Homemade Coconut Oil : How to Make Coconut Oil at Home

Homemade Coconut Oil : How to Make Coconut Oil at Home

Homemade Coconut Oil
Coconut oil has been proven to be a beneficial oil for both health and beauty.
This oil is packed with antioxidant, antibacterial, anti-inflammatory and anti-fungal properties.
Coconut oil is one of the best oils for weight watchers when used in moderation and can also make a simple meal taste so heavenly.
++see how I used it in this recipe here++
If you live in the United States or the Carribbean, you could easily walk into your local store and pick up a jar of coconut oil; but that is not the case for those of us in Spain or in Nigeria.
I used to buy my coconut oil from a local Indian store, but the store keeper moved on and after a long search I decided to make my own.
Even though I only experimented with just one large coconut, I’ld say, it was worth all the effort and definitely sticking to homemade coconut oil.
Here’s how to do it.

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For the Homemade Coconut Oil you’ll need:
– Coconut milk from matured coconut (click here to see how to extract coconut milk)
– A saucepan or pot
– A sterilized jar with a lid
Tip: A medium sized coconut will give you about 30 ml  Coconut oil (more or less)

1. First follow the method here for how to make /extract coconut milk (you can choose to buy canned coconut milk from the stores).

2. Once you have your coconut milk ready, place it in the refrigerator or freezer for at least 5 hours.
You will notice that the coconut cream(the whitish/cream colored layer) had seperated from the water and has also solidified.

Homemade Coconut Oil : How to Make Coconut Oil at Home

3. Now, gently scoop out the solidified coconut cream and place it in a clean sauce pan or pot.

4. Heat up the coconut cream, on low heat and stir constantly until it starts to bubble at the top and a clear oil begin to show.

Homemade Coconut Oil : How to Make Coconut Oil at Home

5.  Continue to simmer on low until the remnant in the saucepan darkens in color and reduces in size.

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Homemade Coconut Oil : How to Make Coconut Oil at Home

6. Gently scoop out the coconut oil and pour into a sterilized wide mouth jar or bottle.
Don’t cover it until it cools completely. If not it will go rancid quickly.
And hey, don’t throw away the cream remnant in the pot, you can use it for Nigerian Coconut Rice.

Now you have your own homemade coconut oil for
-Smoothies(see my tomato smoothie recipe here)
– Snacks and desserts(use in place of vegetable oil)
– Rich Meals like Nigerian Coconut Rice and a lot more

Note: The coconut oil will solidify and become white in color in cold temperature.

Check out Wellnessmama.com for 101 uses for Coconut Oil

Do you use coconut oil? Do you plan to to make homemade coconut oil? I’ll love to hear what you think 🙂 


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  1. Edward Domnan Anthony
    January 16, 2018 / 10:34 am

    Hello, pls what can be done when the cream doesn't solidify after blending and refrigerating? It only caked

  2. temitope
    December 24, 2017 / 1:22 pm

    Enter your comment…u are super ma thanks a lot but wat can i add to it for my baby cream and i

  3. Superb Tehteh
    July 27, 2017 / 1:53 pm

    Ma I observed that your coconut oil is clear and not golden like some and accordinh to what I have read it should be clear like water. What makes some clear like urs and some golden colour. And how can I get the oil from coconut without boiling.

  4. onyi
    May 4, 2017 / 10:05 am

    Hi Nky,thanks so much for this directions. Please I made this last night and put in the fridge (although there wasn't constant power supply)but it has refused to solidify although there is a thick white curd in top but not solid. please what do I do next I am confused. Thanks

  5. onyi
    May 4, 2017 / 9:59 am

    Hi, such a great job you are doing. kudos. I tried this yesterday evening and put in the fridge (although there wasn't constant power supply) up untill now it hasn't caked although there is a thick white curd at the top but not solid. please what can i do? Wait longer?

  6. Unknown
    April 18, 2017 / 7:30 am

    Am doing my own will get to say how it came out. Thanks for the information

  7. Melly :D
    April 15, 2017 / 5:35 am

    Hi, thanks for the great recipe. Could you offer any uses for the remaining water though? It seems like such a waste to just dump it..

  8. Melly
    April 15, 2017 / 5:34 am

    Hi, thanks for the great recipe. Could you offer any uses for the remaining water though? It seems like such a waste to just dump it..

  9. Euphy
    April 4, 2017 / 9:00 am

    Enter your comment…Thanks for the article ma. But I don't have refrigerator, how can I do it

  10. Onoriode Okpoye
    March 20, 2017 / 6:41 am

    I made My own with 2 big coconut at it was perfect I did not use refrigerator Sha I just pour in a pot and turned until there was oil and milk and I served the oil out.naija no light

  11. Didi
    November 3, 2016 / 10:21 pm

    Tnx4 d info. Am goina try making my own oil in d mrng and i'll let u no how it turned out.

