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9e975c86f483555ed19e59c5628488ca

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on September 09, 2011
at 12:19 AM

I don't think any cave man could have manufactured coconut oil heh.

Ed983a42344945b1ff70fd9597a23493

on September 08, 2011
at 10:59 PM

I'm in Oregon as well, further south...it took forever this year for the coconut oil to get to the liquid state, and now I'm in no hurry for it to solidify! Ha...I always think of coconut oil this way as well, a delicious calendar...

C4134ed417dbc0a6b79ab2cee32632d3

(1811)

on September 08, 2011
at 07:39 PM

I'm in C not F here, but I know that the 70s is still better than what it's been here all summer...

C4134ed417dbc0a6b79ab2cee32632d3

(1811)

on September 08, 2011
at 07:37 PM

Yes, my coconut oil attested to not having much of a summer in England either! And agree on the point of a spoonful of solid coconut oil being easier to eat than liquid!

C4134ed417dbc0a6b79ab2cee32632d3

(1811)

on September 08, 2011
at 07:36 PM

I'm in the north east of England, and I have seen my coconut oil turn to liquid ONCE!!! Our house is a new build & pretty warm though! Melissa, I'm of Irish/Gaelic stock too and I'm not too keen on the weather being hot either - I don't mind snow too much either (good job really!!!).

A727956fa3f943057c4edb08ad9e864e

(4183)

on September 08, 2011
at 07:04 PM

@Melissa, me too, lived in Australia for year and almost died of heat exhaustion. It doesn't get that cold here either, generally we have one season, drizzle. I'll take it over warm weather any day though.

Ce7e28769d92d5de5533e775b1de966e

on September 08, 2011
at 06:27 PM

Not in New York. Hot in the summer. Hot in the winter. Thanks overheated uncontrolled steam heat! It will be forever liquid until I move. Sigh..

100fd85230060e754fc13394eee6d6f1

(18706)

on September 08, 2011
at 05:49 PM

Yup. That's exactly what my husband said yesterday morning!

D5096ff5baffc0ba5d20b21346414a7a

(1112)

on September 08, 2011
at 05:46 PM

In Arkansas: I noticed last night that there were a few solids forming in the previously all very liquid coconut oil. Haven't seen this since last May. Whoopee...fall is on the way! Another one of those paleo bonding moments.

34a367e60db77270bd7096dc04270fdc

(4171)

on September 08, 2011
at 05:45 PM

Oh and my coconut oil has never been solid or semi-soft, though I'd like it better if it was, easier to use without having it run down the side of the jar etc.

34a367e60db77270bd7096dc04270fdc

(4171)

on September 08, 2011
at 05:44 PM

Wow I bet your electric bill is pricy! I'm up in Orlando, I keep it at 80 during the day and 77/78 at night now. I didn't like a $320 electric bill! Keeping it 78-80 gives me a bill of about $280.

07ca188c8dac3a17f629dd87198d2098

(7970)

on September 08, 2011
at 05:07 PM

Although one day I had the thermostat up one degree. _One degree!_ And my coconut oil was completely liquid. I turned the thermostat back down but it refused to resolidify. A few hours in the fridge got it back in line.

0bc6cbb653cdc5e82400f6da920f11eb

(19245)

on September 08, 2011
at 02:27 PM

@Laurie - I'm from England really but have spent the last 4 years at uni in Edinburgh. Soon to be moving to the far north to Aberdeen, I must be a sucker for the cold weather :) I'm really going to need my vitamin D supplements.

0bc6cbb653cdc5e82400f6da920f11eb

(19245)

on September 08, 2011
at 02:25 PM

@Laurie - I'm from England really but have spent the last 4 years at uni in Edinburgh. Soon to be moving to the far north to Aberdeen, I must be a sucker for the cold weather :)

7e746be2f0e550a8cd7df881322ae705

(18701)

on September 08, 2011
at 02:21 PM

Yes. Must be Chicago coconut oil.

7e746be2f0e550a8cd7df881322ae705

(18701)

on September 08, 2011
at 02:21 PM

I'm in the Midwest, but mine pretty much always stays solid. We use air conditioning though, so it helps.

Ce41c230e8c2a4295db31aec3ef4b2ab

(32564)

on September 08, 2011
at 02:15 PM

Having lived in Scotland and the Pac NW for over 20 years, I was really shocked when I moved to Santa Fe and opened up my coconut oil--almost spilled it all over me!

89e238284ccb95b439edcff9e123671e

(10299)

on September 08, 2011
at 02:10 PM

LauriSafari, please call me Pieter (more or less pronounced as the english 'Peter')

3dc940ac9be21e45cf83207814c8cd46

(544)

on September 08, 2011
at 02:07 PM

It is to be hot here today and our coconut oil is always solid. For me, the season changes when the sarsaparilla begins to turn colour. It is just beginning, two weeks later than usual.

0bc6cbb653cdc5e82400f6da920f11eb

(19245)

on September 08, 2011
at 01:47 PM

I have heard of this thing they call hot weather. I've seen those bottles of coconut oil, always wondered how people get any oil out in our climate.

