So I finally got around to making some homemade coconut oil for my natural hair. It's not an easy process but definitely worth it. Making things at home seems to be more efficient these days as there are alot of adulterated products out there!
I'm going to give a summary of all I did in 10 easy steps...you can do it too😉
1. Gather your coconuts (I used 3 coconuts in this case and I got 30ml of oil 😢)
2. Break coconuts and take out coconut flesh (the part you would normally eat)
3. Blend coconut flesh (Most people grate it...but I cannot comman kill myself 😂)
If you're blending, make sure to cut into tiny bits and add little water to help your blender)
4. Pour content of blender into a bowl and use clean hands to massage for like 5 mins
5. Get a very light clean cloth and place over a bowl
6. Pour the blended coconut mix unto the cloth and press so that the coconut milk will pass through the cloth and into the bowl, leaving the chaff behind.
Now you should have a bowl of coconut milk (still has water content)
7. Pour milk into a pot and set to medium heat and allow water to dry up leaving pure coconut milk and oil residue
Keep checking and stiring...stop cooking when all water has dried up and what you have looks like picture #3
Mine sat for about an hour😚
8. Leave to cool
9. At this point the oil is clearly visible so you sieve out the oil using a light clean cloth.
10. Pour oil in a container and seal the lid.
NOW I KNOW WHY COCONUT OIL IS EXPENSIVE 😂😂😂
Who else has tried this or wants to try? Share your thoughts 👇 .
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