Homemade Coconut oil has many beneficial factors. I usually use it for cooking, hair, and body. Coconut oil is used in homemade natural beauty products, it is good as a moisturizer for skin and hair. It is healthy oil for cooking.
I use coconut oil as a body lotion, all I do is to add an essential oil like vitamin E or almond oil or any oil I have at the time and mix with shea butter, and I also use the mixture for hair too. The water from the processing can be used for cooking rice. If you’re not ready to use it, you can store it in the refrigerator.
- 2 small coconut
- Warm water
I used 2 small coconuts
Break coconut and cut open
Remove the coconut meat from the shell, rinse and cut into pieces.
Blend with warm water (use as little as possible). Avoid using cold water to blend. Warm water helps in extracting more milk from the coconut.
Sieve it: Pour in a sieve and separate shaft from milk. Blend the shaft the second time to extract more milk. Sieve and make sure you squeeze all the liquid from the shaft.
Cover the liquid and put in the refrigerator or on a countertop overnight.
Take the liquid out and remove the top part (oil)
Place a pot on low medium heat, skim the floated top (oil) into the pot and cook. Make sure it doesn't burn if you think the heat is too much reduce the heat.
The coconut will until it turns to oil and has some residue underneath.
Set aside and let it cool down and sieve the coconut oil.
Coconut oil is ready, just bottle it up.
You can use as many coconuts as possible. You can use the water from the process in another cooking. I used it for cooking Coconut Jollof Rice
If you can't remove the coconut meat from the shell, place the coconut (with shell) on the stove and heat for a few minutes then try to remove and try to remove it again.
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