9d43f6873107e17ca4d1a5055aa7a2ad

on September 08, 2011
at 01:44 PM

wow, I should really move to Scotland or Ireland. I hate hot weather and it's my ancestral homeland anyway...

A727956fa3f943057c4edb08ad9e864e

(4183)

on September 08, 2011
at 01:32 PM

haha! I was just thinking the same thing, I'm in Ireland and was always wondering why on earth would the shop sell coconut oil in a bottle when it should be in a jar for scraping. Then I remembered 90% of the world has a discernible summer.

5ccb98f6ae42ce87e206cf3f6a86039f

(11581)

on September 08, 2011
at 01:12 PM

We're really having an early cool down this year. I'm in Northern VA, and the coconut oil is solidified, although not hard. Had to scoop it out last night. Surprising this early. Football season - meh.

3aea514b680d01bfd7573d74517946a7

(11996)

on September 08, 2011
at 01:07 PM

lolol...we still have a couple more weeks to go here in Oregon.

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3f11b5fda91063846bba45daac3541bd

(1186)

on September 08, 2011
at 01:32 PM

coconut oil = caveman calendar

9e975c86f483555ed19e59c5628488ca

(823)

on September 09, 2011
at 12:19 AM

I don't think any cave man could have manufactured coconut oil heh.

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0bc6cbb653cdc5e82400f6da920f11eb

(19245)

on September 08, 2011
at 01:22 PM

Coconut oil can be a liquid?

I have never seen liquid coconut oil in the jar, it has always just been a hard solid lump.

I live in Scotland.

A727956fa3f943057c4edb08ad9e864e

(4183)

on September 08, 2011
at 01:32 PM

haha! I was just thinking the same thing, I'm in Ireland and was always wondering why on earth would the shop sell coconut oil in a bottle when it should be in a jar for scraping. Then I remembered 90% of the world has a discernible summer.

7e746be2f0e550a8cd7df881322ae705

(18701)

on September 08, 2011
at 02:21 PM

I'm in the Midwest, but mine pretty much always stays solid. We use air conditioning though, so it helps.

0bc6cbb653cdc5e82400f6da920f11eb

(19245)

on September 08, 2011
at 01:47 PM

I have heard of this thing they call hot weather. I've seen those bottles of coconut oil, always wondered how people get any oil out in our climate.

0bc6cbb653cdc5e82400f6da920f11eb

(19245)

on September 08, 2011
at 02:27 PM

@Laurie - I'm from England really but have spent the last 4 years at uni in Edinburgh. Soon to be moving to the far north to Aberdeen, I must be a sucker for the cold weather :) I'm really going to need my vitamin D supplements.

A727956fa3f943057c4edb08ad9e864e

(4183)

on September 08, 2011
at 07:04 PM

@Melissa, me too, lived in Australia for year and almost died of heat exhaustion. It doesn't get that cold here either, generally we have one season, drizzle. I'll take it over warm weather any day though.

9d43f6873107e17ca4d1a5055aa7a2ad

on September 08, 2011
at 01:44 PM

wow, I should really move to Scotland or Ireland. I hate hot weather and it's my ancestral homeland anyway...

0bc6cbb653cdc5e82400f6da920f11eb

(19245)

on September 08, 2011
at 02:25 PM

@Laurie - I'm from England really but have spent the last 4 years at uni in Edinburgh. Soon to be moving to the far north to Aberdeen, I must be a sucker for the cold weather :)

Ce41c230e8c2a4295db31aec3ef4b2ab

(32564)

on September 08, 2011
at 02:15 PM

Having lived in Scotland and the Pac NW for over 20 years, I was really shocked when I moved to Santa Fe and opened up my coconut oil--almost spilled it all over me!

C4134ed417dbc0a6b79ab2cee32632d3

(1811)

on September 08, 2011
at 07:36 PM

I'm in the north east of England, and I have seen my coconut oil turn to liquid ONCE!!! Our house is a new build & pretty warm though! Melissa, I'm of Irish/Gaelic stock too and I'm not too keen on the weather being hot either - I don't mind snow too much either (good job really!!!).

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89e238284ccb95b439edcff9e123671e

(10299)

on September 08, 2011
at 01:32 PM

Here in Belgium, my coconut oil told me that we even did not have a real summer.

Although I must say that I sometimes eat just a spoon of coconut oil, and it definitely tastes better when it is solid when you put it in your mouth. While it melts you then feel a really nice diffusion of coconut. Yummy.

C4134ed417dbc0a6b79ab2cee32632d3

(1811)

on September 08, 2011
at 07:37 PM

Yes, my coconut oil attested to not having much of a summer in England either! And agree on the point of a spoonful of solid coconut oil being easier to eat than liquid!

89e238284ccb95b439edcff9e123671e

(10299)

on September 08, 2011
at 02:10 PM

LauriSafari, please call me Pieter (more or less pronounced as the english 'Peter')

3
8949bf87b0e0aefcad10f29975e4fa2b

(8989)

on September 08, 2011
at 02:44 PM

Coconut oil = caveman lava light. Is anybody really watching how it sets up when it gets cooler? Fascinating!

