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Coconut oil liquefied

pagesinthesun May 5, 2013 01:36 PM

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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    rasputina May 5, 2013 01:55 PM

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

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    1. re: rasputina
      pagesinthesun May 5, 2013 01:58 PM

      Thanks so much!

    2. t
      tzurriz May 5, 2013 03:00 PM

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

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        sandylc May 5, 2013 06:59 PM

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

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        1. re: sandylc
          pagesinthesun May 5, 2013 07:09 PM

          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
            greygarious May 6, 2013 04:03 PM

            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. fldhkybnva May 5, 2013 07:14 PM

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

          1. hotoynoodle May 5, 2013 09:15 PM

            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.

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