160 Uses for Coconut Oil

By Jennifer

Hybrid Rasta Mama

Coconut Oil – An Overview

Offering a myriad of health benefits, Coconut Oil is affordable, readily available and completely natural. I use it for EVERYTHING. Literally. I buy it in 5 gallon increments and keep it all over my house. I even have some in the car. So here is a little information to inspire you to check out this amazing oil!

Coconut Oil Is:

  • Anti-bacterial (kills bacteria that cause ulcers, throat infections, urinary tract infections, gum diseases, and other bacterial infections)
  • Anti-carcinogenic (coconut oil has antimicrobial properties so it effectively prevents the spread of cancer cells and enhances the immune system)
  • Anti-fungal (kills fungi and yeast that lead to infection)
  • Anti-inflammatory (appears to have a direct effect in suppressing inflammation and repairing tissue, and it may also contribute by inhibiting harmful intestinal microorganisms that cause chronic inflammation.)

    Anti-microbial/Infection Fighting (the medium-chain fatty acids and monoglycerides found in Coconut Oil are the same as those in human mother’s milk, and they have extraordinary antimicrobial properties. By disrupting the lipid structures of microbes, they inactivate them. About half of coconut oil consists of lauric acid. Lauric acid, its metabolite monolaurin and other fatty acids in coconut oil are known to protect against infection from bacteria, viruses, yeast, fungi and parasites. While not having any negative effect on beneficial gut bacteria, coconut oil inactivates undesirable microbes.)

  • An Antioxidant (protects against free-radical formation and damage)
  • Anti-parasitic (fights to rid the body of tapeworms, lice and other parasites)
  • Anti-protozoa (kills giardia, a common protozoan infection of the gut)
  • Anti-retroviral (kills HIV and HLTV-1)
  • Anti-viral (kills viruses that cause influenza, herpes, measles, hepatitis C, SARS, AIDS, and other viruses)
  • Infection fighting
  • Has no harmful for discomforting side effects
  • Known to improve nutrient absorption (easily digestible; makes vitamins and minerals more available to the body)
  • Nontoxic to humans and animals

Daily Dosage:

Here is a chart outlining the recommended daily dosage of virgin Virgin Coconut Oil for persons over the age of 12. Coconut oil may be consumed by children under 12 but it is advisable to check with a healthcare practitioner on the proper dosage. Any good naturopath will have the information at the ready. (Starting at 12 months of age, I gave my daughter one teaspoon per day and she weighed about 16 pounds at that time.)

Weight in pounds/kilograms Number of tablespoons of coconut oil daily
175+/79+ 4
150+ /68+ 3 1/2
125+ / 57+ 3
100+/ 45+ 2 1/2
75+ / 34+ 2
50+ / 23+ 1 1/2
25+ / 11+ 1

Type of Coconut Oil to Use:

  • Virgin (unrefined) coconut oil tastes and smells coconutty and is great for cooking and baking where you want that flavor. You can use it for anything but it will impart a coconut taste (mild) and odor (pleasant in my book)! Unrefined coconut oil retains the most nutritional value and is superior to refined oil.
  • Expeller pressed (refined) coconut oil can be used for anything. It does not have a coconutty smell or taste. It is still outstanding to use but does lose some of it’s health properties during the refining process.
  • Food grade should always be used.

160 Uses for Coconut Oil

Coconut Oil for Personal Hygiene/Body

1. Age Spots (also known as liver spots) – applying coconut oil directly to the age spot will help it fade.

2. After Shave – coconut oil will help heal your skin after shaving without clogging pores. Great for razor burn!

3. Baldness – apply three times a day to affected area of hair loss. Coconut oil supports cell regeneration.

4. Birth Marks – can be used after a laser removal treatment to aid in healing. Can also be applied after an apple cider vinegar treatment to help support and aid the fading process.

5. Body Scrub – mix coconut oil and sugar together and rub all over! Rinse off and your skin will be super soft! You can add in essential oils if you would like a specific smell.

