Precious
by on April 28, 2017
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Coconut oil is one of the few foods that can be classified as a "superfood". Its uses are numerous and extend to its being used a form of natural medicine, natural beauty treatments, and so much more.

Benefits of coconut oil:
- Provides a nutritional source of quick energy.
- Improves calcium and magnesium absorption and supports the development of strong bones and teeth.
- Reduces inflammation.
- Supports and aids immune system function.
- Promotes healthy hair and healthy skin.
- Functions as a protective antioxidant.
- Improves digestion and bowel function.

What you will need to make yours: 
- Mature coconuts
- Blender
- Cheesecloth
- A bowl
- Transparent nylon bag
- Sieve
- Pot and cooking spoon

Directions:

1. Break the coconut with a blunt object.
2. When done, use a knife to take out the coconut meat from the husk and rinse with water.
3. Then cut the coconut in thin slices to help your blender.
4. Put them in portions in your blender and blend with HOT\WARM WATER till smooth.
5. Pour the contents into your cheesecloth and then squeeze to get out the coconut milk. You can grind the coconut chaff a second time to get out more milk.

6. Pour the milk in your transparent bag, tie it up and leave to settle for 4-5 hours so that the coconut cream can separate from the water.
7. After 4-5 hours, the cream would have risen to the top leaving the water at the bottom.
8. Take a pair of scissors and carefully cut the end of the nylon so the water could drip out.
9. When done, pour the cream in a pot and cook on medium/low heat and stir as you go till you notice the oil rising to the top. Keep on cooking till it dries then leave to cool.
10. When cool, pour the oil in your sieve to separate the oil from the dried cream. Pour oil in container of your choice and it's ready for use.

Have fun making yours :blush:

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