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  • Keep coconut oil in liquid form

    Posted by DaveS on August 13, 2015 at 8:43 pm

    Hello! Anyone have any suggestions on how to keep coconut oil from solidifying? Coconut oil above 75 degrees is liquid and hardens at temperatures below that. Would really like to keep it all natural and organic if possible. Winter is right around the corner! Thank you.

    OldPerry replied 5 years ago 5 Members · 10 Replies
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  • OldPerry

    Member
    August 13, 2015 at 9:00 pm

    Store it in a stability oven set at 75 degrees.

  • belassi

    Member
    August 14, 2015 at 3:47 pm

    Just melt it as necessary.

  • Bobzchemist

    Member
    August 14, 2015 at 4:10 pm

    Are you trying to make a consumer product, or just to keep it liquid for easy processing?

  • Chemist77

    Member
    August 14, 2015 at 4:41 pm

    Adding to what has been correctly suggested thus far, either you can add little olive oil or have to find a grade with a very low lauric acid content and which is I suppose is a tad too difficult.

  • OldPerry

    Member
    August 14, 2015 at 5:13 pm

    The one problem with storing it as a solid and remelting it is that if you don’t throughly mix it every time you could be pulling out a non-homogenous sample and changing the composition slightly every time.

  • DaveS

    Member
    August 16, 2015 at 12:01 am

    Thank you for the suggestions. Melting as necessary as been the protocol so far. Making a consumer product is the goal.

  • Bobzchemist

    Member
    August 16, 2015 at 2:11 am

    For a consumer product, you’re going to have to blend it with another organic oil.

  • DaveS

    Member
    August 16, 2015 at 8:43 pm

    Blending with another organic oil looks like the only viable option. Thank you everyone for your suggestions.

  • Anonymous

    Guest
    May 9, 2019 at 12:52 am

    What should the ratio be for blending another organic oil with the coconut oil? I’d like to use as little as possible.

  • OldPerry

    Member
    May 13, 2019 at 12:14 pm

    @Journeys - I’d suggest you start a new discussion. Click on the button on the right column. You’ll also need to provide more detail in your question to get a good response. (e.g. what kind of product are you trying to make?)

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