Coconut oil is as close to an all-natural miracle substance as they come. It’s packed with healthy fats, energy dense, and rich in lauric acid which has anti-fungal and anti-bacterial properties. Here’s 42 healthy and helpful ways you can benefit by keeping coconut oil in your pantry. Tell us how you use coconut oil in the comments.

Health Uses:

Cold Sores

Lip Balm

Soothe Mosquito Bites

Treat Athletes Foot

Constipation Relief

Minimize Heartburn or Acid Reflux

Reduce Dandruff

Soothe a Sore Throat


Rash Soother

Personal Lubricant (not latex friendly)


Bath & Beauty Uses:

Shaving Cream

Moisturize Your Skin

Hair Conditioner


Sagging Eyelids

Age Spots

Prevent Stretch Marks

Cracked Heels

Prevent Split Ends

Exfoliating Body Scrub

Make-Up Remover

Massage Oil (with essential oils)

Nail and Cuticle Treatment

Clean Makeup Brushes

Bath Oil

Fixes Frizzy Hair


Baby: Uses

Diaper Cream

Nipple Cream for Nursing

Get Rid of Cradle Cap

Teething Gel


Cleaning Uses:

Leather Polish

Remove Soap Scum

Wood Polish

Detail Your Car


Food & Kitchen:

Great Cooking Oil

Coffee Creamer

Popcorn Topping & Popping Oil

Oil/Butter Replacement

Season Cast Iron Pans

Grease Baking Pans


Misc. Uses:

Unstick a Zipper

Stop Sticky or Squeaky Hinges

Grease a Bicycle Chain