30 Science-Backed, Evidence-Based Uses for Coconut Oil That Will Change Your Life

Coconut oil is one of Nature’s miracles, as it offers countless benefits for our health, skin, and hair.

According to Dr. Josh Axe, DC, DMN, CNS:

“To date, there are over 1,500 studies proving coconut oil to be one of the healthiest foods on the planet. Coconut oil benefits and uses go beyond what most people realize, as coconut oil — made copra or dried coconut flesh — is a true superfood.

Research has finally uncovered the secrets to this amazing superfood: namely healthy fats called medium-chain fatty acids (MCFAs). These unique fats include caprylic acid, lauric acid, capric acid.

Around 62 percent of the oils in coconut are made up of these three healthy fatty acids, and 91 percent of the fat in coconut oil is healthy saturated fat. This fat composition makes it one of the most beneficial fats on the planet, as the USDA nutrient database shows.”

Here are some of the numerous uses of the miraculous coconut oil:


Cooking oil

This oil withstands high temperatures, so it is great for cooking. Its saturated fats give a nice texture and flavor and improve heart health.

A perfect smoothie ingredient

To enrich the taste of your smoothies, add some coconut oil to them.


Prepare your homemade mayo with coconut oil and eggs to make it far healthier.

Coffee creamer

To provide a creamy texture, add some coconut oil to your coffee.

Home uses

Furniture polish

Rub some coconut oil on the furniture to polish it.

Removes rust

Apply some coconut oil on the rusty metal items, leave it to act for a few hours, and rinse with water to remove the rust.

Leather cleaner

To restore the shine and softness of the leather items, rub them with some coconut oil.

Gum removal

Use coconut oil to get rid of the gums stuck on your carpet or shoes.

Remove a stuck ring

Rub coconut oil just beneath the stuck ring on the finger to remove it with ease.

Body and skin care

Protects the hair from sun damage

Apply it on the hair to prevent sun damage and control the frizz.

Boosts hair growth

You can use coconut oil in the treatment of hair loss, to prevent hair breakage, and accelerate hair growth.

Hydrates the skin

Coconut oil hydrates the skin and treats various skin issues. You can apply it directly to the skin and see its instant effects.

Eliminates wrinkles    

The regular application of coconut oil on the face eliminates wrinkles and erases the signs of aging.

A natural antiperspirant

To make a homemade antiperspirant, in a small jar, mix coconut oil with shea butter and beeswax, and boil the mixture. Then, add a teaspoon of Vitamin E oil, 3 tablespoons baking soda and some arrowroot powder. Stir well, pour in molds, and leave it to cool down.

Shaving cream

Coconut oil soothes the skin and can be used as an excellent natural shaving cream.

A great lubricant

Coconut oil is a great natural lubricant during sex.

Tattoo moisturizer

To prevent inflammation and heal the skin, rub some coconut oil on your tattoos.

A body scrub

Mix coconut oil with some brown sugar and use the mixture to exfoliate your skin to perfection.

Massage oil

This oil is ideal for massage, as it is high in nutrients and antioxidants, and can do wonders for the skin and muscles.

A natural remedy

Boosts immune system

The regular consumption of this oil boosts the immune system and makes you resistant to various infections.

Relieves digestive problems

To quickly relieve constipation and other digestive issues, take a bit of coconut oil.

Relieves toothaches

Oil pulling with this oil will kill bacteria and relieve a toothache.

Regulates cholesterol levels

A tablespoon of coconut oil daily regulates the levels of cholesterol and improves cardiovascular health.

Heals cuts and wounds

To speed up the healing of cuts and wounds and prevent infections, rub a bit of coconut oil on your cuts and wounds.

Promotes weight loss

Replace other fats in your diet with coconut oil to help digestion and support weight loss.

Soothes sunburns

Mix equal amounts of coconut oil and Aloe Vera gel and apply it on the affected areas to soothe the skin.

Pregnancy and nursing care

Hydrates the baby’s skin

It hydrates the sensitive baby skin and prevents infections.

Nipple cream

To soothe the irritation due to the teeth of your baby, rub some coconut oil in the nipples.

Soothes diaper rashes

The powerful antiseptic and antifungal properties soothe diaper rashes and prevent skin infections.

Dr. Axe adds:

“There are rarely any side effects for coconut oil. Occasionally, a contact allergy may occur for certain individuals that are allergic to coconuts. Some of the cleaning products created by coconut oil have been known to cause contact allergies as well, but it is not common.  In fact, coconut oil is known for reducing the side effects of many medications. For instance, in studies, it reduced the symptoms and side effects of cancer treatments. “

Source: alternativehealthuniverse.com