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Ac7edffeaea00e2076762ea16d19c239

(192)

on September 08, 2011
at 02:17 PM

I live in South FL and of course the summer months it is liquid when I buy it from the store... I don't like it liquid so I stick it in the refrigerator for it to get solid, then move it to my cabinet where it will stay solid but soft. I keep my air during the day at 78 and night at 72.

34a367e60db77270bd7096dc04270fdc

(4171)

on September 08, 2011
at 05:44 PM

Wow I bet your electric bill is pricy! I'm up in Orlando, I keep it at 80 during the day and 77/78 at night now. I didn't like a $320 electric bill! Keeping it 78-80 gives me a bill of about $280.

34a367e60db77270bd7096dc04270fdc

(4171)

on September 08, 2011
at 05:45 PM

Oh and my coconut oil has never been solid or semi-soft, though I'd like it better if it was, easier to use without having it run down the side of the jar etc.

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07ca188c8dac3a17f629dd87198d2098

(7970)

on September 08, 2011
at 01:39 PM

Mine's always soft, but solid.

It's not very paleo, but we keep the house pretty temperate year round.

07ca188c8dac3a17f629dd87198d2098

(7970)

on September 08, 2011
at 05:07 PM

Although one day I had the thermostat up one degree. _One degree!_ And my coconut oil was completely liquid. I turned the thermostat back down but it refused to resolidify. A few hours in the fridge got it back in line.

7e746be2f0e550a8cd7df881322ae705

(18701)

on September 08, 2011
at 02:21 PM

Yes. Must be Chicago coconut oil.

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F5a8a14fc6a4d33c2563d0dd3066698a

(714)

on September 08, 2011
at 01:24 PM

Heck, your observation applies to SE Pennsylvania as far as I'm concerned. Some cool nights in August it might get a little hard, but not for long...

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6229cd9a7ca9882590259fae022e2647

(3209)

on September 08, 2011
at 01:15 PM

I live in eastern NC and yes the coconut oil that I keep as moisturizer in my bathroom has definitely been hard as a brick the past week or so. The coconut oil in my kitchen has been a bit softer.

0
C710242df9e7e9d95ad9ee812b9a56b3

on September 09, 2011
at 12:12 AM

Mine's completely solid now and has been in a slushy semi-solid state for the last couple of weeks. However, it's only been the last two days that I've actually had to reach for the spoon. I'm in Ottawa, Canada; the end of the summer is always so sad!

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0e4e5882872d6a7c472ea51aec457e66

(1994)

on September 08, 2011
at 06:55 PM

Here in Germany we had this change nearly weekly since july: liquid, semi-solid, solid, semi-solid, liquid, ... Never wore my woolen socks in july before...

But now it will stay solid til next spring - unless the weather forecast is correct and there will be an other hot weekend...

0
8465408c1d77e672210d83c50bc3c38d

(94)

on September 08, 2011
at 06:26 PM

It means that the temperature where you are storing it has exceeded 77 degrees F or 25 degrees C.

0
61b801de5dc345b557cd4623d4a4f26b

(2682)

on September 08, 2011
at 06:20 PM

I noticed mine was a little more solid as well! Hooray for cooler weather! Of course in FL, this means it's in the 70s with a chill in the air when I go for my morning walks...I'll take what I can get! 8)

C4134ed417dbc0a6b79ab2cee32632d3

(1811)

on September 08, 2011
at 07:39 PM

I'm in C not F here, but I know that the 70s is still better than what it's been here all summer...

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2c8c421cf0e0c462654c7dc37f8b9711

(2729)

on September 08, 2011
at 03:15 PM

Ours for sure- even with the power out for three days because of a storm, the coconut oil is solid. Yay, autumn!!

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218f4d92627e4289cc81178fce5b4d00

on September 08, 2011
at 01:51 PM

mines still liquid, it was beautifully sunny and 30°C of glorious vitamin-D today, I hope it stays liquid for a few more weeks yet! I have it in a dressing dispenser/bottle at the moment, I hate the jar/tub. I like pouring it

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99a6e964584f20f3f69ad3a70a335353

(1334)

on September 08, 2011
at 01:50 PM

It's as good a calendar as any. The solstice/equinox stuff doesn't really work for most places... yeah, it can be 90 degrees for weeks here in central VA, but it's somehow not summer until 6/22 or whatever.

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8c5533ffe71bd4262fedc7e898ead1ba

on September 08, 2011
at 01:46 PM

I was just thinking the same thing, except in reverse because down here in the Southern Hemisphere, my coconut oil just all turned liquid. It's a bit annoying for the stuff I cook with because it comes in a wide-mouth jar, but for the stuff I use on my skin, it's great to not have to warm it up to liquify it!

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7dc950fc76a046048e683d2a27dced37

on September 08, 2011
at 01:40 PM

Hmmm. If they sell warmers for diaper wipes (hate to hit baby's bum with a cold wipe!), maybe someone can make coconut oil warmers ;).

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9d43f6873107e17ca4d1a5055aa7a2ad

on September 08, 2011
at 01:36 PM

No, because I have no control over the heat in my apartment and it's always liquid, even during a blizzard :(

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