s not on this list? You can write in comments below. Let’s start the discussion!

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  1. Skin Care Terbaik / October 3, 2014 at 8:18 am / Reply

    Coconut oil is terrific! My mom said that it’s the reason why I have quite a thick set of hair on my head – though I hardly had any when I was a toddler. I’m expecting my first bottle of coconut oil some time this week – can’t wait! 😀

  2. Healthy Mom Lucy / February 13, 2015 at 10:40 am / Reply

    Coconut oil is simply amazing, I’m already using it for a few weeks (mainly for cooking), and I find it much better than regular vegetable oil. Also, I didn’t really use butter since I started buying coconut oil, it makes food so much more delicious. Me and my family love it. :)

    I didn’t know that you can use coconut oil for this many things. I learned a lot of interesting facts about it, thanks!

  3. AO / April 10, 2015 at 10:17 pm / Reply

    It is GREAT and healthy as an intimate lubricant. I didn’t know that is was safe until I read it somewhere. It works nice.

  4. Ellen Twistol / April 18, 2015 at 4:31 pm / Reply

    Wow, I never knew how many other uses for coconut oil their was!! It’s amazing, I am definitely going to try out a couple of your ideas, thatI had never heard of. Coconut oil has been my new obsession, so I love hearing new ways to use it!

  5. L / April 30, 2015 at 5:30 pm / Reply

    Am I the only one concerned about #19? I do use coconut oil for many things, but I was under the impression that it doesn’t contribute to high cholesterol.

  6. Myra Erhard / May 7, 2015 at 7:16 pm / Reply

    I use Coconut oil for nearly everything and its the best thing ever! I just didn’t know there were so many uses for it.. My question though is ..Can it be melted down and consumed for bloating?

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