HOMEMADE VIRGIN COCONUT OIL
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Coconut oil benefits in skin care, hair care, weight lose, treating yeast infection, improving digestion and increasing immunity against a host of infections and diseases. The oil is used not just in tropical countries, where coconut plantations are abundant, but also in the US, Canada, Europe and Australia. People are discovering the wonders this oil can create and it is again gaining popularity throughout the world.

Coconut oil can also be used in the kitchen and in the medicine cabinet. Regardless of how you want to use coconut oil, you can make it at home with only a few household items and fresh coconuts. 

MATERIALS NEEDED

  • Coconut
  • Blender
  • Jar with lid
  • Container with lid
  • Spoon
  • Knife
  • Chisel/hammer
  • cheese cloth 
  • Bowl

PROCEDURE

  1. Shave off as much of the outer shell of the coconut as you can. 
  2. Cut the coconut in half with a knife. 
  3. Drain the coconut water into a jar.
  4. Scoop out the meat of the coconut with a chisel/hammer and place the meat into a bowl.
  5. Measure the amount of coconut meat you have.
  6. Add 50% more water to the bowl than you have coconut meat. 
  7. Pour the contents of the bowl into the blender.
  8. Blend until the coconut has a smooth, creamy consistency. 
  9. Place cheese cloth over the bowl. 
  10. Pour the coconut from the blender onto the cheese cloth.
  11. Gather the cheese cloth around the coconut and squeeze out all of the milk.
  12. Discard coconut flakes that remain in the cheese cloth.
  13. Pour the coconut milk into the jar. 
  14. Screw the lid tightly on the jar and allow the coconut milk to ferment for 48 hours.
  15. During this time the coconut oil will separate from the coconut milk.
  16. Chill the jar in the refrigerator for 2 hours to allow the oil to solidify.
  17. Scoop out the oil with a spoon and place it in a container with a lid. 
  18. Store under room temperature.

Did you make your coconut oil? What method did you use? 

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Comments
  • commenter
    Hasta Salem 20 Aug 2018

    how do we separate the oil from the water?

    Reply
    • commenter
      Admin 22 Aug 2018

      Salem, the water will settle at the bottom of the jar while the solid oil would be at the top.

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