Various Uses For Coconut Oil


Many people are familiar with using coconut oil for baking and frying and with some of the health benefits derived from coconut oil use.

There are many other uses for coconut oil in the household. Coconut oil may be able to replace some of the more toxic household products we use.

If you are worried about a mosquito biting you mixing coconut oil together with peppermint oil will act a repellant to keep those mosquitoes away.

If you want to shine and condition your leather shoes and jackets rub some coconut oil into you leather.

To get price sticker residue off an item mix coconut oil with baking soda and apply to the sticky residue to remove it.

When you want to remove shower scum try wiping down the shower scum with coconut oil.

Keep your wooden cutting board from becoming dull by rubbing it with some coconut oil.

Coconut oil will season and protect your cast iron pans.

Use liquid coconut oil to shine the leaves of your plants instead of the commercial products.

Rub a small amount of coconut oil into bronze items to deepen the color and clean the item.

Mix coconut oil with a small amount of lemon juice to clean and polish wood furniture.

If you have rusty scissors or knives try covering the blades with coconut oil and allowing them to sit for an hour or more. Then rinse with warm water.

If you are bothered by an itch from an insect bite apply some coconut oil to help speed the skin’s healing.

If you have a cold sore apply some coconut oil to the cold sore. This speeds up healing and helps prevent more cold sores from developing.


You can use coconut oil on the baby’s bottom to act as an antibacterial treatment and a moisturizer.

Coconut oil works well as a shaving cream. Or you can apply it after shaving to avoid razor burn.

If you engage in the practice of oil pulling coconut oil swished around in the mouth will take some bacteria from your mouth.

If you are worried about stretch marks try rubbing in some coconut oil while you are pregnant to help prevent them. Apply to any stretch marks later after pregnancy to reduce their appearance.

Coconut oil can be applied gently to the skin around your eyes to reduce fine lines and wrinkles and give your skin a younger look.

Makeup brushes need to be cleaned regularly. Mix some coconut oil and antibacterial dish soap together and dip your brushes it. Remove the brushes, blot dry, rinse with warm water and allow brushes to dry.

If you have a problem with dry lips you can make your own lip balm by mixing equal parts of coconut oil and sugar with a single drop of vanilla. Store in an air tight container and rub on dry lips to soften them.

If you hair is frizzy rub a little coconut oil on it to tame your hair down.

You can make toothpaste that will keep your teeth white by combining coconut oil and baking soda.

You can make your own deodorant by combining coconut oil with equal parts either baking soda or cornstarch. You want to work the two ingredients until the mixture has the consistency of a deodorant stick.

You can use room temperature coconut oil as a moisturizer and body lotion. Simply rub into your skin.

If you usually use oil to clean your makeup soften some coconut oil between your hands, rub it over your face and wipe away with a hot cloth.

If you want to remove eye makeup use some coconut oil on a cotton swab. In addition to removing the eye makeup the coconut oil will help improve eyelash growth.

You can make a body scrub by combining coconut oil and sea salt and gently rubbing on your skin. Follow by rinsing the skin.

To deep condition your hair melt a few tablespoons of coconut oil in the microwave until it is warn. When it is cool enough apply to your hair and comb it through. Wrap a warp damp towel turban style around your hair. Leave the conditioner on your hair for at least 30 minutes or overnight. Wash the conditioner out of your hair.