6. Bruises – applied directly to the bruise, Coconut Oil enhances the healing process by reducing swelling and redness.

7. Bug Bites – when applied directly to a bug bite, coconut oil can stop the itching and burning sensation as well as hasten the healing process.

8. Burns – apply to burn site immediately and continue applying until healed. Will reduce the chances of permanent scarring and promotes healing.

9. Chapstick – just rub a little into lips and it not only acts as a softening agent but it also has an SPF of about 4 so you get a little protection!

10. Cradle Cap – having issues with dry skin on your baby’s scalp? Coconut oil will not only nourish your baby’s skin, it also helps eliminate cradle cap. Just rub a teaspoon onto scalp daily.

11. Dandruff – coconut oil soaks into the scalp moisturizing dry skin and relieves symptoms of dandruff. It also helps to control oil secretion from the scalp, another leading cause of dandruff.

12. Deodorant – coconut oil alone can be used as a deodorant, but even more effective in combination with cornstarch/arrowroot powder and baking soda!

13. Diaper Salve – very comforting on a rashy bum with no harsh chemicals. Also safe for cloth diapers.

14. Exfoliator – coconut oil mixed with sugar or sea salt is a very nourishing and effective exfoliator and safe to use all over the body.

15. Eye cream – apply under the eyes to reduce puffiness, bags and wrinkles. Use on the lids in the evening.

16. Face Wash/ Soap – mix equal parts coconut oil with olive oil, almond oil, avocado oil and castor oil and use in place of soap when washing your face. Wet face, rub oil in and leave on for two minutes, rinse and pat dry. One teaspoon should be adequate.

17. Hair conditioner/ Deep Treatment – use as a leave-in hair conditioner by applying a teaspoon of Coconut Oil to your ends and then running your fingers through your hair to distribute the rest! For a deeper treatment, rub in a tablespoon of coconut oil onto your dry scalp and gently work through to the ends. Put a shower cap on to prevent transfer onto bed linens and leave on overnight.

18. Hair Gel/ Defrizzer – rub a little between your palms and either scrunch into hair (for curly hair) or finger comb in through from scalp to ends (for wavy/straight hair).

19. Healing – when applied on scrapes and cuts, coconut oil forms a thin, chemical layer which protects the wound from outside dust, bacteria and virus. Coconut oil speeds up the healing process of bruises by repairing damaged tissues. Plus, it smells a heck-of-a-lot better than anything from the pharmacy.

20. Lubricant – it is an all-natural, perfectly safe personal lubricant. Not compatible with latex!

21. Makeup Remover – use a cotton swab and a dab of coconut oil and you would be amazed at how well it works!

22. Massage Oil – pretty simple; grab some and rub!

23. Moisturizer – simply scoop some out of the jar and apply all over your body, including neck and face.

24. Mole Remover – when applied after an apple cider vinegar compress for several weeks, moles have been known to “slide off” or just disappear.

25. Nipple Cream – works great to nourish cracked, sore or dry nipples. Apply to a cotton ball and leave on your nipples between feedings.

26. Oily Skin Fix – prone to oily skin or an oily T-zone? Use a pea sized amount underneath makeup or alone to reduce the appearance of oil.

27. Pre Shampoo Treatment for Hair – rub a little into scalp and hair before shampooing. This is especially useful for those with course or frizzy hair.

28. Pre-Shave – coconut oil will prep skin for the pending damage caused by shaving.

29. Skin Problemscoconut oil relieves skin problems such as psoriasis, dermatitis, and eczema.

30. Stretch Mark Cream – coconut oil is great at nourishing damaged skin. It may not be the magic stretch mark cure but it will help.

31. Sun Burn Relief – rub liberal amounts of coconut oil into the affected area.

32. Sunscreen – see my post on natural sunscreen for more detailed information.

33. Swimmers Ear – mix garlic oil and coconut oil and put a few drops in affected ear for about 10 minutes. Do this 2-3 times a day and it usually works within one or two days.

34. Tattoo Healing and Moisturizer – continued use of coconut oil on tattoos will help keep the pigment from fading. Used on new tattoos, coconut will hasten the healing process and decrease the chance of infection.

