What to Do with Coconut Oil

I’m always sharing good deals on coconut oil, telling you how nutritious coconut oil is, encouraging you to try coconut oil.

Many have asked what I suggest that you do with your coconut oil once you buy it. Here are a few of my favorite ways to use coconut oil:

~Apply Coconut Oil to your Skin – Sometimes I rub it on my face or hands if I have dry patches. It is especially soothing and healing after a sunburn.  If ever we accidentally stay in the sun too long, we slather our skin with coconut oil. It’s incredibly soothing, plus helps keep us from peeling.

~Use Coconut Oil to Make Popcorn – This is probably our favorite use for coconut oil. Sometimes we pop our corn on the stove using melted coconut oil in a pot with the popcorn. But, since we have an Air-Popper, we usually use that. The boys pop the corn in the Air Popper, then we pour melted coconut oil and sea salt over the bowl. SO yummy.

~Make Granola BarsCoconut oil is fantastic in these Chewy Granola Bars. Because it is a solid oil, once it is stirred into these granola bars and they are allowed to cool, the coconut oil keeps the bars from being too soft and squishy. Plus, the coconut oil gives them a delicious flavor!

~Stir Coconut Oil into Muffins – For just about all of my muffin recipes now, I use coconut oil instead of butter. It works wonderfully and the flavor of the muffins is fantastic.

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~Subtitute Coconut Oil for Butter when Baking Dairy Free – When we’ve needed to bake for someone who has to eat a dairy free diet, coconut oil is our fat of choice. It almost always substitutes for butter when baking. (Check out these Dairy Free Gluten Free Muffins that use coconut oil!)

~Bake Cakes with Coconut Oil – Coconut Oil is great used in just about any cake recipe.

~Fry Foods – Coconut Oil is a very stable oil, which means that it can be heated to very high temperatures and not become rancid or bad for you. This means that you can fry foods in coconut oil and still be healthy!!! I prefer to fry foods in Expeller Pressed Coconut Oil instead of Virgin Coconut Oil, as the expeller pressed coconut oil is flavorless. I love the coconut flavor Virgin Coconut Oil provides in muffins and granola bars, but I don’t really like my Chicken Fried Steak Strips to taste like coconut. Therefore, I use Expeller Pressed coconut oil for frying.

To learn more about where to buy coconut oil, how healthy coconut oil is, the flavors and qualities of coconut oil…read this post:  Coconut Oil:  Why it is Good for You and Where to Buy it.

Please share your favorite ways to use coconut oil!

Comments

  1. Anna says

    Thanks so much for this post! I am new to your blog and it looks wonderful! I, too, have been trying to feed real,whole healthy food to my family and have started trying coconut oil (but sparingly because it is so expensive!) Thanks for your tips on finding good prices!

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  2. Kristi says

    I use it for all the things you mentioned and more!! I use it when I make homemade shampoo, deodorant, conditioner, hairgel, bodywash, and even lotions, etc. I LOVE IT!!

    In fact, we went to the beach today and I got a bit burnt. Just slathered on some coconut oil!!

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    Kehaulani Reply:

    How do you make homemade shampoo, deodorant ,conditioner and many home made products. I want to learn to make these things.

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  3. robin monillas says

    I use it to grease all my bread pans–and cookie sheets..I think it gives a sweet flavor …and if it says oil and flour the pans—I use coconut oil and then I sprinkle cinnamon sugar mixture (I always have it mixed up for toast and such) to sprinkle the banana bread pan! :)

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  4. says

    I use it on my hair, just a teeny bit rubbed between my palms and then into the ends to keep them from drying and the top to stop flyaways from popping up when it dries.

    I also mix coconut oil with a small bit of lipstick and make a lightly tinted moisturizing lip gloss to wear every day.

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  5. Kristy says

    It is excellent for cradle cap!

    Our daughter had the worst case I have ever seen, and there was no way I was using olive oil on one so active as her! So I started applying coconut oil expecting to have to let it sit for a fair bit of time, but the cradle cap started coming up before I even finished applying it! I just began to gently comb her hair and it all came up! Best solution to cradle cap ever!

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    Becca g Reply:

    I agree! Coconut oil is an antimicrobial so it works really well for cradelcap. For my son, I would just slather it on his head at night, put a cap on, and then rub it off in the morning. It took one day to notice a change, and three days for it to be completely gone. I also use it for diaper rashes–as it works well with cloth diapers. Love the stuff!

