Coconut oil also has topical benefits when applied to the skin or hair and is used in many moisturizers and skin care formulas. I drink a couple tablespoons in the morning and enjoy the mild flavor and will also rub it on the back of my hands. It does tend to rejuvenate the skin. I'll use it occasionally in cooking stir-fries as well.
When you by it in the store, it comes in a glass or plastic jar. It liquefies at 76F, so if you live in a cooler climate you may need to heat the jar to use it.