35. Toothpaste – there are numerous recipes out there but I just mix coconut oil and baking soda and dab a little of the mix on my toothbrush.

36. Wrinkle Prevention and Wrinkle Reducer – rubbing coconut oil on winkles and sagging skin helps strengthen the connective tissues to bring back that youthful look!

Coconut Oil for General Health and Wellness

37. Breastfeeding – for breastfeeding moms, consuming 3 ½ tablespoons of coconut oil daily will enrich the milk supply.

38. Bones and Teeth – coconut oil aids in the absorption of calcium and magnesium leading to better development of bones and teeth.

39. Digestion – the saturated fats in coconut oil help control parasites and fungi that cause indigestion and other digestion related problems such as irritable bowel syndrome. The fat in coconut oil also aids in the absorption of vitamins, minerals and amino acids, making you healthier all around.

40. Energy Boost – coconut oil boosts energy and endurance making it a great supplement for athletes as well as those needed a quick pick me up.

41. Fitness – coconut oil has been proven to stimulate your metabolism, improve thyroid function, and escalate energy levels, all of which help decrease your unwanted fat while increasing muscle.

42. Improves insulin secretion and utilization of blood glucose making it great for both diabetics and non-diabetic.

43. Lung Function – increases the fluidity of cell surfaces.

44. Nausea – rub some coconut oil on the inside for the wrist and forearm to calm an upset stomach.

45. Nose bleeds – coconut oil can prevent nose bleeding that is caused by sensitivity to weather such as extreme heat and extreme cold. This condition happens when the nasal passages become dry because of cold or dry air resulting to burns and cracks in the mucus membranes so bleeding happens. To prevent this just put coconut oil in you nostrils. Coat your finger with Coconut Oil and then lie down and coat your finger inside your nose. Doing this will strengthen and protect the capillaries in the nasal passages. A Vitamin C supplement will also help prevent nose bleeding.

46. Oil pulling with coconut oil offers a two for one health benefit!

47. Stress Relief – relieve mental fatigue by applying coconut oil to the head in a circular, massaging motion. The natural aroma of coconuts is extremely soothing thus helping to lower your stress level.

48. Vitamin and nutrient absorption

49. Weight loss – the saturated fats contribute to weight loss and controlling cravings. Also increases metabolic rate.

Coconut Oil for Health Problems

(when taken internally it is known for aiding, preventing, relieving or even curing these health issues)