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  6. Marsha_M says

    What do I NOT use coconut oil for??? This stuff is amazing! I’ve heard it works as sunscreen also not just for “after the sun” It has kept my yeast infection/thrush away and works well on my baby when she has a diaper rash. I use it in cooking too and it is so yummy! Great for frying shrimp/fish…coconut shrimp anyone? LOVE this stuff!

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  7. says

    We live with 5 of our grandchildren and they have very dry skin. Their mama puts a tablespoon in their bath water. They all come out so silky. Caution: don’t wash their hair in the bath water with coconut oil or they will have hair that is WAY too conditioned!
    I use coconut oil in just about everything including stir frying vegetables, yummy.

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  8. Laurie Plath says

    I use it as my ONLY facial moisturizer and as an all over body moisturizer after a shower. My skin is so soft and smooth, I love it!

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  9. says

    thank you for posting this..I only recently grabbed coconut oil at the store after hearing so much about it…was afraid it would give a coconut flavor to everything but its amazing..so light..we usually use EVOO for our popcorn but used this and its fantastic..I have yet to use in anything else though since I wasnt sure about it..will be making those granola bars today :)

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  10. says

    We LOVE our coconut oil… It’s the only oil I use for cooking… I use it on my face, and to make my hot-process soap… we use it in place of baby-lotion for the kids… yesterday I made toothpaste with it… I rub a tiny amount between my hands to rub into our hair for conditioner… and I just found out yesterday that it is excellent for rubbing into the feet & toenails of anyone suffering from foot fungus! :)

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  11. says

    My sister has crohn’s and she had alot of problems with gas due to her having 2ft of her colon removed, and the valve between the large and small intestine, and the food would back up and cause lots of bateria, which caused the bad gas. Her doc had her on antibiotics to kill the bateria, I told her about the benifits of cocunt oil.cocunut oil kills bateria and fungus. my sister went on cocunut oil… cooking it in all her foods . NO MORE GAS…GONE… NO MORE USE OF ANTIBIOTICS.If you have this problem try it for yourself.It works and taste good in all food. on your oatmeal in your veggies when cooking them.I use it in stir frys. Amazing. Drinking the fluids in a cocunt has a lot of minerals , very good for you!!!

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    Linda Reply:

    I’m really interested in this since my husband has Crohn’s. Does she only get it in foods or does she take it by
    itself at all?
    Linda

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    Ronnee Reply:

    It’s nice to know about others that have had their colon removed, I too am trying to eat healthy. I’m looking for more ideas to use coconut oil. Probiotics are also great for people that have problems with intestional or non-colon issues.

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  12. Kathleen K says

    We use it as a hair conditioner: massage into the scalp and along length of hair, leave for 30+ minutes and shampoo out. I do it once a month, more often if needed.

    A friend has used it for diaper rashes, and finds it clears them up very quickly.

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  13. says

    We use it to cook with, but I’m going to have to try some of these other suggestions. My hair could use all the moisture it can get. Does anyone have any good deodorant recipes?

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    Olivia G. Reply:

    Maybe you can try this deodorant recipe!!!

    1/4 Cup Baking Soda (I use Bob’s Red Mill Aluminum free)

    1/4 Cup Arrowroot Powder (Some people like to use cornstarch, but corn has so many pesticides and can encourage candida so I passed on it)

    2 Tbsp Coconut Oil

    10+ drops of essential oil (Some antibacterial ones are Tea Tree, Lavender, Thyme, Myrrh, Lemon, Grapefruit, Peppermint) (I used lemon, peppermint and myrrh)

    Mix it all together. You can add more or less to get the consistency you like:)

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  14. says

    Just curious…if you substitute coconut oil for butter, how do you know how much to put in? Do you use the same amount of oil as the butter the recipe calls for?

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    Laura Reply:

    Yes, you can just substitute it one for one with butter. :)

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  15. Tiffani says

    I’ve started using it more and more and love it! I cooked my pancakes in it the other day and the kids and hubby kept going on and on about how good they were! I’m going to try a toothpaste recipe using coconut oil next. I just got a 5 gallon bucket from Tropical Traditions. Free shipping too! Thanks for introducing me to such a wonderful product and company!!

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  16. says

    I also it in any recipe I would like to make dairy free. In fact, I ran out and have to go pick some up today to make some gluten free dairy free cookies for my son’s cub scout camp this weekend! I have also used it on my daughter’s cold sore and it went away super fast!

