September 22, 2017

How to Make Coconut Oil

I love making palitaw for merienda because it is so easy to make. All you need is glutinous rice, water, shredded coconut, sugar and sesame seeds. You can check here the recipe. Since we are just a family of three, I only make a dozen of palitaw and because of that, I have a lot of leftover shredded coconut.

I really don’t know what to do with the leftover. If I will make a meal with coconut milk, masyado naman siya konti. So last month, I made my very first homemade coconut oil. I watch some YouTube videos to give me an idea. Some use blender but I only use my hand to squeeze it. Anyway, here are the steps. 

1. Boil water.
2. I place the shredded coconut in a strainer then pour the warm water.
3. I let it rest for few minutes and I squeeze the coconut milk. Repeat the process. 
4. I place the coconut milk in a bowl with cover.
5 .Refrigerate the coconut milk until coconut oil solidifies.
6. The following day, I remove the first layer (solid coconut oil) and put it in a pot and cook in low heat. 

7. Check from time to time. It is done when you see some toasted coconut bits. 
8. If you want a clear coconut oil, strain it using paper towel or cheese cloth to remove the toasted coconut bits. But since this is just for personal use, I did not use any cheese cloth. I transfer it in a jar.
9. Store and use it for cooking or beauty regimen. 

Not bad for my first time try. I’m planning to use it for hair or body. 


  1. My mother used to make homemade coconut oil, laking probinsiya kasi ako. Ginagamit ko pag inuubo ako or if I have fever. I am not familiar on the steps how to make one. Thanks for sharing :)

  2. Same here! But my nanay never refrigerated it, iba ito sa ginagawa nya, hot oil kasi yun sa kanya. Pero this one looks nicer e, hehe.

  3. Angel and Nilyn, after posting this blog, I also learned that my mom used to make coconut oil sa province and hindi na nga daw nireref. hehehe! Naggoogle pa ko, mom ko pala marunong gumawa.