So I found out that pure coconut oil is the anti-aging skin remedy. Then I saw how expensive it is and got a wild hair to extract my own. I do not recommend this for anyone lacking in the virtue of patience… After 3 days of tapping, cracking, peeling, shredding, squeezing, fermenting, separating, slow heating and extracting…I got 2 Tbs. But the coconut was $1.79!! LoL
I started by drilling a hole to drain the milk, then placing the coconut in a big vice that we have, cracking it. I took all the pieces and separated the meat from the peel. Then I ran the pieces through the food processor, adding warm water to make a paste. The instructions I followed said to squeeze the paste into a jar of the coconut milk, and wait for it to ferment and separate.
A hard paste forms at the top of the jar, that is where the oil is. I took that out, melted it in a boiling bath, then ran it through the cheesecloth again to filter. This was a long, labor filled process.
After all that, I decided to check prices and found the best price for quantity at http://www.bulkapothecary.com/. The refined comes in a gallon, or 5 gallon quantity. The unrefined is better for cooking than the refined with smallest quantity 32 ounces. I wanted it to use it as an anti-aging product. I have been using it now, for over a year, and can tell a distinct difference.
I LOVE making things from pure nature, and went a little cuckoo for the coconut oil, but it was worth it! Check out more ideas about what can be created from or about nature.
HAPPY NATURAL SKIN HEALTH!!!