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Coconut Oil: Liquid or Solid… Does It Matter?

We often receive questions related to the maintenance and conservation of coconut oil. Many people are surprised to see solid oil when they open a jar of coconut oil and others are concerned about preserving the liquid or solid state. So in an effort to ease the confusion we put together some FAQ’s to help you get the most out of your Solococo Coconut Oil.
Is coconut oil supposed to be solid? 
Coconut oil is a food that changes from liquid to solid easily; when it is above about 72-75 F it becomes liquid and transparent, when it is below about 70 degrees F coconut oil starts to turn to a white solid state.
Do I need to preserve the liquid or solid state?
No need to stress over preserving the liquid or solid state of coconut oil. The quality and characteristics of coconut oil remain the same, whether liquid or solid. Heating and cooling virgin coconut oil does not alter its characteristics or decrease its beneficial effects on the body.

​FUN FACT: Coconut oil can be used for months at a time and will not degrade in quality or effectiveness if you never heat it past 350 F.

How can I turn coconut oil into a liquid or solid state? 
If you live in a warm climate or you prefer to have solid coconut oil, simply store your jar of coconut oil in the refrigerator. On the contrary, if you want liquid coconut oil, all you need to do is warm up the jar by placing it in a bowl of warm water or heat the oil in a pan on the stove.

FUN FACT: Solid coconut oil will turn to liquid when applied to your skin. This makes it easy to apply as a moisturizer.

Where should I store coconut oil?
Coconut oil is not damaged by being inside the fridge, nor is it damaged if stored in a cabinet. The only important thing to note is that coconut oil must be protected from direct sunlight. Like any other food, solar radiation could affect the coconut oil. Therefore, it is advisable to keep your coconut oil well covered in any kitchen or bathroom cabinet and out of reach of sunlight.So there you have it… coconut oil can be both liquid and solid without altering quality or decreasing the health benefits. Now enjoy!
Do you prefer solid or liquid coconut oil? Do you have any tips or tricks for melting your coconut oil? We love to hear from you so feel free leave a comment or post your tips and tricks on our Facebook, Twitter or Instagram pages.

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