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How to make homemade coconut oil

Mary Smith
By Mary Smith. Updated: January 20, 2017
How to make homemade coconut oil

Physical appearance and personal care are some of the things that concern us the most and where we usually spend a lot of money. Coconut oil is one of the products with the most cosmetic properties and benefits and, therefore, should be incorporated in to your beauty routine. Furthermore, it is also very good for your health and is often used in recipes, being one of the best oils for deep frying. As you can see, it is a very versatile and useful product. So that you can have this excellent product and also save money, in this article we show you how to make homemade coconut oil.

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Steps to follow:


Coconut oil is prepared from coconut milk so the first thing to do is to get this milk. To do this, we need to remove the coconut water without breaking the coconut. Drill three holes into the coconut, pour the water into a container and save it.

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Then, split the coconut in half, scoop out the flesh and grate it. Wrap it in a thin cotton cloth or use a cloth strainer and squeeze it to get out the most possible milk. Place a container underneath to collect the milk.

How to make homemade coconut oil - Step 2

When you've squeezed the milk from the flesh, add the coconut water to hydrate it, wait a while for it to absorb and squeeze it out again. When the flesh is completely dehydrated, you can save it and use it for cooking, for example.


Now we have coconut milk and we can begin to make homemade coconut oil. Place the milk in a pan or saucepan and bring to a simmer.

How to make homemade coconut oil - Step 4

The heat will cause the water to evaporate and the milk to thicken. Gradually, the coconut milk will start to granulate and the oil will separate. When the milk proteins are completely separated from the oil you must filter it. With a strainer, pour the coconut milk through to extract the oil.


Et voilà! You have your homemade coconut oil to use as you wish. To solidify the coconut oil you just have to leave it in the refrigerator for 3 to 4 hours. If you are not going to use coconut oil right away, you can add a few drops of vitamin E so that it stays in perfect condition for longer.

Did you know you can use your homemade coconut oil to make a homemade toothpaste and for dogs' dental care as well?

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