Method of extraction
Cold Pressed and Unrefined
This oil comes packaged in recycled plastic buckets.
Food and cosmetic use
This is a truly spectacular oil with a deep and mildly intoxicating scent of pure coconut pulp. It is one of the most revered oils for nutritional purposes. This is a great oil for general moisturizing and serves as a protective layer, helping to retain the moisture in your skin. Coconut oil is without a doubt, the number one lather-producing agent used in soaps. And is the first choice for most people in the cosmetics and soap industry. Will melt at 76 degrees.
This particular oil is raw, virgin, and unrefined, and has a pleasant, deep and full-bodied coconut aroma. If blended within skin care preparations at a high percentage, it may alter the scent of the final product.
Fresh, whole coconuts that are sound and ripe are shelled and then pared to remove the brown skin. The white meat is then milled to fine shreds and dried at a temperature of not more than 100 degrees for an average of 2 hours and 30 minutes. This does not create a completely dried and useless meat, but rather helps in the evaporation of excess water, which is prevalent in the meat. After drying, the milled coconut is passed through a customized, cold process oil press where the oil is separated from the coconut at a controlled temperature of less than 100 degrees. The oil is collected in a receiving pan and pumped through a series of filter cloths, which results in a 'clear' coconut oil, known commercially as virgin coconut oil. The filtered virgin coconut oil is temporarily stored in a tank and made to pass through a final filter to remove any detritus left over before it is packed into its final drum.
Odor- Penetrating coconut aroma
Free Fatty Acids- 0.09%
Saponification Value- 253
Iodine Value- 6.1
Specific Gravity- 0.9
Melting Point - 77-79 degrees
Nutritional information (per 14 g)
Fat- 14 gm
Cholesterol- 0 mg
Sodium- 0 mg
Carbohydrates- 0 mg
Protein- 0 mg
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