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It has gotten to that time of the year again when the weather starts to dramatically cool, whilst you transition into winter wear (or anything comfortable you can grab) from the back of your wardrobe your Banaban Extra Virgin Coconut Oil starts to change too. I don't particularly feel the cold here with my British blood, but I’m sure you all do.
Like us, your Banaban Extra Virgin Coconut Oil also feels the cold and will begin to solidify below 18 degrees °C (64.4 °F). You may notice small portions of your coconut oil starting to crystallise before becoming fully solid. This is very normal for good quality coconut oil, as the melting point of coconut oil is more precise than other dietary oils, so the process will begin a few degrees above / below 24 degrees °C (75.2 °F).
If Coconut Oil doesn't solidify in colder temperatures, chances are the Lauric acid has been removed to stop this occurring! In my previous blogs I've spoken about the importance of Lauric Acid to your health.
Melting your Banaban Extra Virgin Coconut Oil
Once your coconut oil becomes solid, you can very easily melt it back down to liquid by placing the jar into a bowl of warm/hot water, it will soon melt.
Do you know… the difference: “AS THE SEASONS CHANGE SO DOES YOUR VIRGIN COCONUT OIL” While some first time Coconut Oil consumers are not aware of this natural process, regular coconut oil consumers know this as a sure sign that the Extra Virgin Coconut Oil is natural, pure and of high quality. Once additives are added to the oil its purity is compromised and the oil takes much longer to solidify.
Layla Subritzky is a guest Social Media Editor.