Coconut oil is found in most large supermarkets, drugstores and health food stores. Coconut oil has many uses, including being used for cooking, skin treatment and hair care.
Many brands of coconut oil offer locator tools on their websites to help consumers find stores that carry their products. These locator tools typically use the consumer's zip code to find the information. The major chain supermarkets vary across the United States by region, but Whole Foods and Walmart are two retailers with stores nationwide that carried coconut oil as of 2014.
Many online retailers also have coconut oil available for sale. Amazon, Vitacost, Swanson Vitamins, the Vitamin Shop, iHerb, Wellica and Lucky Vitamin all had coconut oil in their inventory as of 2014.
Culinary uses of coconut oil include cooking the oil at high heat, or using it as a replacement for butter or other oils in baking. Add coconut oil to smoothies, pop popcorn, make granola, or add it to coffee for richness and flavor. People can use coconut oil as a spread, or use it as an ingredient for salad dressing.
Coconut oil is also used to treat skin and hair. People use it as a facial scrub, shaving lotion, makeup remover, lip balm, diaper rash lotion, moisturizer, sunburn treatment, deep hair conditioner and homemade toothpaste.