Is coconut oil an essential oil?
Coconut oil is not an essential oil. In some recipes coconut oil is used to thicken lotions and creams. There are even soaps that are made with coconut oil. However, low grade coconut oil can go rancid fairly easily, so it is not your best bet for this use.
It is unrefined, unfiltered and without any additives. Sometimes, it is called "pure coconut oil" to mark its difference from the refined, bleached, deodorized coconut oil, commonly called " refined coconut oil". Virgin coconut oil, organic coconut oil, and the organic virgin coconut oil can be unrefined
Calories in coconut oil Coconut oil or butter is hard until melted (therefore, these measurements are not fluid ounces). There are: Approx 241 - 244 calories in one ounce, or 28g, of coconut oil Approx 116 - 117 calories in 1 tablespoon of coconut oil Approx 39 calories in 1 teaspoon of coconut oil.