How to Make Coconut Oil at Home in 10-Not-So-Easy Steps

We understand that you prefer to do things by yourself. It just gives you this different level of satisfaction, especially if done right.

When it comes to DIY projects, creating a homemade coconut oil is nothing new. As a matter of fact, people in tropical countries have been preparing their own coconut oil in the comforts of their own homes.

Lucky for you, we will be teaching you how to make a batch of coconut oil at home the way we prepare our very own Coco Treasure Organics Unrefined Organic Extra Virgin Coconut Oil. Here’s how.

1: Choose a mature coconut that is of good quality.

2: Crack it open and remove the coconut meat.

3: Grate the meat and place it in a nut-milk bag. Slowly put the bundle in a colander and put it over a bowl to catch the milk that is dripping. Leave the milk as is for several hours to allow it to separate. Every 30 minutes, squeeze the bag again.

4: Perform another round of milk extraction. Pour hot water over the coconut meat that you grated. Ideally, the ratio should be 1 part of hot water for every 2 parts of grated coconut meat. Do step number 3 again.

5: Put in the refrigerator and let the milk stand for at least 6 hours. During this time, the milk should separate and an oily layer will float to the top.

6: Scoop the cream from the liquid. You can easily do so because the cream will harden in the fridge and will separate from the watery part.

7: Heat a cast iron skillet at a low temperature and let the cream warm. Be careful not to let it boil. Just let it simmer until all the water in the cream has completely evaporated. This should take around an hour. Stir frequently until the mixture separates. The solid portions will turn to brown and will sink to the bottom.

8: After the solids turn to brown, it will be easier for you to separate the oil. Pour the mixture over a muslin cloth that is placed over a bowl. The solid particles should remain in the cloth while the oil goes straight into the bowl.

9: Squeeze the cloth until all the remaining oil drops.

10: Let the oil cool before transferring to a lidded container.

Now, isn’t that easy?

How to Make Coconut Oil at Home in 10-Not-So-Easy Steps