How to make homemade coconut oil in the quickest and simplest steps


 People do ask me "what can I do with Coconut"? The answer is you can make a healthy coconut oil from it.
Here I will show you how to make homemade coconut oil in Nigeria with simplest and easy steps. So you don't need to buy it but do it all by yourself.
   
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 Uses of coconut oil

  • There are several benefits of using homemade coconut oil
  •  it can be used as a vegetable oil for all round cooking and frying
  •  You can drink a teaspoonfull of it first thing in the morning as a natural cleanser for the body
  •   It can be used as a natural moisturizing cream  for  both newborn babies and adults 
  •   It is also very good for the hair, it helps repair damaged hair, maintains good hair line and prevents hair loss.


Things Needed
4 large dry brown coconuts
High power blender or manual crater
Silk filter
Clean water
Sauce pan
Mixing bowls
Little hammer

                                     

 Procedure:
 STEP 1
 Use the hammer or any other sharp object that can pierce the coconut at the tip and bring out the water from it.Then try to break open the coconuts, you can break it into four halves. Afterwards, use a knife to separate the coconut meat from the hard shell, if the coconut is very dry, the coconut will come off the shell easily.
Chop or shred the coconuts into very tiny bits so the blender can easily blend it. Wash the choped coconuts in a clean water and set aside in a bowl.
 

STEP 2
 Get your blender ready, pour the washed chopped coconut into the blender and add water for smoothe blend. It is better to blend the coconuts in small batches to achieve best result.Blend the coconuts and water till you get a smooth mixture of coconut milk.Pour the blended coconuts mixture into a clean bowl, repeat the procedure for all the batches.


STEP 3
Pour a little amount of clean water into the bowl containing the blended coconut and mix with your hands till a thick white coconut paste  is achieved.
Use the silk filter and place it over another bowl to filter the coconut to separate the coconut milk from the shreds.
 Ensure the filter is properly placed over the bowl and use your hand to squeeze out the liquid from the shreds.
Then pour the mixture into the filter and you will get your coconut milk dripping into the bowl while the chaff will be left in the filter,, gently remove the filter with the shaft after squeezing thoroughly. You can blend the shaft in the blender the second time to extract more of the coconut milk.
 Just repeat the same procedure for step 2. set aside the bowl containing the creamy coconut milk.

STEP 4
Pour  the coconut liquid from the bowl into a washed sauce pan and set it on fire with medium heat. Ensure the heat is kept at medium high, if is it too hot, the whole thing will be burnt without getting oil from it.
Cook till the water in it dries and the cream has separated to the bottom of the sauce pan and turns dark brown, then the oil will start forming at the top of it.
This takes an average of 1 hour.When the oil settles at the top, you can gently scoop it into a dry plate to cool.

UPDATED STEP 4
Instead of just pouring the coconut milk into a sauce pan and place it on heat immediately. Just leave the the bowl containing the coconut milk for atleast 6 hours or overnight.
 When you do this, the coconut milk will separate and float ontop of the bowl. Then gently scoop the milk out.You will see ordinary water stored at the bottom of the bowl.
You can then place the scooped milk into the sauce pan and heat it with medium heat.
This method reduces the time spent for the oil to come out by 85%.In a total of 15mins, instead of initial Whooping 1hour.  You will see your coconut oil forming ontop, gently scoop it out into a dry container.


There you have your home made coconut oil. There are so many methods out there, but this method is tested and trusted because this is exactly how I prepare mine and it comes out just fine.

 Please give us feedback if you successfully make your coconut oil

UPDATED: After trying out a new method I just discovered, I decide to update you guys.


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