50. Acid reflux/indigestion aid if taken after a meal

51. Adrenal fatigue

52. Allergies (seasonal hay fever)

53. Alzheimer’s/Dementia

54. Asthma, even in children

55. Autism

56. Bowel function

57. Bronchial Infections

58. Cancer (has been shown to prevent colon and breast cancer in laboratory tests)

59. Candida Albicans

60. Cholesterol – improves HDL (‘good’ cholesterol) to LDL (‘bad’ cholesterol) ratio in people with high cholesterol

61. Chronic Fatigue

62. Crohns Disease and resulting inflammation

63. Circulation/feeling cold all the time

64. Colds and Flus

65. Constipation

66. Cystic Fibrosis

67. Depression

68. Diabetes – helps keep blood sugar levels stable and/or helps with cravings

69. Dysentery

70. Eczema – in addition to taking it internally, many have success applying it externally, but some don’t

71. Edema

72. Energy boost

73. Epilepsy (known to reduce epileptic seizures)

74. Fever Support

75. Flaky, Dry Skin

76. Gallbladder disease and pain

77. Gas

78. H. pylori

79. Head Lice

80. Heart Disease (protects arteries from injury that causes atherosclerosis)

81. Hemorrhoids (can applied externally or internally twice a day)

82. HIV

83. Hot Flashes

84. Hyperthyroidism

85. Immune System Builder

86. Irritable Bowel Syndrome

87. Jaundice

88. Kidney Disease

89. Kidney Stones (aids in dissolving them)

90. Liver Disease

91. Lung Disease

92. Malnutrition

93. Mental Clarity

94. Menstruation Relief regarding pain/cramps and heavy blood flow

95. Migraines (with regular use)

96. Mononucleosis

97. Osteoporosis

98. Pancreatitis

99. Parasites

100. Periodontal Disease and tooth decay

101. Prostate Enlargement (benign prostatic hyperplasia)

102. Rickets

103. Skin problems

104. Scurvy

105. Stomach Ulcers

106. Toenail fungus

107. Thrush

108. Thyroid Function (regulates an overactive or underactive thyroid)

109. Ulcerative Colitis

110. Underactive thyroid gland – results have shown subsequent thyroid blood tests becoming normal after ingesting Coconut Oil daily

111. Urinary Tract Infections (Bladder Infections)

Coconut Oil and Health Problems

(when applied topically it is known for aiding, relieving, or even curing these health issues)

112. Acne

113. Allergies/Hay Fever – rub a little inside the nostrils for quick relief. The pollen will cling to the oil.

114. Athletes foot

115. Back pain/sore muscles

116. Boils and cysts

117. Canker sores

118. Cellulite

119. Circumcision healing – although I am personally against circumcision, I have read that coconut oil is a really great healer for this.

120. Decongestant – rub Coconut Oil on the chest and under the nose when congested from a cold or allergies

121. Ear infection – place a few drops inside the ear twice daily for relief from pain. Also fights the infection itself.

122. Genital Warts (through topical application over 6 weeks, and coconut oil enemas twice a day depending on the location of the warts)

123. Gum Disease and Gingivitis (use as a toothpaste or rub directly on gums)

124.Herpes (applied topically and taken internally)

125.Hives (reduces the itch and swelling

126. Pink eye (applied around and in the eye)

127. Ringworm

128. Toothache

129. Warts

Coconut Oil and Cooking

130. Butter Substitute – use 1 cup to 1 cup ratio when replacing butter in recipes with coconut oil.

131. Nutritional Supplement – melt and add to smoothies.

132. Replacement for butter/lard/Crisco/PAM in its solid form for greasing pans, pie crusts, etc.

133. Replacement for various oils in liquid form – baking, cooking, sautéing, etc.

Coconut Oil and Pets/Animals

Check with your veterinarian but the recommended dosage for animals is 1/4 teaspoon for every 10 pounds of body weight twice daily.

134. Aids healing of digestive disorders like inflammatory bowel syndrome and colitis

135. Aids in arthritis or ligament problems

136. Aids in elimination of hairballs and coughing

137. Applied topically, promotes the healing of cuts, wounds, hot spots, dry skin and hair, bites and stings

138. Clears up skin conditions such as eczema, flea allergies, contact dermatitis, and itchy skin

139. Disinfects cuts and promotes wound healing

140. Great for dogs and cats for general wellness. Just add a teaspoon to their water bowl daily.

141. Helps prevent or control diabetes

142. Helps sedentary dogs feel energetic

143. Helps reduce weight, increases energy

144. Improves digestion and nutrient absorption

145. Makes coats become sleek and glossy, and deodorizes doggy odor

146. Medium-chain triglycerides (MCTs) have been shown to improve brain energy metabolism and decrease the amyloid protein buildup that results in brain lesions in older dogs.

147. Prevents and treats yeast and fungal infections, including candida

148. Reduces allergic reactions and improves skin health

149. Reduces or eliminates bad breath in dogs

150. Regulates and balance insulin and promotes normal thyroid function

Other Uses for Coconut Oil

151. Chewing Gum in Hair Remover – just rub some coconut oil over the stuck chewing gum, leave in for about 30 minutes, then roll the gum between your fingertip. Voila! It’s out!

152. Goo Gone – just mix equal parts coconut oil and baking soda into a paste. Apply to the “sticky” area and let it set for a minute. Then scrub off with an old toothbrush or the scrubby side of a sponge.

153. Insect repellent – mix Coconut Oil with peppermint oil extract and rub it all over exposed skin. Keeps insects off better than anything with DEET! Tons safer too.

