101 uses of coconut oil lists an amazing number of ideas for your everyday use of coconut oil

101 Uses for Coconut Oil

101 uses of coconut oil has been created to help the health and wellness enthusiast learn a few more handy tips on how to use the most amazing and enriching oil.

What is coconut oil?

Coconut Oil is the new in-thing and rightly so as it has amazing properties that support skin, hair, your immune system, mental state, hormone support, digestive health, contains amazing healthy fats and it is wonderful in cooking and DIY products.

We use coconut oil daily, in fact, it has replaced many other oils in our home like vegetable, canola, rice bran, sunflower, and peanut as it offers so many health benefits and the source is not genetically modified.

There are so many uses for coconut oil that is it a must to have around the home.

101 uses for coconut oil

I’d like to share my top 101 uses for coconut oil with you:

  1. Homemade Chocolate
  2. As a healthy snack on a spoon
  3. Add to your fry pan in place of other oils
  4. Add to smoothies
  5. Add to cake recipes in place of butter
  6. Chocolate Raspberry Dessert
  7. Raw Blueberry Cheesecake
  8. Grease pan before baking
  9. Add to a curry paste
  10. Season your cast iron pans
  11. Add to green or herbal tea
  12. Add to spice mix and rub vegetables for roasting
  13. Add to spice mix and rub meat before roasting (I like this on my roast chicken and roast lamb)
  14. Add to nut butter to make it extra smooth
  15. Fry pancakes such as my banana pancakes
  16. Add to coffee for a creamier flavor
  17. Make coconut lime squares
  18. Make chocy strawberries for the kids
  19. Make chocy apricots for the kids
  20. Make Banana Choc Chip Bread
  21. Make Roast Vegetable Frittata
  22. Make Roast Pumpkin Soup
  23. Make Blueberry Muffins
  24. Make Vegetarian Pasta
  25. Make Hazelnut cocoa spread
  26. Make Tahini treats
Pregnancy, Babies, and Children
  1. Soak in a lavender bath with coconut oil and lavender essential oil
  2. Make a stretch mark balm
  3. Pregnancy leg cramp blend
  4. DIY night cream
  5. Add to sore muscles with supportive essential oils like ice blue and frankincense
  6. Add to feet with essential oils for relaxation and sleep like lavender peace and balance
  7. Make a DIY natural body lotion
  8. Make an upset tummy rub
  9. Use on sore and cracked nipples
  10. Jaundice support rub
  11. Make a vapor rub for the kids
  12. Make an eczema rub
  13. ‘Calm the Farm’ foot rub
  14. Kids night time rub
  15. DIY nappy rash balm
  16. DIY cradle cap balm
  17. Baby massage
Self Care
  1. Make shaving cream
  2. Make lip balm
  3. Make a lip scrub
  4. Make a face wash
  5. Face moisturiser
  6. Toothpaste
  7. Teeth whitener
  8. Deodorant
  9. Body Boost with essential oils like lavender, frankincense, and orange
  10. Massage
  11. Body butter
  12. Face mask
  13. Face toner
  14. Muscle rub
  15. Oil Pulling
  16. Skin Conditioner
  17. Cellulite serum
  18. Eye Brow Shaper
  19. Makeup brush cleaner
  20. Lubricant (natural and not petroleum-based)
  21. Foaming hand wash
  22. Makeup remover
  23. Foot moisturizer
  24. Hair treatment (waves)
  25. Bath Soak
  26. Hot oil hair treatment
  27. DIY Shampoo recipe
  28. DIY Hair Conditioner
  29. DIY Hair Rinse
  30. Cracked feet rub
  31. Scar Balm
  32. Homemade lotion bars
  33. Cold sores and tea tree oil
  34. Apply to sunspots
  35. Cuticle Oil
  36. Great tanning oil
Around the Home
  1. Make a natural insect repellent
  2. DIY Sunscreen
  3. Headlice treatment
  4. Clean your splashback
  5. Remove sticky label residue
  6. Oil chopping board
  7. Polish timber floors
  8. Soak knives and forks in coconut oil to remove rust
  9. Add to a damp cloth and rub grime off
  10. Clean bathroom tiles
  11. Detail car with fluffy cloth and polish
  12. Remove chewing gum
  13. Use on squeaky door hinges
  14. Pets with skin issues
For Health and Wellness
  1. Flushot in a bottle
  2. Arthritis relief
  3. Asthma remedy
  4. Supports digestive health
  5. Balance cholesterol levels
  6. Improve mental alertness if taken daily
  7. Supports hormones
  8. Boost metabolism when used in food
  9. Support against sunburn

How do I choose a good coconut oil?

Sourcing a good coconut oil is important. I look for an oil that comes from a company I can trust. It needs to be certified organic and preferably in a glass jar. I typically use an oil that contains short-chain fatty acids as well as medium-chain fatty acids. The short-chain fatty acids contain your anti-bacterial, anti-parasitic and anti-microbial characteristics, and it’s, for this reason, that coconut oil is great for oil pulling and putting on the skin especially if you have an infection or something similar. The medium-chain fatty acids allow you to have quick energy as they are digested differently. Coconut oil also contains saturated fat which means it doesn’t oxidize. You can heat coconut oil and there is no oxidation process. For this reason, it doesn’t go off and it doesn’t absorb the oxygen so therefore it doesn’t cause free radicals in your body, which in turn requires more antioxidants (the good source) in the body to offset this. For this reason, coconut oil is a wonderful oil for cooking.

The difference between fractionated coconut oil and coconut oil?

Fractionated coconut oil always remains liquid and is silky smooth on the skin

Fractionated coconut oil (order here) does not contain the long-chain fatty acids found in normal coconut oil and for this reason, remains liquid when your normal coconut oil will turn solid. It is a great option for topical use as it is liquid, can be used in rollerballs, spray bottles and pump packs without an issue, and does not normally have the coconut smell (if you are not a huge fan) that the solid coconut oil carries.

Enjoy your coconut oil it’s a wonderful healthy resource in so many ways!

Much love and happiness

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