How to Make Virgin Coconut Oil – Cold Pressed

Posted by Manny on January 8th, 2008

virgin coconut oilThere are two common method of producing Virgin Coconut Oil:

1. Heated (Hot Methods) processes.
2. Non-Heated (Cold Methods) processes.

Hot methods apply extreme pressure or high heat to extract the oil from the nut. Cold methods obtain oil without applying heat or pressing the coconut meat mechanically, hence the more common term “cold pressed”. While many Virgin Coconut Oil found in the market claim to be cold pressed, the oil you buy may have been heated after extraction to hasten the lowering of the moisture (water) content.

How To Make Your Own Cold Pressed Virgin Coconut Oil

  • First of all you must get and select a very mature coconut. You can start at two or three coconuts. This is very important because if you choose a young or immature coconut, you will not get enough coconut oil.
  • Then you must grate the coconut meat or you can ask the someone to do it.
  • Try to find a big jar with wide mouth. Then extract the coconut milk from the grated coconut by putting a handful in a piece of cloth or “katsa”. Wrap and wring the katsa to extract the milk.
  • When you have finished extracting the milk, leave it for 24 hours in the jar in an isolated place. After 24 hours, scoop the curd with a spoon on the top until you see the oil. Then slowly scoop the virgin coconut oil in a clean jar or bottle. Now you have it. A home made virgin coconut oil !
  • There is a better option, you can freeze the coconut milk after 24 hours so you won’t have to scoop the oil since the curd and oil are already hardened, it is easy for you to separate the curd and the oil.

While virgin coconut oil has been documented to help alleviate, ease, protect against and even cure many ailments, it is still vital that the individual maintain a healthy lifestyle, exercise regularly, eat a balance diet of the right kind of food, and drink lots of water.

Some of the 200+ known medical uses

Skin (mosquito/insect bites, itching, rashes, cuts, bruises, scratches, acne, sun-burn, burns, blisters, wrinkles, warts, moles, fungus, skin cancer, pre-cancerous lesions, eczema, stretch marks, massage).

Hair (dandruff, scalp care, hair growth, lice infestations).

Mouth (cracked lips, gum disease, dental cavities, toothaches, mouthwash, throat infections, sore throat).

Thyroid Function (overweight, cold hands/feet, fatigue, migraines, PMS, irritability, fluid retention/swelling, anxiety/panic attacks, depression, memory, concentration, low sex drive, low body temperature, constipation, insomnia, itchiness, food sensitivities, brittle nails, bruise easily, heat/cold intolerance, hypoglycemia, frequent/persistent colds, UTI, yeast infections, immunity, joint pains, poor coordination, irregular menstrual periods).

Bacteria (ear, throat, sinus, genital infections, UTI, pneumonia, rheumatic fever, dental cavities and gum disease, food poisoning, toxic shock syndrome, meningitis, gonorrhea, gastric ulcers, parrot fever, septicemia, endocarditis, enterocolitis, E.coli, staphylococcus, strephtococci, strephtococcus).

Virus (influenza, measles, herpes, mononucleosis, chronic fatigue syndrome, hepatitis C, AIDS, SARS) Fungus (ringworm, athlete’s foot, jock itch, candidiasis, diaper rash, thrush, toenail fungus). Parasites (giardiasis, tapeworms, pinworms).

Cancer (colon, breast, skin, liver, inhibit tumor growth).

Others: Asthma, diabetes, psoriasis, artherosclerosis, hypertension, Alzheimer’s, Sjogren syndrome, Crohn’s, headaches, colds, aches and pains, fever, flu, bronchitis, colitis, cysts, dysentery, dysmenorrhea, hemorroids, cough, dropsy, kidney stones, jaundice, scabies, scurvy, syphilis, hematemesis, hemoptysis, phthisis, tuberculosis, tumors, typhoid, stomach ulcers, Parkinson’s, prostate, gallbladder, malnutrition, maintain intestinal health, normalize body functions, reduce body weight by boosting metabolism.

It can boost the immune system. It can lower cholesterol, but may also raise cholesterol when too low for the body’s needs.

source of 200+ known medical uses: Entrepinoy; Making the coconut oil by: Aling Naty our neighbor


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19 Responses to “How to Make Virgin Coconut Oil – Cold Pressed”

  1. jorge says:

    Good day, I am interested in making homemade virgin coconut oil cold pres. Please, educate me the proper method in producing a quality VCO. thank you and good day.