154. Moisturizing and cleaning leather products

155. Oiling wood cutting boards and wood bowls

156. Polishing Bronze – all you have to do is rub a little oil into a cotton towel and then wipe down the statue. It cleans and helps deepen the color of your bronze.

157. Polish Furniture – coconut oil with a little bit of lemon juice to polish wood furniture. However, I recommend you test it first on a very small, unobtrusive part of your furniture to make sure it works the way you’d like.

158. Seasoning animal hide drums

159. Seasoning cookware

160. Soap making – coconut oil can be used as one of the fats in soap.

Did I miss any? Do you use coconut oil for something not on my list? Please add it in the comments. I am always excited to find new ways to implement coconut oil!

I have also written several other posts about coconut oil that you may be interested in reading. A few are listed here but please check my Coconut Health page regularly as I update that with my twice monthly posts related to coconut oil:

Coconut Oil Unleashed – Reader Questions Answered

Coconut Oil for Digestive Disorders

Coconut and Pregnancy (coconut products in general are discussed)

Eating Traditional Foods and The Blood Type Diet (coconut oil is
discussed in this post but not the focus)

Let’s Talk About Fats Baby! (discusses coconut oil as a healthy
source of fat in your diet)

Nipples, Lady Bits, Coconut Oil – Oh My!

Interested in purchasing coconut oil? Check out this listing of organic coconut oils.

You can also check out these books for further information on coconut oil:

Virgin Coconut Oil by Brian and Marianita Shilhavy

Eat Fat Lose Fat: The Healthy Alternative to Trans Fats by Mary Enig, PhD, and Sally Fallon

The Coconut Oil Miracle Revised and Coconut Cures both by Bruce Fife.

Until next time…I am aiming for 200 Uses For Coconut Oil!

Yours In Coconut Health, Jennifer

This article was discovered at ybertaud9.wordpress.com – We highly recommend checking out this very informative site.

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  • denise litt

    Also for reducing keratosis pilaris (KP) the little bumps on you upper arms

    • vanessa lindberg

      did you know that kp is a sign of fatty acid deficiency and can often be cured by supplementing omega 3s, or a balanced omega supplement.

      • Megan

        Can you get those KP on your face as well? I have had issues with bumps on my face for ages, I am thin and have a pretty low body fat content, I am wondering if the coconut oil will help clear up my skin issues.

    • KvilleMomof4

      My son has KP. How much reduction have you seen in using Coconut Oil? Are you applying topically or digesting internally? How much/how often? It’s been about a year since you posted; are you still seeing results?

  • dawn

    hot wax residue remover

  • Melissa Egg

    I use coconut oil for oil pulling and moisturizing but you have given me so many other ideas for it. Thank you!

    • [email protected]

      I am a bit confused. WHAT IS “oil pulling”? I thought it was a mis-pring in # 46 of the list.

  • Mayra

    Thank you very much! I enjoy coconut very much, I usually buy one per month drink the juice and get the meet out to eat it just like that. I’ll be trying your tips soon.
    Much love,

  • Doris hammond

    Great way to drink coconut oil: 1 tablespoon into small glass, micro wave until coconut oil is melted,
    then stir in 1 teaspoon raw honey until honey is dissolved. Delicious!

    • Amy

      Hi Doris, as nice as it sounds, the microwave is definitely not a good way to make this drink as it completely destroys the enzymes and molecules. It would be far better to melt the oil over the stove.

      • Hawaiian Mommy

        Actually…. all you need to do is put the jar in some hot water.if it isn’t already liquified by being at room temp. ( I live in hawaii… my coconut oil is always in its liquid state after I bring it home from the store.

      • Tova

        You obviously have no idea how a microwave works…

    • kimberly

      you can put it in a glass than put the glass in hot water. It melt easy


    I really enjoyed reading through all the the notes and will always welcome more at anytime .

