8 Surprising Ways to Use Coconut Oil Besides Cooking With It

cutting boardWe know there's a lot of delicious ways to cook with coconut oil. It has a high smoke point and is amazingly versatile. But if you're just cooking with the stuff, you're missing out on everything else it can do. Coconut oil has antifungal, antibacterial, and antioxidant properties that make it useful in dozens of ways. Here's just a few reasons why you might want to take the coconut oil outside the kitchen.

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lalab... lalaboosh

I make a great deodorant I found online. If you search angry chicken deodorant you'll find it. I sub one tablespoon shea butter for one tablespoon coconut oil and add a splash of olive oil for my version. I don't have to reapply till the next day, even during the summer. I made mine chocolate pomegranate scented!

Anyway, I <3 coconut oil sooo much!

lalab... lalaboosh

Oh, and make sure you use a cover with a screen protector if you plan to make friends with coconut oil. It really messes with the screen and I've ruined a phone with just a little oil on my hands.

xreds... xredstarsx

It makes an excellent lube and massage oil too! And it does a great job healing tattoos.

nonmember avatar Renee

My vet recommended putting a tablespoon of pure organic coconut oil into my dog's food twice daily. It helps with dogs that have allergies. Plus, my dogs love the taste! They have stopped scratching so much and their coat is shiny and pretty. It's amazing how fast I began to see the benefits.

paige... paige8608

I have a jar that I bought from Wal-Mart (about $10) last year and I'm just now 1/2 through with it. I originally bought it for shrimp dish I made. I never really cooked with it again, but used it for my skin & hair. I use it to condition my scalp. I use it for my skin. I have very dry skin & it works to soothe an itchy burn I get from sun fungus that I get in the summer. My skin absorbs lotions very quicly & the coconut oil is great for keeping my skin moisturized! I have stretch marks & I use them on my belly and thighs to keep them from being dry & itchy. 


Rachel Wellersdick

It also soothes sunburns! I can't believe no one ever says that one...if you slather your burn with it, your skin won't peel and it will virtually disappear.

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