Most people understand that virgin coconut oil is much better for you than processed coconut oil. If you are having a hard time finding extra virgin coconut oil at the store, then you should learn how to make it on your own. This way, you can ensure that you always have the highest quality of coconut oil.
In order to make your own virgin coconut oil, you’re going to want to start out by getting 10 to 15 coconuts. What you want to do is crack them open, and extract the coconut meat from them. Then, put all of the coconut meat into a blender and blend it up. The coconut oil will form a liquid suspension that is whitish in color. All you need to do now is simply allow it to sit out and ferment a little bit. The fermentation process will help to separate the coconut oil from the rest of the solution. The fermentation process involves a natural yeast and should take 24 to 36 hours to complete.
Once fermentation is completed, you’ll know, because you will see the coconut oil. The coconut oil should float to the top. All you have to do then, is extract the oil from the top, or else allow it to cool, and then extract the oil. It is important to note that coconut oil will solidify around 76 °F.
Unfortunately, there is not very much oil in every coconut. If you were going to use about 10 coconuts, you would expect to get about 3 cups of coconut oil from them. Or in other words, about 750 ml of coconut oil can be extracted from 10 to 12 coconuts. It is kind of fun though, to make your own coconut oil. Coconut oil can be very good for you both internally and externally. It is good for your hair and skin, and it is also good for weight reduction.