  • Melissa

    I cured a cycle of vaginal yeast infections followed by bacterial infections by applying it internally for a few days. With pharmaceutical treatments they would cure the yeast but cause a bacteral infection and vice versa, over and over. I had been using it as a moisturizer for years and then found out it was antibaterial and anti fungal so I gave it a go. I used very little and applied it before bed with a syringe, maybe a half tablespoon for 3 nights and I felt immediate relief and all symptoms were gone by the first morning. And I have had not a single problem since, although if I have to have antibiotics in the future I am likely to use it as a preventative for potential yeast problems. So glad to hear about all the other amazing things! Thank you!

  • Gin

    That’s amazing. Thank for your article. I never thought that coconut oil is really very useful.

  • Unity

    I never have noticed if coconut oil is readily available in the general grocery stores. Is it, and if not, where would one go to purchase?
    I appreciate any input. Thanks.

    • Name (required)

      asian grocery stores

    • Donna

      Stop & Shop in natural foods area $7.99 14oz

      • GREGG

        I get my coconut oil at Trader Joes for 4.99 a jar (16 ounces) and it’s organic extra virgin coconut oil!

        • Jason

          I also got a 78oz container of extra virgin unrefined coconut oil for $21.99 from Costco. I suggest going there if you plan on using the oil frequently, like in frying foods, making soaps or homemade scrubs with coffee and raw sugar, or just for just everyday use. 😀

        • Kris

          Target carries the organic coconut oil in the baking aisle. Grocery stores that sell it: Publix, Giant, Harris Teeter, Whole Foods, Trader Joe’s, Earth Fare.

    • June

      Walmart carries it or any health store

    • Beth Pelley

      Walmart, Richard’s Food Emporium, Vitamin Shoppe, Publix

      • daniellejudith

        walmart carries louann it is refined. unrefined has all the good stuff in it

    • Kate

      Amazon has it, and you can get larger containers of it. They are a better deal than what you get at local stores.

    • Wal Mart, Fresh and Easy or any grocery store. You’ll find it in the aisle where the cooking oil is.

    • Terri

      I buy mine at Vitacost.com

    • jessie b

      Trader Joes

    • CindyB

      You can now get it at Walmart Super Center but I buy it by the gallon at a local Amish General Store.

      • Amanda

        Where is the Amish General Store?? In Lancaster?

    • amber

      Love this! We use it for everything as Well, going to start giving it to our new doggy! If u live near a Costco they have organic unrefined, big jug for $20! Such a great deal and so good!

    • Kris

      Target carries the organic coconut oil in the baking aisle. Grocery stores that sell it: Publix, Giant, Harris Teeter, Whole Foods, Trader Joe’s, Earth Fare.

  • Ru

    How does It work for peridontal Disease?

    • Angela

      Ru, for periodontal disease, use as a mouth wash and a toothpaste, it may seem weird at first because it doesn’t suds up like toothpaste, but it is very affective. Also, look up oil pulling. Also, make sure and floss, floss, floss while your doing this! flossing is number one in caring for teeth anyway. 😉

  • Donna

    Have used it for years (all over) body at the beach….NO poisonous chemicals in the water to affect the sea-creatures :- ) SUPER-tan, nice soft skin!

  • June

    Use coconut for tummy aches. Warm it up and apply on tummy.

  • raven

    Highly suggest purchasing high quality coconut oil from tropical traditions. Large quantities…expeller pressed and virgin…as well as various other coconut infused products like flour! Sales often.

  • Jack Minton

    This oil may be used for frying and other cooking situations because it WILL NOT transmute to transfattyacids like other cooking oils do.

  • Dana

    I use it in my dogs food. It is good for them as well.

  • Melody

    I mix warm water, coconut oil, lavender and tea tree oil for a cleansing spray for baby’s bum when changing diapers. I also soak cloth wipes in this mixture and keep them in a wipes warmer for a soothing antibacterial wipe down with a smooth coconut glide on baby’s bum. The tea tree oil also wards off molding in between cleanings of the wipes warmer.

  • Jaime Booher

    I use it as a lice treatment. You warm it to its liquid state. then apply to dry hair. The coconut oil dissolves the exoskeleton of the lice. I then us a nit comb. Wash hair after this w/Sauve Coconut shampoo. Recheck hair for nit if nits still remain, do a warm distilled vinegar rinse and resaturate hair with the coconut oil and stat process over.

