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I’m sure by now, you all know that I use coconut oil in massive amounts from cooking to toothpaste. Coconut oil is a wonderful oil to have around and if you don’t know why you should read about why it’s termed “the healthiest oil in the world.”
Coconut has one annoyance however… it’s a solid oil. That is to say that if the temperature is lower than 76 degrees, your coconut oil will be as hard as a rock.
This solid state is nice when you are making deodorant but not so nice when you want to dip your fingers into the oil to use as a moisturizer.
Thankfully there’s an easy way to overcome this issue. I’ve written about it before in my homemade diaper cream post.
However, as not everyone will read my diaper cream post and yet this method is useful for more than just diaper cream I thought I’d write a post just focusing on making this oil easier to use.
Want coconut oil that’s softer and easier to use? Just whip it!
Whipping the coconut oil causes the oil to turn light and fluffy; almost like buttercream frosting!
Whipped Coconut Oil
Coconut Oil – amount depends on how much you want to make.
Place coconut oil (no need to soften, just use it in it’s solid state) into a mixer, food processor, bowl with a hand held mixer, or possibly a good blender. (For the record, I use a food processor.)
Mix/blend away until you get a nice whipped consistency. Voila! You are done. You now have coconut oil in an easy to scoop and use consistency.
Note: Coconut oil melts at 76 degrees so whipped or not, it will soften or melt in hotter weather/temperatures.
If you whip it, and then it melts, and then gets hard again, does it go back to the whipped state or the natural hard state?
It will return to it's natural hard state although often times it will be a bit softer than normal, just not whipped.