    • Nky Lily Lete
      November 22, 2016 / 6:16 pm

      Great Didi, I'll be expecting your feedback.

  12. Zeal
    October 30, 2016 / 12:33 am

    Pls what if I don't want to boil it, what will happen if I remove it from fridge?

    • Nky Lily Lete
      November 22, 2016 / 6:15 pm

      You'll have to carefully separate the pulp from the water, it's actually called cold pressed method. I'll be posting that process soon.

  13. Nikky
    October 28, 2016 / 8:53 pm

    Enter your comment…Thanks for the info, I made mine today but l hope that the heat will not reduce the benefits

    • Nky Lily Lete
      November 22, 2016 / 6:01 pm

      Not so much dear, i'll be sharing the cold pressed method soon.

    • Inyam Aondoaseer
      May 30, 2022 / 12:24 am

      I have

  14. Anonymous
    September 24, 2016 / 4:42 pm

    Enter your comment…thanks alot for dat useful info, im preparing mine now – Esther P

    • Nky Lily Lete
      November 22, 2016 / 6:00 pm

      That's great Esther 🙂

  15. Anonymous
    September 20, 2016 / 8:35 am

    Thank you very much ma for taking your time to explain.

    • Nky Lily Lete
      November 22, 2016 / 5:57 pm

      You're welcome

  16. Elizabeth Isaiah
    September 4, 2016 / 6:51 pm

    I find this information very helpful. Thank u so much

    • Nky Lily Lete
      November 22, 2016 / 5:23 pm

      You're welcome Elizabeth

  17. Anonymous
    July 15, 2016 / 3:51 pm

    Thanks for the tips. However, the first time I tried out the coconut oil processing with 20 coconuts, the oil came out really pure and light gold. However, as soon as I increased it to 80 coconut, I realised that it oil comes out really dark one of the time i used 80 cocnuts, it came out black. what could have been the cause of that? although I didnt use low heat

    • Nky Lily Lete
      November 22, 2016 / 5:21 pm

      You burnt it, I guess the heat was too high

  18. Sathish Mrb
    July 9, 2016 / 12:53 pm

    Hi, I tried and successfully got pure coconut oil. Its really useful info. Thanks for taking time to share such a useful information. Keep posting.Sathish from Buy Groceries Online Chennai

  19. Adeola Oyebisi
    July 3, 2016 / 5:14 pm

    What if I don't ave a frigde

  20. Awharitefe Majesty
    March 30, 2016 / 3:58 pm


    • Nky Lily Lete
      November 22, 2016 / 5:18 pm

      You're welcome

  21. Twine's perceptions
    November 27, 2015 / 10:17 pm

    Hello! I have boiled the milk for an hour and pour into a transparent pill, Do I just keep it in the freezer overnight?

    • Nky Lily Lete
      November 28, 2015 / 6:49 pm

      yes,you can do that.

  22. Ejiro Oghene
    October 11, 2015 / 6:45 pm

    Refrigerating makes it much easier. Thank you

    • Nky Lily Lete
      November 28, 2015 / 6:59 pm

      Yes it does, you're welcome 🙂

  23. stephanie
    October 6, 2015 / 8:42 am

    Hello Nky. How many coconut can one use to get the oil that will fill that (for example) jar you have in picture ?

    • Nky Lily Lete
      October 7, 2015 / 9:49 pm

      About 3 to 4 large coconut. That's a 100ml jar.

  24. Olatunde Shade
    October 6, 2015 / 8:29 am

    Wow! This is wonderful! I'll quickly try this tonight.now I can make my own coconut oil thanks alot for this information.

    • Nky Lily Lete
      October 7, 2015 / 9:35 pm

      You're welcome Shade, I'll be expecting your feedback 🙂

    • Obianuju
      November 5, 2015 / 6:55 am

      Oh wow this is great am on it thank you so so much

  25. Anonymous
    October 5, 2015 / 5:37 pm

    Welldone dear. We appreciate you.

  26. Mary-Jane Charles
    October 3, 2015 / 7:43 am

    Thanks a lot ma you've really saved a lot of people kitchen wise, your recipes are the Bomb. my Mum never ceases to bless you anytime i try out something from your site cos it always comes out Good. i picked up am order for puff-puff believing that your recipe would help me out and it did i try it out last night and it came out good. my parents almost used it for dinner. and now with your recipe I would be making my puff-puff delivery my Monday. Thanks a million you are the best . also Ma please i have some personal questions to ask you please how can i get connected to your directly and privately?. Thanks again.

    • Nky Lily Lete
      October 3, 2015 / 10:12 pm

      Wow, thanks for your lovely feedback hun.If it's for business, you can email me at [email protected], but if you want to ask questions concerning recipes, please feel free to ask it here or under the particular recipe you are interested, and I'll do my best to answer to the best of my knowledge 🙂