Melting Coconut Oil

by Anonymous

Can I melt the whole jar of coconut oil, pour off what I need and let the rest re-set, without any harm or change to the oil?


Absolutely! The change of coconut oil from liquid to solid and vice versa is normal. Butter does the same thing. Coconut oil solidifies and becomes cloudy below 24 degrees C (76 F), but will not affect its quality.

Instead of melting the whole jar, you can also scoop out the desired amount only and then melt it. This works for others.

When melting the oil, you're better off not using a microwave oven. Microwaving damages nutrients, making them virtually useless.

Simply immerse the container in hot water for a few minutes and the oil should already be liquefied. Coconut oil melts rather quickly.

All the best,

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Jan 16, 2012
Highly Resistant Coconut Oil
by: Frederick

Heating coconut oil will not kill its anti-fungal and anti-microbial factors.

The primary weapon of coconut oil against fungi, bacteria, viruses and other harmful microbes is a rare kind of saturated fat molecules called Medium Chain Fatty Acids (MCFA).

MCFAs are highly resistant to heat, making it very stable. Most of coconut oil (67 percent) are made of MCFAs, making it the most plentiful natural source of these special fatty acids.

So no, heating coconut oil will not destroy or lessen its incredible antimicrobial properties!

In fact, it is advisable to use warm (not just lukewarm) coconut oil when used topically. This allows your skin to absorb the oil faster, producing better results.

Jan 15, 2012
Would Heating Kill Anti-Microbial Factors?
by: Anonymous

I have not found anyone to address this: Wouldn't heating it kill some of the anti-fungal and anti-microbial factors of coconut oil?

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