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  17. Colleen says

    Coconut oil makes the VERY BEST homemade mayonnaise ever!!!! OMGoodness! Made a batch last Friday and it is so good that I made chicken salad and coleslaw twice since then just so I could eat the mayonnaise! I’m sure it would be fantastic in potato salad, tuna salad, egg salad and on sandwiches as well. YUMMY!!!!!

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    Rachel Reply:

    Did you use 100% Coconut Oil? Did it solidify in the fridge or did you used up what you had made before needing to put it in the fridge? I am interested in using CO next time I make mayo!

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    Colleen Reply:

    Hi Rachel:

    If you like I can send you the recipe. It calls for olive oil and
    coconut oil, 2 raw eggs, etc. And yes, it firmed up great in the frig!
    The recipe was enough to fill a quart-sized jar and a few tablespoons
    leftover. The color is more like honey mustard dressing (from the eggs).
    It truly is so yummy!

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    Tiffany (As For My House) Reply:

    Yes, yes, the recipe!!

    Sherry Reply:

    Please put the receipe on here for us all to use. Thanks

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    baking mama Reply:

    Please post the recipe, if you don’t mind! (-:

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    Colleen Reply:

    Hello Ladies! Here is the mayonnaise recipe, appropriately named The Best mayonnaise (not by me).
    3 egg yolks
    1 egg
    1/2 tsp prepared mustard
    2 Tbsp lemon juice
    1 1/2 tsp white vinegar
    1 tsp sea salt
    2 Tbsp raw honey
    3/4 cup extra virgin coconut oil
    3/4 cup extra virgin olive oil

    In a blender, blend the egg and egg yolks until creamy. Add the rest of the ingredients, except the oils until well blended. open the top of the blender and very slowly pour the oil in a steady stream. Once all of the oil had been added continue to run the blender to make sure all ingredients are blended and the mixture starts to thicken. Pour into a jar – this makes a full quart-sized jar plus a bit extra. Refrigerate immediately. It will thicken more as it cools. Enjoy!

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    ANGIE Reply:

    HOW DO U MAKE THE MAYO

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  18. says

    In addition to many of the other ways already mentioned, I LOVE using coconut oil for: popcorn, muffins, substitute for shortening in any recipe, frying, scrambled eggs, greasing pans before baking, soap making, hand and foot cream, and on and on…

    Thanks for all the great tips, Laura! Blessings, ~Lisa

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  19. bek says

    I have had huge success replacing shortening with coconut oil in any baking reciepe – espeically Grandma’s Famous Banana Bread. I didn’t think it was possible to make it any better but everyone RAVES about it everytime I make this dish now :)

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  20. Esther says

    I’m new to this website and can’t stop reading all your posts! Everything on here is wonderful and informative. I’m sold on the coconut oil-I just ordered some from Amazon & can’t wait to use it! Thanks Laura!

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    Colleen Reply:

    Hi Laura! Just as an FYI, VitaCost has one of the best prices on
    Nutiva Extra Virgin Coconut Oil (my personal favorite)and they offer
    free shipping on orders of $49 or more. If you purchase the 54 oz.
    container, it’s $.39/ounce.

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  21. Olivia G. says

    My friend’s husband has high cholesterol and high blood pressure… she was told to use margarine in place of butter! YUCK!!! Do you know if coconut oil is good for people with high cholesterol since it is saturated fat????????? What is best to use that is actually healthy?

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    Laura Reply:

    Even though it is a saturated fat, it is a healthy fat and good for cholesterol. This is my very unprofessional opinion of course, based on research. Most doctors will say to avoid real butter and coconut oil and to instead use margarine and canola oil. I disagree. Here’s a good article by Dr. Mercola: http://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/archive/2003/09/13/coconut-oil-part-three.aspx

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    Colleen Reply:

    Hi Olivia: I can tell you from personal experience that I could not take
    the cholesterol meds prescribed to me and I have been controlling my
    cholesterol with red yeast rice supplements and coconut oil. It is my
    understanding that because coconut oil is a medium chain fatty acid that
    it does not adhere to the lining of our blood vessels and in fact,
    actually helps to soften the calcium deposits already there.

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    Liz Reply:

    Whatever medical professional would tell you to use butter in place of margarine does not know his stuff! This is a recipe for disaster. Olive oil is the best Omega-9 fatty acid — but cannot be used in high temperatures. Coconut oil is truly the best all around. But if you’re talking butter, old fashioned butter is what you should use instead of margarine. Margarine is man-made…butter is not.

