Hey Coconut Lovers! Tired of spending a fortune on cold-pressed coconut oil? Don’t worry, making your own at home is easier than you think. Not only is it a cost-effective solution, but it also gives you the satisfaction that your oil is pure, unrefined and packed with all the natural goodness of coconut. So let’s tackle this fun and easy DIY project and learn how to make cold-pressed coconut oil at home!
coconut oil A versatile oil that can be used for a wide range of purposes, from cooking to hair care. The oil is derived from the flesh of mature coconuts and one of the best ways to extract coconut oil is cold pressing. Cold-pressed coconut oil is pure and unrefined, retaining all of the coconut’s natural nutrients and flavor.
Virgin vs Extra Virgin vs Cold Pressed Coconut Oil
Virgin, extra virgin, and cold-pressed coconut oil are all types of coconut oil, but differ in how they are made and in quality. Virgin and extra virgin coconut oil is made from fresh coconut meat and is usually manufactured using mechanical means. Extra virgin coconut oil is made by first pressing the coconut pulp and has a stronger coconut taste and aroma. Cold-pressed coconut oil is also produced using mechanical means, but is considered to be of the highest quality as no heat is used and the natural nutrients and flavors are retained.
Also read: Here’s Why Cold-Pressed Hair Oil Is Best For Your Hair
Benefits of Cold Pressed Coconut Oil for Hair
Cold-pressed coconut oil is a popular ingredient in natural hair care products due to its potential benefits. Here are some of the benefits cold-pressed coconut oil can have on your hair.
1. Condition your hair: Cold-pressed coconut oil moisturizes and conditions hair, leaving it soft and shiny. It also helps prevent split ends and hair breakage.
2. Promotes hair growth. The nutrients in cold-pressed coconut oil nourish the scalp and promote healthy hair growth.
3. Prevent Dandruff: The antifungal properties of cold-pressed coconut oil help prevent dandruff and other scalp infections.
Cold-pressed coconut oil is not only great for your hair, but it also: moisturizing the skinworks as a makeup remover that prevents acne and is chemical-free.
How to make cold pressed coconut oil at home?
Cold-pressed coconut oil is readily available in the market, but it is very expensive, and is there a commercial product that is better than homemade? Let’s see how to make cold-pressed coconut oil. .
*2-3 mature coconuts
・Cheesecloth (muslin fabric)
* big bowl
*Jar with lid
1. Crack the coconut and remove the pulp (coconut malai) from the shell. You can use a coconut scraper or knife to do this. After removing the meat, wash it with water to remove any debris.
2. Cut the coconut pulp into small pieces and put it in the blender. Add enough water to cover the meat and mix until smooth.
3. Pour the mixture into a large bowl and use cheesecloth to strain the liquid. Squeeze the muslin cloth to extract as much liquid as possible.
4. Pour the liquid into a jar with a lid and let it sit for 24-48 hours. During this time, the oil will naturally separate from the water and rise to the top of the jar.
5. After 24-48 hours, remove the layer of coconut oil on the jar and transfer to another container. You can use a spoon to scoop out the oil, or you can carefully pour it out.
6. Place the cold-pressed coconut oil in a jar with a lid and store in a cool, dry place. Properly stored oil will last for months.
*Use only mature coconuts to ensure a higher oil yield.
*Be sure to mix the coconut meat with enough water to create a smooth mixture.
*If you live in a cold climate, you may need to warm the coconut oil slightly for ease of use.
Making cold-pressed coconut oil at home is easy and requires only a few ingredients. The oil obtained is pure and unrefined. Use it in cooking, baking, or as a natural skin and hair care product.