I have recently wanted to make more of the basics at home as I learn more about homesteading. Coconut oil had been on my list for some time. I found this recipe via YouTube, and I have to say, making coconut oil is rather easy. The hardest part is getting the coconuts open. I used a hammer. The next hardest thing, would be finding a cheap source of coconuts. They were rather expensive in the grocery store. The product is a fresh smelling, version that I would say is way better than store bought.
Step One: Open The Coconut
This is an especially hard thing to do. I used a hammer to get it to finally open. You can find plenty of ways to open it yourself.
Step 2: Cut The "meat" Into Cubes
Cut the coconut into cubes after you have opened it.
Step 3: Put Into Blender With Water
Put the chunks of coconut into a high speed blender.
Step4 : Separate Coconut Milk
Run the milk through a metal mesh, or cheese cloth. Use the liquid to then put in the fridge overnight. Use this block to cook the next day.
Step 5: All Set
After the oil has separated, you can put in a glass bottle and use. Check out this video below. She does a great job at thoroughly explaining how to make coconut oil at home.