I consider my method about the easiest, most effective and a lot less messy than most others but I might be a little biased. Coconut oil is better for a couple reasons at least. Healthier fats than butter. A much purer product with no additives. Butter is dyed yellow unless you're buying some organic stuff from grass fed cows that aren't fed GMO grains, antibiotics and growth hormones. Doesn't go rancid like butter. I have had a jar of my cocobutter in my desk drawer for over 6 months now and it's fine to take and tastes just the same as when I made it. Try that with butter and you'll be tossing the stuff out, Not only would it taste horrible but would quite likely give you food poisoning. Commercial dairy products are inherently unhealthy to start with tho I do love butter on various foods. I fry my eggs in coconut oil, use it instead of butter on one side of a sandwich, smear it on the wife's cookies when they are still warm then sprinkle certified organic Ceylonese cinnamon on them and sometimes just eat a heaping spoonful of it for extra energy because it's good for the body and the brain. Excellent skin oil and probably the best personal lubricant ever!