Saturday, November 19, 2011

How To Make Virgin Coconut Oil At Home

Last week I was buying some coconuts from the local grocery store. The cashier was curios to see the number of coconuts I was buying and she asked me what I am going to do with that. I explained that I use those for making virgin coconut oil. She was amazed to know that we can make that at home because she  used to spend a lot of money to buy the bottled ones from market.I have learned this from my grandmother because I am from Gods Own Country-Kerala which is the southern most state of India and there we use virgin coconut oil a lot.... in curries,dishes,as hair oil, for body massage,as baby oil, to make bath soap and in lot of Ayurvedic medicines
Its easy to make virgin coconut oil at home. Follow the below simple steps and watch the video.
  1. Get ripe coconuts.
  2. Trim off the brown off the coconut.
  3. Break the coconut into two part.(you may collect the coconut water and drink it.Its good).
  4. Shred the coconut.
  5. Use your hands to squeeze maximum milk out of the shredded coconut.
  6. Add  enough water to the squeeze shredded coconut residue to squeeze out the remaining milk.
  7. Strain the milk to a saucepan and set the stove to medium heat.
  8. Keep on stirring the milk.
  9. After sometimes the milk starts curdling and oil starts to get separated.
  10. Boil until the residue becomes golden brown and the oil somewhat stops to bubble.
  11. Now take the saucepan off the stove and place the saucepan in a slanting position so that the oil settles down and gets separated from residue.
  12. After the oil cools off,carefully scoop the oil off the pan to a dry container
  13. Your home made virigin coconut oil is ready for use. :)

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