How it’s Made:
There are several methods to make coconut oil on the market: RBD (refined, bleached, deodorized), dry press, our wet press. These processes create quality coconut oil but nutrients are lost during the production process. Our virgin coconut oil is cold pressed so that the final product retains all of its nutrients. After our farmers collect the coconuts, he or she uses a mechanized grating bit or feeds the coconut chunks into a shredder to create very fine coconut shreds. The coconut shreds is mixed with boiling and distilled water. The mixture of coconut shreds and water is filled into a mesh bag. The farmer places the mesh bag into the cold press machine to “squeeze” out the coconut cream into a filter. The resulting pulp is dried and used to make coconut flour. The coconut milk that is filtered is left out overnight in order to ferment and separate. The mixture separates into coconut cream on top, oil in the middle, and leftover water sitting on the bottom. The coconut oil is whisked into another jar, where it is covered with a plastic wrap and left out overnight to evaporate leftover moisture until only a clear oil is left in the jar.
Organic Virgin Coconut Oil serves a diverse range of purposes from cooking, beauty and hair care, and medicinal detoxification. Coconut oil is great in cooking as a replacement to other cooking oils, and also can be used in salads, desserts, whipped toppings, and a good ingredient for infant and geriatric diets. Furthermore, virgin coconut oil includes a myriad of health benefits from regulating blood sugar, battling heart disease, boosting metabolism and strengthening the immune system. When applied to the hair and skin, it is a natural moisturizer, rejuvenating dry or tired skin, and strengthening roots or repairing split ends. In Ayurvedic medicine, oil pulling (swishing coconut oil in your mouth) for 10-20 minutes is considered a great oral detoxification process.
Organic virgin coconut oil is available in different PET bottles, HDPE glass jars, steel drums, and totes.