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  • How to keep coconut oil liquid (for pouring, spraying) at room temp

    If you add just a little olive oil to melted coconut oil, it will stay melted at room temperature. Doing this lowers the melting point of the oil mix just enough.

    In my experimental batch, I would guess I added less than 10% olive oil and it looks like that was more than enough! So it takes very little.

    Of course it's easy to coconut-oil a pan with heat, but this approach has let me put the oil in a sprayer -- so I can oil anything I want, including a salad or a steak.

    I also like to use it in my hair, as lotion, etc. and having it in a liquid sprayer is so much easier for me than hand-scooping and melting.

    Hope this helps!
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    Wow, excellent suggestion. I will try this!

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    • #3
      Fortunately I live in Miami... the house averages about 75 degrees most days and I never have any problem with coconut oil solidifying. Great tip!
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      • #4
        I'm too pregnant-hot-flashy to let my house be that warm, Velocity. My husband is freezing meanwhile, but he's enjoying the view!

        Maybe I'll experiment later to work out exactly how much olive oil it takes... but I guess it also would depend on the ambient temperature of your home, too.
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        • #5
          Good to know. Thanks

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          • #6
            this will def get rid of the chunks in my smoothies now
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            • #7
              On another website, someone was melting her coconut oil on a $6 candle warmer. (Which looks just like a coffee mug warmer.)

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              • #8
                Originally posted by Velocity View Post
                Fortunately I live in Miami... the house averages about 75 degrees most days and I never have any problem with coconut oil solidifying. Great tip!
                I was going to say the same thing! I have never been able to keep coconut oil solid without putting it in the fridge.
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                • #9
                  Originally posted by dragonmamma View Post
                  On another website, someone was melting her coconut oil on a $6 candle warmer. (Which looks just like a coffee mug warmer.)
                  Yeah, I was rinsing my coconut oil sprayer in warm water before using it for a while. Then I decided to go for the permanent, patience-free solution.
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                  • #10
                    Jenny - what kind of sprayer do you use? I have the store-bought Spectrum CO spray can (like PAM, but CO). Filling your own sprayer sounds more economical, not to mention green. Thanks.

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                    • #11
                      It was just a generic plastic cosmetic spritzer I bought at a grocery store. I had been using it for water before. Presumably an Official Oil Sprayer would give a nice misty layer... but since we aren't afraid of oil here I wasn't too concerned about it! I'd consider it more of a dispenser than a mister. It's more of a stream than a spray. But it keeps my hands clean so hey.

                      Haven't heard of that spray can before but do you mean carbon dioxide? Wow. I wonder if the manually-pumped "olive oil sprayers" on Amazon would be roughly equivalent.
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                      • #12
                        Thanks. Yeah, the spray can I mentioned has some sort of propellent. I looked on their site, but they don't name the propellent. And now that I'm reading about it ... they put Soy in it!! I never spotted that before! Yuck! Probably it's there to keep it liqued at room temp, just like your olive oil. I don't know if it's enough to cause great harm, but why risk it. I'm going to start making my own using the method you suggest. Come to think of it I used to have one of those olive oil pump sprayers. That might be a good solution!

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                        • #13
                          I use a pump sprayer for olive oil... I think it's great!

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                          • #14
                            A Misto should work - works for straight olive oil. You just pump it to create pressure, then push the button just like any pressurized can. Cost about $10 at Target and the like.

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                            • #15
                              Those Mistos the last two folks mentioned look great -- gotta get me one of them! Thanks for the link and suggestion.

                              Steve, yeah, and it's not just soy but it's soy lecithin. One of the Unholy Triumvirate of Grainy Anti-Grok: gluten, lecithin, phytates... Fun!
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