What’s the Best Way to Store Coconut Oil in a Warm Climate?

updated May 1, 2019
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Q: I just moved to a warmer climate where my virgin coconut oil is almost always liquid. Now I don’t know how to handle it! Scooping liquid oil out of the jar with a spoon is messy, and keeping the jar in the fridge makes the oil too hard.

I’ve been thinking about trying to transfer the oil to a more pour-friendly container, but I’m not sure what would work best. Any recommendations (or alternative strategies)?

Sent by Rebecca

Editor: If you opt to store the oil in an alternative container, I recommend sticking with something made of glass. There are quite a few glass containers with a pour spout or dip in the rim, made for olive oil, that could work well. Just remember to make sure the container can be sealed.

Kitchn readers, how do you deal with liquid coconut oil? Any secret tricks for better storage or non-messy ways to spoon it out of the jar?