Organic Virgin Coconut Oil Origin Story

Coconut Oil

Everyone has heard of coconut oil. You can probably find a jar in most households. It’s incredibly popular thanks to its versatility; people use it for cooking, skincare, haircare and in DIY beauty recipes. But are all coconut oils created equal? 
The simple answer is no, they are not. Do you know where your coconut oils is produced? Is it certified organic? Is it heavily processed? All these are questions you need to know if you want to buy the finest, purest coconut oil you can find.  

100% PURE

coconut oil
Our Organic Virgin Coconut Oil is produced using traditional methods going back hundreds of years. It is extracted using the wet processing method, which means fresh coconut milk is mashed with water, and the oil is separated by fermentation. 

There is no heat involved, preserving all the incredible nutrients. The coconuts are processed straight from the fields to the production facility so we can track our product from the land it's grown own all the way to our production facility in South Wales.

This process results in 100% pure, organic extra virgin coconut oil which can be used for many cosmetic applications as well as food.  It is grown and manufactured to organic standards and is certified organic by the Soil Association.

DIRECT FROM SOURCE

coconut husks in Ghana

We source our coconut oil from Ghana, from an ethical company that holds traditional values and sustainable production at its core.


We searched the globe to find a supplier that met with our standards and we really hit the jackpot! They are committed to sustainable production and export of coconut oil. They practice social and environmentally responsible business ethics and work with women’s cooperatives to export high quality, traditionally hand-crafted products from West Africa.


The company supports the women to organise themselves into structured cooperatives and provides training on how to grow, cultivate and manufacture premium coconut oil.  

SUPPORTING THE COMMUNITY

Woman manufacturing coconut oil in Ghana

The project empowers women and their communities and ensures a reliable income. It means the women have a secure future so they can provide for their families. Many young women are forced to move to urban areas to find work, however now, thanks to projects like this one, they are able to remain at home but still have a fulfilling career. 


The Coconut Oil is hand crafted using traditional methods, and the women are supported in growing and producing the oil in line with Organic and Fair for Life principles, meaning they receive a higher income for their products and it ensures there is a market for this premium coconut oil. 


By supporting the community, it eliminates the need to extract from the forest to supplement poor income and contributes to conservation efforts. By working locally, the company ensures minimum disruption to the traditional way of life and can promote cultural and social integrity.  

ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT

Roloway monkey

The company partners with the West African Primate Conservation Action, an organisation dedicated to preserving the Kwabre and Tanoe forests. The forests, extending on both sides of the Tanoe River in South West Ghana to South Eastern Ivory Coast, are incredibly bio-diverse and home to the Roloway Monkeys, one of the 25 most endangered species of primates in the world. 


A donation is made to the conservation effort every time a coconut is purchased, helping to preserve the home to the monkeys as well as all the other species that live in the forests. 


By purchasing your Coconut Oil from us, you can support this incredible project, support communities and families in Ghana, and rest assured you will be using some of the best Coconut Oil there is.

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