Coconut oil is such a versatile oil and offers many amazing benefits! Fragrant and delicious, this oil is one of the most useful foods you should keep in your pantry at all times! There are many other great uses of coconut oil, but we will be discussing 10 great uses in this article: 


Coconut oil is great substitute for vegetable oil, olive oil, or butter. There are two types of coconut oil: refined and virgin. The smoke point of Virgin Coconut Oil is 350 degrees F. which is best for sautéing and baking. The smoke point of Refined Coconut Oil is 400 degrees F. which is better for frying or cooking at high temperatures.

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Apply coconut oil on your body after showering or bathing for silky smooth skin. You can also use as a shaving cream.

Massage Oil

You can use coconut oil alone, but personally I think it’s better to combine with another carrier oil such as Almond Oil.

Itchy Skin/Psoriasis/Eczema

Massage warm coconut oil into affected area every couple of days.

Hair Conditioner

Coconut oil helps repair damaged hair. Simply apply 1 tsp of coconut oil to your hair, leave in for approximately 15 minutes and shampoo out.

Dandruff Treatment

Mix 1 tsp of coconut oil with 3 drops of Tea Tree Essential Oil. Massage it into your scalp, leave in approximately 5 minutes and shampoo out. 

Bath Meltsbathtub-coconut oil

Mix one cup of coconut oil with 15 – 20 drops of your favorite essential oil or essential oil blend. Freeze in a silicone mold. Drop one in your next bath!

Oil Pulling

Swish 1 tsp of coconut oil in your mouth for 5 minutes daily. (Spit oil into toilet or trash can afterwards as you don’t want to clog your sink.) Oil pulling pulls toxins out of your body. In addition, it will keep your breath fresh and aid in keeping those pearly white teeth!


Apply a small amount of coconut oil after washing your face. Initially, your complexion may get worse as toxins are expelled from the skin, but skin should improve in time.


For acute cases of indigestion, take 2 Tbsp. of coconut oil internally. If needed, take 1 Tbsp. again 6 hours later.

In addition to these 10 uses of coconut oil, there are many other uses! If you would like to learn more about coconut oil, other carrier oils, essential oils, DIY recipes and more, check out Aromatherapy For Life.