How to make Coconut Oil

Coconut oil is one of the world’s healthiest cooking oils. This is a pictorial on how to make yours.

STEP 1.

First step is to break coconut and take out the flesh from the shell and rinse
First step is to break coconut and take out the flesh from the shell and rinse

STEP 2.

Grate / Blend / Grind your coconut flesh. If you grate it you might need to add some water. If you blend or grind it you'd definitely use water to blend you may or may not need more water
Grate / Blend / Grind your coconut flesh. If you grate it you might need to add some water.
If you blend or grind it you’d definitely use water to blend you may or may not need more water

STEP 3.

Get a clothe seive (or cheese cloth depending on your location) the type used to seive ogi.
Get a clothe seive (or cheese cloth depending on your location) the type used to seive ogi.

STEP 4.

Using a cloth seive strain the Milk from the chaff. Then allow it to sit covered for a few hours. You might put it in the fridge too. This would allow the water settle to the bottom and the cream float to the top and you can use a scoop spoon to scoop it out
Using a cloth seive strain the Milk from the chaff. Then allow it to sit covered for a few hours. You might put it in the fridge too. This would allow the water settle to the bottom and the cream float to the top and you can use a scoop spoon to scoop it out
This is the coconut chaff. It doesn't have to go to waste you may spread in a tray till it dries or oven dry it and store in an airtight container. Then it becomes your desiccated coconut, if you blend the desiccated coconut it becomes coconut flour which you can use in cakes, candies, biscuits etc. I would be posting pictures of my coconut candy in a fresh post shortly
This is the coconut chaff. It doesn’t have to go to waste you may spread in a tray till it dries or oven dry it and store in an airtight container. Then it becomes your desiccated coconut, if you blend the desiccated coconut it becomes coconut flour which you can use in cakes, candies, biscuits etc. I would be posting pictures of my coconut candy in a fresh post shortly

Recipe for coconut candy can be found here

STEP 5.

This is what the coconut cream would look like, floating on top of the bowl. I kept this in the fridge so it congealed.
This is what the coconut cream would look like, floating on top of the bowl. I kept this in the fridge so it congealed.

STEP 6.

Molds of congealed cream in a pot. Now cook.  I prefer to use a coal pot for this because of the boil time and fuel it consumes. This is because I make large quantities. You can however use your gas or electric stoves
Molds of congealed cream in a pot. Now cook. I prefer to use a coal pot for this because of the boil time and fuel it consumes. This is because I make large quantities. You can however use your gas or electric stoves
Water left at the bottom of the bowl. I didn't use too much water to extract the milk. You can use this to cook coconut rice or any of your favorite sauce.
Water left at the bottom of the bowl. I didn’t use too much water to extract the milk. You can use this to cook coconut rice or any of your favorite sauce.

STEP 7.

After heating up the cream for a while the moisture escapes, the cream starts to curdle and the oil separates. Once most of cream has curdled and the water has dried out -curdled milk may turn brown and start to fry- out turn off the heat and scoop out your oil. You may use you seive cloth here again to squeeze out whatever oil in left in the curdled milk.
After heating up the cream for a while the moisture escapes, the cream starts to curdle and the oil separates. Once most of cream has curdled and the water has dried out -curdled milk may turn brown and start to fry- out turn off the heat and scoop out your oil. You may use you seive cloth here again to squeeze out whatever oil in left in the curdled milk.
Coconut Oil smells so goood.
Coconut Oil smells so goood.

There you got it! Your pure unadulterated, coconut oil.

18 thoughts on “How to make Coconut Oil

  1. Seun Chechecosmos March 18, 2015 / 4:53 am

    Ahhh…. And i wasted money buying Coconut Oil from the store a few weeks back. I def need to follow your receipe in making mine. The only thing i don’t have is the seive. Time to look for.
    Thanks for sharing as always babes!
    Muahhhh

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    • Ounje March 18, 2015 / 7:13 am

      Seun you can use a clean old sock to seive it. It works as fine a a cheese cloth or muslin cloth

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    • adepoju temitayo August 2, 2016 / 5:59 am

      thanks a lot for refreshing my memory on this. It’s been a while that av done it.

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  2. adaeze March 18, 2015 / 6:36 am

    yay! I’m sooo making mine. thanks for this explanation. very clear.

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  3. Ifeoluwa March 18, 2015 / 8:54 am

    wow, I’m sure going to try this. God bless you real good

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  4. Kemi March 18, 2015 / 9:08 am

    Tnx so much, am making mine….now!

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  5. Bola Oyebola March 18, 2015 / 11:28 am

    Whaooh! Now i have d confident in making my personal coconut oil. Thhhhhhaaaaaaannnnnnnkkkkk uuuuuu

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  6. Tolulope March 18, 2015 / 1:23 pm

    This is so helpful. I’ve never considered making coconut oil but I’m now considering it.

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    • Ounje March 18, 2015 / 2:11 pm

      You should try it Tolulope. I’d love to see pictures

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  7. Olasile March 19, 2015 / 3:58 pm

    thanks for the info. i will try to make it

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  8. Olayemi Olayemi March 20, 2015 / 8:25 am

    Thanks for this explanation, so nothing is waste in coconut. Please will love to see the coconut candy and how to make it. Thanks Love U

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    • Ounje March 20, 2015 / 8:28 am

      I would post it soon. I’ve been forgetting

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  9. evelyn gazelei March 28, 2015 / 12:34 pm

    I just made mine.thanks so much.God bless

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  10. dolapo April 8, 2015 / 1:12 pm

    How many coconuts should I use to getva considerable amount of coconut oil

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    • Ounje April 8, 2015 / 1:29 pm

      It depends on how much oil you want and the quality of the coconuts you get. Some coconuts are creamy than others. I’ve had a dozen coconuts yield 75 cl of oil and I’ve had a dozen coconuts yield less than 25 cl of oil too.

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