Coconut oil is very expensive, because of its value. It doesn’t only make your complexion glow and shine “black or white”, it also protects your skin cells, nourish them and enhance production of melanin.
For those of you that use creams and bleaching cream, you will need to add it to your daily cosmetics, because most of the creams and cosmetic products out there contains hydroquinone, which thins your skin and depletes the melanin on your skin.
Today I will teach you how to produce coconut oil very easily without stress from the comfort of your home.
What you will need include: 9 to 10 coconuts from which you can extract approximately 150 grams of coconut oil, which will give you around 3 liters of coconut oil if done properly.
Method for preparation:
peel and extract the flesh from the coconut, and once you have collected the flesh from all the coconuts go ahead and grate it.
Extract the coconut milk from the flesh by squeezing it with your hands in a muslin cloth. Keep a bowl below the cloth to collect the liquid. You can add very little hot water to it to make it easy to handle and to squeeze out all the milk
Once the coconut milk has been extracted, sieve it using a muslin cloth to remove any impurities.
place the coconut milk in a frying pan or pot and put it on fire. Let it cook for 2 to 3 hours, but make sure the heat is kept low.
keep stirring it every now and then till the milk becomes brownish in colour. However, be careful that it doesn’t burn.
once the milk becomes concentrated, remove it from the fire and let it cool down. Place the cooled thickened milk in a muslin cloth and squeeze out the oil. Collect it in a bowl and then store it in a can or a plastic bottle.
This homemade coconut oil can easily last for a year or at least 8 to 10 months. If You place it in an airtight container, don’t leave it out in the open else it can get contaminated and It will not smell good.
Nwachineke Onyeke Chekwube reporting, Obinwannem news writer/October 25, 2021.