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Coconut oil liquefied

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I noticed that my coconut oil in my pantry has liquefied. My house temp runs about 75. The oil doesn't smell rancid. I don't have a lot of experience with coconut oil. Is this normal?

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  1. Totally normal. Virgin coconut oil liquifies at about 76 degrees.

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    1. Perfectly fine. When it cools, it will resolidify, and won't be as pretty, but it is still a-ok.

      1. I keep mine in the fridge. Hint: Makes a great light, fragrant moisturizer.

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        1. re: sandylc

          Maybe I should keep it in the fridge. As summer draws near my house will be closer to 80 degrees!

          Before I bought this jar to cook with I actually made my own body scrub with salt or sugar or brown sugar by mixing it with coconut oil then letting it re-solidify. It was wonderful!

          1. re: pagesinthesun

            Don't refrigerate it. You'll need a chisel to get it out of the container. It takes me almost a year to go through a large container, which stays next to the stove the whole time, with summer temps often above 90, no air conditioning.

        2. Yup, mine has recently liquifed as well. It makes it easier to use as a moisturizer :)

          1. i find it easier to deal with as liquid. when solid, you need to be chipping away at it for portions. stuff is very stable, so don't worry about it.