When I first heard about all the ways people were using Coconut Oil I was initially hesitant, but as I do like to try health fads for myself I eventually got a tub. At first I tested it as a low temperature cooking oil, and it's a nice change up if you don't mind the coconut flavor. I tried it as a vegetable oil substitute, but it wasn't a great replacement compared to Apple sauce. I also heard it's useful as a appetite suppressant, but I only tried a spoonful once so that claim remains unsubstantiated. Where I really became a fan was the oils use as a lotion or moisturizer, if I have dry hands or rough skin a little coconut oil goes a long way. As far as versatility is concerned coconut oil just about stands up to the hype, at the very least it's a more health-mindful alternative to other products that can get the job done.