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How to Make Coconut Oil (9 easy steps)

People need coconut oil for various things, for their skin, hair, injuries for food and etc. Coconut oil is used worldwide. It is an important nut. People sell it to make money. Coconut has a lot of values, from the meat to the chaff and the water, then milk and oil everything about the coconut is important. Making coconut oil is actually very teachable, I will be showing you steps on how to make coconut oil.

Steps for making coconut oil

Step 1: Collect Coconuts

Search around and collect few fallen coconuts. You also need couple of rocks, one may be a big boulder on the ground and the other may be smaller in size which you can lift up easily.

Step 2: Husk the Coconuts

You also have to husk the coconuts to be able to get the coconut oil.

  • First, remove the cap from the coconut. It can be removed by lightly tapping the cap on the rock.
  • Now place the coconut on the big boulder, uncapped portion facing down.
  • Lift the other rock with both hands and hit hard on top of the coconut.
  • After few hard hits, you will find cracks on the sides and the husk gets loosened
  • Remove the loosened husk from the nuts.

Step 3: Crack Open the Coconuts

Holding the husked coconut in your palm, lightly tap on the edge of a rock in a circular motion. Now the coconut will crack open.

Step 4: Remove and Collect Coconut Meat

You can remove the coconut meat using any sharp metal object. Here, you can see I have used an old broken spoon for this. You can scrape out the flesh from the nuts or remove chunks with the sharp end of the broken spoon.

Step 5: Grate the Coconut Meat

You need stone to grate the coconut meat. You can do it in an empty coconut shell, in a helmet, over a rock or even in a well cleaned tortoise shell.

Step 6: Extract Coconut Milk

  • Add some water to the grated coconut and mix well.
  • Squeeze out the milk from the mix. You can do it with your hands, or better use a piece of cloth to filter out the milk from the mix.
  • Do it twice to extract more milk from the leftover. Do not over do otherwise you will end up with lot of water in the extract.

Step 7: Make a Fireplace

  • Find out a place to make fire.
  • Lay two stones perpendicular to each other so that it will have enough space in between.
  • Check by placing the milk filled utensil over the stones

The fireplace is very important to get our coconut oil extract.

Step 8: Boil the Coconut Milk

  • Collect dried branches or dried coconut leaves and make fire.
  • Keep the milk-filled utensil over the fire. You can use a tortoise shell also for boiling the mix.
  • The coconut milk may boil up. Use a wooden stick or a piece of bamboo to stir the milk while boiling.
  • Carry on till all the water gets evaporated from the mix. This may take considerable time as all the water needs to be evaporated. Now you can see oil bubbling on the surface of the heated milk.
  • Remove from fire and allow the oily milk to cool down

Step 9: Extract Oil From Boiled Coconut Milk

  • When the mixture is sufficiently cooled down, you can separate the oil from the mix. You can use a small piece of cloth, the size of a hand-kerchief for this.
  • Lay the piece of cloth flat over the heated mix and lightly press with your fingers. You can note that the cloth is absorbing oil from the mix.
  • Remove the piece of cloth and fold it keeping the side facing up out.
  • Squeeze the oil from the cloth into another container or an empty coconut shell

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