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    Jenifer Parker Reply:

    I let my butter (1#)come to room temp and then add 2 T EVOO and
    2T Coconut oil and mix well and put back in fridge. Good, better, best?

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    kim Reply:

    yes, coconut oil has the good kind of cholesterol, so tho it raises your total number, it is raising the HDL. my uncle had a stroke last yr, and is now using only coconut oil–it has helped him tremendously!

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  22. says

    I can’t use it much for cooking… However much it doesn’t seem to ME to have any taste, my hubby notices (and dislikes) it. *sigh*

    But we do use it as an occasional moisturizer, and always in our homemade deodorant – glad to see so many others here posting about that, as well…

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    Colleen Reply:

    Tiffany: Have you tried the refined coconut oil? There is next to no taste
    or smell to it.

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    Tiffany (As For My House) Reply:

    The one I’ve been using is the Tropical Traditions Gold Label Virgin… THEY would say that refined isn’t nearly as good, so I just sort of gave up.

    Does refined have some/most of the same health benefits?

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    Laura Reply:

    My understanding is that the refined has MOST of the same health benefits as the virgin. We eat both, depending on what I’m making. If I want the coconut flavor, I use virgin. But if I don’t want the coconut flavor, like for frying, I use refined or expeller pressed.

    Colleen Reply:

    Hello! Here is alink I found regarding the two types of oils. http://www.organicfacts.net/organic-oils/organic-coconut-oil/unrefined-coconut-oil.html

    And to answer your question from my personal opinion, YES! I started out using the refined oil
    until I could purchase the other online and have it delivered. And I lost
    4.5 lbs in two weeks just changing the oil I was cooking in. So, I would say that it does
    have some benefits even if it doesn’t have all of the benefits of the unrefined.

    How about in baking? I use it in my homemade cornbread, brownies, cookies, cakes, etc. and I
    can’t really tell a difference other than everything seems to taste richer. I have to tell you
    that my husband has been a Jiffy Cornbread or nothing person his entire life (I picked up that habit
    where his mom left off) and now I have him completely converted to my homemade cornbread. And so much so that he wants me to make a pan and take it to him mom and dad the next time we visit! LOL!

    Tiffany (As For My House) Reply:

    Thanks, ladies, I’ll definitely give it a try…

    He’s just REALLY sensitive to it. Like, before I was cooking more, when we’d sometimes get a pack of store-bought cookies or something, sometimes he’d take a bite and then stop eating, complaining that it had that icky taste — and sure enough, it would say coconut oil in the ingredients! VERY sensitive. Grrrr! LOL!

    Lisa M Reply:

    My hubby did not like the test at first so I used a bit of the oil a had along with a teeny tiny bit of the coconut oil. Then I would gradually increase the coconut oil. We now use just the coconut oil. Not trying to deceive as I told him (after he ate the mixture for the 1st time).
    I just told him hey you know me we bought it am I am not wasting it – a quality that he loves most of the time :)

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    Lisa M Reply:

    *taste* not test

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  23. Shannon says

    Yes, deodorant too! That stuff is amazing and I sweat a lot. I use a recipe very similar to the one above. Also, I’ve used it to make soap too.

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  24. Jennifer says

    Our favorite way to use coconut oil is in brownies and granola. Yesterday, I made “Larabars” with coconut oil. Through some almonds, dates, and couple tbsps of coconut oil in the food processor. Sorry, didn’t measure just threw stuff in till I got a consistency that stuck together. The kiddos roll them into balls and dip them in chocolate…tasted like an almond joy!! Delicious!

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  25. Katie says

    Like a lot of other commenters, I use it for almost everything! We’re in the process of moving, so I’m rarely baking, but when I bake, it’s the only oil I use.

    I use coconut oil as a body product daily – instead of body/hand lotion, an eye makeup remover, and it’s the only thing I use to scrunch my curly hair. For those of you who are interested in using it in your hair – curly or straight – BEWARE – too much will give you a terribly greasy look. Usually when I’m finished applying it to my legs, I just rub my hands thru my wet hair and scrunch. You don’t need much to get the job done!

    Recently I began to use it as a diaper rash cure. It works just as well or better than Desitin on my two toddlers’ sensitive skin, thank goodness, and now I will never use Desitin again!!!