  • jan

    the coconut oil i purchased is organic cococnut oil expeller pressed it is a liquid, can u tell me why it it liquid and not a solid or to refrigerate or keep in a cabinet….
    thank u

  • Cheryl

    Question: How are you suppose to use coconut oil for antiviral infections?

    • Angela

      Cheryl, for anti-viral/anti-bacterial, works the same for both, just consume it or consume it and put on affected area. Example: if you have a bacterial infection in the vagina, get a douche bottle, put coconut oil in it; tsp or so; fill with warm/hot water;whatever you can stand; shake it up and douche with it a couple of times daily until its gone, then just use it daily, makes you feel clean and will help to avoid any further infections. There is a chart @ the top portion of this site that tells you how much to consume, depending on your weight

      • Cheryl

        Thank you for the information. I greatly appreciate it!

  • Maryann

    For people w/nut allergies – can they use it topically?

  • Pat

    What proportions of coconut oil to baking soda do you use for toothpaste?

  • Kathryn K.

    The poster stated that coconut oil is anti-carcinogenic and anti-microbial so it will stop the spread of cancer cells…a cancer cell is not actually a carcinogen nor is it a microbe…a cancer cell is an abnormal cell but’s it’s a human cell, not a microbe.

  • beth

    Can you use it for Vaginal Dryness?

    WuW comment: Apparently so! Here’s a discussion about it we found online.

  • Justine

    I use it at night w the OCM or oil cleanse method. It removes ALL makeup including waterproof mascara. The OCM method is pretty much rubbing, oil all over your face and using a warm damp towel to steam your pores open. Wait til the towel is cooler and then use it as a wash cloth. Keeps the skin super soft and deeply cleanses pores. Xo 🙂 you can mess around with other oils too.

  • jessie b

    In regards to consuming your daily dosage, does that need to be taken a certain way? Can I cook with it and consider that part of my daily dosage or does it have to be taken by itself? Mine is in solid form unless I heat it up…can I put it in a smoothy or tea or anything and it still have the same benefits or should I just warm it up and drink it?

  • Tara

    I use coconut oil as a natural insect repellant. It helps keep mosquitos away. I am a diabetic and had a tendancy to scar when bitten by one of those pesky creatures and accidentally found out it kept them away when i put it on my skin! 🙂

  • carlier

    thanks to send me the newsletter!

  • Rhonda

    I was introduced to fresh coconut water just last week, and wow! What amazing stuff it is! I immediately researched it and found out it was actually used in WWII as a blood plasma substitute! Read more on pleasehelpmerhonda.com

  • Trevon

    Thanks for sharing this info! I knew of a few benefits and uses but most certainly, no way near 160!!!

  • Heather

    I want to use it soooo bad!! I went and bought some last week, apparently I’m allergic to it, got a really bad itchy rash everywhere 🙁

  • Jess Will

    Does anyone know if it helps with chlamydia? I’m not big on doctors meds and I have read and heard about it as a cure for STDs like chlamydia, but I do not know how to use it or if it works. I’d be glad for someone’s testimony or info on using it for std purpose. Thank you ps. (please dont judge me for it I know it sounds bad)

    • Lauren

      Please go to the doctor asap. As good as a coconut oil alternative sounds, it is not an antibiotic and has not been clinically proven to cure bacterial diseases like chlamydia. Not to scare you, but if chlamydia goes untreated for long, it can cause severe inflammation and complications which can lead to infertility. Antibiotics (normally tetracyclines) can easily get rid of chlamydia easily if treated early. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmedhealth/PMH0002321/ Hope this helps.

