How to make Virgin Coconut Oil (VCO)

Virgin coconut oil and regular coconut oil is rich in Lauric Acid, an essential fatty acid that is only found in high concentrations in mother's milk. When taken internally, Lauric Acid turns into a compound known as Monolaurin. It is this compound that is believed to fight viral pathogens that protects the body from bacteria, viruses and infections from parasites. Coconut oil also causes the metabolic rate to increase, hence helps reduce weight and is safe and beneficial for diabetics.

How to make Virgin Coconut Oil:

1. Select about 8 mature coconuts. Make sure dehusked shell is intact and has no breakage and that there is water inside the nut. To test, shake it.

2. Split the shell into halves, take out the meat from the shell with a sharp knife, a scraper or shredder (kudkuran). You can have this done in the neighborhood market.

3. Collect the shredded meat together to be cold-pressed into coconut milk. Press the bunch of shredded meat with the coconut water by any means that does not require heat. The first cocomilk called "kakang gata" comes out. Strain this "first" milk through a cheese cloth (katsa) to separate the sediments. There are cold-pressing machines available in the bigger wet markets like Marikina, Sta. Ana, Nepa-Q-Mart in Cubao, to cold-press your shredded cocomeat.

4. Your 8 nuts will make about 4 glasses of coco milk or half a liter. Let the filtered coco milk in the pitcher settle overnight. The coco milk will separate into three parts: 1/3 oil will rise to the top and the shredded meat will settle at the bottom, with coconut water in between.

5. To separate the oil, refrigerate until the oil turns into coconut butter form. Skim the coco butter and separate into another container. Let it stand at room temperature to become virgin coconut oil ready to take. Avoid direct sunlight for the oil to stay clear. Shelf life is good for 90 days.

Benefits of Virgin Coconut Oil

● A boost to the body's immune system
● A good source of saturated medium chain triglycerides
● VCO helps regulate blood sugar
● Lowers the viral load of AIDS patients.
● Has anti-viral & anti-microbial properties
● Helps hepatitis C, herpes patients
● Helps maintain healthy thyroid function
● Maintain LDL; HDL cholesterol levels
● Heals; nourishes the skin, hair and; scalp

Here is a related video how to make virgin coconut oil:

For more information, contact:

DOST - Industrial Technology Development Institute
Knowledge and skills in the processing of virgin coconut oil using modified wet process.
Training Fee: P 2,500.00

Industrial Technology Development Institute
DOST Compound, Bicutan, Taguig, Metro Manila
Tel. Nos. : (632) 837-2071 to 82 Loc. 2269/2270
Telefax: (632) 837-6156

Source:PDI, May 18,2003,www.; photo from


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  4. Anonymous5:02 AM

    merun potential po dito sa lugar namin sa surigao city n mka produce ng vco ang problema wala kami buyer kaya nagalangan kami mgproduce ng vco, if ever who read this message hope you can provide us potential buyer for this product salamat at god bless!

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  5. Anonymous5:09 AM

    good day!

    merun po potential ang lugar namin sa surigao city na maka produce ng Virgin Coconut Oil (VCO) the only problem is that we do not know where to sale our product (VCO) in short we dont have potential buyers for this product...if ever anyone who can help us please send me throu email thank you and god bless!!!!

    email address;

  6. if ever we undergo training... do we have a free bfad or other way that the government allow us to sell? I mean the documents needed for it?

    please let me know.

    my email add is

  7. Ruddy you have to send samples of the product to BFAD for testing before they provide you with permit. Contact BFAD for more details.

  8. Do you have any idea how much is the cold pressing machine in those mentioned areas? Please give me the price range. Thanks.


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