Uses for Coconut Oil


My friend recently shared an article with me on 20 Signs You’re a Wellness Junkie.  The article jests that one of the signs is when you’ve made peace with smelling like coconut oil, then it goes on to say that it can be used to “cook, moisturize, remove makeup, floss, and fuel your car”.  Now, I have never used coconut oil to fuel my car (although, I am making mental note to Google that later), I have done everything from cooking with it to lathering it onto my hair for a deep conditioning treatment.   

I love coconut oil.  I do.  It is a staple pantry ingredient in my household, although I use it more often in my homemade beauty supplies.  There are so many uses for coconut oil.  It is incredibly versatile and has numerous health benefits.   I have compiled a list of my favorite recipes that use coconut oil. 

Uses for Coconut Oil

Homemade Lip Scrub

Homemade lip scrub ingredients


Lips need occasional exfoliation and moisture for optimal health, and this simple, homemade lip scrub does just the trick! 

Coconut Oil Deep Conditioner

coconut oil deep conditioner


A harmonious combination of coconut oil, jojoba oil and peppermint essential oil is all it takes to give yourself a deep conditioning treatment to restore shine, health, and moisture to dry, brittle hair. 

Whipped Coconut Oil



Skip the toxins and additives that commercial lotions have, and opt for this healthy, healing and homemade whipped coconut oil lotion recipe.  

Homemade Exfoliating Face Scrubs



Here is a great list of 10 simple exfoliating face scrubs, many of which have coconut oil as a main component.  Coconut oil has wonderful moisturizing and anti-bacterial properties, which make it an ideal solution to promote healthy facial skin. 

Sugar Body Scrubs

Sugar Body Scrub


Exfoliate, moisturize and treat your entire body to this luxurious ginger, coconut oil and sugar body scrub. 

Homemade Lip Balm



In less than 10 minutes, you can whip up 20 tubes of this homemade lip balm for less than $10.  No additives, preservatives, or toxins… just healthy, moisturizing goodness. 

Easy Homemade Chocolate Cake

easy chocolate cake recipe


Make an easy chocolate cake using healthier ingredients that don’t skimp on flavor.  Using coconut oil in place of butter or vegetable oil is a much healthier option! 

Other Uses for Coconut Oil:

What are your favorite uses for coconut oil?

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4 Responses to Recipes using Coconut Oil

  1. Coconut oil is so incredibly good for eczema or psoriasis. There are tons of products out there like these that will keep you from having to use harsh chemicals on your skin. Thanks so much for sharing this.

  2. Great round-up of coconut ideas! Thanks for the reminders of what Coconut Oil can be used for:)

  3. Cynthia L says:

    I have some coconut oil in my pantry, but have never really knew what to do with it. These are some great ideas and I will have to try some.

  4. I like that recipe for the coconut oil conditioner. I need to make some of that! And thanks for linking to some of my posts as well 🙂 We love coconut oil here!

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