  • Lauren

    I really hope you will accept my humble constructive criticism because I found much of the information in the coconut oil overview very misleading. First, the statement that “coconut oil has antimicrobial properties so it effectively prevents the spread of cancer cells and enhances the immune system” does not make sense because antimicrobial means that it kills microbes like bacteria, fungi, and viruses whereas cancer (although sometimes caused by viruses) is merely the uncontrolled proliferation of cells. Unless coconut oil can somehow recognize mutant cells and kill them, this statement is incorrect. Secondly, this article is severely lacking references to any primary sources which would make its claims more believable. Statements such “while not having any negative effect on beneficial gut bacteria, coconut oil inactivates undesirable microbes,” seem very unlikely without any information about how the fats in coconut oil could possibly differentiate between “beneficial” bacteria and those which are “undesirable.” Also, “inactivate” is very vague. The final misinformation which I think is the most appalling is the notion that viruses are alive and can be killed. Unless coconut oil can somehow inhibit the cellular functions which viruses hijack in order to replicate or somehow targets viral proteins, this anti-viral claim also seems false. Thank you for your time and hope this is helpful. I would love to see studies done on the properties of coconut oil, and think that the proposed uses are very interesting.

  • Carmen

    … I think this is a pretty cool article, but it’s annoying reading at the top that coconut oil is antimicrobial and therefore fights cancer… Cancer is not a microbe. Cancer is an excessive and out of control growth of cells.

  • CK

    My husband and I use it as a natural personal lubricant. I have so many reactions from otc products, this doesn’t bother us at all.

  • alasdair.mcburnie

    but does it really work

  • marc

    In my experience it’s superior for cooking marijuana (instead of butter).

  • Patti

    I had achille’s tendonitis and the day I started using coconut oil the pain was gone within 10 hours. I used it for about a month and quit for awhile and the tendonitis didn’t return,

  • donna

    Coconut oil and olive oil are interchangable on most of the list. But on # 140. I don’t think the coconut oil will liquify in cold water. So how do you add it to your pets water?

  • charal

    We have been using coconut oil as a lubricant for intercourse for several months. Just the right balance of slip and friction and it’s completely natural.

  • Cindy Wilson

    I didn’t see prevention of streach marks while prevent on you list might eat to add that it works great I used it for my first pregancy and once again for this one

  • Tiffany

    I’m very confused on how coconut oil has any impact at all on autism. Is it because it can be used to relieve stress? Because if you were trying to allude to it curing autism that would diminish any reliability in this entire article.

  • matilda

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  • Brandi

    Is it safe to use on burns?

  • I love coconut oil , I make soaps with and I approved this news

  • not you

    It doesn’t kill HIV and/or aids- if it did, no one would have either! Stop spreading false information regarding very serious matters!

  • Rama Rao K

    Coconut oil is extensively used in India specially in the south. But people in south of India do not appear to have any extra benefit arising from the use of coconut oil. On the other hand, people who use coconut oil extensively in cooking suffer from blocked arteries. A study from Kerala, South India found that only the fish-eating folk escaped this problem of blocked arteries while others specially the vegetarians suffered plaque in their arteries.
    Also, what is the medical evidence for the efficacy of all those tall claims made?

  • Noontz

    All those health claims and not a single scientific study cited? And you’ve said coconut oil fights the AIDS virus?! Low standards are one thing, but that borders on the criminal.

  • Thanks for this helpful article. I’ve always believed in the great uses and benefits of coconut oil. I always recommend this to my family and friends. So far, I haven’t had any side effects while using it.


  • Pam

    I have found that a small dab of coconut oil in the corner of my eyes relieves extremely itchy allergy eye symptoms when nothing else would.

  • Coconut Oil is also great blended in coffee. Get those healthy fatty acids and a creamy coffee without the calories of heavy dairy creams.

  • Joe

    coconut oil can be used as fuel in lamps and used as “napalm”

  • Janet

    I have used coconut oil for hemorrhoids and it works better then any medication I have ever been prescibed

  • Kasandra

    YOUR AWESOME!! i also use coconut oil for my eyebrows helps thicken them if you mix just a few drops of peppermint oil.

  • Smoilie Coconutoil

    Coconut oil is excellent for almost everything..!! All of the 160 uses are awesome. Know more how it can benefit an expectant mother at – smoilie.com