I have really embraced my love of coconut oil. I use it for everything: cooking, baking, chapstick, etc. In the winter, it becomes a pretty solid mass since it’s not warm in my kitchen. When I want to dig out 1/2 cup for something, that can be a bit difficult. So, I run some warm water and put my container of coconut oil down into it. After several minutes, it’s warm enough to scoop and if my water is hot enough, it becomes warm enough to pour.
You could also set your container on your stove if your oven is on – but I’ve found this can take a bit longer.
I don’t just throw that water out when I’m done. I let it cool down and put it into my Berkey Water Filter.