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13 Best Ways to Use Coconut Oil On Your Feet

Put your best foot forward, literally. Want to know how to use coconut oil on your feet? Here are 13 tips, tricks and uses of coconut oil.

Coconut oil uses for feet

1. Coconut oil for Athletes Foot

The antifungal properties in coconut oil treat Athletes Foot. For an added fungal killing boost, try adding a few drops of tea tree essential oils in with the coconut oil, but be sure to put on socks after you apply this mixture—it will prevent you from slipping and allow it to soak in.

2. Coconut oil for dry feet

Mix coconut oil with salt or sugar and use a foot scrubber to remove and help moisturize dry skin on feet.

3. Coconut oil for Eczema

Coconut oil helps moisturize skin and, as a result, will reduce itchy skin. Coconut oil is a highly healing oil that has been successful in treating many people with eczema. Apply some locally, as well as take coconut oil orally.

4. Coconut oil as an exfoliator

To create a wonderful body exfoliator, simply mix coconut oil with sugar or salt and a few drops of your favorite essential oil.

5. Coconut oil for foot odor

Stinky feet? Rub your feet down with coconut oil after getting out of the shower and the odor will be greatly reduced. Put socks on when you are done—for your safety and to help it absorb.

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6. Coconut oil for hangnails

Apply coconut oil to a hangnail to prevent infection and promote healing.

7. Coconut oil for ingrown toenails

Coconut oil aids in healing, fights infection and prevents future ingrown toenails.

8. Coconut oil as insect repellent

Coconut oil makes for an excellent base for insect repellent. Consider mixing coconut oil with peppermint or lavender essential oils and rub it all over exposed skin.

9. Coconut oil as lotion

Coconut oil makes for a great base for homemade lotions as it provides a natural SPF as well as deeply moisturizes the skin.

10. Coconut oil as a moisturizer

Simply scoop some out of the jar and apply all over your body, including your neck and face. It's also an intensive moisturizer for your feet and hands. Apply liberally and then put on gloves and or socks to help oil penetrate.

11. Coconut oil as a mole remover

When applied after an Apple Cider Vinegar compress for several weeks, moles have been known to either 'slide off’ or just disappear.

12. Coconut oil for toenail fungus

Coconut oil helps to prevent and treat toenail fungus.

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13. Coconut oil for warts

Coconut oil helps to kill the virus that causes warts. The process: Rub coconut oil on the wart and cover with a bandage. Do this several times a day.

Let the area ‘breathe’ for a few hours a day, but continue with the coconut oil and wrapping until the wart disappears.

What you should know about Coconut Oil

Unrefined virgin coconut oil is the best for bodily usage. It’s natural and isn’t bleached like the refined option.

Recommended reading

Guide to Bio Oil

Guide to Cleansers, Exfoliators & Moisturizers

Guide to Glowing Skin

Guide to Hands, Nails & Feet

Guide to Moroccan Oil

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