DIY POST: HOMEMADE COCONUT OIL

Heyy People, how’s the weekend going? Yeah… I know the weekend is over and we all have to get back to work on Monday, yeah we all dread Monday. But I do hope y’all have had a fantastic weekend, unlike mine which was kinda stressful.

This beautiful morning, I’ll be showing you one of the ways you can make homemade coconut oil. This process is called the Boiling Process.

Although, I don’t really advice this method because boiling will actually reduce the nutrients in the oil and make it less effective but, it is the fastest way if you want to get your Coconut oil done in less than 5 hours, as opposed to waiting for 24hours.

Now, for those of us who do not know the benefits of Coconut Oil, here, are some of the benefits:

1. It’s a good moisturizer for your hair and skin.

2. It makes a good leave in conditioner for your hair (dilute with water and put in your spritz bottle)

3. It helps reduce stretch marks (if you are really bothered about it, if not for home training I’ll be flaunting my own stretch marks up and down… Lol! What I’m trying to say is stretch marks are perfectly normal, don’t beat yourself up about it.)

4. It makes your skin soft and smooth and it brings out the glow of your skin (please glow or glow-up doesn’t mean you will get lighter o, it does not mean bleaching, you don’t necessarily have to be light skinned to glow just look at Lupita Nyong’o)

How to make coconut oil using the boiling process.

1. Get two brown and matured coconuts, healthy ones o please.

Something like these two

2. Break the coconuts to reveal the flesh (this is the stressful part, breaking the coconuts is not as easy as it looks in pictures. So, I gave the job to my daddy to break for me)

3. Scoop out the flesh, you can leave the inner brown part, it doesn’t have to be the white part alone.

4. Cut up the coconuts into very little pieces (this will make it easier to blend)

Cut up into little pieces just like this.

5. Boil about four cups of water.

6. Put the coconuts into a blender and add the hot water, then blend. (please note that your blender should be used strictly for fruits and vegetables, please don’t use the one you have used to blend pepper o I beg you.)

This is what it looks like after blending.

7. Seive out the water from the blended coconuts.

8. Now, boil the water you have separated and continuously stir for about an hour or two, depending on the heat and on the number of coconuts used. Boil until the water has evaporated and the cream has turned brown, seperating itself from the oil. Then, you sieve out the oil from the cream. Your coconut oil is ready.

9. An alternative method to this boiling method is that instead of boiling, you can leave the water to settle at room temperature for about 24 hours, then put it in the freezer to freeze (obviously…lol) then, scoop the top white part, put it in a saucepan over medium heat until the oil comes out, and there you have it; your homemade coconut oil. (I prefer this method because you’ll have your nutrients intact.)

Your end product should like this; transparent and barely visible under the light. And yes, this is what I got from two coconuts, so you may want to use bigger coconuts or more than two for more oil.

I hope this post has been helpful. If you know any other method to make coconut oil please share with us in the comment section, we all would love to learn from you.

Enjoy the new week and remember to let yourself live free.

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