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    Michelle Reply:

    This might seem like and odd question, but how do you use it as a diaper rash cure? How is it applied? As a solid or liquid? I have a 7 year old with odd skin issues and have tried everything. We really don’t want to take him to a dermatologist just yet, but thought this may work. He has a quarter shape rash on his rear (has been there a long time), so… thought I would give this a shot. Thank you for any info you can provide.

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    Katie Reply:

    I keep a small container of pure coconut oil with me all the time. When my legs are dry, I dip my fingers in and get the amount I need in solid form, and it melts as I rub it on. It’s the same way for the diaper rash. Usually my babies’ butts are so warm that it just melts on contact. I make sure never to double dip my fingers when I’m using it on their bottoms and I wash my hands after. I’ve never tried it on a different kind of rash on them, but often when I get heat rash (at my bra line – ugh), I’ll use it there and it will provide relief. I can’t say it’s a definitive cure, but the relief it provides usually helps the skin clear up quickly. My Ethan has some weird skin issues, too – he has dermographia – when he gets a small scratch it turns into a big welt. It’s crazy, but it’s also something my doc says not to worry about. I really hope I have helped you a little. Can’t hurt to give the coconut oil a try!! :)

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    Michelle Reply:

    Thank you for your reply. I do happen to have some and just lathered it on him. I do pray it works since nothing else has. He then scratching them back open and gets worse and I think spreads. In any case, it was odd putting it on, but it may do something.

    Thank you again. I will let you all know!

  26. says

    My mother in law told me she has been applying coconut oil to her hands every single day, and she said her fingernails are stronger than they have ever been before. I have started doing that too, I’m going to go put some on right now!

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  27. SouthernMommyM says

    Do y’all know why might our Amish coconut oil (quite hard & solid in a mason jar) be orange?
    It doesn’t smell bad. The store where we got it sells it this way. However, I’m more than a wee bit concerned about using it with food. Any ideas, or suggestions?

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    Laura Reply:

    I’ve never heard of this or seen it like that – so I’m not sure what to tell you. Maybe another reader will read this and have an answer!

    (It actually makes me think of Red Palm Oil, the way you describe it. Hmm…)

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    SouthernMommyM Reply:

    Thank you for your input. Maybe it’d be fine for my deodrant. Which is why I purchased it “cheaper” from this place… truly not thinking at the moment that the color would turn out to be odd, compared to all other brands I’ve since researched.
    FWIW, It’s marketed at our Easy Way produce store to be used as popcorn oil.
    It’s just titled “Amish Country – Coconut Oil – Tenderpop” on a very simple label.
    It states that it contains only Coconut oil with natural color added.
    It also states to cook it 1:3 ratio for oil:popcorn.

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  28. Danielle B says

    Hey Laura… a friend of mine was making banana nut bread over the weekend for me… yummmm! She ran out of reg oil, and I knew she had coconut oil. But I couldn’t remember if it would have been an equal 1:1 w/reg oil. She ended up using butter. And it worked. But for future ref, would it be a 1:1 w/reg oil?

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    Laura Reply:

    Yep, 1:1 for butter or any oil. :)

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  29. says

    These are some great tips – uses for it that I’d never considered!

    Does anyone have any advice for using it in pie crust? I’ve used it in place of shortening in many other recipes, with wonderful results. This week, I tried it in pie crust and it was a total flop! It’s hot here, so I put the canister in the fridge so it wouldn’t be too runny, and it looked like it’d be ok when I went to use it. But that pie crust wouldn’t hold together for anything – I’d go to drape it over the rolling pin to flip it over and it’d just tear into a million pieces. I ended up pressing it into the pan. The other half I refrigerated first, and it was easier to work with…..was that my problem?

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    Dacia Reply:

    This is a question I have as well. I’ve not been happy with any other pie crust recipe than my one that uses shortening – hence – haven’t made pies for a while! boohoo!

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    Laura Reply:

    I use palm shortening which I get from Tropical Traditions: http://tinyurl.com/3tf2qnj

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  30. Sara says

    I use it as most other have posted, but nobody has mentioned spreading it on the occassional piece if toast…yum! And also an occassional coconut oil and homemade jam sandwich-a lovely treat! :)

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  31. Debbie says

    My new favorite use for coconut oil? We’re visiting my in-laws in southern Georgia for the summer, where there is almost like a plague of gnats that swarm all over you when you step out the door. Just last week we were told that coconut oil might keep them off us. We just rub a little on our faces, arms, whatever, and it works! Nothing else they tried ever made any difference. We love coconut oil!

