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Homemade Unrefined Coconut Oil


Three coconuts will produce approximately 250ml of coconut oil.  Use it in recipes and baking cakes, for skin and hair, in natural remedies and homemade beauty products.


  • 3 Coconuts
  • 4 cups Water


  1. Smash open the coconuts with a hammer.
  2.  Detach the inside of the coconut with a knife.
  3. Scrape off the brown skin with a grater.
  4. Chop coconuts into small pieces and then place in an electric blender.  Add 2 cups of water.  Then blend until coconut is shredded into a smooth paste. Repeat again to use all the coconut pieces.
  5. Pour blended coconut into a large pan.  Bring to a boil.  Boil for 60 minutes.
  6. Strain coconut – Use a tea-towel on top of a strainer into another pan.  Squeeze the coconut until fluid is completely drained.
  7. Leave coconut overnight.  The coconut oil will solidify on top of coconut water.  Then take off the layer of coconut oil.
  8. In another pan, melt the coconut oil over a low heat. Evaporate any moisture left in the coconut oil. Be careful not to burn.  
  9. Then store the coconut oil in a heat-resistant container.  Allow cooling before use.