A number of people have been looking for relevant information on how to make coconut oil. There are several uses of coconut oil, apart from its use in the kitchen. While it makes your food and salad taste good, it is also used for treating dry skin and scalp, acid reflux, and as soap base and can sometimes be used for weight loss purposes. Pure coconut oil can be quite expensive, but if you need some challenging project that comes with fun, you can try to make your own coconut oil at home. All you need is a coconut, some simple tools and a good blender to produce your homemade coconut oil, which you can use for any purpose of your choice. One advantage that comes with producing your coconut oil yourself is the assurance that it is 100% pure with no additives.
How to Make Coconut Oil with Fresh Coconut
Get as much of the coconut outer shell shaved off. You can do this by scraping off the outer shell with your knife. Make sure the blade of the knife is always pointed away from you.
Use a knife and cut the coconut into two. Get the coconut milk drained into a jar. Use a chisel to scoop out the flesh of the coconut and put it into a bowl.
Get an accurate measurement of the coconut flesh you have. Add about 50% of more water into the bowl than the coconut meat. For instance, supposing you have about 2 cups of coconut flesh, you need to add about 3 cups of water.
Empty the whole content of your bowl into your blender. Cover the blender and plug it. Leave the blender on at its chop setting for about 1 minute before switching the setting to blend for about 2-3 minutes, or until you produce a smooth, creamy homogenized paste. It is important to reach this level of consistency to make the coconut oil extraction successful.
Get 3 layers of cheesecloth and have them placed on top of one another and use them to cover the bowl. Then pour out the coconut oil from your blender onto your cheesecloth.
Gather the cheesecloth that contains the coconut in your hands and squeeze out the coconut milk. Throw away the cheesecloth with the coconut flakes it contains.
Pour the extracted coconut milk into a hollow jar. Cover the jar very tightly and give the coconut milk time to ferment. Placing the jar in a dark corner of your home will enable you achieve this.
Transfer the coconut milk into a warm, light corner for about 6-8 hours. The coconut oil separates from the milk during this period.
To solidify the oil, get in chilled in a refrigerator for about 3 hours.
Use a table spoon and scoop out the coconut oil, put it in a lidded container. Give the oil time to thaw under room temperature. Your coconut oil is now ready for use.