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  32. Alisha says

    we just used coconut oil in our hair to kill off a case of lice my kids picked up! I was so happy it worked and we didn’t have to use chemicals!

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  33. jamie says

    Thanks for this post. I found it on Pinterest. I have been spending some time in the sun and last night doused my hair and body in Coconut oil. It is perfectly moisturizing and soaks in to your skin pretty fast. And you smell yummy of course. I have also used it for stir frying veggies, bean sprouts, sweet potatoes, kale, and corn with tofu and a sprinkle of Oriental curry powder. Wow. it was so yummy we could not stop eating it.
    Thanks again for the tips. I cannot wait to try some.

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  34. Heather Brandt says

    Any tips with using coconut oil in baking? I keep having problems where it re-solidifies in my bread batter…and today I’m having trouble getting the center done in a quick zucchini bread recipe…that isn’t much of a quick bread recipe any longer…

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    Laura Reply:

    I have had a little bit of issue with it re-solidifying when I put it into the batter, but it hasn’t caused much issue. I’m surprised to hear that it makes your quick break difficult to bake thoroughly. Maybe try a mix of coconut oil with butter to see if that helps?

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  35. Erin says

    I just received my coconut oil from Amazon, and it sounds like liquid…should I let it solidify before I use it? Or measure it out in the liquid form? Does it need to be put in the fridge to get back to the liquid form? Thanks!

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    Laura Reply:

    Coconut oil goes from liquid to solid and back again depending on the temperature of your house or where it has been. It works either way and is such a sustainable oil, it doesn’t hurt it to go from one temp to another!

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  36. Rene says

    I mix unsweetened cocoa powder and some powdered xyletol (to taste) in coconut oil and then pour it in a tin pie pan and freeze it for a bit. Then just pop it out of the tin, break it up and enjoy! Keep the uneaten pieces in the freezer or fridge so it doesn’t melt. You can mix in nuts or coconut flakes or fruit pieces for variety. It is also geat to drizzle over ice cream as a home made “hard shell” sauce. It is great while still liquid to dip fruit pieces in as a snack. If you dip frozen banana pieces in it and refreeze it makes great little bite size snacks. ots of good stuff you can do with it!!!!

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  37. Kim Saf says

    I just discovered yesterday that my 4 month old may have a milk protein allergy, and since I’m breastfeeding I’ll have to go off all milk products for 3 weeks to confirm the diagnosis. Good grief, it seems like milk protein is in everything! :( Thank goodness we already eat a mostly whole foods diet! I’m going to try buying some coconut oil so I can still have baked goods. Thanks for all the tips, everyone!

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  38. says

    I learned some new uses for this amazing oil from your blog post. Thank you. One that I will pass on to my sister is the one for cradle cap. :)

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  39. Karen says

    Just wondering, I saw that Walmart now carries coconut oil (had not seen it previously) but it is LouAna brand. The labeling says “All Natural Pure Coconut Oil” and the only ingredient listed is coconut oil. BUT, it is super cheap, like a little over $5 for 31 oz. Does ANYONE know if that is good quality CO to purchase or to steer clear of it? I am also going to try to research it more, but I also wanted to know if anyone here knew anything about it?

    Thanks!

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    Sandra Reply:

    LouAna is super refined coconut oil. Fine for baking, cooking etc…but most of the health benefits have been processed out of it. Spectrum is also sold at Walmart and seems to be better quality. It’s also refined, but your store might also carry the unrefined kind. If anything, check Amazon:) might come out to a bit more in price due to shipping, but well worth it to get the unrefined kind.

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    betty Reply:

    Walmart has a virgin coconut oil in their vitamin section

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  40. Amie says

    I was just wondering to those of you who said you use it in your armpits for deodorant and its safe on your clothing ? it doesnt stain?

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  41. Contraceili says

    Amish Country Tenderpop Coconut oil has a lovely golden orange color which imparts a lovely hue when cooking. It uses beta carotene for the natural color.

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  42. Lalita says

    Try using organic braggs apple cider vinegar on itches or on burns or on bites takes the sting, burn or itch away maybe apply twice but it works great

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  43. Theresa says

    I live in Florida were good leather flip flops are the main foot wear 9 months out of the year. They can be quite pricey, so to preserve the leather when not in use, I condition the leather with coconut oil. It cleans and conditions the leather and keeps them from cacking when they get stored for the “winter” lol. Ive had two pair of Reef flips for more than four years, and they still look and feel great!

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