There are many different ways in which oil can be made at home, but very few oils can actually be made at home. One of them is coconut oil. Other ingredients like olive oil or even mustard oil are not really feasible at home. You can of course, mix any oil to this homemade body oil like grapeseed or other essential oils along with olive oil, mustard oil, etc.
Step By Step Guide To Make Homemade Body Oil
For making the coconut homemade body oil you need about 2 cups of distilled water along with one big mature and brown coconut, with the nutshell removed. You will also need a small pan, grater, blender, muslin cloth or strainer for it.
Step One- Heat The Pan
Heat the pan and add some water to it. Let the same simmer for a while. In the meanwhile, prepare the coconut by grating it.
Step Two- Add Coconut
Now you have to take the coconut and place it in the hot water. Place a lid over the top to secure the same. Make sure that the grated coconut is allowed to boil for a bit. Once done, let it cool or else you will burn your hands. But don’t make it very cold.
Step Three- Blending And Sieving
Now you have to take the coconut along with the water and mix it in a blender. Then sieve the mixture using a muslin cloth or even cheesecloth. Sieve at least twice and then place in a medium bowl.
Step Four- Sieving
Now take a good sieve and sieve the coconut puree again. You should press lightly with a rubber spatula or even the back of a big spoon to sieve the same. Once the pulp is dry, you can add some more water to the pulp and press again.
Step Five- Reheat
Now you have to keep the liquid in the pan again and bring it to a boil on high heat. During the process, make sure that you are stirring constantly.
Step Six- Separate The Oil
After heating, the oil separates from the cream (browned part). Use a ladle to take out the oil or even through a strainer and store. This oil can be applied on hair, body and also consumed.