  2. Rmlioki says:

    hi Dear Ivy, the most important ingredient into vco is lauric acid & will evaporate in 60 oC, so if you heated vco you’ll loss lauric acid from vco. The reason your vco a little sour is water content’s still high so your vco easily oxidized & make smell like that. 🙂

  3. jesla says:

    how many coconut we need to get one liter of coconut oil?

  4. Ginny says:

    Hi, years ago I read a recipe online about making homemade coconut milk. It said to gently simmer canned coconut milk in a pot on the stove. Have you ever heard of this? Thanx.

  5. mel dela rosa says:

    Dear Ivy,
    You try the natural fermentation process, the VCO will have a fresh coconut smell, I have a up close and personal experience with the VCO in one of the sites here in our area.

  6. Ivy says:

    I have a problem with this way. After I extracted coconut oil, the smell has a little sour. When I made VCO by heating process, the coconut oil has coconut smell. How can I get coconut oil with coconut smell by cold pressed?

  7. mel dela rosa says:

    Dear Manny,
    I am going to try to go into VCO processing the fermentation way, Is there any information you can share or a website where I can go to help me in my new endeavor. Thank you so much for your help.

  8. Alan Leong says:

    I am interested in Virgin Coconut Oil and Coconut Cooking Oil.
    Initially will buy for export and later planning to go into Agriculture coconut farming (big plantation with oil processing plant). If there is any good opportunities, please forward information to my email address. Thank you.

  9. Rina says:

    Hi…am glad that the DA had sent me this link…that i may be able to post what we are really looking for now,I am inviting anyone specially Christians who has a burden to help Christians in poverty.I and my group are looking for a Christian financer or capitalist to join our venture as we are trying to produce VCO for a cause,..actually this is not just business but a vision too.We have the market or buyers the procedures,manpower(workers are all Christians),location,raw material and everything except the finance,we can talk about the profit sharing and other business detail,if in case you are interested,you can reach me out thru celphone just dial 09109874951/09159390823 thank you and God Bless Us!!!

  10. sir, am just a beginner in coconut oil business, i need more of extraction process in details and production in large quantity.hope to read from you soon.

  11. srini says:

    Dear sir,

    Where do i get the information about the Required machinery to make Virgin coconut oil in large capacity. I just want the special machinery suppliers list

  12. Manuel says:

    @Eva Sanchez Malaguit Po
    I think you also need to use the internet technology on promoting your products. Start joining the Filipino Entrepreneur Community for now and then try other networking sites like facebook.

  13. Eva Sanchez Malaguit Po says:

    Hi, I want your help, i can produce 1000 to 1500 kilos a week of virgin coconut oil, located in Lucena City, Philippines, and i dont have a serious buyer of my product. the VOC has no brand, no nutritional fact, no laboratory test, but im sure it pure, filter, pasturized and extract properly.i used expeller in extracting the coconut milk after newly grated matured coconuts, and im selling it cheap, not retail, bottled in 6 ltrs per bottle new plastic clear container. my asking price in (US$ 6.00 per liter), US$36.00 per bottle. all i want is to buy my VOC minimum of 2,000 liters every 15 days, twice a month, contineously, because i can not hire and stop my employee. FOB Manila,Philippines. Buyers are welcome to visit my working place. i welcome also buyers or partner who want to finance or joint venture and also anybody interested can email me or , THANKS, Truly Yours, . . . . . . EVA.

  14. Manuel says:

    @victoria Agi

    Yes you have to cover it with clean cloth. No need to cover with the jar lid. Thanks or your comment and happy new year!

  15. victoria Agi says:

    Thanks so much for your recipe. After extracting the coconut milk, do i need to cover the jar for 24 hours?

    I really look forward to prepare mine at home.

    Thanks and hope to hear from you soon.


  16. sundaram says:

    How many coconuts are needed to make one litre of cold pressed virgin organic coconut oil, and what degree of maturity is required?

    one more question:

    Does the coconut meat need to be exposed in the sun prior to grating and how fine should it be grated?
    Thanks for replying to these vital questions!!

  17. courtney says:

    thank you very much for teaching me how to make my own homemade virgin coconut oil. now, i don’t have to buy vco at markets. thanks a lot!

  18. Scurvy says:

    This is pretty interesting. I have bought coconut milk before for use in Thai recipes, but never knew that the oil had any medicinal benefits.

  19. jelim says:

    hi can you recommend some work at home like online work…

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