16. It’s an insect repellent
A strange but true benefit of coconut oil is its ability to act as an insect repellent. If you want to keep those bugs away and save yourself from getting nasty stings, coconut oil may be the perfect solution. Combine the oil with a carrier oil, and you will get positive effects. Many mosquito bites can be prevented or at least the swelling reduced through the application of coconut oil.