Top 10 Summer Uses for Coconut Oil

Here are our 10 favorite ways to use coconut oil during the summertime!

One of many great uses for coconut oil this summer!


1. Grilling — Brush the grates on your grill with coconut oil before grilling your chicken, burgers, or fresh fruit for a healthy and sweet dessert.

2. Baking – Bake up a light, summertime dessert for your next cookout.  Try Susan Dopart’s Health Lemon Bars!

3. Get Beachy Hair — Want your hair to have those “just got back from the beach” waves? Fill a spray bottle with warm water, add 1 teaspoon of sea salt, 1 teaspoon coconut oil, and a dime size amount of hair gel.  Shake until mixed and spray on hair.  Then scrunch your hair to create the waves.

4. Shaving — Remember to shave your legs before heading off to the beach! Coconut oil is a great “shaving cream”.  So toss out your shaving cream and make sure to shave your legs with coconut oil instead. It moisturizes while you are shaving, so you won’t even need lotion afterwards.

5. Pre-Sun Moisturizer — Before heading out into the sun, rub a small amount of coconut oil onto your skin.  This will help keep your skin moisturized and extend the life of your tan.

6. Sun Burn — If you stayed out in the sun a little too long, rub coconut oil over the sunburned areas for relief of the burning and to keep your skin moisturized. Plus, it can help prevent peeling!

7. Bug Bites – If you spent a lot of time outside at night, you are most likely covered in mosquito bites.  Rub coconut oil over the bites to stop the itching and aid the healing process.

8. Chapped Lips – Are your lips chapped from being out in the sun too long?  Rub a little coconut oil over them to help soften and heal.

9. Damaged Hair – If your hair is getting dry and damaged from all of the chlorine and salt water use a little coconut oil.  Rub a small amount of coconut oil into the ends of your hair about an hour before showering (longer if you wish).  Then shampoo and condition as normal for extra soft hair!

10. Natural Deodorant – Don’t get smelly this summer! Make your own homemade deodorant with coconut oil, cornstarch, baking soda, and your favorite essential oil.


Bonus:  It might be a little late for gardening, but spray Kelapo’s new coconut oil cooking spray on your shovels to help dirt fall off easier and prevent rusting!

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5 Comments Post a comment

  1. Bev W.
    July 10, 2012 at 9:51 am

    Love the idea of using coconut oil as a shave cream. I will probably do that when I get home!

  2. Dee
    August 9, 2012 at 6:06 pm

    I can’t begin to tell you about the benefits of coconut oil! My cholesterol has gone down 40 points and my medication discontinued, My blood pressure is on the low side now and this medication was also discontinued. I sleep better, have more energy and generally have a wonderful sense of well-being . This is WONDERFUL and so natural – like honey. Wish more people would take advantage of this marvelous product. Keep it coming!! Richards Whole Foods is still not having Kelapo gels though.

    • August 10, 2012 at 9:42 am

      Thanks for the comment Dee! So glad to hear you are having such great success with Kelapo! The softgels should be back in Richards soon. Keep checking back.

    • Iram
      June 7, 2014 at 4:49 am

      hi Dee.Can you please tell me how you used coconut oil to bring your blood pressure to normal??

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