Recipes

How To Make Coconut Oil And Its Health Benefits

Coconut oil

Coconut oil, also known as copra oil is one of the healthy oils we have on earth. This oil is gotten from mature coconut meat or fresh. It is made from just one basic ingredient, which is coconut. They are made up of medium-chain fatty acids, which are: lauric acid, capric acid, and caprylic acid.

Coconut oil

The oil can be used in the kitchen, bedroom, and even in the bathroom. It is loaded with lots of health benefits, which is discussed below.

Health Benefits of Coconut Oil

Coconut oil contains a high level of antioxidant which helps to suppress or reduce inflammation cells. It is converted in the liver to ketones which are unusable to cancer cells for energy, thereby preventing cancer.

The high level of fat in coconut oil increases HDL cholesterol and lowers LDL cholesterol. Lauric and capric acids help lower the resting heart rate, thereby preventing heart diseases.

It helps to prevent any damage to the level and aids the healing of urinary tract infections. The oil can be taken daily as a health supplement.

Uses Of Coconut Oil

  • Coconut oil is used for healthy baking and cooking
  • It is used to improve dental health.
  • The oil is also used for soothing skin problems like psoriasis, dermatitis e.t.c.
  • It is used for treating diaper rash.
  • The oil is used for hair conditioning and growth.
  • Removing makeup
  • Use to polish wood or leather

How To Make Coconut Oil At Home

There are basically two methods of extracting oil from coconut. The Methods include: Hot pressed method or cold-pressed method. Both methods are good depending on what you need the oil for.

Hot pressed method requires heat while the cold-pressed method doesn’t require heat. Since heat is required in the hot-pressed method, the nutritional value of the content is lower compared to that of the cold-pressed method, which makes the cold-pressed method healthier.

Coconut oil

Equipment

  • Blender Or Food processor
  • Bowl
  • Mesh strainer or cheesecloth
  • Hammer
  • Screw Driver

Ingredients

  • 5 Mature Coconuts
  • Water

How To Make Coconut Oil Using Hot Pressed Method

Procedure

  1. Drill hole into the eyes of the coconut to drain out the water.
  2. Break the coconuts and separate the flesh or meat.
  3. Wash the coconut flesh with clean water, then place in a blender
  4. Blend the coconut flesh or meat with water until creamy.
  5. Sieve the blended coconut to get the milk
  6. Allow the extracted milk to settle overnight in a dark place or put in the refrigerator.
  7. Scoop out the ice on the top leaving the water beneath
  8. Put the scooped milk in a pot
  9. Cook on low heat until the particles inside turns brown
  10. Sieve out the oil into a container and allow to cool
  11. Store in an airtight container.

How To Make Coconut Oil Using Cold Pressed Method.

Procedure

  1. Drill hole into the eyes of the coconut to drain out the water.
  2. Break the coconut to take out the flesh or meat.
  3. Wash the coconut flesh with clean water, then place in a blender
  4. Blend with water until creamy, after sieve it by using clean cheesecloth.
  5. Put it in a plate with a lid, then cover it and store it in a dark place overnight or you can store it in your fridge overnight.
  6. You will notice a thick white block floating on the plate. Remove this block or solid part with a spoon.
  7. Separate it from the water gently and place it on the cheesecloth until the moisture evaporates.
  8. Store in a container.

YOU MAY LIKE THIS RECIPE TOO:

Coconut Milk

Coconut oil

How To Make Coconut Oil

Equipment

  • Blender or Food processor
  • Bowl
  • Mesh strainer or cheesecloth
  • Hammer
  • Screw Driver

Ingredients
  

  • 5 Mature Coconut
  • Water

Instructions
 

How To Make Coconut Oil Using Hot Pressed Method

  • Drill hole into the eyes of the coconut to drain out the water.
  • Break the coconuts and separate the Fresh or meat.
  • Wash the coconut flesh with clean water, then place in a blender.
  • Blend the coconut flesh or meat until creamy.
  • Sieve the blended coconut to get the milk
  • Allow the extracted milk to settle overnight in a dark place or put in the refrigerator.
  • Scoop out the ice on the top leaving the water beneath
  • Put the scooped milk in a pot
  • Cook on low heat until the particles inside turns brown
  • Sieve out the oil into a container and allow to cool
  • Store in an airtight container.

How To Make Coconut Oil Using Cold Pressed Method.

  • Drill hole into the eyes of the coconut to drain out the water.
  • Break the coconut to take out the flesh or meat.
  • Wash the coconut flesh with clean water, then place in a blender
  • Blend with water until creamy, after sieve it by using clean cheesecloth.
  • Put it in a plate with a lid, then cover it and store it in a dark place overnight or you can store it in your fridge overnight.
  • You will notice a thick white block floating on the plate. Remove this block or solid part with a spoon.
  • Separate it from the water gently and place it on the cheesecloth until the moisture evaporates.
  • Store in a container.

Let’s Connect.

You can find me on FacebookPinterest and Instagram.

Thanks for stopping by!!!

Facebook Comments

0 0 vote
Article Rating
Subscribe
Notify of
0 Comments
Inline Feedbacks
View all comments